Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Actually the player could have done a little better job avoiding the ref on that one. They are out there completely unprotected. They don't have any helmet or pads. And they are not young and athletic like the players. The player had a 20 yard straight line where he could see the ref. He could have side stepped a little to the right IMO. I still don't see why this hit was necessary?
Well, according to the post game show, that player was called for a BS tripping penalty by that ref earlier (on the goaline), so laying him out was probably not entirely by accident, but entirely w/in his right.