Eagles Flagged for Questionable “Defenseless Reciever” Hit

Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit that left Colts wideout Austin Collie motionless for several minutes In the 3rd quarter of the Eagles Colts Game.  The Eagles were extremely upset that the hit drew a flag, and I have to agree that it was a very questionable call.  Eagles safety Quintin Mikell made what looked like a clean hit on Collie, who was then redirect in the air causing his helmet to come in contact with Colemans.  The contact looked incidental, so it appears the Eagles have a right to be upset.   The argument could also be made that Collie fumbled the ball on the play.  He clearly had two feet down and made a “football move” before being hit and dropping the ball.

You can see the video here.  It’s at about the 1:15 mark.  Even the NFL guys say it was a bad call.

The NFL is really trying to change the game this year to protect defenseless receivers, but I think this is another case where a devastating, but legal hit was wrongfully flagged.   Agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments.

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2 Responses to Eagles Flagged for Questionable “Defenseless Reciever” Hit

  1. Joseph says:

    We should spit on the refs when we see them in food stores and KO those old morons who ruin football for us.

  2. desean4point2 says:

    that call was total BS!!

    so sick of refs doing everything they can to help manning and the colts

    at least they still pulled out the win even though the refs did everything they could to prevent it