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.