Teammates of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took major issue with the hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney that knocked their quarterback out of Sunday’s wild-card game in the first quarter.
“I checked Clowney about it,” Peters said. “He was mouthing, I was mouthing back at him. … I just told him, ‘Man, that’s a dirty play. And he’s like, ‘My bad,’ and we just kept playing.
“I just kept reminding him, ‘Man, stay off my quarterback.’
“I’m a left tackle. I’ve got his back. I’m the blindside. And I just take it personal when somebody is taking a late hit or trying to rough up the quarterback.”
It not only pissed off the players, but it pissed off the fan base as well. While most of them chanted and booed him during the game, others took to Twitter and took it to an entirely different leval as many began to wish him bodily harm or just flat-out curse him out for his actions.
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Clowney said he was not attempting to injure Wentz.
“It was a bang-bang play. I don’t intend to hurt anybody in this league, let me just put that out there. I’ve been down the injury road; it’s not fun. My intention was not to hurt him. I was just playing fast.”
Josh McCown replaced Wentz and ended 18 of 24 for 178 yards, but the Eagles still lost 17-9.