The Philadelphia Eagles finally had their franchise QB healthy for a playoff game, then it all went to hell when Jadeveon Clowney came barreling in to deliver a shot to the head that would knock Carson Wentz out for the remainder of the game.
According to Pro Football Talk, the NFL is now reviewing that hit for any potential discipline.
“The news, although it really isn’t news, is that the NFL is reviewing for potential discipline the hit applied by Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. The news that will be news is what the NFL does about it.
Setting aside questions of “clean” and “dirty,” the reality is this: Clowney lowered his helmet and initiated contact against an opponent with it. That’s a clear violation of the rule that the NFL passed in 2018, applied aggressively in the 2018 preseason, ignored for the most part in the 2018 regular season and postseason, and dusted off for the 2019 season.”
Former Vice President of Officiating for the National Football League Mike Pereira recently stated that the hit was a cheap shot.
“I think it was a cheap shot and the reason that I base it with that, is on regular speed video not slow motion,” he said on Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie on the 94WIP Midday Show. “Slow motion distort everything. Listen, I don’t think Clowney tried to hurt anybody, but I do think he tries to punish him and that was my opinion of the play. Needlessly, punish him.”
Clowney was not penalized for the hit during the game but could be fined by the league if it determines there was a violation.