Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers complained that Ravens safety Matt Elam hit Green Bay’s Randall Cobb in the knee on a tackle on Sunday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh has no idea what Rodgers is complaining about.
Asked about the matter on Monday, Harbaugh said Rodgers’ complaints are “pretty hard for me to understand.” Harbaugh noted that Cobb caught the ball over the middle and Elam was just doing his job by taking Cobb down.
“Aaron made a good, quick throw in there and Matt is doing the best he can to try to stop that play. So I have no idea what he’s talking about,” Harbaugh said.
Rodgers confronted Elam on the field and said afterward that he told Elam he should have tackled Cobb in “the proper hitting zone.” Harbaugh says Elam did make a proper hit.
“I think Matt made a tackle,” Harbaugh said. “He was scrambling to try to catch up with that route as best as he could to make the tackle on him.”
Elam wasn’t penalized, and he won’t be fined. Elam’s hit was legal, and if Rodgers thinks otherwise, then Rodgers doesn’t know what he’s talking about.