Kickers aren’t often ejected from games, but Rams coach Jeff Fisher thought Giants kicker Josh Brown should have been ejected on Sunday.
Brown had been pushed in a pile and responded by kicking behind him, right into the face of Rams safety Cody Davis. Fisher, a longtime member of the NFL Competition Committee, is wondering why the officials allowed Brown to stay in the game.
“People get ejected for kicking people in a game, and [Brown] was penalized,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “But there’s some sentiment, I thought, he should’ve been ejected from the game. . . . Typically when that happens, they go. That could’ve been the difference in the game, going on and finishing the game without a kicker.”
There was dirty play all over the place in the Giants-Rams game, culminating in a brawl that Fisher blamed on Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., even though it appeared that it was Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree who touched things off with a hard hit on Beckham out of bounds.
“When you look at it really close, Odell has [Ogletree’s] facemask and he’s pulling him out of bounds, so it’s hard for [Ogletree] to let up,’’ Fisher said.
The league office will surely have something to say about who was to blame for Sunday’s brawl. Multiple fines are coming.