Blake Countess won’t be suspended for hit on Marquise Goodwin

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Los Angeles Rams safety Blake Countess won’t be suspended for a hit on San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin that knocked Goodwin out of Sunday’s game in Los Angeles, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

Goodwin was carted off the field after being down for several minutes after Countess delivered a blow to Goodwin’s head as Goodwin was unable to catch a slant pass from Jimmy Garoppolo late in the second quarter of the 49ers’ 34-13 victory. Goodwin appeared to reach down for the ball as it bounced off his hands and Countess blasted Goodwin right in the head.

The Rams were assessed for 15 yards for an unnecessary roughness penalty for a hit against a defenseless receiver.

Countess was a backup and special teams player throughout the season for the Rams, but was playing in Sunday’s finale as the team rested several key players for the postseason.

13 responses to “Blake Countess won’t be suspended for hit on Marquise Goodwin

  1. 49ers Football is saving the NFL. My squad has restored the feeling and excitement of the NFL.

    The league has to do a better job at protecting our players.

  2. Looks like the Rams are the new NFL favorites. Got to make sure they keep winning to get LA fans engaged. Money over safety or integrity.

  3. Glad… It was a huge hit, but what was the alternative? Just allow Goodwin to make the catch? If anyone’s to blame, I’d put it at 50% Garropolo for that crap throw, and Goodwin for ducking down (he would have had the wind knocked out of him, but no concussion).

    The defender did absolutely nothing wrong.

  4. Countess was coming in chest high to jar the ball loose, the receiver, unfortunately, ducked into the hit.
    It wasn’t a head hunting job like Vontaze Burfict on Antonio Brown.

  5. Countess was trying to build on his resume with this one game opportunity. Gregg Williams is definitely paying closed attention at this Safety for his squad – if he is available.

  6. Lets make sure the LA franchise is at full strengthen, we don’t want our #2 market to be a no show for the divisional game in two weeks. Goodell is a fraud.

  7. I don’t think it was a dirty play. It was, however, great evidence that karma does exist, after Goodwin did that silly extended dance routine after scoring an earlier TD, on the road, in a meaningless game.

    One thing about the Rams – they’ve scored more TDs than anyone, but they don’t disrespect their opponents. Mostly just high fives in the end zone, and get to the sideline to start planning their next scoring drive.

  8. Just look at the picture on THIS post.. Goodwin has his head at least a foot lower than it normally would be. You can’t blame a defensive player for attempting to make a play on a receiver coming across the middle.

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