“It was kind of a tough, quick decision on the play,” Smith said.
Trubisky has yet to return to action from the right shoulder he injured on the play. He will miss a second consecutive start this week, with backup Chase Daniel expected to play against the Giants on Sunday.
“I don’t want to see anybody get hurt. I definitely don’t like that,” Smith said.
Smith hit Trubisky after Trubisky threw himself to the ground at the end of a run. Trubisky did not make a feet first slide, but the league made it a point of emphasis this season that a quarterback “not have to slide feet first to be considered to be giving himself up.”
Thus, Smith appears unlikely to win his appeal.