Jadeveon Clowney, Philly’s No. 1 villain, says hit on Wentz was “bang-bang play”

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Jadeveon Clowney hit Nick Foles in the chest with his helmet in Week 16 of the 2018 season. Foles missed only one play, but Clowney received a $40,110 fine for roughing the passer and, he said, death threats from Eagles fans.

Carson Wentz wasn’t as fortunate after a hit from Clowney, whom the Texans traded to the Seahawks before the start of the season.

“There might be death threats this week,” Clowney said, via Darryl Slater of NJ.com. “I’ll tell you once I get on my Instagram, because they usually light me up, tell me to go to hell, die, go to prison, you need to be in jail — you and your family, all of y’all. You should’ve seen the messages I had last year.

“I tried to tell those boys [on the Seahawks], ‘This team hates me. Their fans hate me for some reason.’ They think I tried to kill Nick Foles. It was bang-bang.”

Last year, Clowney called it a “good, clean hit” on Foles. He had similar words for Sunday’s helmet-to-helmet hit that left Wentz with a concussion.

Clowney got a flag and a fine for his hit on Foles last year. He didn’t get a penalty this year, with referee Shawn Smith calling it “incidental” contact, and Clowney doesn’t expect a fine.

“I was just playing fast,” Clowney said. “It was a bang-bang play. I don’t want to hurt nobody in this league. I’ve been down that injury road. It ain’t fun. My intentions weren’t to hurt him. That’s a great player over there. I hope he’s OK. It was just a small hit. Everybody was going crazy. I’m like, ‘I didn’t even hit him hard.’

“I was like, ‘Why are people booing?’ I didn’t think it was that crazy of a hit. I fell on him a little bit, but I didn’t think it was that big of a hit. I really didn’t even put a lot into it. For him to go out, I was like, ‘He’s out?’ It surprised me.”

130 responses to “Jadeveon Clowney, Philly’s No. 1 villain, says hit on Wentz was “bang-bang play”

  1. I had no skin in this game and i agree it was a dirty play. If he gets fined by NFL, then it should have been called on the field.

  2. Insert crying Eagles fans here…..
    QB on the run and he is hit from behind with incidental contact as both go to the ground? Sounds like some whining fans to me, play some defense next time and you won’t be crying as much

  3. I said it was dirty in real time. Wentz was going down, practically on the ground, and Clowney lowered his shoulder and helmet right into the back of Wentz’s helmet. He changed his natural body motion just to get a cheap shot in. In slow motion, it’s even worse.

  4. It should of been reviewed. Clearly Clowney was trying to hurt the guy, he was already down and Clowney targeted his head.
    I don’t know if that is Clowney’s rep but that was a dirty play.

  5. Clowney’s shoulder pad hit Wentz in the back between the shoulder blades. The force of the impact caused Wentz’s head to rebound off the ground. Unfortunate? Sure. Dirty? No way. Eagles fans should be sending thank yous to Clowney, since the backup played so much better than Wentz.

  6. Amazing effort by the eagles considering they lost their QB so early. Extremely dirty play here, it was dirt beyond dirt. No way the Seahawks win this game if Carson plays all four quarters. Also, no way they get through the Packers next week unless they do the same to Aaron Rodgers. The Seahawks are one of the most despicable teams in football from the top down. Their coach is one of the dirtiest rotten cheaters of all time. I hope they get what they deserve.

  7. Remember when Eagles fans cheered loudly while Michael Irvin laid motionless on the field at Veterans Stadium?

    Karma’s a female dog.

    Wentz now has 3 career pass yards in the playoffs. Did I mention this was his 4th NFL season??? Did I mention he’s ended the season injured 3 straight years???

    CRY EAGLES CRY!!!!!!!!

  8. Number one
    In slo mo
    Clean hit

    Did not hear Eagle fans screaming dirty hit on Derek Barnett when he tried to kill Packer’s RB Jamaal William’s with that hit to the head while being held up by teammates

    That’s what dirty is

  9. Don’t want to get hit- stop leaving the pocket. When you run, get down a few yards sooner than you think you should. Stop trying to pick up a few yards by tiptoeing along the sideline. Don’t fake like you are going to slide and then try to run over the defensive back. Wentz is guilty of all these things- it was just a matter of time before it caught up to him. You run – you assume the risk

  10. This is where the college rule of reviewing the play to see if an ejection is warranted is validated. A second look at him lowering his helmet and he would have been tossed. Now it will be a fine, big deal…

  11. Clowney is a lazy bum who only plays hard when he feels like it. He has produced nowhere close to his abilities.

  12. Slide Wentz.

    Take advantage of all the rules to protect quarterbacks.

    Watch Wilson, he runs a lot but always slides to protect himself.

  13. I’m a fan of neither but Wentz was clearly almost to the ground and clowney led with his helmet to Wentz’ helmet. Totally an unnecessary hit.

  14. In real time it appeared intentional and dirty. Watch the flow of Clowney’s body. The way his body was moving did not naturally lead to helmet-to-helmet contact. The way contact was made clearly appeared intentional. (And Clowney’s comments later about not even hitting him hard seem disingenuous.) I look forward to seeing if there will be a fine.

  15. < eagles fan. I didn't boo. I dont think the hit was really big, think about all the hits his teammates take running or catching the ball, for that play to be labeled a dirty hit? this is football, c'mon man. Ive seen little league players get hit worse than that and get up to play both sides of the ball after. Sandes played with an njured ankle, Ertz with rib/kidney… Wentz gets a love tap on his helmet that wasnt even a full on collision and he is out? What a joke.

  16. I cringed when I saw it, and was amazed there was no flag. I don’t think he tried to hurt him but he was definitely over-zealous in his pursuit. Heck I would have expected a flag even hitting a RB like that.

    And yeah it would have been a much different game with Wentz playing all 60. That’s just another day in the NFL though, stuff happens and the next man steps up. Eagles still had a chance down to the end, they played their hearts out.

  17. Not an Eagles fan, but that was a cheap shot to the head by Clowney. As usual, the refs are the clowns. It is disgusting that Clowney got away with it and the people are defending him.

  18. If that wasn’t a QB everyone wouldn’t think twice. There are protections for QBs in the game, but Wentz was aggressively running with the ball and lost those privileges.

  19. If the hit was intended to take Wentz out of the game, I applaud the strategy. Clowney is damaged goods. If he can take out the opposing QB with a solid hit, the more power to him. If he gets ejected, so what? He earned his keep with one hit. Football is not a game, people. Football is about making your opponent pay. Collectively, Eagles fans seem to have a rather low IQ in terms of basic football sense. Maybe they will never get it. And I really don’t care.

  20. Cliff Avril injured Tony Romo in a preseason game and Romo retired. Then Avril had to retire because of a neck injury he suffered later. Is that karma? Who knows.

  21. You can believe if this had happened to Russell Wilson, the League would be going nuts. Karma will come back to shake your hand.

  22. Was not a late hit by any means. Was it helmet to helmet yes. But Carson needs to learn to go feet first. Head first dives you are open game just like every other position. I watched it frame by frame in slow motion and Carson just started his dive when Clowney started his shot. Carson’s knee hit at the same exact moment when contact to the helmet was made. In no way was this a late hit. Philly fans you all said before the season that you were gonna get Clowney, sorry looks like Clowney got you

  23. No dog in this fight, but it was a cheap shot. The NFL will fine him, if not suspend him for the hit. Philly wasn’t going far anyway, so I’m not losing any sleep. But it was a penalty.

  24. Ok. So if they flagged it for a 15 yard penalty then somehow the eagles score 9 more points? This is a pointless argument that wouldn’t affect the outcome of the eagles playing poor in offense before wents went out of the game

  25. This is football folks. If a QB doesnt want to get hurt, slide feet first or get down like Brady, Wilson, Brees do especially outside of the pocket. If you watch that play in real time it is a bang bang play like the referee said.

    Carson Wentz should know better because he is already battling an injury-prone label.

  26. The number 1 villain is the Philadelphia front office. They hired a 40 year old career backup QB who has never played a playoff game and they wound up losing the game with him quarterbacking most of the game. The Eagles team has no one to blame but their front office.

  27. divan22 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Remember when Eagles fans cheered loudly while Michael Irvin laid motionless on the field at Veterans Stadium?

    Karma’s a female dog.

    Wentz now has 3 career pass yards in the playoffs. Did I mention this was his 4th NFL season??? Did I mention he’s ended the season injured 3 straight years???

    CRY EAGLES CRY!!!!!!!!
    ………………………….

    Your QB got your coach fired !

  28. nfcnorthchamps says:
    January 5, 2020 at 11:58 pm
    Ok. So if they flagged it for a 15 yard penalty then somehow the eagles score 9 more points? This is a pointless argument that wouldn’t affect the outcome of the eagles playing poor in offense before wents went out of the game
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    As I explained to my 8 year old son, throwing a flag on the play wouldn’t have won ther game for philly. It’s just more frustrating that it was a dirty hit, intentional or not, and they added insult to injury by not even throwing a flag on the play. And Wentz got injured on the 2nd drive so saying that the eagles offense was playing poorly with Wentz on the field after just ONE drive is a pointless argument.

  29. Watch it in full speed and you see no intent, and if that was anyone other then a QB, it’s not even looked at again and happens multiple times in a game. Because Wentz took off and became a runner, it’s thus a non issue as far as protecting a Qb.

  30. I don’t know if I’d say it was out and out “dirty” but it was clearly unnecessary. He’s allowed to do that to a RB or WR and it doesn’t really end up being a big deal unless someone’s hurt.. It’s certainly magnified when it’s a QB. Should have been a flag on the helmet to helmet..and he really shouldn’t be going that extra mile when Wentz is obviously about to be down.. but every game there’s two or three defensive players that hit like that, so hard to say it’s some sort of super infraction.

  31. Clowney definitely took a shot at Wentz as he was going down which defenders routinely do when a QB is running, and that is what defenders do instinctively, it is a bit dirty, but Clowney wasnt targeting his head to try and take him out. The same thing happened to Russell Wilson a few times tonight. The difference is, Wentz just so happened to get injured because his head bounced off the turf which is unfourtanate. But this is football and thats the risk you take every play. This was not a blatant Vontaze Burfict esqe move by Clowney.

  32. Dirty play. Meant to injure? I dont think so. Meant to cause pain? Yup. Cheap? Yup. An ejection wouldnt have been enough. Only way to equal out the impact of that hit was for Eagles to take an equal shot on Wilson and knock him out. But I noticed they went to great lengths not to hit him cheap. Alpha team wins. Beta team watches from home next week.

    SKOL!!

  33. If there is no fine for that kind of head hunting, it’s open season on Russell Wilson next game.

  34. Staedt88 says:
    I said it was dirty in real time. Wentz was going down, practically on the ground, and Clowney lowered his shoulder and helmet right into the back of Wentz’s helmet. He changed his natural body motion just to get a cheap shot in. In slow motion, it’s even worse.

    ———–
    So he wasnt down. And if he wasnt hit, his right hand could have allowed him to stay up and keep running. How is Clowney supposed to know. Hits dont happen in slow motion, they happen in real time. You see QBs escape all the time, because defenders are too afraid to hit hard.

  35. How is diving downward with your helmet towards another players helmet incidental? That in itself is against the rules. It doesn’t matter if it was late or not. You’re not allowed to lead with the crown of your helmet to initiate contact. The same would apply for a RB. It baffles me that people are really making excuses for Clowney. It doesn’t matter if a penalty would have affected the outcome of the game. Stuff like that should be scrutinized. The hit was illegal and all of these people know that if it was any of their players that it happened to, they would be saying the same thing. But this is the type of play I expect from Clowney. He plays like an idiot.

  36. If it were a hit on a rb, no one would be saying a word. They take those hits all of the time. Carson still doesnt like to slide feet first and he essentially was deemed a rb on that play. End result was a concussion. Unfortunate, but the call was corect and wentz needs to do a better job of protecting himself in the future.

  37. McDougald had already knocked Wentz to the ground, so it was a late hit. Regardless of that, Clowney had Wentz’s entire body to hit and chose his head. He knew exactly what he was doing. If the league is serious about head injuries, Clowney should be made an example of. And yes, Barnett’s cheap shot against the Packers should have been punished as well. There is no place in the league for plays like that. These men have lives after football – the league needs to take ownership of it.

  38. He nosedived into Wentz’s head with his helmet. Wentz was already low to the ground and falling down. Clowney didnt try to wrap him up or smother him — only aim his helmet at his head.

    Just an obvious failure by the refs. If you’re going to protect players from blatant shots to the head, then you especially need to do it in the playoffs.

  39. I just watched the video many times. It’s not as cut-and-dry as many of the above posts suggest.

    But it does seem that Clowney launched himself when Wentz was clearly on his way down. And, he did hit him with his helmet.

    In real time, that would have been difficult to discern. But the league should fine him.

  40. I played football in college and Wentz was already down and Clowney easily could have just rolled over him. Instead he hit him in the head and neck and with the full force of his weight drove him into the ground. It was a late hit and the penalty didn’t matter but knocking him out on a cheap shot won the game for the Seahawks. Clowney has a long history of this kind of stuff and should be suspended for the rest of the year.

  41. There was nothing malicious about it. Very unfortunate for Wentz, but if he would have slid feet first it likely would have never happened. Or at least then a case could be made Clowney was trying to injure Wentz. Instead, he dove trying to hit a guy who was carrying the ball head first, just like a running back. It’s football. Get well Wentz. On to Green Bay.

  42. Hey Clowney, the hit on Foles to the ribs was clean…a touch late, but clean. Eagles fans remember your blatant face mask on Foles that nearly tore his head off and was not called by refs.

    The hit on Wentz WAS dirty, the Seahawks were playing dirty all night…late hits, holding, interference…they were called on a fraction of these infractions. Eagles were called on any false move, including sneezing.

    That doesn’t take away from the fact that, as an Eagles fan, I never want to play the Seahawks again because we never seem to find a way to beat them and I doubt we were going to win this win, with or without Wentz, but I think Jadaveon Clowney needs to be suspended, at the least, for his history of dirty play.

  43. Clowney is taking a page out of politics – trying to shift attention away from his dirty play to the bad rep Eagles fans who he claims will threaten his life. Park Avenue needs to deal with him hard.

  44. Clowny left his feet and lauched himself while lowering his head which led to his helmet impacting the back of Wentz helmet. Dirty, dangerous play. He should be suspended for rest of the playoffs. The only way to stop these kinds of deliberate plays is to make it cost more than just some $. Make it cost the Seahawks.

  45. HELMET to HELMET CONTACT IS ALWAYS A PERSONAL FOUL.

    The Referee should have thrown a flag.
    The booth review of said penalty would have noticed the spearing and resulted in an ejection.

    The League should impose a large fine and suspension through the playoff run.

  46. For all the opposing teams fan saying the Eagles fans are crying, if this happened to Russell Wilson, Rodgers, Brady, Brees or Mahomes, the offending player would have been ejected, a 15 yard penalty would have been assessed and the media would be talking about it for weeks. That was a blatant SPEAR to the head of an opposing QB( that the league has gone out of the way to protect). It knocked Wentz out of the game and changed the ENTIRE game and NBC and their pathetic broadcasting crew completely ignored it like it was a mere accidental bump on the way by the QB. Meanwhile, the Eagles DE Barnett gets PUSHED into Russell and and Barnett actually holds him up from falling and gets a 15 yard roughing the passing penalty….ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!! I guess the league got what they wanted, the Russell/Rodgers rematch….. Congrats Goodell!!!!

  47. He will not get a fine. The NFL does want to admit the refs made a mistake by not calling a penalty.

  48. Some of these plays look bad in super slow-mo in HD. This one did at first, but watching the play at full speed it looked like an normal play. In his defense, Wentz was running and went head first. To defend Wentz, Clowney probably didn’t need to land on him once he dove.

    To me this was just a quick play that resulted in an injury, it happens.

  49. officialgame says:
    January 6, 2020 at 6:50 am
    I played football in college and Wentz was already down and Clowney easily could have just rolled over him. Instead he hit him in the head and neck and with the full force of his weight drove him into the ground. It was a late hit and the penalty didn’t matter but knocking him out on a cheap shot won the game for the Seahawks. Clowney has a long history of this kind of stuff and should be suspended for the rest of the year.

    Agree that it definitely was not ‘incidental’ that the crown of Clowney’s helmet found its way to the back of Wentz’ head.

    With his history, I wonder if the NFL will throw the book at him like they did Burfict. I’m sure the NFL will act with the utmost consistency in this matter as they always do.

  50. First it’s not a spear when the first thing to hit a runner (which Wentz was) is a shoulder.

    Second, if Wentz had slid he would have been protected. By not sliding, he’s a running back.

    Sorry it happened but not even close to being a dirty play.

  51. blynch67 says:
    January 6, 2020 at 7:32 am
    HELMET to HELMET CONTACT IS ALWAYS A PERSONAL FOUL.

    The Referee should have thrown a flag.
    The booth review of said penalty would have noticed the spearing and resulted in an ejection.

    The League should impose a large fine and suspension through the playoff run

    ====

    Oh it is not. Almost EVERY running plays ends up with helmets hitting.

    Lynch’s helmet got hit on his TD run. Should defenders have been thrown out?

  52. I would love to be able to to post picture by picture to prove everyone wrong that Wentz was NOT on the ground. We fans complain all year that a player can’t change his hit motion split second but today because it’s your QB you expect Clowney to. You defended Derrick Barnett when he knocked out Jamaal Williams after the whistle helmet to helmet but now cry foul. Stop it rules are in place to protect QB who go feet first and don’t act like a regular position player, Wentz needs to take advantage of those rules before he’s just another Cam Newtown complaining about hits.

  53. Regular speed, slo-mo, doesn’t matter. Wentz was already 3/4 on the way down and his knee had touched the ground when Clowney went in for the kill shot, purposely. Look at how he bent his neck to target his helmet.

    It was a targeted hit and obvious as the nose on your face. If you can’t see it, I recommend you make an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

  54. The injury/hit doesnt happen if Carson slides feets first or throws it away. You think he would learn from the Rams game ACL injury a few yrs back. He dove for an extra yard and Clowney was diving at the same time. For those complaining about the refs, what about the no-call offsides on Philly on 3rd & 2 in the red zone? That was an even more blatant miss.

  55. Not an eagles fan. The “experts” on ESPN are also calling this intentional spearing, so it’s not just fans jumping to conclusions. I listened to Clowney’s post-game interview and as others have said, it sounded disingenuous. The media often hires experts to comment on whether a speaker is telling the truth or not. I’d be curious what the experts think here.

  56. The collision of two heads in mid air had more to do with the decision of the qb than the decision of the defender. That stated, neither should be held accountable for the unfortunate collision of two COMMITTED helmets that were heading for the same spot in mid air without any idea what was waiting at the meeting point.

  57. “He nosedived into Wentz’s head with his helmet. Wentz was already low to the ground and falling down. Clowney didnt try to wrap him up or smother him — only aim his helmet at his head.”
    ——————-
    ^^^
    This is exactly as I saw it.
    -Pats fan.

  58. I don’t like these types of hits. Completely unnecessary as he was basically already down and the defender is just trying to get a little extra hit on an opposing player. But I would imagine it is somehow within the rules and hits like this happen all the time & go unpenalized. It didn’t really look like much at regular speed. Again, I don’t like these types of hits. But that is a routine hit.

  59. Yeah, and Peter King lists Clowney as defensive player of the week while making no mention whatsoever of this hit and its questionable legality. Late hit, AND leading with the crown of his helmet. Anybody who does what Clowney did should be removed from the game until the player they’ve inured is able to return.

  60. Its football. It happens. Unfortunate he got hurt, but that’s the risk you take. Dont qanna get hurt? Dont line up in the shotgun 40 times a game or scramble where you are unprotected. Its insanity we are putting the onus on the defender to let up at the very last second and contort his body so he doesnt make certain type of contact in a violent contact sport. The qb shouldn’t be entitled to anything…especially when the whistle hasn’t even blown yet. Every player should protect themselves…or risk the chances of getting hurt. It’s your choice when you step on the field.

  61. Clowney has nothing to worry about. Philthy fans cry about everything. When a QB leaves the pocket he is treated as a runner and does not have the same protection as he does in the pocket.

  62. LOL at many comments…

    “He was already going down”???

    Seriously?

    So now players are tasked with not finishing a tackle if the guy may go down without it?

    Reaching.

  63. I have now looked at this play 10 times and alter my original perspective some. Clowney should not be held accountable for helmet to helmet unless his eyes are in the top of his helmet. He long ago had lost sight of Wentz head when he tucked his head to naturally protect his own head/neck as hit was delivered. That stated, Clowney’s decision to deliver a hit and not simply avoid the contact was absolutely wrong and he should have been held accountable for that decision and only that decision with a yellow flag and potential review for fine.

    Clowney did indeed deliver what is often discussed as an unnecessary “cheap shot”, the type of contact that the NFL has worked tirelessly to remove from the game through rules tweeking and officiating clarification of interpretation. That Clowney did not intend to go helmet to helmet does not excuse him from wanting to deliver an unnecessary barely tardy painful message/hit.

  64. Dirty, not dirty, cheap, not cheap, necessary, unnecessary…if you can’t score more than 9 pts with your backup QB, you aren’t going anywhere.

    Its a violent game, collisions happen.

  65. Stop it..Carson was 3/4 of the way down..So with that when a player QB or not is diving for a TD or first down or extra yardage defenders should just let them have it and not try to stop them? That would be fun football watching a player dive over the top for a TD and he’s coming down and defenders just let them have it. 3/4 down is not down. You probably laughed when Can Newtown complained about hits and now cry foul. You leave the pocket and don’t go head first then your open game. I will agree it was helmet to helmet but late Nah

  66. Hey NFl we need to give that Super Bowl trophy to the Titans and not the Rams. The Titans were 3/4 of a yard away from a TD and you didn’t give it to them. You know just like Wentz was 3/4 of the way down

  67. Y’all need to get your eyeglass prescriptions updated if you think that was a dirty hit. Even the world’s all time greatest athlete couldn’t intentionally run full speed at an opponent, fly through the air, and control his trajectory to that extent. Not even possible. Watch it in real time. Heckuva collision, but nothing dirty about it.

  68. Wentz was down, Clowney speared him with a targeted late hit, helmet to helmet, we already knew he was dirty, and yesterday he validated it again.

    Clowney = Vontaze Burfict 2.0

    (yeah, go ahead Queue the haters)

  69. For those saying Clowney couldn’t have pulled up. Your point is ruined because another Seattle player in the picture did in fact pull up and not hit Wentz.

  70. Crown of the helmet targeted to the back of the head. As cheap as it gets. If Wentz was standing tall in the pocket and Clowney did that, it would be dirty. The fact that Wentz was going to the ground is irrelevant.

  71. Of course, still pissed, you’d be too, now I know how Pittsburgh feels (a la Burfict), except for all the trophies.

  72. Just imagine if this hit as on Brady/Rodgers/Brees/Wilson. They would have ejected Clowny. Philadelphia gets bad rep as a fan base. In reality, they are just passionate about sports. This all plays into how/what calls are made. Similarly, Doug was looked over in 2017 for NFL Coach of the year in favor of Sean Mcvway. It’s pathetic how biased NFL is.

  73. So many comments in here from people that never played the game of football let alone never played defensive football…which has an entirely different mindset than offensive football.

    What do you think playing defense is all about? Do you think that they’re out there to play patty-cake?they are there to dominate and cause pain and hopefully knock the wind out of people. Do you think this is tennis?

    Have you seen how the whole team reacts after a legit huge hit by someone? The guy screams like a banshee and everybody jumps up and down all psyched congratulating them…. Why? Because that is what defensive football is all about.they want to hit the other team as hard as they possibly can without a penalty….period.

    Sims had it right on PFT. If I’m an eagles fan I am unhappy as hell that my quarterback got knocked out of the game. If I’m a Seahawks fan I’m totally loving jadeveon Clowney and how he’s playing the game running around like a crazed man trying to hit people and make a difference.

    The Seahawks used to dominate with Kam Chancellor and huge hits that made the other team the beta and the Seahawks the alpha and this particular play was rather like that.

    I can tell you from experience that it’s so fast in there and you’re reacting so quickly to movements by the offense that sometimes you can’t even really remember how you got in position to make the tackle you have to wait until films to see what you did because it is all instinctual and reactionary.

    When they say bang bang they don’t mean quick necessarily… they mean there is no thought going into it, it is all reaction and instinct and physical ability.

    When watching this play in real time it didn’t look like anything at all. Only when you see it in slow motion do you realize they hit helmets.

    My last point and it was also made by Mike golic is that Carson Wentz just needs to slide like Russell Wilson and nothing like that happens. There is no reason to risk your body over two yards. Those defenders love hitting quarterbacks and they always have why is anyone surprised? You slide and they can’t hit you.

    Lots of Internet outrage from ignorant people in here but that’s the game of football. You don’t seem to understand what you’re looking at.

  74. So if a player get hit going to the ground and fumbles the ball it’s a great defensive play because he forced the fumble right before the player is down. But today Wentz is 3/4, 1/2, or a 1/4 of the way down and you people say he’s down and cry late hit. If he fumbled the ball it would have been reviewed and you would have saw he WAS NOT DOWN when he was hit. STOP IT or please post your email and I will show you he was in the air as Clowney went in. Superman couldn’t turn his body out of the way in time to avoid it but Clowney should be able to. 100s of times this year players have lost control of the ball before a knee hit as he was clocked and it’s a legit hit fumble but today since there was no fumble it’s a late hit because he’s 3/4 down. Never heard the 3/4 rule before, lots of fumbles have been called at 3/4 this year

  75. Does anyone else find it odd how little information anyone had about Wentz?

    I herd a lot of speculation but no facts last night, now considering that was a playoff game and he is one of the NFL’s poster child’s…. really weird how there wasn’t a scramble for any information, it was almost radio blackout last night.

    My speculation is he wasn’t pulled by the Eagles……he was pulled by the league.

    They don’t want that look ………changing the outcome of a game.

    If this was as simple as hit and concussion protocol then say that! They really didn’t.

    I did hear he has gone to the locker room, being evaluated…….but no one said for what.

    back, neck, concussion

    After the fact someone said his wife was rushed to the locker room….. that sounds like more than a concussion……. did he go to the hospital?

    This is another bad look for the league once again a Refs change the outcome of a game!

    If you really are protecting QB’s in the league then don’t make it selective.

    If this had happened to Brady, Manning, Brees, Rodgers ….. today we would be talking about how long Clowney should be suspended!

  76. I wish we could all be on the sidelines for a few plays to really see how fast the game moves. Everybody says “he should have………” The game moves very fast, is a reaction game. Clowney has been injured, I doubt that was what he wanted to happen. He is just reacting in real time, something we don’t know much about as we watch from the couch.

  77. I suppose it was a bit “dirty” in the sense that any helmet to helmet play is dirty. But it didn’t seem like egregious disregard for Wentz’s safety. Wentz was a runner, not a defenseless passer, and Clowney caught him from behind both running in generally the same direction. It wasn’t a head-on opposite direction hit. The injury came from Wentz hitting the ground, not from Clowney hitting Wentz.

    I think Philly players are just a bit sensitive about their guy getting hurt.

  78. He was flagged for a late hit last year on Foles…he must really dislike Philly QBs or the real reason is…he’s a dirty player and tries to take out QBs he knows will beat his team. Look into it NFL, there’s a pattern there.

  79. My last point and it was also made by Mike golic is that Carson Wentz just needs to slide like Russell Wilson and nothing like that happens. There is no reason to risk your body over two yards. Those defenders love hitting quarterbacks and they always have why is anyone surprised? You slide and they can’t hit you.

    Lots of Internet outrage from ignorant people in here but that’s the game of football. You don’t seem to understand what you’re looking at.

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    This isn’t about hitting Wentz late, this is about a guy who drove his helmet into Wentz’s helmet. If the league is serious about preventing concussions and head injuries, which I don’t believe they are, they will at least fine Clowney this week. Allowing it to go unpunished tells every player that if they have an opportunity to headhunt an opposing team’s star player, be it WR, RB or QB and remove him from the game, they will. And you are talking about the speed of the game-you aren’t Jadevon Clowney. He doesn’t just move faster than you, he reacts much faster as well, and clearly was able to drive his head into Wentz’s for maximum impact.

  80. To all the loser trolls saying it was a clean hit, WOW? Maybe you should watch the play. May not have made a difference in the outcome if the clown received a penalty but it WAS dirty and to disagree shows your ignorance.

  81. It was a dirty hit. I don’t care if there was a flag – he went head first into Wentz’s head. He should be fined and suspended for the rest of the playoffs.

  82. We’re you guys all crying when Derrick Barnett hit Jamaal Williams and knocked him out after the whistle blew or we’re you making excuses for him saying it was bang bang play that he couldn’t avoi? So for those of you saying Karma I agree and you guys received it

  83. milehighmagik7 says:
    January 6, 2020 at 11:11 am
    We’re you guys all crying when Derrick Barnett hit Jamaal Williams and knocked him out after the whistle blew or we’re you making excuses for him saying it was bang bang play that he couldn’t avoi?

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    Actually, most of us admitted that Barnett should be fined.

  84. I don’t care what he or anyone else say’s, he was trying to hurt Wentz. It’s clear as crystal.

  85. Clowney should be fined and suspended. He was clearly headhunting and used the crown of his helmet as a weapon.

    This isn’t something new for Clowney either.

  86. Clear cheap shot. Wentz’s knee was down before the Clown made contact. No arms or hands involved in the tackle at all shows the hit was an attempt to injure. The Clown is a dirty player with a track record of this type of play.

  87. I dislike Clowney mucho, however I don’t think this was a dirty hit. Looked to me like he hit him with his shoulder and that force drove Wentz’s head into the ground.

  88. I don’t like Eagles, for obvious reasons 🙂

    I think it is a dirty hit, really bad. There is no reason for him to hit when Wentz is already in sliding motion. May be NFL will suspend him for the next game?

  89. Enough with the “this was a clean hit” talk. Dude clearly dropped his head and pointed it at Wentz’s head. Wentz is already on the ground, no need for the head to be lowered. All he had to do was pick up his head and roll over him. Easily avoidable if he wanted to, clearly he didn’t.

  90. So now we slow down a play when the QB runs the ball like a RB and attack a guy giving a shot that anyone would. Lowering the helmet happens anytime a guy try’s to hit someone.

  91. I will say, if that had been Brady, Clowney would have been ejected on the spot. That’s what I don’t like.

  92. Clowney laid a dirty hit. To act like he himself is a victim is just next level stupidity. If this were to have happen to Drew Brees or Tom Brady he would have been ejected and rules would be changed.

  93. I hate this kind of play, this kind of hit, but they happen multiple times in every game. Guys going down to the ground and where the play is obviously over get “pile on” hits from defenders all the time and these hits are never penalized.

    So I don’t like Clowney’s hit, but i don’t see it as dirty – it’s part of the game as the NFL allows it to be played.

  94. I remember the last time Clowney headhunted and cheap shotted an Eagles QB Jason Peters lit him up. I wish Peters had done it again this time-the 15 yard penalty would have been more than worth it.

  95. Packers plan to hit Wilson in the first quarter just to remind them this aint Philly. Incidentally…of course.

  96. the player clearly dove and thrust his shoulder and head into a player who was already getting tackled down. There was a little “extra” on it too.

    Save the lip service. He’s just worried about fines.

  97. vegasdestroyer says:
    January 6, 2020 at 3:21 pm
    Packers plan to hit Wilson in the first quarter just to remind them this aint Philly. Incidentally…of course.
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    Wilson is younger and more durable than Rodgers.

  98. All NFL QB’s that want to be Running Back. And call actual Running plays for themselves.Will get Hit. Any NFL DE,DT,OL,IL,CB,FS should make them Pay Big when they try to run the ball. We don’t expect these same player’s to give T.Gurley,D.Henry,E.Elliot,N.Chubb,C. McCaffrey,C.Carson,D. Cook a break . When they are running the ball.I don’t wish any player’s to really get injured. But that is part of the game. And QB’s in the NFL that want to Run the Ball. Will get hit and Injured. Ask RG III about how trying to play QB and running .Worked out for him. Most Running,Mobil QB’s in the NFL doesn’t have a Long career running the ball. Just the Facts.Roger, Wilson,Allen,Jones,Mchomes etc scramble when they have to. Big difference.

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