Quandre Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

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The Seahawks will be short in the secondary the rest of the night.

Safety Quandre Diggs was just ejected for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots wideout N'Keal Harry.

Diggs led with his head into a defenseless Harry, and after a number of flags and brief huddle, the ejection was announced.

Harry was able to get up after the vicious hit.

Without him, the Seahawks will turn to Delano Hill at safety. The Patriots haven’t had time to target him yet, as Cam Newton just ran for a touchdown to give the Patriots a 14-7 lead.

16 responses to “Quandre Diggs ejected for helmet-to-helmet hit

  1. Maybe WRs should be banned from curling up and hiding the target area – maybe QBs should be penalized with getting their WRs killed

  2. Not sure what Diggs was supposed to do there.
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    It’s helmet to helmet on a defenseless receiver. Don’t do that would be my guess. Easier said than done, but the refs got this one right.

  3. dubdubs15 says:
    September 20, 2020 at 9:11 pm
    Not sure what Diggs was supposed to do there.
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    It’s helmet to helmet on a defenseless receiver. Don’t do that would be my guess. Easier said than done, but the refs got this one right.
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    That’s my point… They got it right according to the rules, but the plays happen so fast that there’s sometimes no way to avoid it.

  4. Diggs is a big hitter and play maker. I don’t think that was intentional but that kinda hit shouldn’t happen in the NFL these days. The ejection was the right call.

  5. I’m not sure I can agree that that hit was “dirty” but I see why the ejection is required. Same with the fine upcoming. The only way to change the players approach and help prevent this type hit from happening, both penalties have to be administered.

  6. Thought an ejection was over the top at first (Flag was 100% warranted, but the hit wasn’t intentional, it was a bang bang split second play and Diggs has zero history of dirty hits), but I’m all for improving player safety and can understand where they were coming from in general.

    That said…I hope the call is consistent going forward, because part of why last nights decision was so surprising is they almost never eject someone for a non-intentional hit. If going forward similar hits are only flagged w/ no ejection, its going to be quite an annoying inconsistency.

  7. The fantasy football, “defenseless receiver” apologist, millennials have destroyed this sport. Facemask to facemask is now an ejection. Hitting “too hard” is now a 15 yard penalty. Vince Lombardi is rolling in his grave. You whiny, participation trophy wannabes have turned a great sport into a farce of what it once was. Half the hall of fame would never have made it there under the current rules. Half.

  8. Want to talk about the history of football, in 1906 the forward pass was made legal because 18 players died the year before. That hit was LETHAL, your’s and my entertainment is not worth someone’s life.

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