Mike McCarthy claims Trysten Hill did not intend to twist Chris Carson’s knee

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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was “really pissed” on Sunday when one of his players, running back Chris Carson, left the game with a knee injury after Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill twisted his leg after a tackle. Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy saw it differently.

McCarthy claims that Hill didn’t try to hurt Carson at all, and instead was just finishing the tackle.

“I don’t think that was his intent. I just think he was trying to wrap and roll. Trust me, there was zero intent involved there,” McCarthy said, via Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com.

That’s not how it looked. It looked like the dirtiest play of this season so far, an attempt to injure Carson purposely. Hill will be lucky if the NFL buys McCarthy’s explanation, because to most neutral observers, it looked like a cheap shot worthy of a suspension.

40 responses to “Mike McCarthy claims Trysten Hill did not intend to twist Chris Carson’s knee

  1. On that play, Carson is continuing to drive his legs and try to push forward. Hill is already on the ground with arms around his leg and trying to get him fully “down”. Gotta give benefit of the doubt.

  2. McCarthys either legally blind or he’s just playing the stereotypical “coach card” and defending his player. Either or

  3. Why would he even say that. Just acknowledge it and discipline your player. Regardless of what Hill says, it was a dirty unacceptable play. There’s no reason to publicly support the player on that one.

  4. That’s something that a former “America’s Team” coach would say and also something that a current “Former America’s Team” coach would say. The star is tainted with moldy cheese.

  5. McCarthy is a bone head. He blew that NFC Championship game in Seattle a few years back. I’m sure he’s got Sneaky Pete and his team on his list.

  6. The league should suspend Hill for the rest of the season, if not throw him out for good. It was a deliberate attempt to wreck a guy’s knee. There’s absolutely no place for that in the NFL. If it wasn’t on purpose, then he can spend his suspension trying to learn how to tackle correctly, or get help with his anger management.

  7. I’m sorry, what???? He continued to twist his leg after he was down. That is unexcusable in football. I know its a violent game but there is a line and Hill crossed it. Vontaze Burfict crossed it and Myles Garret crossed it. The only differece is they where suspended. Hill is / was not. Just sad. Dirty plays should be punished.

  8. First the twisting of the leg then the helmet to helmet on Wilson. The NFL takes the wait until something really bad happens then we’ll suspend them. I guess we will have to wait until he rips a helmet off and hits someone.

  9. Lol the old wrap n roll. I’ve played plenty years of football. Never once did I have a coach teach me to wrap and roll for a tackle.

  10. Carson was fully on his stomach … down on the ground when he was grabbed and twisted. Trysten Hill FULLY intended harm and malice on this play. There is no other explanation. The film does not lie. McCarthy obviously fears the coming retribution and seeks to protect his player.

  11. Funny how Carrol thinks this hit is a crime against humanity but thinks Clowneys headshot on Wentz was “a good football play”.

  12. This is the biggest joke… that kid did this intentionally. He was ALREADY DOWN and on his stomach BEFORE the Gator Roll…. suspend Hill for the rest of this season. Intentionally injuring someone is grounds for banishment from the NFL. Be thankful it’s his first offense, and accept a season long suspension.

  13. Coach Pete said Diggs was correctly ejected, even before he saw film. He said later that the hit was correctly observed & Diggs, team, et. Al…., needs to do better. Including him coaching it up better.

    I’m sure he wants his players to know he has their back, but this was an opportunity missed by Coach McCarthy to teach his team & garner credibility that all player’s health is important. No way to Coach them up when you don’t see anything wrong…….

  14. Hill didn’t roll. Did anyone watch the play? Another lineman fell on Hill and rolled him. He was just holding on. Carson didn’t have to try to cut left. I thought it was just unfortunate series of events.

  15. Ron Jull says:
    September 28, 2020 at 7:34 pm
    Funny how Carrol thinks this hit is a crime against humanity but thinks Clowneys headshot on Wentz was “a good football play”.

    ++++

    Well, we see this type of tackle all the time. Once a QB crosses the line of scrimmage, they are a runner, not a QB. We see many RBs and receivers have the same/similar hit/tackles. You have to look at the definition of the player at the time of the tackle, as opposed to their job title before they cross the LOS.

    It would have helped him tremendously if he slid feet first, instead of head first.

  16. Dick Butkus, Jack Tatum and Jack Lambert would be appalled and besides themselves with Hill’s disrespect for the game..

  17. It’s okay to wrap and roll but it’s not okay to wrap and roll and roll and roll some more like a python. Come on, McCarthy. Grow up.

  18. How many rolls did do? The whistle was blown and Carson was on his belly when he rolled with more torque.

    McCarthy is a clown.

  19. bogs31 says:
    September 28, 2020 at 5:52 pm
    On that play, Carson is continuing to drive his legs and try to push forward. Hill is already on the ground with arms around his leg and trying to get him fully “down”. Gotta give benefit of the doubt.

    — Any benefit of the doubt evaporates just moments later when Hill gets the roughing the passer penalty on RW. Horrible sequence for him and because the players police themselves, Hill will pay for his stupidity for the rest of the year…..

  20. McCarthy. I’ll bet Packers fans are glad to be rid of him, considering what they have now. A young coach who has revitalized their franchise. As a Vikings fan, it’s time we do the same. Get a young mind, and get rid of the “defensive” coach that has coached the three worst defensive games in the history of our franchise.

  21. McCarthy’s comments only further enforce his reputation as a lummox. The Cowboys will never win anything with him steering the ship.

  22. Maybe I missed it but when watching live and seeing the replays, I didn’t see anything blatant. I remember watching each time trying to see where he got hurt.

  23. Reporter: Hey Mike what about the headbutt he put on Wilson a little later in the game? H

    Mike: Duh, ahh, duh… next question.

  24. Wasn’t trying to hurt him ?
    If he was trying to hurt him, what would he have done differently ?

  25. Its painfully obvious that McCarthy is just sticking up for his player and looks dumb doing it considering the video evidence.

    Trysten Hill owes McCarthy a dinner at the Golden Corrall and that’s terrible news for Golden Corrall.

  26. bogs31 says:
    September 28, 2020 at 5:52 pm
    On that play, Carson is continuing to drive his legs and try to push forward. Hill is already on the ground with arms around his leg and trying to get him fully “down”. Gotta give benefit of the doubt.
    —————

    This is both ridiculous and completely false.

    Carson was clearly completely down already and Hill…hanging on to his leg like his life depends on it, twists his massive body all the way around after the fact. Those claiming it was Hill’s momentum that caused the injury are delusional. Both players are on the ground and THEN Hill rolls the leg. It is clear as day on the video. There is no ‘benefit of the doubt’ to be had here and zero room for attempting to excuse that kind of dirty play.

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