San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw was ejected from Sunday’s sport towards the Los Angeles Chargers for the hit he leveled on quarterback Justin Herbert, and it didn’t seem to sit down nicely with coach Kyle Shanahan.
The play occurred within the second quarter. Herbert scrambled on Third-and-6, choosing up the primary down, and Greenlaw hit him excessive as Herbert was tackled from behind. Herbert was left a bit of dazed and brought out for the rest of the quarter whereas Greenlaw was hit with an ejection.
Herbert was changed by Chase Daniel however got here again in for the second half. The 49ers would choose up the win, 22-16.
The Greenlaw hit was a speaking level after the sport.
“It sort of really blew my thoughts,” Shanahan informed reporters, by way of ESPN. “I perceive the penalty. I completely get that proper on the third down marker, he was decreasing his shoulder, however I’ve bought to study what that’s. I get how it’s with penalties and stuff as a result of I feel he did hit his helmet. …
“However I assumed there needed to be intent and one thing pointless, and that was an enormous play proper there. For us to lose Greenlaw for the entire sport off that, that basically shocked me. So, hopefully they will educate us that so we will perceive why we misplaced one in all our gamers.”
NFL Vice President of Officiating Walt Anderson was quizzed after the sport concerning the name. Anderson stated it was the officiating workplace that in the end determined to eject Greenlaw.
“What the officers had was a flag for a participant decreasing his head and making forcible contact and Rule 19 permits us, when a flag is thrown, to look at the play and if we really feel the motion is flagrant then the rule permits us to disqualify the participant and that’s what we decided. It was a flagrant act,” Anderson stated, by way of Pro Football Talk.
“The timing, the style by which the participant had a possibility to make different decisions and to make a unique choice. These all go into factoring whether or not one thing is flagrant. These are simply among the components which are thought of. The runner was a downed runner. He was already down by contact. That actually performs into having a look on the actions taken by the defender. If he had different decisions when it comes to his actions, we felt just like the actions he took have been flagrant in nature and that was the rationale for disqualification.”
Anderson stated it might have been the identical end result if it had been another place dealing with the ball.