Atlanta Falcons protective end Charles Harris was shot out in the second from last quarter of Thursday night’s 25-17 win over the Carolina Panthers after an awful hit that quickly sidelined quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
Bridgewater was scrambling on the third-and-7 play when he was stumbled and went down for a 2-yard misfortune. Harris came in after Bridgewater was down and conveyed a hit to the protective cap.
Bridgewater went to the sideline tent to be checked for a potential blackout. He came out a couple of moments later and started tossing on the sideline.
Bridgewater returned in the final quarter subsequent to clearing blackout convention.
Bridgewater wouldn’t call Harris’ hit a dirty move, however running back Mike Davis didn’t spare a moment to.
“Better believe it, I thought it was a dirty move,” Davis said. “It was late, hit him on the neck. You prefer not to see that.”
Previous XFL player P.J. Walker took over at quarterback for three plays, and the Panthers agreed to a 39-yard field objective to pull to inside 19-17.
Bridgewater appeared to be irritated that “somebody stuck their leg out and stumbled me,” easing back his force. From that point forward, he essentially attempted to get down to ensure himself since he stated, ”I realized they were amassing.”
He stayed on the field for a few minutes after the hit as coaches accumulated around him.
Hawks mentor Raheem Morris said he knows in that sort of circumstance that authorities will secure the quarterback and didn’t contest Harris’ discharge.
“I realize he ran up on him. I realize he hit him,” Morris said of Harris’ hit. “I don’t know whether he connected with his head, yet clearly the authorities saw it that way thus did New York, thus you must arrangement with it and get him off the field and finish the game.”
Bridgewater didn’t glance agreeable in the pocket the entire night, and even less so in the wake of getting back from the injury with 9:45 left in the game.
Maybe this is on the grounds that, as mentor Matt Rhule stated, he was “under coercion” throughout the night from Atlanta’s blitzing guard.
“You just can’t generally win when you can’t control the line of scrimmage,” Rhule said.