This is not good for anyone involved and thankfully no one was injured. Oklahoma fullback Aaron Ripkowski had one of the worst helmet to helmet blocks one could imagine, and not surprisingly he was ejected for targeting. Doesn’t happen all that often for an offensive player, but this one was as blatant as could be.
I would have loved to have seen the over/under for amount of money John Lynch would have gotten fined and/or amount of games suspended if the NFL’s targeting rule was in use during Lynch’s time. If you need a little reminder of what John was all about, we got you covered with the above video.
Hardin-Simmons’ offensive lineman Wyatt Walton was ejected for the above hit, and we are fairly sure that no one argued that he didn’t deserve it. Cornerback Brandon Funk was on the receiving end of the extremely late hit, and somehow he wasn’t injured. Targeting 101. [The Big Lead]
Luckily, this ruling seemed to be halfway on point JUST given that the pass was nowhere near complete and Everett followed it up with a late hit on a defenseless receiver. However, he did just lead with his shoulder which leaves it up for controversy, but ultimately the call seemed correct. Even if the call