Chiefs gamers outraged by missed JuJu Smith-Schuster penalty (Video)
Chiefs gamers resembling Justin Reid, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Isiah Pacheco expressed confusion, concern and outrage over JuJu Smith-Schuster’s damage.
When Kansas Metropolis Chiefs large receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster went down on the sector and demonstrated a fencing response, it involved everybody watching the sport.
Chiefs followers, together with Patrick Mahomes’ spouse Brittany Mahomes, took to Twitter to specific their disbelief. Not solely did Jaguars security Andre Cisco knock down Smith-Schuster, however there was no penalty on the play, regardless of Smith-Schuster’s regarding neurological response.
Alright we like hitting individuals within the head?
— Brittany Mahomes (@BrittanyLynne) November 13, 2022
Throughout a season that noticed Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the heart of a concussion controversy, seeing referees fail to penalize Cisco — despite the fact that Smith-Schuster needed to be helped to the locker room — deeply upset the Chiefs locker room.
A few of Smith-Schuster’s teammates, resembling Justin Reid, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Isiah Pacheco spoke with FOX4KC’s PJ Inexperienced about how they perceived the damage.
A number of reactions to JuJu Smith-Schuster being knocked out the sport.
Justin Reid: “We have been pissed.”
MVS: “Are they actually defending us?”
Isiah Pacheco: “It introduced tears to my eyes.#Chiefs pic.twitter.com/DvN8VFvx9j
— PJ Inexperienced (@PJGreenTV) November 13, 2022
Chiefs: Justin Reid, MVS, Isiah Pacheco “mad” about JuJu Smith-Schuster damage
Justin Reid spoke at size about why the missing penalty and the play itself involved him as a fellow security.
“I didn’t agree with that decision. They threw the flag, then they ended up selecting it up. That’s a participant security factor. [We’re] actually, actually searching for our man, praying for his well being. [We’re] involved that it’s nothing severe, spine-wise or something like that. However that play was pointless.”
Reid, who’s a security like Cisco, was requested if due to his place, he felt that such successful was avoidable.
“Yeah. That’s simply maintaining your eyes open. Preserve your head up, your eyes open, you make a deal with. I’ve had a ton of huge hits in my profession. Not as soon as have I ever had a helmet-to-helmet contact with it. Undergo the profession of my 5 years. Handful of huge hits, not as soon as have I had contact like that. It’s a little bit bit each methods, receivers ensuring they’re not ducking their heads too. However as a defender, ensuring you see what you hit.
We have been pissed. That’s the one solution to describe it. We have been mad.”
Marquez Valdes-Scantling illustrated how a flag on Smith-Schuster’s play would assist to guard gamers who’re “placing our lives on the road each single play.” Two performs later, Valdes-Scantling suffered the same hit.
“These sorts of hits should not welcome on this recreation as a result of we’re all enjoying and placing our lives on the road each single play, and also you by no means need to see a man go down like that. After which for me to come back in and get the identical form of hit two performs later and there’s no flag, no penalty — are they defending us? As a result of as a wideout, there’s not many issues we are able to do when the ball’s within the air to guard ourselves, and to have two guys go down with the identical sort of damage inside three performs, it’s not truthful to the blokes who put their lives on the road.
I’m shocked they didn’t throw [a flag] on JuJu, and I’m shocked there was no flag on mine as nicely. As a result of that’s what the emphasis is, is safety of gamers, so we gotta do this. We are able to’t have two hits like that, helmet-to-helmet. Clearly, the sport of soccer is a really violent sport, and we perceive that. There’s gonna be hits which might be authorized that we perceive. However we are able to’t have the pinnacle accidents as a result of we see what occurs to gamers who’ve these head accidents down the highway and the way it impacts them.”
Isiah Pacheco opened up about how Smith-Schuster’s damage emotionally affected him, his eyes welling with tears for the primary time in years.
“Truthfully, that proper there introduced tears to my eyes. For me, fumble, then, JuJu get hit…I haven’t cried since faculty. Proper there, I felt each emotion of it. Proper there, I simply introduced that dawg out proper there. I used to be able to play onerous. I do know JuJu is nice now. I instructed him after I bought again in right here, ‘Hey bruh, you introduced tears in my eyes. I put in that give you the results you want.’ For him telling me that he recovered, and to get that respect off him, it’s a brotherhood.”
Smith-Schuster is reportedly recovering well and is presently within the NFL’s Concussion Protocol.