Los Angeles Chargers star security and defensive captain Derwin James Jr. was ejected after throwing a harmful hit on Indianapolis Colts defenseless receiver Ashton Dulin.
As Dulin caught a cross from Colts quarterback Nick Foles, James was proper there to satisfy him earlier than the first-down marker. Nevertheless, he led with the crown of his helmet and blasted Dulin within the head/neck space.
If there was an instance of a success the NFL is attempting to get out of its league, it was that one.
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James was flagged for pointless roughness, a 15-yard penalty, and it was decided that the hit was worthy of an ejection.
Whereas Dulin was despatched into the Colts’ locker room to test for a head damage, James additionally appeared a bit woozy when he tried to rise up after the hit. He was despatched to the medical tent on the Chargers’ sideline because the ejection announcement was made.
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Simply two performs previous to the hit, James gave the Colts one other 15 yards after ripping the facemask of receiver Michael Pittman Jr. off throughout a deal with.
The NFL has been making it a precedence in current seasons to crack down on these hits to the pinnacle amongst different pointless tackles of their eyes, particularly roughing the passer calls.
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There have been some questionable calls this season, however this one was a consensus penalty.
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James is a vital piece of the Chargers’ defensive unit, totaling 106 tackles, 4 sacks, 4 passes defended and two compelled fumbles in 12 video games this season.