Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) carries the ball during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia Eagles DeMeco Ryans has been fined $21k for his hit on Malcom Floyd. They are calling the hit on a defenseless receiver and a hit to his head/neck area. Why wasn’t there a flag on the play?
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd was carted off after a hit from DeMeco Ryans. Ryans was fined $21K for striking a defenseless Floyd in head/neck
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 20, 2013
I know that Malcom was hurt pretty bad on the play, but I don’t know what Ryans could have done differently on that play. Malcom did duck his head down after making the grab and his head was smashed.
it is a tough play to call, but I am sure the injury to Malcom factored in on the decision here. It actually is a little surprising that he was fined on the play.