Many fans are complaining that the NFL is getting soft and slowly morphing into flag football, and it may be rubbing off on some of the players.
Take the devastating block that Browns receiver Jarvis Landry laid on Buffalo corner Taron Johnson to spring Carlos Hyde for a goal line TD run in Friday night’s preseason game, for example.
NASTY block by @God_Son80
— Aldo Murià (@scout_aldomu) August 18, 2018
As much as fans loved the bone crushing block, several Bills defenders weren’t so amped about the hit, including linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who called the hit ‘dirty’:
“Landry, he’s a good receiver, physical guy, but some of those plays that he has — Aaron Williams, Taron, I’m pretty sure he has other ones — I just think they’re dirty.”
Safety Micah Hyde also wasn’t thrilled:
“If a defensive player did that to a offensive player, he’s getting ejected.”
— Dan Fetes (@danfetes) August 19, 2018
For the record, Johnson, who was on the receiving end of the block, didn’t have a problem with the hit, and Landry later apologized to Johnson for laying the wood on him. What do you think?