We all saw cornerback Damarious Randall leave the Green Bay Packers’ preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Randall left with a concussion after a vicious hit from Eagles receiver Bryce Treggs.
A lot of people would say that hit was cheap. Treggs hits Randall in helmet-to-helmet style while Randall is tracking the ball carrier. It was completely unnecessary. Treggs could have blocked Randall just as effectively in any number of other ways. Instead, he lays a guy out who never even saw him coming.
It was one of two plays — the other being the hit on receiver Malachi Dupre — that Packers coach Mike McCarthy sent to the league for review.
Take a look.
Yeah, great block Brian, you dipshit.
At any rate, our own Andrew Chitko took it upon himself to go after Treggs on Twitter.
In Andrew’s words: “I didn’t see the play until a couple days after on replay and the moment I did I was enraged and shocked. Enraged at the action this player took on a Packers player and shocked that Packer Nation wasn’t more up in arms over it. The Dupre hit was cheap and nasty as well, but what Treggs did to Randall was the definition of a cheap shot to the head of a totally defenseless player. Dupre had the ball at least and expected to get hit. Randall never saw it coming making it much more dangerous. I am really surprised this hasn’t received more play in the media and by fans. I saw the play, re-watched it several times, found out who the player was and tweeted at him immediately.”
Treggs decided to respond.
Several hours later Andrew would apologize via Twitter for calling Treggs a punk which by his own admission was out of line, but he stood by his belief that the hit was a cheap shot. That likely would have been the end of the conversation, but when Treggs woke up this morning and posted this tweet to no one in particular, Andrew couldn’t help himself.
Interestingly and not surprisingly, coach Tony Franklin did not reply or come to the defense of Treggs. That might bring you to the conclusion this was not how he taught Treggs to block.