The Carolina Panthers rallied to the protection of Teddy Bridgewater after the quarterback was injured within the third quarter — courtesy of a late hit by Atlanta Falcons defensive finish Charles Harris. Whereas Harris was ejected from the sport on account of the hit, Panthers working again Mike Davis wasn’t completed discussing how the hit knocked out his quarterback — and his crew’s possibilities of successful the sport. He did not mince his phrases.
“Yeah, I assumed it was an affordable shot,” Davis stated, by way of ESPN’s David Newton. “It was late, hit him on the neck. You hate to see that.”
Bridgewater left the sport with soreness in his neck and shoulder space and missed a number of performs on Carolina’s subsequent possession to get his neck loosened up as P.J. Walker entered the sport at quarterback. Walker accomplished simply 1 of 4 passes for 3 yards earlier than Bridgewater reentered the sport and completed the competition. That was greater than sufficient for Davis to have his again.
“I can not communicate for everyone, however one thing like that, quite a lot of guys would’ve been like, ‘I am not going again in,'” Davis stated, by way of the Charlotte Submit. “He earned quite a lot of respect from me, and it makes me wish to exit and play tougher for him. That is a quarterback I like to play for any day.”
Panthers head coach Matt Rhule did not focus on the Bridgewater harm however talked about he cleared the league’s concussion protocol. Bridgewater completed the sport finishing 15 of 23 passes for 176 yards with a landing and interception — his lowest passing yardage complete of the season.