Jeff Fisher thought Josh Brown should have been ejected for kick
Kickers aren’t often ejected from games, but Rams coach Jeff Fisher thought Giants kicker Josh Brown should have been ejected on Sunday.
Brown had been pushed in a pile and responded by kicking behind him, right into the face of Rams safety Cody Davis. Fisher, a longtime member of the NFL Competition Committee, is wondering why the officials allowed Brown to stay in the game.
“People get ejected for kicking people in a game, and [Brown] was penalized,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “But there’s some sentiment, I thought, he should’ve been ejected from the game. . . . Typically when that happens, they go. That could’ve been the difference in the game, going on and finishing the game without a kicker.”
There was dirty play all over the place in the Giants-Rams game, culminating in a brawl that Fisher blamed on Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr., even though it appeared that it was Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree who touched things off with a hard hit on Beckham out of bounds.
“When you look at it really close, Odell has [Ogletree’s] facemask and he’s pulling him out of bounds, so it’s hard for [Ogletree] to let up,’’ Fisher said.
The league office will surely have something to say about who was to blame for Sunday’s brawl. Multiple fines are coming.