If you have ever seen an alligator attack its prey, it’s not a pretty site.
This is where the term ‘gator roll’ comes into play. It’s a swift and fast move that an alligator will do to contain and wound its prey.
It is the same move that Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill did to Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson last Sunday at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.
Here is what happened.
Clearly, Carson was already on the ground making the extra ‘gator roll’ move completely unnecessary. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, as well as a few teammates, were ‘really pissed’ about the play.
The Cowboys’ defensive tackle will now pay for his egregious tactics, literally.
On Saturday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Hill will have to pay a fine for the tackle, as well as an additional fine for a hit on quarterback Russell Wilson.
At least the injury to Carson did not end up being worse that it looked. Carson was listed as questionable on Seattle’s injury report heading into week four against the Miami Dolphins in South Beach. However, the running back was a full participant at Friday’s practice and looks good to go for Sunday.
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