Thursday Night was the weekly “Color Rush” game in the NFL, where two teams take center stage to kick off the NFL’s new week. Last night it was the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers that took center stage. Many of us Cats fans know that we had two players involved in this game, Randall Cobb for Green Bay and Danny Trevathan for Chicago. This morning, Trevathan made national headlines, unfortunately for the wrong reasons.
Last night with 4:42 left in the third quarter, the Packers were on the 12-yard line trying to get a score on a third and goal play. Rodgers threw the ball into the middle of the field to Davante Adams, where he gets wrapped up by a Chicago player. Before the whistle blew, Trevathan came in and hit Adams on a brutal helmet-to-helmet blow. Trevathan got hammered with a targeting penalty, but was not ejected. Should he have been? I’ll let you be the judge.
– Next Man Up (@spottingboard) September 29, 2017
Adams was taken to the hospital after the play and it would be later reported that he was conscious and had movement in all his extremities.
He later tweeted that he was home and recovering just fine:
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— Davante Adams (@tae15adams) September 29, 2017
After the game, when asked about the hit Trevathan said, “I was just trying to make a play, it wasn’t intentional I was just trying to hustle to the ball and do my job.” He would later go on to say he would try to reach out to Adams and apologize.
Here was his entire post-game interview:
– NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 29, 2017
Fans on Twitter were not happy with the former Wildcat by any means:
Praying for Davante Adams. Brutal hit. Danny Trevathan should be suspended. One of the dirtiest hits I've ever seen. #CHIvsGB
— David Leland (@DaveySports98) September 29, 2017
— Jacob Swanson (@JacobSwansonn) September 29, 2017
God, Danny Trevathan just hit Davante Adams with an absolutely brutal, illegal hit. That was terrible.
— Ben Roberts (@BenRobertsHL) September 29, 2017
Danny Trevathan need to get kicked out the league for that hit ðŸ’¯ no reason he shouldâ€™ve lead with his head like that
— Humble âœ¨ (@canthit10) September 29, 2017
NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport confirmed that the hit will be reviewed for suspension:
#Bears LB Danny Trevathanâ€™s hit on Davante Adams is being reviewed for a possible suspension, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2017
I think it’s safe to assume that Trevathan did not mean to make such a brutal hit as he was just trying to make a play through the whistle. With that said, it is extremely likely Trevathan will get slapped with a multiple-game suspension for
Thoughts and prayers to Davante Adams for a speedy recovery.