Bills QB Josh Allen gets his jersey ripped as the refs fail to call horse collar tackle by Eagles’ Haason Reddick
In a controversial moment during the Buffalo Bills’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles, quarterback Josh Allen became the victim of a vicious horse collar tackle by Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick. The incident occurred in the second quarter of the game, as Allen attempted to evade a sack and run with the ball.
As Allen made his way out of the pocket, Reddick grabbed the back of his jersey and forcefully yanked him down to the ground. The force of the tackle was so strong that it resulted in Allen’s jersey being torn apart, leaving him visibly shaken on the field.
Despite the clear violation of the rules, the officials on the field failed to flag Reddick for a horse collar tackle. This decision has sparked outrage among fans and analysts, who have criticized the referees for their failure to protect Allen from a dangerous and illegal tackle.
The horse collar tackle is a penalty designed to prevent players from grabbing the inside collar of an opponent’s jersey and pulling them down from behind. It is considered a dangerous maneuver that can result in serious injury, which is why it is strictly prohibited by the NFL.
In this case, the officials’ failure to call the penalty has raised questions about the consistency and effectiveness of officiating in the league. Many have called for a review of the play and for the referees to be held accountable for their oversight.
As for Allen, he managed to recover from the tackle and continue playing in the game. However, the incident has reignited the discussion about player safety and the need for more robust enforcement of the rules to protect quarterbacks from dangerous tackles.
The Bills ultimately went on to win the game against the Eagles, but the controversy surrounding the missed call on Reddick’s tackle continues to be a topic of conversation in the NFL community. The league has yet to issue a statement on the matter, but it is clear that the incident has sparked a renewed focus on player safety and the need for more consistent officiating.