Shout out to my former co-worker Pat Gallen at CBS 3, who pulled this video of the Fletcher Cox hit from the station’s ground-level game footage:
— Pat Gallen (@PatGallenCBS3) October 30, 2017
It’s still hard to see exactly where the contact with Staley’s face occurs. The 49ers left tackle broke his orbital bone on the play and suffered a bleeding gash below his eye, so you wonder if Cox got his right hand inside the facemask. The Birds’ defensive tackle put his arms up after the play as if to say that he didn’t mean to injure Staley.
Earlier today, Adam Schefter reported that the NFL was reviewing this hit for “potential discipline and possible suspension.” Doug Pederson touched on the topic at his day-after press conference, explaining that the all-22 coaching video did not provide a good look at the incident.