Here’s a Better Look at the Fletcher Cox Hit on Joe Staley

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:

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.

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  • Yep October 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Shit happens.
    Now they should trade for hiim.

  • huh October 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    what the fuck about this warrants a suspension.

  • Joe DaCamara October 30, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    I would give anything for Fletcher Cox to back his big sweaty rump up and give me a Rakishi stinkface.

    • DSDM October 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      I feel bad for you. It is clear that you post under about 90 different handles. You are probably 25 to 28 years old. Your “friends” are on-line gamers who are 12 to 15 years old. You need to keep cycling in new friends since they leave you after age 15. You have never had a woman. Your Mom keeps telling you, “you are special” but you have this gnawing feeling that she may be lying to you. Allow me to confirm – she is lying to you.

      • GLASS MASK October 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm

        Perhaps if you weren’t blowing CBWANKS2, K Kinkhead and Kyle Scott Laskowski to keep your IP address
        off the blacklist you could have time to find a fucking job.

        • DSDM October 30, 2017 at 3:58 pm

          Tough day for you. Lose another little buddy because he hit puberty? LOSER

          • Mr. French October 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm

            Kyle hasn’t been past puberty for at least 7 years.
            Tell your old lady i’ll do her brazilian for 85$.

  • DSDM October 30, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Don’t see how they could suspend based on this. Seems like an accident.

  • chad lewis fan October 30, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    james thrash and troy Vincent will do the right thing

  • Blind-side to the front October 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    So what about all the bloviating this morning about this being a viscous blind-side? He hit him straight-on, it’s not Cox’s fault and it’s not his job to guess that Staley was going to duck at the last second. No suspension and no fine, that was a clean play with unfortunate results.

    • Peter North October 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm

      Maybe Staley just loves getting hit by black Cox?

  • It's spelled KONECNY October 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Looks to me like he hit Staley’s helmet and that is what did the damage, his helmet hitting his own face…just my two cents

  • WENTZ WAGONEER October 31, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    What would he even be fined for here? Looked like a collision more so than a deliberate act. Cox threw two blocks on the return and both were essentially dudes running right into him.

    Sucks that Staley was injured and glad he’ll be OK without surgery. Maybe trade for him now and Cox can take him out to a Del Friscos dinner to welcome him to the team.

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