Report: NFL Reviewing Fletcher Cox “Cheap Shot” on Joe Staley

Did Fletcher Cox catch Joe Staley with a cheap shot?

The San Francisco left tackle broke his orbital bone when he was hit by the Birds’ defensive tackle on an interception return in Sunday’s 33-10 win at Lincoln Financial Field.

The league is now apparently reviewing that block:

The FOX broadcast did not capture the hit in question, which took place off-camera during Mills’ 38-yard touchdown return. Judging by context, Cox likely caught Staley with a crack-back block or got his hand inside the facemask while Mills was moving horizontally across the field.

When the play caught up to the pair, Staley was on the ground with Cox holding both of his hands in the air as if to say, “I’m innocent:”

Staley was shown on the sidelines afterward with a nasty gash below his right eye. He spent the night in a Philadelphia hospital while his teammates flew home to San Francisco.

Staley was released from the hospital and took a flight back to the Bay Area early this morning:


10 Responses

  1. After seeing how Big V got manhandled yesterday knowing that Joe would be answer Fletch got so mad and delivered the damaging blow.

  2. My guess is that Cox will be suspended for the cowboys game while the woman beater
    Zeke gets to play.
    How you like them apples muther fucker!

  3. Cox’s hit on Staley was a viscous head shot to an unprotected player that caused severe damage. It was unnecessary and should have been penalized at the time. It WILL be penalized this week by the NFL office in order to send a message to defenders that on interception returns one does not have a license to inflict assaults on the offense.

    Hope it hurts Fletcher.

    1. Seems like an accident and there is not a good camera angle of what happened. Further, Cox doesn’t have a history of cheap shots. Sorry to intrude with facts.

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