After Aaron Rodgers‘ second interception in his first game back from a broken collarbone, Davis found himself protecting safety Colin Jones. He unloaded on Davante Adams, launching and meeting the wideout helmet-to-helmet.
— Mike Cianciolo (@MikeCianciolo) December 17, 2017
Here’s another angle.
How many games is Thomas Davis getting suspended for this hit on DaVante Adams?pic.twitter.com/m0IWVlNe0J
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) December 17, 2017
Eleven weeks ago, Adams was wheeled off the field on a stretcher after a vicious hit by Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan. This time around, the receiver thankfully left the field on his feet. His middle finger was also upright.
Davante Adams flipping a Panthers fan the bird pic.twitter.com/uW8eqWvDb9
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 17, 2017
Many watching at home agreed Davis, the 2014 NFL Man of the Year, should have been ejected. [Ron Howard voice] He wasn’t.
Thomas Davis should be ejected. NFL needs to change the rule. I like Davis, appreciate his remorse. But Adams is leaving the game, so should Davis.
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) December 17, 2017
Why would Thomas Davis not be ejected for that?
— Patrick Daugherty (@RotoPat) December 17, 2017
Even Davis knew he’d screwed up.
Thomas Davis visibly upset with himself after that cheap shot hit to Davante Adams pic.twitter.com/hlbaR5nG6p
— Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) December 17, 2017
Early in the fourth quarter, Adams is under the league’s concussion protocol. The Panthers lead the Packer 31-17.