Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill elicited a lot of angry reaction when he executed a gator-roll tackle on Seahawks running back Chris Carson on Sunday – causing him to leave the game with a knee injury.
On Monday, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, as well as some players, were among those fuming over Hill’s play, which many on Twitter called “dirty” when it happened.
“I was really pissed about that,” Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with that, but I was pissed because that guy hurt him, unfortunately.”
According to Adam Schefter, Carson suffered a “first-degree sprained knee” and could potentially miss up to one-to-two weeks, but the team plans to monitor Carson’s health and see how he recovers. .
In addition to Carroll, Seahawks players K.J. Wright and Quandre Diggs voiced their frustration on Twitter, with Wright tweeting out a video of the play and calling on the NFL to impose a harsh punishment on Hill.
“Doing dirty dumb malicious s—t like this can end someone’s season,” he wrote. “This is clearly intentional and getting fined isn’t enough. I’m all for guys playing hard but I have zero tolerance for this @NFL.”
Diggs echoed that sentiment, expressing that Hill should have been ejected from the game.
Carson, 26, was averaging 4.2 yards per carry and also had 12 catches on 12 targets for 93 yards and three touchdowns.