Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib came to the defense of Chris Harris Jr. on Sunday. He was absolutely in the right in doing so…
This is what happens when you blatantly try to injure someone on the field of play in a football game.
The Denver Broncos were in the middle of a heated battle with the Tennessee Titans, and Titans wide receiver Harry Douglas made one of the dirtiest plays I have seen all season in football. It’s a play he allegedly makes all the time, but it’s something that needs to once and for all be reprimanded by the NFL.
Chris Harris Jr., who has suffered a torn ligament in his knee before, was taking a pretty basic approach to defending a play that was on the opposite side of the field, and Douglas went for a cheap shot.
This play even made me jump out of my seat. What in the world is Douglas doing here? After the game, Douglas defended this as a legal play, and that may be so, but it’s beyond just a simple cut block. This is an attempt to take out someone’s knee. Harris was writhing on the ground in pain, perhaps out of fear for what might have just happened rather than actually being injured. He returned to the field shortly after this, but not before Aqib Talib put Douglas in his place.
After the game, Harris wasn’t shy about calling Douglas out either.
The Broncos will undoubtedly take this issue to the league. It won’t shock anyone if Douglas is fined, or perhaps even suspended. Hopefully, the negative attention brought to him through this at least prevents him from any future issues. He could have seriously injured Chris Harris, and what then?
Talib’s reaction wasn’t beloved by all because of his history in the league, but for a teammate to have your back like that, I don’t think anyone on the Broncos was upset about it. Talib did what any brother would do in that situation, and everyone should be okay with that.