While the National Media and Carolina Panther fans were whining about how their defensive lineman-sized quarterback was getting hit "too hard", Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was pissed at the Panthers offensive line.
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Wolfe told Denver 7 news Troy Renck that Panther offensive lineman Trai Turner should be fined for targeting him.
"He was absolutely targeting me. That's how he is," Wolfe said. "He should be fined. Write that."
As we know, Wolfe left the game with a neck injury but later returned for the Broncos final defensive series. However, that wasn't the only injury he was dealing with. He told Renck he suffered a sprained ankle after he was face masked and thrown into a pile of players.
Wolfe said if the league really cares about player safety, they should watch the tape from Thursday Night's game because the Panthers offensive line was targeting the Broncos.
"I love good hard football. But hitting guys after the play, then if we respond the ref gets on me?" Wolfe said. "If the league cares about player safety, they need to look at the film and see what was going on. They were targeting."
The player Wolfe called out, Trai Turner was called for a taunting foul after the Panthers first touchdown for jumping up and down and into cornerback Chris Harris Jr. However, Wolfe says he should have had at least 3 or 4 more and been ejected from the game according to the NFL's new personal foul rule.
Renck writes that Turner wasn't the only Panthers offensive lineman to be a little dirty. Center Ryan Kalil received a face mask penalty on Derek Wolfe, and Andrew Norwell received an unnecessary roughness call after Chris Harris Jr.'s interception in the third quarter.
So while the Panthers bitch and moan about their quarterback getting hit "too hard" maybe the NFL should look into these allegations from Derek Wolfe. Oh, and look into why they didn't pull Cam from the fourth quarter and get him checked for a concussion after taking multiple big hits? Seems like that's a rule or something, but hey...let's focus on the Broncos being the "dirty" ones.
Not going to lie, I'm happy that the Broncos are 3-0 against Cam Newton, and that Von Miller has had the key sack(s) and turnovers in all three games.
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