After the hit, Jones lay motionless on the turf for several minutes while players from both teams prayed and waited. Luckily, Jones was able to get up from the hit and walk off the field practically unassisted.
“I was being a football player,” Moore said after the game. “I couldn’t really get to the ball to pick it off, which is what I really wanted to do. But my intention was just to hit him. Our coaches want us to be physical, so I’m going to do what I do.”
The Bills didn’t agree, especially Buffalo receiver Stevie Johnson, who seemed to want a piece of Rahim after the play.
“I didn’t even know I was flagged until I ran to the sideline,” Moore said. “If it was the wrong thing to do, I apologize, but at the end of the day, I mean no harm to nobody.”
Rahim did seem to lead with his shoulder instead of his helmet, which makes this hit a little easier to swallow. Still, it seems pretty aggressive for preseason football doesn’t it?
Take a look below and decide for yourself.
- Rahim Moore defends his hit (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Mark Kiszla: Moore’s hit is exactly what Broncos’ defense needs (denverpost.com)