The Green Bay Packers went to Baltimore and defeated the Ravens, but the Packers took some injuries away from the game. Most notably, wide receiver Randall Cobb was injured on a reception when Ravens rookie safety Matt Elam hit him low. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers even confronted Elam.
After the game, Rodgers expanded on his feelings about the play.
“I just felt like, from my vantage point, he had plenty of time to not take out a guy’s legs in that situation,” Rodgers later told reporters, via FOX Sports’ Mike Garafolo.
“I think he could have hit him in the proper hitting zone, and that’s what I told him,” Rodgers said. “The other safety came over and actually made a very knowledgeable point, which I appreciated a little intelligent answer back and forth about some of the issues defensive players have to deal with (hitting in) the target area. I totally understand that and get that.”
The point might have been the going high risk and helmet-to-helmet risk. Elam could have been aiming low on the body and didn’t intend to go that low.
Nevertheless, it’s a big loss for the Packers and you can understand Rodgers frustration. It certainly looks like it was preventable and he could’ve gone slightly higher.