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Saints’ Michael Thomas trashes Teddy Bridgewater hit

Teddy Bridgewater, Michael Thomas, Saints

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater got the worst of a physical altercation in their Thursday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. The quarterback had to leave the game after he was illegally tackled above the neck by pass rusher Charles Harris. The dirty play came shortly after the 27-year old was kicked by Dante Fowler which resulted to Bridgewater going down right before Harris caught him with the tackle.

Michael Thomas of the New Orleans Saints wasn’t having it and took to Twitter to defend the quarterback.

“It’s lame to hit a QB like that they keep the game fun.” said last year’s Offensive Player of the Year (via B/R Gridiron).

It doesn’t take a three-time Pro Bowler like Thomas to see that both hits on Bridgewater was indeed “lame.” Fowler’s kick and obviously Harris’ high hit are plays that don’t belong to the field.

The foul resulted in the Falcons’ defensive end being immediately ejected from the match and PJ Walker had to fill in for the injured Bridgewater. Fortunately for Fowler, his kick wasn’t penalized.

It was a positive sight for Panthers fans to see that Bridgewater was actually ready to come back to the field after receiving treatment and evaluation from the sideline. The former Pro Bowler returned to the field but still couldn’t do enough to help the Panthers come out of this one with a W. Instead, the Falcons handed Carolina their third straight defeat as both teams still find themselves at the bottom of the NFC South.