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Tyrann Mathieu could have done some pretty painful things to Deshaun Watson as Sunday’ s divisional round game against the Houston Texans came to a close. [Watch live NFL games all season long for free on the Yahoo Sports app]. In the final few minutes of the game, the Kansas City Chiefs
Advertisement. Tyrann Mathieu had a great explanation for why he passed on a chance to hit Mathieu previously played for the Texans, and he’ s still close with plenty of their players, including By allowing Watson to get the pass off, Mathieu let the game wind down to the eventual Chiefs win
Tyrann Mathieu could have done some pretty painful things to Deshaun Watson as Sunday’s divisional round game against the Houston Texans came to a close.
In the final few minutes of the game, the Kansas City Chiefs safety had a clear shot at Watson standing in the pocket. It was a hole that defensive players dream, an opportunity to lay a bone-crushing hit on a quarterback. Twenty years ago, a player in Mathieu’s situation bulldozes the quarterback and doesn’t think twice.
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Tyrann Mathieu has seen your criticism, but he doesn't agree. The Chiefs safety was criticized by some for not laying into Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during the team' s playoff game Sunday. The video doesn't show it, but the context of this play is very important.
Instead, Mathieu gave Watson a very physical bear hug, but didn’t even force the quarterback down after Watson had made a quick pass.
Strange seeing blitzing DB let up. This used to be an ear-holing. Good for QB health.— Mike Sando (@SandoNFL)
Mathieu’s reason for letting Watson throw the pass, even during a play that gave the Texans 1st-and-goal when a hit could have been perfectly legal? The game was over, with the Chiefs up 51-31 with two minutes left in the game.
The former Texan explained that rationale in a tweet Monday morning, mentioning his friendship with his ex-teammate.
The game was over. Yeah that’s my boy , but I’m not fake tough, I don’t have to hit you to make me feel like imma big beast. This is football, but every act isn’t violent.
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Mathieu had a clear shot at Watson in the fourth quarter, but allowed Watson to release the ball without hitting him.
That is pretty refreshing from the Honey Badger, and a reflection of the trend the NFL has been hoping to see among defensive players with quarterbacks.
Even if the Texans scored a touchdown on that drive, which they didn’t, the Chiefs would have still been up two scores with less than two minutes left. Outside of a few seconds of highlight reel footage, destroying Watson carried no benefit for the Chiefs at that point of the game. Avoiding the hard hit also possibly saved Watson from a very painful start to the offseason.
Big hits were once a feature of NFL games for many fans, but prioritizing the long-term health of quarterbacks has turned it into a bug. Texans fans should be happy Mathieu is cognizant of that, and Chiefs are probably fine with it too if they want Patrick Mahomes to receive the same treatment in the future.
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