Giants’ kicker John Brown found himself on top of a pile in the middle of the first quarter. Then, with Rams safety Cody Davis behind him, he did what’s being called a mule kick to Davis’s face.
In a related report by the Inquisitr, there have been increasing rumors that the NFL is prepared to move not one but two franchises to Los Angeles, the nation’s second-largest city. Rumors have focused on the Raiders and Rams, but reportedly the NFL isn’t ready to award teams to LA.
It’s a lonely life being a kicker. Basically, you do not exist. That is, until the waning seconds of a game that’s on the line and your kick is for all the marbles. That’s when a kicker emerges from under his rock of anonymity, whether he likes it or not.
So you can understand why a kicker might want to prove that, hey, he can be just as tough as anybody out there on the field. That is when Giants’ kicker Josh Brown decided to get in on a scrum, and being a kicker, he wasn’t having a whole lot of impact on the pile.
The Rams’ Cody Davis got kicked in the face while trying to grab Brown’s legs. Brown made him pay with the kick to the face but decided that was not enough and took off after Davis. The result? A 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty, which might just be the first time a kicker has earned that particular flag.