Another horrible blindside hit has cast a shadow over another round of NFL action.
This time, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis was the aggressor, just two weeks after an eerily similar shot by Pittsburgh Steelers youngster JuJu Smith-Schuster.
In yet another incident to cast a spotlight on the NFL concussion problem, Davis whacked Davante Adams out of nowhere, forcing the Green Bay Packers receiver to be taken from the field for medical attention.
Davis wasn't ejected for the hit, but will likely pick up a suspension.
Unfortunately for Adams, it's the second time this season he's been knocked out by an illegal hit.
It was an eerily similar block to that of Shuster, who was suspended for a week following a brutal off-the-ball hit on Vontaze Burfict.
Sadly, Shuster dug his hole deeper on Monday (AEDT) by mimicking his celebration to the illegal block, that left his opponent with a severe concussion.
Oh man Bryant and JuJu used the Burfict hit & taunt for a celebration pic.twitter.com/q4bwEknn3m— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) December 17, 2017
The shocking hits have left NFL fans calling for a rule change, with serious concerns over the health of players who fall victim to them.
Thomas Davis should be ejected. NFL needs to change the rule. I like Davis, appreciate his remorse. But Adams is leaving the game, so should Davis.— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) December 17, 2017
That’s complete garbage from Thomas Davis on Davante Adams. He should be ejected for that. Blindside hit and a launch with his head right into Adams’ head. That’s complete and utter trash.— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) December 17, 2017
When is there going to be a rule in the NFL so that Thomas Davis gets tossed for the cheap, blind-side hit he just put on Davonte Adams?— Mike Lupica (@MikeLupica) December 17, 2017
Spare me the prayers, Thomas Davis. You launched yourself, helmet first, into Davante's head. You had one intention there.— Kyle Cousineau (@KCousineau09) December 17, 2017
There are far too many dirty hits in the NFL these days such as the one by Carolina's Thomas Davis on Packers' Davante Adams. We see at least one or more every week. These players are in the same union yet don't mind cheap shotting each other.— Tom (@Haudricourt) December 17, 2017
Terrible, terrible hit by Thomas Davis on Davante Adams. Straight Helmet to Helmet. But he did appear really remorseful. Fine coming. As for Rodgers, that’s 2 int’s. Hmmm. Not what I’m use to seeing from him.— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) December 17, 2017
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski also landed himself in hot water a few weeks ago after a WWE style hit on a defenceless opponent.