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Garoppolo calls hit on Goodwin ‘dirty’


Receiver Marquise Goodwin tweeted that he has no soreness, memory loss or headache from the horrific hit he sustained in Sunday’s second-quarter hit at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Goodwin was struck in the helmet by the head of Rams strong safety Blake Countess and lay prone on the field for several moments before exiting in a cart while trainers kept his head still.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who’s far from outspoken called the hit “dirty.”

“Unbelievable that the safety did that,” Garoppolo said. “It’s just not good. It’s not good for our sport. It’s not good for anybody. It’s a dirty play.”

Some analysts said that Goodwin lowered his head at the last instant into Countess’ helmet. While that may be true, Countess led with his head on the tackle and also used his forearm in an attempt to strike Goodwin. He was flagged on the play for a personal foul.

Countess made no attempt to keep his head up or wrap up. He could be subject to a fine after a league review.



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