Worst Call: 49ers Ahmad Brooks Stunned On Penalty For Hit On Drew Brees

By CDR
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This past Sunday in Week 11 of the 2013-14 NFL season, San Francisco and New Orleans were in a close game in the fourth quarter with the 49ers leading the Saints with the score of 20-17.

The Saints were driving down the field and were near the 49ers’ 35-yard-line. It was 3rd and 2 with 3:15 left on the clock. Saints’ All-Star quarterback Drew Brees was positioned in a shotgun formation. The 49ers’ defense on the other hand was showing a blitz package.

As the ball was snapped, 49ers’ linebacker Ahmad Brooks had beaten his man on the edge and unleashed a monstrous hit on Saints’ QB Drew Brees. The sack was such a huge hit that Brees ended up fumbling the football with the 49ers recovering.

Immediately after the play occurred, everyone thought the game was over. With San Francisco now having possession, all the 49ers needed to do was run out the clock and escape on the road with a great victory.

However, as Drew Brees hit the ground, the official standing right behind the play had thrown a flag, which happened to be a penalty on the 49ers’ defense. The penalty was not for roughing the passer nor a penalty for hitting below the knees. The flag was simply a 15-yard penalty on 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks for hitting a quarterback in the head/neck area, a call that many of us haven’t heard come out of an official’s mouth in any game.

Ahmad Brooks was livid and did not appreciate the call one bit.

“I didn’t hit him with my hand or my helmet,” Brooks said. “I basically bear-hugged him. That’s just how football is played. I think this s— is bull—-. Football, the way they call stuff these days, it’s watered down. It ain’t real no more.”

Ahmad Brooks’ hit on Brees was vicious, however it was legal. It was a bad call by the league, which time and time again is gaining a negative reputation on making football a soft game.

Knowing the NFL, 49ers’ Ahmad Brooks will also get fined due to the hit. Not only will it dent Ahmad Brooks’ pockets, it very well will also impact how San Francisco places in the end of the season with regards to the team’s playoff hunt.

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2 Responses to Worst Call: 49ers Ahmad Brooks Stunned On Penalty For Hit On Drew Brees

  1. Welcome back to the mix, CDR.

    Today news was released that Brooks was fined $16K.

    I think I’m past the point that any penalties or fines surprise me anymore.

    • CDR says:

      Thanks Chris. It’s amazing Brooks was fined. The NFL has made its point that its a QB driven league time and time again. There’s just no changing that.

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