Shamarko Thomas the former Syracuse defensive back was the first player of the NFL ejected for a helmet to helmet hit on a wide out, and today the Colts cut him. Reich did not say that he cut him because of the hit, but he was not a fan of it.
Reich was clearly perturbed by Thomas’ hit.
“That was very disappointing. I’m very disappointed,” he said after the game. “We don’t teach that. That was a good call, that was the appropriate call, he should have been ejected. … That could have been avoided, should have been avoided, and the referees did the right thing.”
This was a nasty hit, and clearly it was illegal.