Commanders rookie John Ridgeway pulled off a kind out in Sunday’s game in opposition to the Texans that will seemingly perhaps dangle made any WWE performer proud.
Early within the 2d half with Houston on offense, Davis Mills checked down to operating relief Dameon Pierce who began to inch his manner upfield. Alternatively, the rookie ball carrier immediate met the towering Ridgeway, who swallowed him entire.
Standing at 6-foot-5 and weighing 321 pounds, Ridgeway wrapped up the extra special smaller Pierce (5’10”, 218 pounds), but unruffled couldn’t handle to direct him to the ground. The defensive kind out then made up our minds to alternate his manner, opting to totally upend the Texans’ operating relief and physique slam him to the turf.
Unfortunately for Ridgeway, he performs within the NFL and powerbombing a ballcarrier is on the entire frowned upon. The rookie defensive kind out used to be flagged for needless roughness on the play, which advanced the Texans half the gap to the goal, to the Commanders’ 5-yard line. Houston ended the pressure with a 29-yard arena goal from Ka’imi Fairbairn four performs later.
Though Ridgeway’s kind out may seemingly perhaps dangle contributed to a rating for Houston, Washington controlled the game for plenty of of the afternoon. The Commanders took down the Texans 23–10 to provide a snatch to to 6–5 on the season.
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