The Ref who made the call had a pretty good look at this play. There's really no excuse for not ejecting Nyquist here. More important will be the reaction of the Department of Player safety to this hit. Most are already worried about the fact that the DOPS is notoriously lenient on first-time offenders. Clearly, a message needs to be sent here. Nyquist went above and beyond to hurt Spurgeon on this play, so the DOPS should match his zeal and throw the book at him. Ten games would be great. Doubt that it will happen, though.
Keith Jones says "Nyquist would be beaten to a pulp" if that happened a few years ago.— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) February 12, 2017
Let me guess, no prior history blah blah blah ... can't even think this is less than 10 but as usual I'm thinking I'll be too high https://t.co/OtUaDJD8nE— Ray Ferraro (@rayferrarotsn) February 12, 2017