After leaving the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night after receiving a blow squarely to his right knee, rookie defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux of the New York Giants is “good.”
In the second quarter, Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss cut off Thibodeaux, who immediately fell down clutching his knee and visibly in pain.
After a while of his lying on the ground, a wagon arrived to pick him up. Then, on his own, Thibodeaux got up, crossed the cart, entered the medical tent, and finally made his way to the locker room. He was nearly immediately out of the game due to a knee injury, but the Giants did not elaborate.
After this cut block, Kayvon Thibodeaux was defeated. pic.twitter.com/RXbOGCDs8n — Talkin’ Giants on August 22, 2022 (@TalkinGiants)
On his walk to the locker room, Thibodeaux, who the Giants selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the draft earlier this year, appeared to be in a good mood.
Kayvon Thibodeaux appears to be in good health. pic.twitter.com/lMM4HvbR3G — Talkin’ Giants on August 22, 2022 (@TalkinGiants)
Thibodeaux informed reporters that the treatment he received was fine, despite the Giants’ only update being that he will undergo tests.
“I’m good,” said Kayvon Thibodeaux, “and we’re good.” positive news For the Giants, it would be a collective sigh of relief. pic.twitter.com/1824Ia7FFK August 22, 2022 — Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan)
Many people on social media criticized Moss’ block as a dirty play after watching it from behind and saw how Thibodeaux’s knee was struck directly in the middle.
Kayvon Thibodeaux, a rookie for the Giants, was hurt during this play. As we find out more about the injury, we’ll keep you informed. pic.twitter.com/1ll2mfetBs – Pro Football Network, August 22, 2022 (@PFN365).
Even if they didn’t agree with the regulation, some former NFL players pointed out that, upon closer inspection, the block looks to be quite legal.
I went and made a second check. current NFL regulations, there is still a legal block below the garbage. It is one of his tools. Just a bad play, thankfully without a disastrous outcome. But we don’t have to make the TE the Joker — August 22, 2022, Mike Golic Jr. (@mikegolicjr)
It isn’t filthy. KT saw the move and had his feet halted, so he was bracing for contact up high. https://t.co/nTNn43A1vh August 22, 2022 — Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz)
We would go low back in St. Louis because SEA used to play low on split zone. Afterward, they did it less frequently. The best approach to play the cut is to try to slam weight into the TE’s head at the very last moment. Also crucial: leave your feet so you can avoid being rolled up. Wish it weren’t a discussion, but it is. ― Hater of Tree Pollen 2022-08-22, Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE)
Brian Daboll, the Giants’ head coach, was also present.
While the severity of Thibodeaux’s injury is still unknown, it appears that he narrowly missed a serious incident on Sunday night.
An update on Kayvon Thibodeaux is provided by Brian Daboll, who also offers some commentary on low blocks: pic.twitter.com/9Mi1QR4lmA Twitter user @SNYGiants 22 August 2022
“As a coach, it’s difficult to watch a guy go down whenever you see them on the turf, regardless of how they got there. That is the law. According to Daboll, through SNY, “They permit the block.
“We also do it with fullbacks and tight ends returning to the line of scrimmage. You have to play that block well, but the rules are the rules.
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