Noah Brown’s demolition of Rigoberto Sanchez drew an unnecessary roughness penalty.
Punters don’t get hit very often. As long as the punt gets off clean and there isn’t a long return, they’re usually in the clear.
Maybe that’s why Indianapolis Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez didn’t think to keep his head on a swivel after a punt in the third quarter of a preseason game.
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Noah Brown took advantage of that and demolished Sanchez with a blindside shot.
Sanchez is battling Jeff Locke for the punter role in Indianapolis and was able to walk off the field under his own power. He and Locke are looking to replace Pat McAfee, who retired after the 2016 season, and offered some advice on Twitter.
Head on a swivel cuz @Rigojio88
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 20, 2017
Brown was a seventh-round pick for the Cowboys and probably didn’t help his case for a spot on the roster by picking up a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. He finished the Hall of Fame Game without a reception and had a fumble in his preseason second game against the Rams.
He bounced back well by grabbing a touchdown later in the quarter. Brown will need more plays like his touchdown grab and less like his destruction of Sanchez to stick in Dallas.