The Sport Effect

Baltimore Ravens’ Odafe Oweh – No ill will in hit on Teddy Bridgewater

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens outside the house linebacker Odafe Oweh mentioned that the strike that knocked out Denver Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on Sunday was not malicious.

In the 2nd quarter, Oweh’s shot on Bridgewater drove him to the ground and dislodged his helmet. Bridgewater was identified with a concussion and did not perform in the 2nd 50 percent of the Ravens’ 23-7 gain in Denver.

“There was no sick intent,” Oweh mentioned. “Our mentality is to carry physicality and do anything that we acquired to do securely, no penalties. I would like Teddy prosperity. I wasn’t hoping to do nearly anything dirty.”

On Monday, Broncos coach Vic Fangio mentioned Oweh’s strike on Bridgewater and Ravens safety Chuck Clark’s shot on wide receiver Diontae Spencer should’ve been flagged as personalized fouls.

“They should’ve been known as, naturally, but they were not,” Fangio mentioned. “I sent a video in to the officiating office for the duration of the [final week], exhibiting them identical hits that [opposing defenses] had and have gotten absent with. And it proceeds. So, you can see sending video clips to the officiating office can be fruitless at situations.”

Oweh, the No. 31 pick in this year’s draft, grew to become the first defensive close/outside the house linebacker to get selected in the first round in the past 25 decades immediately after not recording a sack in his closing faculty period. Oweh has built an quick affect on the Ravens, providing two sacks in his first two video games, together with the just one on Bridgewater.

“When you change the edge and you see he is continue to standing there — and you hold on finding nearer and he is continue to not viewing you — you just get content,” Oweh mentioned of his sack of Bridgewater. “You saw me just pounce like a lion.”