Coach Ron Rivera, a former linebacker, disapproved of the hit. He stated Bostic, a seven-year veteran, have to be “smarter than that,” and identified the hit occurred on third and 10, when Dalton couldn’t have transformed.
“It’s unlucky as a result of we had a three-and-out proper there. They might’ve needed to punt,” Rivera stated. “We may’ve gotten the ball again sooner. Jon’s a savvy, veteran man and that’s a mistake that he shouldn’t make. It’s unlucky. Thankfully sufficient for us, it didn’t harm us.”
“We communicate on a regular basis about taking part in for each other, defending each other,” McCarthy advised reporters. “It positively was not the response you’d count on.”
For Bostic, a center linebacker key to the protection’s success, the ejection snapped his streak of taking part in all 426 of the crew’s defensive snaps this season.
Mark Maske contributed reporting.