Chris Carson didn't mince words during Thursday's media availability when asked about Trysten Hill's gator-roll tackle a few weeks ago.
"Kind of like what everybody thought about it, I thought it was kind of a bull****-ass play, but it is what it is.”
Hill tackled Carson on a short run in Seattle's 38-31 victory over the Cowboys in Week 3, but the tackle was anything but normal.
After the initial tackle, Hill held onto Carson's leg and gator-rolled the Seattle running back.
Carson would have to leave the game with a knee injury as a result of the play.
This is one of the dirtiest plays I’ve seen in *any* sport in a long time.— Dakarai Turner (@Dakarai_Turner) September 28, 2020
*This* is how you end someone’s season.
I hope the league punishes (suspends) Trysten Hill swiftly. Thankfully Chris Carson walked off the field under his own power. #SEAvsDAL pic.twitter.com/Wnxj6uciJR
Hill was not suspended, as many had hoped, but he did get slapped with a $6,522 fine for the play.
While Carson obviously wasn't a fan of the play, it does appear he and Hill have mended the fence.
According to NBCSNW Seahawks Insider Joe Fann, Hill reached out to Carson via text to apologize, a gesture Carson says he appreciated.
Carson said that Hill reached out to apologize. Sounds like it was via text. He said he appreciated it.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) October 8, 2020
"I was nervous of course. That’s one of my injured legs that I had during high school," Carson said when he watched the playback, "So my first initial reaction was something happened again. I felt a sharp pain, but yeah I was relieved once the MRI results came in and said I was good.”
Luckily for the Seahawks, Carson's injury didn't last long.
He returned in time for Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins where he rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns to help the Seahawks remain undefeated, and he is a full go for Sunday Night Football this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings.