Originally Posted by GAC
You're exactly right, and the replay shows that. He was thoroughly upset at what happened and was standing next to Palmer and pointing down out of concern for him.
I think the timing of the hit is the primary problem I have with it. The ball was well gone and a dive toward the knees at that point was unnecessary. He was not pushed, he just didn't try real hard to avoid contact, the kind of hit that DLman get away with all the time---and put out QBs all the time with.