Woof: https://t.co/75xIS8iCHj pic.twitter.com/C2i0dywMJd— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 8, 2017
Matt Moore only sat out one play after that. He might just be the toughest man alive. Twitter reacted accordingly in what may be the most that Twitter has ever talked about a former Oregon State QB:
if i get hit the way moore got hit i'm retiring from fb i'm throwing my TV away so i never see fb again i'm never saying "football" again— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) January 8, 2017
Good throw by the ghost of Matt Moore— jason (@JasonKirkSBN) January 8, 2017
That might’ve been the most violent football play I’ve ever seen— Luke Zimmermann (@lukezim) January 8, 2017
A play later and he's back in can't do nothing but respect Matt Moore for that ✊— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) January 8, 2017
And my personal favorite came from former Beav and current best punter in the NFL, Johnny Hekker, who gave us a reason to use the hashtag #BeaverTough, which I will be getting tattooed on the back of my neck like how Vin Diesel did in XXX:
Matt Moore, #BeaverTough— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) January 8, 2017
The play sparked controversy and yet another “what is targeting why does targeting exist this is the worst rule ever” debate. Bud Dupree, the man responsible for making Matt Moore forget everything that happened in his life between January of 2007 to present day, didn’t get ejected for what looked like an illegal hit, sounded like an illegal hit, felt like an illegal hit, probably was an illegal hit, and didn’t get called as an illegal hit.
Also among the controversy was how quickly Matt Moore was sent back into the game, as the NFL’s concussion policy remains the center of debate among advocates of player safety. I’m no doctor or concussion scientist, but if I had to guess... Matt Moore probably couldn’t tell you what city he’s in right now.
If somehow, someway, Moore is able to lead the Dolphins back to a victory in this game, it would be the greatest moment in history for a former Oregon State QB that went onto become a career backup in the NFL, aka Backup U. In fact, Matt Moore would officially become the Dean of Admissions for Backup U.
What do you guys think? Was that an illegal hit? Let us know in the comments.