Reshad Jones

Reaction from Kiko Alonso, Ravens players to linebacker's hit on quarterback Joe Flacco

Reaction from Kiko Alonso, Ravens players to linebacker's hit on quarterback Joe Flacco

Kiko Alonso: “It was a bang-bang play. I thought if maybe he slid a second sooner, I was anticipating him sliding, and not hit him. But I think it was a second late; that’s why I hit him.

“When a guy slides, and his target is very small, I just think it’s like a second late, which is why I hit him, to be honest with you. At first I was anticipating him — I thought he was going to slide. And then, I had to hit him, because he slid too late. It was bang-bang. I don’t know what else I could have done.”

When asked if he could have avoided the hit: “No, I really think if he would have slid a second sooner I would have pulled off. But it was so close, that I had...

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