“If This Were Allen, Mahomes or Burrow….”: Brutal Hit On 25-Year-Old Dolphins Rookie Draws NFL World’s Flak

Published 01/17/2023, 1:59 PM EST

The Dolphins had their playoff dreams end early. They played their wild-card game against the Buffalo Bills and lost their one chance to break through further into the playoffs. However, fans were not happy for two different reasons. One was obviously the fact that the Dolphins lost the game. One another reason was the way the referees were calling the game.

The Dolphins quarterback, Skylar Thompson, suffered a few brutal tackles during the game. There was one, in particular, that fans truly believed should have been a foul but was not called. There was an uproar on Twitter against the referees and the officiating of the game. Fans went berserk on Twitter.

Fans fight in the defense of the Dolphins’ QB


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Thompson did seem like he was brutally tackled on the play that fans were furious about.  As the video went viral, fans were not happy that there was no call from the referees. Fans were not happy with the kind of officiating that had been going on during the game.

They took to Twitter to blast the refs and officials for their calls. One fan claimed that the same would not have happened to other members of the league.

Furthermore, there were fans who agreed with how unfair it was that a flag wasn’t called.

There were also comments on what would’ve happened if this was Brady.

There was also a tweet that spoke about it being intentionally uncalled.

However, there were a lot of fans who argued that there was no call whatsoever.

Ultimately, it seems like the fans were very conflicted about what exactly the call should or should not be. Regardless, the Miami Dolphins still suffered a loss and are now out of the running. It does make one wonder how the Dolphins would have fared in the playoffs if their star QB Tua Tagovailoa was still playing. Alas, it was not meant to be.


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Did the Dolphins feel Tua’s absence?

Just three days before the playoffs, it was determined that Tagovailoa would not be playing for the Dolphins. Only after his place in the concussion protocol was confirmed, did the Dolphins make the decision to start Thompson. That is not to say that fans were not disappointed. Fans were supremely saddened after finding out that their favorite QB would be out for their first and now, only playoff game.

Jan 15, 2023; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) greets Miami Dolphins quarterback Skylar Thompson (19) after a NFL wild card game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

It seems like the Dolphins’ journey was cut short. Call or no call, the Dolphins played magnificently and did put their best foot forward. It only remains to be seen how strong they will return for the next NFL season.


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Aditya Rajput

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Aditya Rajput is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising and Branding from FLAME University. His favorite player is Tom Brady, the best quarterback to play the game in his opinion, but his favorite team is Brady's Super Bowl kryptonite, the New York Giants.

Edited By: Hitesh Nigam