Here are seven other reactions to the hit (via the Ravens’ website, the Sun and the Miami Herald):
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. It was bang-bang. I don’t know what else I could have done.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh: Joe had a concussion and a cut ear. They were stitching it up without any anesthesia, so he’s a tough dude. That’s as much as I know. I’m not commenting on (the hit). It was penalized correctly, I would say.
Dolphins coach Adam Gase: I didn’t see it. I just saw a melee of guys, and then just tried to figure out what happened.
The Seahawks are in good shape right now despite their nightmarish offensive line problems and another sideline outburst last week. This will be another test for rookie Deshaun Watson, whose signature road performance was at New England in Week 3. Chicken-or-egg situation: Watson hasn’t faced a defense as formidable as the Seahawks, who are ranked first in the NFL this week, but the Seahawks have built that record against some wretched offenses, like the Giants last week.
The Indianapolis Colts are still without Andrew Luck after the quarterback underwent surgery in January. Recently acquired passer Jacoby Brissett has played well as the team’s starter in Luck’s place, but the Colts are undeniably worse without the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft on the field.
His absence has been somewhat of a mystery. While Luck’s surgery was described by Colts owner Jim Irsay as an outpatient procedure that wouldn’t threaten the 2017 regular season, it has clearly become a more significant issue than that. Luck has yet to play this season.