Somewhere along the way, the NFL apparently declared punters "defenseless."
Huber was eyeballing Brown, didn't see Garvin coming, and got flattened. Cue the hue and cry.
A number of people, especially in Cincinnati, are crying that Garvin should have been flagged and will be fined. There was no flag, and we'll let the NFL suits debate a fine.
Just about anybody who's played football has been flattened like that, too. We feel bad for Huber that he suffered a broken jaw and, reportedly, a cracked vertebrae. It's a violent game, a collision sport, and we're not saying Huber should have seen Garvin coming, but Garvin was doing his job. What was he supposed to do? Fling himself sideways? Cut Huber at the knees, which could jeopardize his career? Ask Daniel Sepulveda about knee injuries. He's out of football because of them.
That looked like a good block, and we'd say the same thing if it were the Steelers' Mat McBriar on the receiving end.