The play in question came with 6:19 to go in the second quarter. The Cincinnati Bengals faced 3rd-&-9. Andy Dalton took the snap, and fired over the middle to tight end C.J. Uzomah, who made the catch.
Parks was one of Denver's safeties in a two-deep shell. As Uzomah was going to the ground, being tackled by Darian Stewart, Parks came flying in and glanced the back of the tight end's helmet.
The key; Parks launched, making contact with a defenseless receiver's head as he was going to the ground.
For a rookie making a sixth-rounder's wage, $24,309 is a significant chunk of his salary.
Parks takes his cues from the physical enforcers ahead of him on the depth chart. It's great to play physical, but Parks just learned the hard way that you also have to play smart.
Otherwise, Roger Goodell will take your paycheck.
Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.
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