“I think Vontaze has changed quite a bit,” Lewis said. “I think that he has changed tremendously. He’s changed a lot. The very next play, the quarterback runs, scrambles, Vontaze runs over, leaps over the quarterback when Alex Smith slides. The very next play after that, the back goes to the flat, he’s going down for a first down. Vontaze is in coverage and instead of diving in and spearing in, he touches him down and jumps over him out of bounds.”
Lewis said the he believes Burfict’s hit on Sherman was legal because he didn’t use his head and struck the fullback in the numbers, not from behind or the side which is specified as illegal in the rule.