This play will have lingering effects on LaMichael James. During an attempt to return a punt in the second quarter of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, James was smoked by a big hit from Ricardo Lockette.
The 49ers were able to jump on the loose ball as a helmet-less and disoriented James looked on. Colin Kaepernick would lead the 49ers down the field for a score and a 10-0 lead. In the end, it was no harm, no foul for James.