Jon Beason had seen it before from Luke Kuechly — a seemingly bogus penalty called on him followed by a huge play. Though Beason has misremembered some of the details, the gist of the story remains the same, and it's that you do not want to tick off his fellow Carolina Panthers linebacker.
Last season, in a Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders, Kuechly snapped his head around and got a great pass-drop to tackle Darrius Heyward-Bey as he caught the ball. The only problem was he was somehow flagged for unnecessary roughness despite one of the cleanest hits a linebacker could make on a defenseless receiver. Two plays later, Kuechly shot the gap to level Darren McFadden in the hole. Kuechly got right up and pointed at the injured Beason, who had told him from the sideline to not let the penalty throw him off his game.