"(The refs) told me he took a good shot and, you know what, I certainly get that," Rex Ryan said after the game. "This league should be about protecting players and Hochuli explained that to me. I certainly understand that and I'm all for that."
Taylor left for two plays, saying after the game that he accepted Hochuli's judgement, even after it was determined he was concussion-free.
"Just protocol," Taylor said. "I got hit. Ed said he thought I was a little woozy (on) the ground and they put me in protocol. You never want to come out in the middle of a series, especially in a close game, big game like this. But I understand it's protocol, so I have to deal with it."
In this case, officials took charge of the situation and used appropriate caution with Taylor -- whether or not he wanted to leave the game.