No I don’t care if he is going after the ball, which it would be a stretch to say was doing considering he was walking. No player, offense or defense, should spear another player helmet to helmet. He clearly launched into Murray with the intention of hitting his head. He could have just as easily knocked him down by pushing with his arms or hitting him in the mid section.
Originally I though Clowney’s was helmet to helmet too because you can clearly hear them hit. But I think he was low enough to give him the benefit of the doubt and say Smiths helmet whipped down to force the contact and that it wasn’t direct contact.
*edit* Swearingers second hit is horrible. He deserves to be kicked for that.