"she’s really pissed off."
The little last bit there where when she staples his foot to the floor and he realizes she’s going win and he suddenly snaps into good guy ward and out of who he really is, trying to play on her humanity, trying to act like oh now he is sorry, conveniently as he’s about to lose, and she punches him in the throat. And that’s SUPER IMPORTANT.
Because firstly it means he can’t talk anymore. His words have been his greatest weapon so far, they have made him able to manipulate the team. Second because it means he is still conscious. She could have knocked him out but no, she wants him to see this. To see them win, to see Hydra fall.
Apparently ward fans think she used “excessive force” by punching him in the throat when she had already “won.” No, she was doing what needed to be done: stoping him from being able to continue his sick, sick manipulation of the people she loved. Because he preys on people’s humanity and goodness because that’s how Garret trained him. And she knows her team is good and would show mercy if he begged. So she does this for them.