She should have been fined more but at least they did fine Her Royal Highness. Has there ever been a bigger mangina in the history of the sport?
Slap on the wrist.
I don't care about the $ amount.
I care that he is now officially on record for unsportsmanlike conduct.
So if he decides to get his panties in a bunch and do this again in a game where things aren't going his way, he will be a repeat offender.
Now how many games is he getting suspended for?
I don't want to wish injury on any player, but I would have liked to see him get a torn ACL for that dirty kick. Just to see if he could come back as quick as T-Sizzle.
Now the NFL can move on to investigate why the Patriots WRs "Duck" their heads to spear defenders in the head, fishing for helmet-to-hemet penalty calls. Am I the only one who noticed this? When I watched the game online yesterday and then again last night, I noticed this. While I think it's a decent offensive strategy, (Patriots do their best to push the rules within the rules limits), it is dangerous and makes a mockery of the "helmet to helmet contact" rule and the NFL's desire to limit head injuries. If it somehow comes out later that the Pats organization coaches this concept... will the NFL come down hard on them similar to bounty gate?
Also, regarding the $10,500 vs $10,000 fine... It does look pretty silly. But I think the NFL goes WAY overboard on uniform fines. I don't think the 10,000 fine of Brady is the problem, I think the 10,500 fine for Gore is what's wrong. It's like getting life in prison for drugs, when all you have is a bag of marijuana.
LOL - I love all the pics in this thread espescially the last one on Joe.
He's talking to all those Flacco haters. Where are they now? ILMAO
Wow! I stand corrected. The amount is light, but it is the principle that I appreciate (even if Gore got fined $500 more for having his socks too low).
Check out how this ESPN Boston article soft pedals the play:
During the final minute of the first half, Brady slid to the ground to end an impromptu run. The star quarterback had one leg raised a few feet off the ground and it hit Reed, who emerged from the play without injury.
"But Brady...good god, he really needs to get lit up by someone again. And I hope it's courtesy of Bernard Pollard once more."
Sorry to break the bad news, but ain't gonna happen...this season!!!:rolling:
I mean... a RB, FB, WRs, and TEs all have to be set before the snap of the ball. I also noticed Welker still moving when they snapped it on his scoring play. Also, I haven't heard anyone bring up the no call on the late hit/interference on Ed Reed's Fair catch. You could hear the crack of the pads/helmet to helmet hit on that play... lame.
NFL is really sending a message with this...Quote:
By comparison, 49ers running back Frank Gore was fined $10,500 for wearing his socks too low in the NFC championship. Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was fined $10,000 last year for calling his wife on the sideline to let her know he was okay after taking a hit to the head.
Now about about the contact on Reed after he signalled for and made a fair catch? I have never seen that NOT called before; IIRC a flag was thrown and picked up on that play. 'Splain please, Lucy.