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McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

Posted on: December 6, 2010 7:18 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Outside of the super end-of-game series from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, two plays in particular stood out -- Haloti Ngata's hit on Ben Roethlisberger (that ended up with Ben's nose getting crunked) and Jameel McClain's helmet-to-helmet shot on Heath Miller.

The latter even prompted Greg Aiello to tweet, during the game no less, that it was likely to draw a fine. Well, Aiello's tweeted again, confirming that McClain was fined $40,000 for his shot on Miller, and that Ngata was fined $15,000 for his illegal blow to the head on Roethlisberger.

Josh wrote following the game that the NFL needs more consistency with their flag-tossing when it comes to illegal hits (McClain wasn't even penalized for the hit on Miller, though it was an obvious illegal shot) and that's still true.

But at least give the league credit for making sure that there's some consistency in the money that's coming out of players' pockets, even if it would be nice to make sure that some of the hits that take place on the field are more properly identified by the officials at the time.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 12:33 am

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

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Posted on: December 10, 2011 1:47 pm

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

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Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:44 am

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

The only one I heard was that Ben had the lowest qb rating in a superbowl EVER...

If you were a steeler fan or an nfl fan you'd know what happened prior to his first SB game! check those stat' not spewing them again. He had one bad game in 4 road games and that just happened to be the SB game. Stop being a hater...

You think Brady won all those SB's by himself? Manning? Montana? Young? Bradshaw?...repeat SB winners are repeat winners for a reason and that's just common sense. They have good Defenses and great supporting cast. NE's defense in its hay day was REAL coincidence. Bradshaw's Def's were they good? lol The steel curtain! ;o)

Ben's record at QB is right up there with the best. It's all about wins!!!!!!!!!!!! and SuperBowls!!!!!!!!!!!! individual stat's are nice in fantasy football and record books.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:29 am

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

The game brutally officiated....especially from a steeler perspective...we lose Miller for that game and more then likely the next against Cincy. You talk about competitive disadvantage. A Johnson doesn't get suspended after he laid a smackdown on Finegan due to "competitive disadvantage" for the NFL thursday night game. H Miller gets concussed thus creating competitive disadvantage for PIT. That's okay? :o)

The NFL is so hypocritical. Player safety my A$$....

Again I state the most obvious new rule that needs to be implemented immediately. REVIEWABLE EJECTIONS CONTROLLED FROM THE BOOTH..once the review is completed the booth rings down to the ref on the field. The only slowdown in play is literally 1min or so to receive the call and make the official ejection. There could be a max number of these per game maybe. But other then that, it's a no brainer.

You want player safety...make ejections a part of the game. Anything other then that is not addressing the issue correctly.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 10:08 am

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

At least Flacco isn't date raping college girls.

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Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:53 pm

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

Im just saying, where are these magical stats you speak of? The only one I heard was that Ben had the lowest qb rating in a superbowl EVER... not to mention the refs said they screwed that game up miserably. Flacco has a good chance at going to the playoffs in all of his first 3 years. My point is that Ben isnt what makes the steelers great. Notice you didnt have palamolu last year and no playoffs. Not to mention steelers got beat by raiders, chiefs, and browns when they had NOBODY. Steelers went 3-1 without Ben... not doing much better now considering buffalo and miami games should not have been won and once again polamolu saved the game on sunday. No polamolu= no dominant steeler team. Face it

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2010 9:23 pm

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

CMTaylor - you're questioning what Big Ben did last year or 2007.  are you serious?  what, because the Steelers didn't also win the SB last year and in 2007.  well, if that's your measuring stick, then Flacco is a wannabe.  thanks for proving my point.  next time, think before you write.

Since: May 10, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:15 pm

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

PSUMAI, good post. However, if you wanna say suggs should have drawn a penalty, than so should have Troy. Both were touching the helmets. Both sides would have obviously liked to see more penalites and both fan bases are gonna see the game totally different. For example , many steelers fan insist harrison gets held a lot, but there was a time in that game where Corey Redding was most definitely held when he was picked up off the ground by two lineman

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2010 4:08 pm

McClain fined $40K, Ngata $15K for hits Sunday

I can understand the slap against Big Ben not being flagged, at full speed it happened very quickly within a large group of very large people and that's life.  The 15k fine is kind of a joke as I doubt the slap was intentional and my guess is he has 15k in his seat cushions so what's the point?  The fact that the hit on Miller was somehow not called a penalty is absolutely amazing however.  It was done in the open field and as Collinsworth pointed out, "everyone" knows that sound.  He said they could hear it from their broadcast booth.  Now IF the NFL is serious about cracking down on cheap shots to defenseless players (which that was clearly the epitome of) I would think they would have to ask the official(s) responsible for that no call what the hell were they waiting for? How could they NOT flag that? 

The Ravens are traditionally penalized a LOT...the Steelers are clearly a victim of that this season as well.  So considering these are two teams that the refs LOVE to penalize how in the hell did that not get a flag?  If that official somehow didn't see and hear that then he shouldn't be an official.

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