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Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:20 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With all the new rules about head-hunting and helmet-to-helmet hits, you’d think that the only time a player would break that rule is if it was bang-bang play that was purely accidental. Especially if that person is already a repeat offender.

Dunta Robinson got nailed with a fine last year after a massive helmet-to-helmet hit on DeSean Jackson (which you can see in the video below), which resulted in a Jackson concussion.



Robinson got hit with a $50,000 fine that was later reduced, and everything was forgiven, right? Robinson even called Jackson to apologize.

That goodwill disappeared tonight when Robinson led with his helmet into the jaw of Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin that was so blatant and so nasty that the officials would not have been wrong to eject him from the game. In fact, that’s exactly what they should have done.

Maclin had to come out for a short time, but he returned soon after. It’s a good thing he wasn’t hurt more seriously, or the Internet outrage against Robinson would have been even more intense. For good reason. And though I don’t usually root for the commissioner to take large chunks of money from a player’s paycheck, here’s hoping that Robinson gets hit with a monster fine (in the six-figure range?) and a suspension.

At this point, he’s earned it, and he needs to be stopped.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:45 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 1:30 pm
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

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tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 28, 2011 7:01 pm
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Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:30 pm
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Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Bottom line on this perticular play he WAS head hunting.. One of the 1st things they teach you in football is when your making a tackle to NOT lean with your helmet.. Dirty play all the way around he should also be suspended, and receive a 100,000 dollar fine




Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Just cause Phillys weak A$$ corners can't hit doesn't make Robinson the bad guy. He barely touched Maclins face mask and didn't even leave the ground with both feet. The way i look at it, it made Maclin a little nervous to catch that last pass over the middle to extend the game. Maclin hearing the foot steps. Philly stop crying like a bunch of B!tches and take your bloody mouth dog killa with ya



Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

yank,
I've played football all my life until college, and I received and delivered my fair share of bang bang hits.  The only thing we are told right from day 1 about how to hit is to NEVER lower your head or lead with it and Robinson did do exactly that.  It's that obvious.  If he wanted to make a big hit on Maclin like every corner or safety wants to do, he should have lowered the shoulder aimed for his chest and plowed through him jarring the ball loose in the process.  Yet, he chose to go high on the tackle.  Don't try to play the "You have no time to think, just react" card because you have time to think about the hit the entire play.  If Robinson went for his chest and Maclin ducked his head down, it's Maclin's fault, but Maclin didn't do anything.  As for last year's fine decrease, he wasn't a repeat offender or on Goddell's "watch list" and the fine was excessive to me for a first time offender.  It was a big hit but since there's grey area about what hit first, the amount was lowered.  Now that he has been fined for a hit, he's on the list and now the heavier fines are coming down on him.  I don't like the way football is headed either, especially with all this ridiculous rules.  At some point no one is going to watch because it will be flag football.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 10:20 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

To say that this was just "football" is really funny to me. Robinson led with his head and nearly launched himself into Maclin. Thankfully it didn't end up as bad as it could have. I am a fan of big hits and I agree that the game is changing (not favorably) but the fact remains that the hit was illegal and he will have to live with the consequences. I don't know if it was done with malice or not and don't care to speculate. I wound't think that suspension would be needed but he is not a "first-time offender". I don't like the idea of making him out to be some type of criminal because honestly he is the only person that knows what HIS intentions were. Just glad it put Maclin down. Just my opinion!



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Since: Sep 18, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 7:08 am
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