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Did Farrior deserve fine?

Posted on: September 30, 2011 2:51 pm
 
I saw the hit James Farrior put on Kerry Collins last week. It was a good, solid hit. I didn't see any penalty. Seriously, I didn't see a thing. Obviously, the game officials didn't, either. Farrior wasn't penalized.

But on Friday the NFL fined him $15,000. It's very possible there is an angle that I missed and shows a vicious hit. I also don't believe the league has it out for the Steelers. But this fine is a mystery to me. But not to Farrior.

Farrior believes he was fined because Collins suffered a concussion. The Steelers are often submerged in conspiracy theories. Most of them don't make sense. This one has some legs. For very good reason it has legs because the league wants to eliminate hits to the heads but it's still tricky when a fairly significant fine comes down on a hit in which the game officials didn't even throw a flag.

Expect the Steelers to have a lot more to say on this. 
Category: NFL
Tags: Steelers
 
Comments

Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

FMPhantom - good post, you are right on the money...Goodell s*cks beyond belief, little weenie lawyer, last thing we need running a football league.  I miss the '70's when football was really football. If I was the head of the players union I would have said no deal unless Goodell goes.



Since: Oct 1, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

If there isn't a penalty called on the play then the player shouldn't get fined!



Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: October 1, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

Why would anybody that sits on their sofa on sundays give a ratsass if someone gets fined or not?




Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 1, 2011 9:52 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

I am sick and tired of all the fines and suspensions.  Not just to the Steelers, but overall.  Goodell is an idiot.  I love the Steelers and the NFL.  But the game is getting to the point where they might as well wear flags or play two hand touch.  Big hits are part of the game.  I do not want to see anyone get hurt, but that is the nature of the game.  Nothing you can do about it.  Defenders get so screwed as they need to be careful to the point where they are becoming ineffective in many cases.



Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2011 8:12 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

Unbelieveable.  Are people still whining about SB 40?  Those people are idiots beyond belief.  Look, SB 40 is very simple - the Cryhawks made the mistakes, and the Steelers made the big plays.  Trust me, those roles were reversed on several occasions for the Steleers under Cowher, when they were the one's not making the big plays under pressure.  And you think they've never had a call go against them?  Please don't be so delusional.  Here's the deal - every time the Cryhawks got what they thought was a bad call on offense, it was on first down!  They had plenty of time to recover, make plays, and keep a drive going.  But they choked.  They couldn't do it.  Whether it was Hampton's sack, or Taylor's interception, the Steelers snuffed them out every time.  Don't blame the ref's for the Cryhawks inability to get the job done.  They should've never been there.  Hasselbeck is a B-list QB at best and Holmgren is the most overrated coach the last 20 years not named Belichick.  (At least he is a good guy and doesn't cheat, or lose his cool on the sideline like the little weenie did last week while collapsing to the Bills.)  On the other side of the coin the Steelers made huge plays when they needed to - converting a 3rd and 28 at the end of the second quarter to setup a score, Randle-El's throw to Ward, countless huge 3rd down completions from Ben, on and on.  That is why Pittsburgh won their 5th ring.  The Steelers were the first to win 3, the frst to win 4, and most importantly - the first to win six.  They palyed a horrible SB 45 and still only lost to the "mighty" Packers by 5 points.  You don't hear us crying about the ref's do you?  Of course not, we took it like men and are going to back there this year.



Since: Apr 30, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2011 7:58 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

You are ridiculous.  This is is football - that is what you are supposed to do.  Get it?  It was not a late hit, I saw the game, and that is why there was no flag.  You are obviously a very young football fan who doesn't remember how the game used to be played.  A little education for you - this is a very, very physical game.  And yes, there are still elements of real football in today's cheesy game.  So deal with it or watch golf.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 1, 2011 7:21 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

When i was watching the game and after i saw that hit i said to myself "where in the hell was the flag for that hit".  Collins was just standing there and Farrior just flat out leveled him. I'm glad he was fined and the league actually had the balls to do it.



Since: Aug 28, 2011
Posted on: October 1, 2011 6:31 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

If I hear one more jerk off say that the steelers were handed superbowl 40 I will puke in their mouth.  Did  they play a great game, no.  Seattle sucked too.  The hold was a hold, the push off was a push off, the block was after numb nuts threw a int, the goal line play was on 3rd down not 4th. The Steelers drove it down to within a inch of the frigging goal line, and Seattle really thinks that half inch cost them the game, what about the 60-70 yards before that, however long the drive was. Seattle will be crying about this forever, because it will be that long before they make it back.  It was a fluke they were there in the first place.



Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: October 1, 2011 1:24 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

Not only did he spear him, but he left his feet and launched himself at him, which I also thought was a no-no.



Since: Nov 12, 2009
Posted on: October 1, 2011 1:20 am
 

Did Farrior deserve fine?

I love it when people say the Steelers were handed the Superbowl.  I have said this once, and I will say it a million times over; don't put yourself in a position where one call or one play can kill you.  I don't care if it is the Steelers or any other team.  Steelers are famous for keeping teams in the game, so if a bad call goes against them, I say it is your own fault for not taking care of business yourself.  That goes for any other team as well.

As far as the fine on Farrior, not deserved at all.  And one more point to add to that, if the league deems it necessary to fine a player for a play where a flag was not thrown, then the officials of that game should be fined too.  Especially in the case of a hit on the QB, there is always an official right on top of him watching everything that happens to him through the duration of the play.


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