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Nick Fairley will not miss the Iron Bowl

Posted on: November 16, 2010 4:52 pm
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As of right now, Auburn's best defensive and offensive players will be on the field against Alabama a week from now.

The SEC refused to suspend defensive tackle Nick Fairley after an apparent spear of Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray. (He was penalized for roughing the passer.)

Cam Newton you know about, and if you don't, well, keep enjoying your nap.
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Category: NCAAF
Tags: Auburn, Georgia, SEC
 
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Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2010 9:32 pm
 

Nick Fairley will not miss the Iron Bowl

I have seen Fairley several this year.  He is a great talent.  In each game, I have seen him drive a QB into the ground.  I understand several coaches have complainted the burtality of these hits.  In the 1st quarter against Georgia, he picked up Murray and drove him into the ground.  He even got his facemask caught under Murray's facemask.  I played football from the age of 13 until I was 40.  I was a defensive lineman and linebacker.  Fairley is a much better player I ever was.  He took cheap shots at a defenseless player with the goal of putting him out of the game.  They were cheap shots and all but one were not penaltized.  He is too good of player to claim they were mistaken.  Football is a violent sport but, there are limits.  Those who support Fairley's late hits, I hope will stand by him if or when he cripples someone.

 



Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2010 6:01 pm
 

Nick Fairley will not miss the Iron Bowl

I don't agree with that hit to the back of Murray by Fairley.  However, to say he is dirty when he reacted strongly to being chop blocked several times is ridiculous.  He is a defensive TACKLE and his job is to sack QBs.  If other teams don't like it they either need to have their O Line block better or get a similar guy on their D line to strike back.  This is division 1 football.  Play hard or go home and whine like a sissy boy to yo momma/the SEC.  I am SURE Fairley has been warned sternly, he got the penalty which allowed UGA to score, and he will be given extra running, etc. to do in practice.  Don't expect him to have a repeat performance of that hit to Murray, but you are fooling yourself if you he will hold back either.  He is SUPPOSED to be aggressive.  Also, UGA THUGAS whining about bad behavior is too freakin' hilarious. Laughing


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