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Fines levied

Posted on: October 19, 2010 5:30 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 5:36 pm

The hefty fines levied against three players for illegal hits Tuesday will open some eyes around the NFL.

It won't stop the hits.

The league fined Pittsburgh's James Harrison $75,000, and New England's Brandon Meriweather and Atlanta's Dunta Robinson each $50,000 for hits this past weekend.

That's a lot of money, more than many make in a year. But if the NFL really thinks that will change the way guys play, they are nuts.

Harrison's fine was the biggest because he's a repeat offender.

Football is a violent, nasty game. What was Robinson supposed to do when he was beating down on DeSean Jackson? Stop and think? Then the guy catches the ball and races by him. Robinson hit him with his shoulder, not his helmet, but was fined for launching.

There is a real fine line here. I saw a Jaguars safety beating down on a receiver Monday night and he pulled up, probably because of the uproar made over the weekend hits.

I think hits to the head are serious stuff, but they're no worse than a chop block that shreds a knee.

Is the NFL overreacting? That's what they do when the media goes bonkers on a subject, which they are about the hits.


Category: NFL

Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:56 pm

Fines levied

PRISCO, I have been reading blogs of yours for a while now...
And until now....I thought you had no idea what you were talking about.

Since: Nov 4, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Fines levied

To all you people happy about the fines and suspensions please go find another sport to watch and stop trying to ruin ours... I really don't think Goodel understands how many fans the NFL is going to lose... People are talking ,,,I heard three people say they are going to cancel their Sunday of them was a female...she has more stones than alot of you men that are crying about the hard hits. I hope D's come out to knock peoples heads off Sunday and see if we can get games cancelled because there are so many suspensions...

Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:27 pm

CRISCO Pete says, "Broncos FLEECE Browns!"

BWAHAHAHAH, Hahaha, hehe... ahem, snicker...

Since: Sep 21, 2008
Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Way to go Prisco

The great physician, Pete Prisco, has dropped some knowledge for us. According to him, hitting someone in the head is the same as a chop block on the knee. Last I checked Pete, your head is more valuable than your knee. One may end your carreer. The other, at best changes your life (paralyzation) at worst ends your life. knees can be repaired. Brain damage and paralyzation, not so much. But you bring up a good point Pete. It's obvious by this article, your not really using your head, so it makes sense you put knees in the same tier as head and neck damage. Owned.

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 8:43 pm

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They are killin me Pete. I want football to be a hard hittin sport if they kill my game I will go ride dirt bikes or something else. They will lose fans like this, lets not even speak of the CBA.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 8:01 pm

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If they start throwing people out for playing football then I hope more and more fans stop attending these games. Football is a contact sport and if you try to change it to flag football then your just watering down the product and what the product is worth. The chance that one hit or a bunch of hits cause severe damage to a player is why they make big money ....Now someone making a obvious attempt seconds after a play is one thing but not one of the hits over last weekend should be deemed as a bad one. They all were split second decisions that come within the game. Its not as if the whistle blew or it was 3 seconds after the ball went by the reciever that these players were hit. The league just wants defenders to let players catch the ball and run by them instead of playing the game. Some has to stand up for the sake of defense....

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 7:26 pm
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Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: October 19, 2010 7:00 pm

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How on earth can you think that headhunting is comparable going for someone's knees?
  Potential paralysis (for the defender and the person on offense) > Missing a year due to knee issues (only one person gets injured)

They are both wrong, but "c'mon man" they are not equally bad.

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 6:44 pm

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The rules have been in place for years.  It's about time there is some attention to this. No, players won't be spit second thinking that this tackle will cost 50k so, the game officials need to try to keep it under control. Absolutely no flag on the Harisson to Massaquoi shot. Throw the flags. If a guy is ejected from a game, it will at least stop that player from doing it again, in that game. It may not ever completely stop, but this is a start.

Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2010 6:29 pm
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