Originally posted by msninerfan73:
i think i read somewhere he was fined$50,000
And if you quantitated that to a blue collar worker's wages? $5 bucks.
He probably pulled out his checkbook and gladly wrote them a check.
I seriously cannot see why there is such an uproar over this by some people. Shoot that hit was weak by comparison to some of the hits that Hardy Brown and Ronnie Lott have put on guys.
Hardy most especially that guy would LEVEL guys with nothing more than his shoulder. He's one of the reason that helmets are much stronger today.
If you don't believe me just watch ESPNs' top 10 hitters of the NFL. Ronnie is ranked to 5 and 2 back from him Hardy Brown.
It's guys like this that made me a FAN of the NFL to begin with. Only panty waists complain about these things.
It wasn't like AW was out to end Duke's career. Gripe about it when the player is deliberately attempting to separate a players head from his shoulders.
Show of hands, how many people were CELEBRATING that shot that leveled the Jets WR last year?
I'll be the first to stand up and proudly admit that I was excited as hell to see that hit. I laughed my @$$ off when the guy popped up took a couple of steps and then BAM brain caught up with body and went right back down.
So if stuff like that happens to our guys well then you have to ax yosef "could the ball have been placed in a better spot"? If your answer is yes, then there is nothing to gripe about. In this case hell yeah, it could and SHOULD have. It's one thing when they BOTH go up in the air to get it, but when you already have separation you DON'T want to hang your Receiver out to dry. That's how guys get injured.
Blame Hill, don't blame the Defender for doing his freakin yob.
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Sep 16, 2009 at 15:55:42 ]