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Fined for this?!?!

Let me get this straight:
- You can't hit the QB's head
- You can't hit the QB's legs
- You can't hit the QB's when the ball has been released



So now you can't hit the QB with your helmet on his chest?! WTF are you supposed to do chest bump him until he falls down?



Player: Manny Lawson
Fine: 12,500
Reason: "unnecessarily striking the opposing quarterback in the chest area with his helmet"


http://www.csnbayarea.com/11/05/10/NFL-Fines-Lawso...tml?blockID=346738&feedID=5936
Goodell is way over his head and is pissing everyone off
Watching that replay, if Lawson pulled up then it would have been a completion. This is total BS.

I swear Goodell is trying to make sure there's no football next year.
ok now how are they suppose to get the qb down....use harsh language or something wtf
If you look at it real closely and you see how Manny head comes up just a bit as he hits him I'm starting to think the the NFL guys are seeing that as if defenders are trying to spear the guy when it looks like a natural reaction to me. That's all I can think of b/c the hit looked clean. Looked like a text book hit. You can't hit them low, you can't hit them high, and now you can't hit them in the chest?
Originally posted by Allx9er:
ok now how are they suppose to get the qb down....use harsh language or something wtf



Now lay down or I shall taunt you a second time...
This is an outrage! Goodell should be fined for "abusing his power and fining players without a good reason." I mean how the h*** is Manny supposed to hit this guy! If he had not gone full force Orton may have completed the pass. I say keep on hitting em' manny. Stick it to that good for nothing commissioner!!!!
Originally posted by D_Niner:
Originally posted by Allx9er:
ok now how are they suppose to get the qb down....use harsh language or something wtf



Now lay down or I shall taunt you a second time...

the nfl is getting out of hand. why do they get paid millions if not to hit each other? that is what football is all about. this is so stupid in my opinion because it is not even a fine for the two penalties that he recieved. that right there verifies to me that the refs were wrong according to the league by flagging manny.

anyone see the hit james harrison got fined for THIS week?
What a p*ssy type of fine. Lawson didn't go helmet to helmet. He did what he's been taught to do since he probably played Peewee football. Wrap your arms up and tackle the QB. WTF.

Might as well make it flag football.
I can't wait till Goodell is out as commish.

These rules have become beyond idiotic.

-9fA
It's become really absurd. It's a physical game. Let them play. And players who get injured also know the risks when they line up to play. Also they get paid a lot to take those risks. Big hits are part of football.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's become really absurd. It's a physical game. Let them play. And players who get injured also know the risks when they line up to play. Also they get paid a lot to take those risks. Big hits are part of football.

we knew the risks when we played pop warner
you know....if our guys can get fined for tackling?!? then why don't people like rocky bernard and that fool that drove smith into the ground this year get find for throwing there full weight into qb's while tackling? i mean, come on. one hit hurts and ruins careers just as fast as the other. tear a qb's shoulder and it could be the end. and it is obvious to me that driving a qb like both of those guys did tears up shoulders.

i know it is rediculous to say they should be fined for tackling smith that way but my point is that they are fining like they are now to "protect" qb's so why not fine for those type of hits smith got. kind of a ramble but does that make sense to anyone else?
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Congrats Goodell, You've made the NFL a joke.