Originally posted by Antix:
What's f**king crazy is these guys look at the film and SEE CLEAR AS DAY that it's legal, but they fine anyway. They are literally trying to fine hitting out of the game. The players hate it and so do the fans. But they keep doing it because we keep paying.
All I'm asking is the d-backs legally play more physical. Holding and pass interference on the defense should be more lax since you can't hit the receivers once they catch it.
This. I would really be interested in finding out how many of these fines are over-turned. This isn't pocket change they are taking from these guys.
If it is clearly an illegal hit and a hit that was not needed or you can tell had some intent to injure then fine them. But you can tell from this hit that it was just part of the game (let alone that it was clean).
But as you stated the NFL seems to throw out these fines when 99% of people seem to agree the hit was fine. It is almost like they are giving a big f**k you to everyone and saying we will do what we want.