You're right...my fault. Not sure why I was thinking a flag was thrown. Could have been flagged for taunting as well as excessive celebration (for using ball as prop) in that game as well, but neither were called fortunately. I usually don't argue on these boards, and probably shouldn't have allowed myself to get suckered into this argument. It is just ridiculous that you cannot make a simple comment such as "Good...I hope he learns his lesson" without someone (not you) being condescending. I just hate to see stupid penalties that can easily be avoided. I am sure most fans feel this way. With that being said...I hope we pay the man as he is one of (if not the) most dominant corners this team has ever had.
I guess we can continue this conversation when the time comes that Norman's antics cost the team dearly. I hope that time never comes...but we have been lucky thus far that opposing teams have not run back a TD for a score on a kickoff that falls short due to us kicking from the 20 instead of the 35, as we have had to do on at least 2 occasions this season thanks to Mr. Norman. There were already times last season where his unsportsmanlike conduct penalties kept drives alive for opposing teams.
It really is sad. Celebrations such as Smitty's (row boat, wiping baby's butt, etc) made the game better, not worse. Trash talking and in your face celebrations are just part of football, and any competitive sport. Pretty soon only whispers and golf claps will be allowed.
I swear some of you guys need someone to follow you around all day to interpret things for you. I am anything but a wine and cheese fan. I despise those fans....of course I don't need to defend myself to you. Norman is a great player...who has made several game changing plays for this team. But he needs to stop with the immature antics that can hurt the team. Is that to much to ask of a professional athlete? Celebrate all you want...I'm all for it. But don't do something that results in a pointless penalty. As I said earlier in this thread...I think the NFL has gone way too far limiting touchdown celebrations. They have taken the fun out of things. But rules are rules..and if it gonna result in a flag being thrown, than for goodness sake (and for the teams sake) don't do it.
You'd lose...badly. The sad part...you opted for humor in what was probably a sad attempt to get pie rather than get the point that I made. I love Norman...his ball skills, the way he plays the run, his attitude...heck, just about everything. But he still acts like a rookie sometimes with his personal actions. Thomas Davis has been seen coming down on Normal hard multiple times this season and last. Why? Because Norman still makes boneheaded decisions at the expense of the rest of the team. This fine was to prove a point, since flags obviously have no impact on him.
Once again it is impossible to comment on the Huddle without some moron making a stupid remark that lends nothing to the thread. Football is a team sport. Norman needs to stop hurting the team with his taunting and celebration penalties.
He used the ball as a prop...which has pretty much been against the rules since he entered the NFL. I don't like the rule, but it is a rule, and he should know better. It is just a matter of time before one of his celebrations results in a kickoff return for a TD.