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#37 ladypanther

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

I bet a bunch of the "rich players should be fined more" people are going to obliviously vote for Romney


Don't understand that thinking. It is wrong.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Yea way too much money, just suspend his ass next 6 games. He gonna lose money now?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

Was this his first fine? If so, I agree its too much. If not, keep escalating.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

I personally think its fugged up to fine someone that much money when they make that little to begin with. He made 5 G's compared to the 26 he should have.

The NFL needs to fix the fines, and help out the players who don't make as much.

To be clear, he should have been fined, but I completely disagree with the amt



how is it not fair? you think that is too much for a unnecessary play that led to person's brain getting damaged, perhaps effecting the rest of his life?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:01 AM

fug that guy; and fug all NFL "athletes" who refuse to control their bodies when making tackles. You can't reach the pinnacle of your sport without having immaculate body control. He intentionally tried to injure someone; I think that he should have been fined even more....and don't get me started on the idiot who destroyed Lattimore's knee.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

http://profootballta...brandon-lafell/

PFT commentators disagree with Huddle opinions. Maybe it's mostly Bears fans replying...

I saw the hit too. Conte was clearly aiming for the body, but as LaFell went toward the ground, the head took the brunt of the hit.
But more importantly, how did they let LaFell return to play in the game, only to suffer “concussion symptoms” later during the week? Aren’t they supposed to be screening this stuff on the sidelines nowadays?


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

http://profootballta...brandon-lafell/

PFT commentators disagree with Huddle opinions. Maybe it's mostly Bears fans replying...



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It does not matter if he was "aiming" for the body, his helmet hit Lafell's. Secondly, you obviously saw Lafell walk off the sideline and have a team doctor/neurologist talk to him and obviously cleared him to play.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

NFL's defenseless receiver rule.

“It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.
(a) Players in a defenseless posture are: [. . .]
(2) A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player;
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( b ) Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is:
(1) Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him; and
(2) Lowering the head and making forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead/”hairline” parts of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body.”



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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

It does not matter if he was "aiming" for the body, his helmet hit Lafell's. Secondly, you obviously saw Lafell walk off the sideline and have a team doctor/neurologist talk to him and obviously cleared him to play.

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The thing to look at here. He's not playing for anything but a big hit. He could have easily stepped into the path of the receiver and caught him coming down and it's an easy tackle, since the receiver has no balance in midair with a corner in tight coverage, and in the process of making a play on it. Or, he had the choice of stepping up and trying for a deflection/pick himself.

What he did was clearly dirty. No two ways around it.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:00 AM

The NFL is getting soft. Simple as.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

Anyone know where to see a video of the hit? I missed the game due to work and have yet to see it. I want to see what all the fuzz is about in this thread.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

The thing to look at here. He's not playing for anything but a big hit. He could have easily stepped into the path of the receiver and caught him coming down and it's an easy tackle, since the receiver has no balance in midair with a corner in tight coverage, and in the process of making a play on it. Or, he had the choice of stepping up and trying for a deflection/pick himself.

What he did was clearly dirty. No two ways around it.

they all do it though.

most players on offense or defense do the same thing given the chance.

no dirtier than anyone else, imo.

doesn't make it right, tho, and it doesn't make the fine any less justifiable.

the heavy fines are there to prevent people from having more brain traumas and the players need to be thinking more about what they are doing before they do it.

the league...well...mainly tv and fans have celebrated the big hits and so players go for it. coaches and GMs draft defensive players because of their "violent hits". what's happened, though, is players care less about the fundamentals like basic tackling and more about just trying to deliver the hit and they all try to deliver them whenever they are in the area. they might be trying to go low and make a clean hit, but they all screw up and don't take into account that if the guy is falling, he's going to be lower than you anticipate and more than likely, you're going to be hitting his helmet and that may very well end up in a brain trauma.

it was an unnecessary hit that the guy could have avoided had he thought about what he was doing rather than just making an easy but violent hit....but he's no dirtier than most of the other players in the league.