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#1 RavensFanInCA

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...5k-for-cruz-hit

Apparently Reed got charged $55k for his hit on Cruz. Even Cruz thought it was a legal hit. C'mon NFL...
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Appeal again and laugh at the NFL, Reed!
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Goodell is a freaking joke
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

At least they didn't try to whip out a horsepoop suspension again
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:44 PM

Isn't it technically Ray Anderson who hands out the fines? All the same, I blame both. Anderson for handing out the fine, and Goodell for pushing to be over sensitive to safety.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

Just pocket change for that dude. Still, gotta be annoyed by these constant fines.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

I've mentioned this before, several times, but if the NFL is all about "player safety" then by all rights they should fine players like RGIII and Nick Foles for playing injured.

I mean, if safety really is their concern.

I mean, can you see why I'm getting mixed signals here? Is it me?

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Edited by CosmicRedPanda, 27 December 2012 - 08:52 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

To quote the Onion, Roger Goodell is trying to take the ball out of the NFL.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

Absolutely senseless.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

The league used to completely disregard safety, and callously let quite a few former players languish in poverty, dementia, some dying broke in charity hospitals. That's still going on, since lots of guys are still around from when the pay wasn't nearly enough to last into retirement. The league not only cared about the potential of danger then, it doesn't deal with the aftereffects of previously realized danger now. That would be one great place to hand these fines.

They've swung from one extreme to the other, with no room for nuance. Steelers fans complain about Ryan Clark and James Harrison under the microscope, but those guys (Colt McCoy from Harrison, Willis McGahee from Clark, many others) have often launched forearms and helmets directly into exposed guys' helmets. Their complaining is not really justified, that's the kind of thing the league was right to step in and cut out.

Reed's hits are not in the same galaxy, and not just because he's a Raven. In none of them has he recklessly launched at a guy midair and had their two helmets slam into each other. Hitting a guy well after he lands, leading with the shoulder, hitting the other guy in the shoulder or midsection, where the mere size of two helmets in close proximity causes them to touch, is not at all what the original problem that needed to be fixed entailed. It's a complete overreaction which gives referees no leeway to distinguish between intent and violence inflicted and treats them all the same.

That kind of buffoonish unawareness until it was broadcast in giant letters, then completely overblown reaction which simply causes an inverse problem, and the tone of self-righteousness accompanying it, is the kind of nonsense I've had from far-removed bosses in chump jobs. You'd expect more from guys paid as well as NFL execs, considering they're not doing anything else worthwhile with their time. They're just scrambling to not admit they were wrong with this latest fine; if it was as they said, he would've been suspended like they've rattled their sabres about. It's not, but they can't just admit it and look silly so you have this petty $55,000 face-saving sham.

The whole thing almost seems like yet another cynical rule change to increase offense to attract casual fan dummies who are only excited by 80 yard passes.

Edited by Fred Sanford, 27 December 2012 - 09:41 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

this is just down right pathetic!

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Goodell is trying to make the NFL a flag football league. It's pathetic.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

Isn't it technically Ray Anderson who hands out the fines? All the same, I blame both. Anderson for handing out the fine, and Goodell for pushing to be over sensitive to safety.


In fairness to him, I would do the same in his position. The NFL lied for many many years about the danger of concussions, and they need to act like they care now to try to stop former players from suing, many of whom lack legitimate gripes and are just trying to make up for their lack of money-management abilities.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

This is what I think of this and every other stupid fine that Reed has endured.


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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:14 PM

This is what I think of this and every other stupid fine that Reed has endured.


Ah, yes... the manure chant. Exactly what the entire league is becoming.

It has been said over and over again, get rid of the pads, get rid of the helmets. They're no longer as crucial a part of the player's safety, but more so a weapon.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Just terrible. Even Cruz thought the hit was legal...
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

In fairness to him, I would do the same in his position. The NFL lied for many many years about the danger of concussions, and they need to act like they care now to try to stop former players from suing, many of whom lack legitimate gripes and are just trying to make up for their lack of money-management abilities.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:15 AM

Maybe one day Goodell will watch the tape.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:39 AM

The thing that is even more ludacris is Cam Newton intentionally bumped into an official and did not get thrown out (as is required by the rules book) and he kicked a radiers player multiple times and is only hit with a 21k fine for the ref bump. While Reed is hit with a 55k fine for a clean hard hit
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