Seattle Safety fined $15K for hit on Tannehill

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  1. Penthos

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    Awful fine barely touched him

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    I will not be on the "we shouldn't of won that game" crew because I have seen 8 million calls go against us and it was our turn to get a gift.... however that call was bad and this fine is even worse. Perhaps one day when the players have jet packs they can go in reverse and keep from hitting the QB in mid air.
     
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    Agreed that was a ticky tack foul and to slap a fine on top of it is ridiculous. The NFL really does put skirts on quarterbacks. Sheesh.
     
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    $15,000 for that?? where the hell does Goodell come up with these absurd amounts? his *** maybe?
     
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    there protecting our quarterback. thanks goodell.
     
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    You could argue the rule is bad but you can't say its a bad call. I think the tuck rule is dumb too but I don't blame the refs for following the letter of the law.

    Personally, I think they should adjust the rule to the QB is only deemed defenseless as long as he's in the pocket. He needs to take some responsibility for his own protection at some point and if he chooses to leave the pocket he should be treated like a running back at that point.
     
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    Good call. Bad fine.
     
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    $15,000 fine to a guy who makes MILLIONS? Fines are a complete joke. Some of these high-paid players spend that much going out to dinner. $15,000 may be a large sum of money to You and Me, but not to Them.
     
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    I think the penalty was appropriate. He didn't jump straight up to block the pass as some are contending, he jumped/launched himself towards Tannehill at an angle and struck him in the head and that is illegal. I have seen pass rushers get called for illegal hits just by brushing a QB's helmet.
    With respect to the fine, it is typical of Goodell. Everytime a player gets called for a personal foul, they are always fined later on that week.
     
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    garbage his intent was not to hit tannehill he was jumping to knock the ball down Nfl is getting rediculous
     
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    Doesn't matter what his intent was. Only the outcome of the action. BTW, how the heck does anyone know what his intent was??
     
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    He hit his head even though he barely touched him. The fine is the league more of less backing up the refs on the call.
     
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    Barely touched him? Thomas hit Tannehill with his forearm above the shoulders and knocked him off his feet.


    All roughing the passer penalties carries an automatic fine with it. The fine is either $15,000 (like the hit Thomas put on Tannehill) or $30,000 (like the hit Dobbins put on Jay Cutler).

    http://communityvoices.sites.post-g...iks-blog/30338-details-of-nfl-fines-dicipline
    Player Safety Rules and/or Flagrant Personal Foul (including, without limitation)
    Note: Suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation
    Striking/Kicking/Kneeing: $7,500 / $15,000
    Horse Collar Tackle: $15,000 / $30,000
    Face Mask: $7,500 / $15,000
    Leg Whip: $15,000 / $30,000
    Late Hit: $7,500 / $15,000
    Spearing: $20,000 / $40,000
    Impermissible Use of the Helmet (including illegal launching): $20,000 / $40,000
    Hit on Defenseless Player: $20,000 / $40,000
    Blindside Block: $20,000 / $40,000
    Roughing the Passer: $15,000 / $30,000
    Low Block: $7,500 / $15,000
    Chop Block: $7,500 / $15,000
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I agree with the call that was made and I am glad it was made. It was definitely a penalty, but I have seen far more vicious hits than that.
     
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    So how fair is it that that Dobbins got to play the following week and Cutler was out a week and didn't start and the Bears lost that game.
    What if Thomas knocks RT out of the game, I thought the penalty was right and the fine appropriate, but if you knock a guy out for a few games with an illegal hit you should be out as long as the injured player is out.
    The hit on Cutler was bad, and I don't like Cutler personally.
     
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    I'm sure we've all seen more vicious hit than that and that's why the NFL only fined Thomas $15,000 instead of $30,000.

    All players (and coaches) in the NFL should know by now that when you hit another player above the shoulders, intentionally or not, you will not only get penalized but fined as well.
     
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    Yes the hit on Cutler was bad but Jay was also beyond the line of scrimmage when he was hit. Also Dobbins did not lower his helmet or shoulder pads to hit Cutler. There was no malicious intent on Dobbins part to hurt or injure Cutler therefore no suspension was justified.
     

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