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**** cheatriots...New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was fined $25,000 for his hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last Sunday that later prompted Fitzpatrick to call him a "punk at times."
Spikes, who said Thursday that he was anticipating a fine, was penalized on the play, which came with 10:36 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 37-31 win. After the play, Fitzpatrick -- who had his helmet knocked off by the hit -- got in Spikes' space.
In addition, Patriots rookie cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for a late hit on Fitzpatrick, which came out of bounds in the second quarter. And Pats linebacker Jerod Mayo, who tackled C.J. Spiller after the Bills' running back ran out of bounds, was fined $10,000 for the late hit.
Shoot. That ain't even as much as his brother's bail was.
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Jayryp's buddy is still a fine WR.
if they really want them to stop.. they should start fineing them in the millions i bet that would make them the nicest little guys on the team
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How many times are they gonna fine him before Suspending him? Y not do both... imo the hit on Fred that he fumbled was dirtiest of all and no1 talked about it. I watched in slo mo as he aimed and altered to the back of Fred's head giving him the concussion... they talk about player safety but let's scums like Spikes do the same thing week in and week out
i didnt think it was a hit worth fining for....he didnt aim for the head, he slid up the body to contact the head...now the hit on FJ that was an intentional shot at the head of a defensless player who was already being taken to the ground.
Man they unloaded on the Pats with those fines. The fine from the hit from Mayo out of bounds probably didn't require a fine. I don't remember it being that excessive just bad judgement.
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Glad he got fined but I think the fact he had several head shots in the same game should have lead to a suspension.
I think football should get a yellow card system where if a player makes too many personal fouls they are ejected from the game.
His hit on Fred Jackson was the dirtiest, and sneakiest as well, but that inexplicably went unfined. Apparently Fred Jackson is not enough of a marquee player to warrant Spikes getting fined for that one.
Maybe Spikes will paralyze him next time and that will get him the fine.
But hey, the league didn't suspend Wilfork after trying purposely to poke someone in the eye...
IMO, one of the stronger arguments agains the league my former players is the poor punishment system for player hits. $25? Spikes can make that at an personal appearance or 2.
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Cordy Glenn - let him play left tackle people. Geesh!
My expectations for our new coach are simple.
1. Have the ability to locate decent stop gap players that are better players than the last ones who were on this roster for far too long.
2. Win as many games as you can, but when you lose ... get beat, don't follow in the steps of your predecessors who seemed to try and find new and inventive ways to loose winnable games.
Yeah in the beginning of watching football, is like in the beginning of watching races, you like to see the bad hits/bad wrecks. But, as a true fan develops an understanding, you come to grow to hate to see the bad hits unless they are legitimate good hits or tackles, as in racing, you hate to see wrecks, unless you don't like the driver, but then, still, you don't like to see anyone hurt, just out for that game or race. So, when you get repeat offenders, you have to keep fining them per current rule, but true, as someone said, I would like to also see them sit out for a game or two, as well as fine increases, then, put those fine monies to a charity or two or more of the person being hit desires.
"I am not a robot. I do not like having discs crammed into me unless they're Oreos. And then only in the mouth" - Frye
The pay scale varies so widely that I feel they should be fined in line with a percentage of what they make. This would include any bonus or incentive money, as well as what they get for the playoffs.
Say 5% 7% 10%, then the suspensions and lost game cheques kick in for further violations. After the season, any extra is tallied up and they send that off. It's not rocket science, why can't these people figure a system that simple out?
Maybe for good measure, the player they illegally hit gets a percentage or two of the offender's fine back from the league, just to rub it in.
This is an interesting thread in the fact that it looks at the impact of fines verses suspension. This seems to be consistant with certain teams also. In New Orleans the commissioner came down hard on the coaching staff for bounties. Why isn't this being looked into with Belichek? I look at the penalties the Bills have incurred and poor coaching. Why aren't we looking at these hits, from several different players, lead by Spikes at the coaching level? If the coaches are affected by this type of play, then the players wouldn't see the field!
Would that stop some of these illegal hits?