|11-16-2012, 11:50 AM||#1|
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Texans DC Wade Phillips Says NFL Fines Are Biased Against Defenders
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was asked for a reaction to Tim Dobbins’ $30,000 fine for blasting Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday night and admitted he can’t wrap his mind around it, Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Phillips believes defensive players are getting the short end of the stick.
“I just don’t see the fairness,” Phillips said. “I know Dobbins hit the guy. I understand that. (But) it’s his first offense. If a linebacker gets put out for the season, it’s $10,000 — but it’s $30,000 if the quarterback gets hit.”
Brian Cushing is done until 2013 at the earliest. Cutler might not play Sunday, but he did play the rest of the first half, scrambling for gains of 11 and 19 yards, before tests showed he was concussed, forcing him to leave the game. Phillips went so far as to suggest the real damage might have been done on the runs, although Dobbins clearly struck Cutler higher than the rules allow.
“When did he get a concussion?” Phillips said. “You can’t say he got it (on Dobbins’ blow) for sure. When (the quarterback) is throwing the ball, you have to be careful. You can’t determine if he’s one yard or two yards across the line of scrimmage (Cutler was ruled to have crossed the line, which negated Dobbins’ roughness penalty). I’m not saying the guy shouldn’t be fined. I’m just saying I don’t understand the fine system.
“Because it’s on national TV and the Chicago quarterback got a concussion, now it’s a big fine.”
Source: The Redzone
|11-16-2012, 02:09 PM||#4|
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duh? of course there are more defenders that get fines ............ it is their job to create contact. an offensive players' job is to AVOID contact when they have the ball.
this may be one of the dumbest football discussions i've seen in a long time.
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