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wpr  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 5:16:23 AM(UTC)
JerseyAl said:
Fans were angry and confused in regards to the Brandon Merriweather hits on Eddie Lacy and James Starks.  Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion on his first carry and was done for the day and naturally there was a lot of outrage as to why no penalty fine was thrown. Afterwards, many fans have been calling [...]

Ultimately both Merriweather’s hit and Starks’ response were both legal and unfortunately Merriweather was concussed as a result.

I think initially, fans have been trained at this point to look for helmet to helmet hits and start yelling for the flag; both the NFLPA and the NFL itself have put such a big emphasis on concussions that it’s now on the minds of every player, every coach and every fan.

Personally I feel like this is a good thing; concussions are a very serious problem with football and players need to be protected so that they can live healthy normal lives after stop playing football. What I do think fans do not realize is there is a method to the madness and referees aren’t just calling penalties randomly as much as it seems. Both Merriweather hits were legal according to the NFL rulebook and therefore should not have been penalized.

mi_keys  
#2 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 6:02:25 AM(UTC)
If it was a legal hit, why was Meriweather fined?
steveishere  
#3 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 6:04:08 AM(UTC)
Forcibly hitting someone with the crown of your helmet doesn't just apply as a rule to defenseless players. He's quoting Rule 12 article 7 (defenseless players specifically) when Rule 12 article 6 says:

Article 6: Unnecessary Roughness. There shall be no unnecessary roughness. This shall include, but will not be limited to.

(h) using any part of a player’s helmet (including the top/crown and forehead/”hairline” parts) or facemask to butt, spear, or ram an opponent violently or unnecessarily

To me this clearly defines his hit on Lacy.

He got away with the Starks hit because Starks' helmet lowered a bit when he braced for the impact. To me it was obvious Meriweather was trying the same thing he did to Lacy but I guess the NFL can't really try and judge somebody's perceived intent.
wpr  
#4 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 7:01:09 AM(UTC)
mi_keys said: Go to Quoted Post
If it was a legal hit, why was Meriweather fined?


Agreed. This story falls a part a bit at the end when he tries to justify his previous comments by saying, "Silly Roger. No one knows what he will do or why." Steve got it right in his recent post.
TheKanataThrilla  
#5 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 10:04:25 AM(UTC)
And if that was a QB Merriweather hit the fine would have been higher and there would have been a suspension.
wpr  
#6 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 11:34:14 AM(UTC)
TheKanataThrilla said: Go to Quoted Post
And if that was a QB Merriweather hit the fine would have been higher and there would have been a suspension.


That is because all QBs even former ones are prima donna sissies. [grin1]
nerdmann  
#7 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2013 12:52:53 PM(UTC)
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Ultimately both Merriweather’s hit and Starks’ response were both legal and unfortunately Merriweather was concussed as a result.


Stark's "response?" wtf.

First of all, dude tried to spear two players, as he has done repeatedly throughout his career.

Second of all, wtf did Starks do? Get speared?
nerdmann  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 10:52:33 AM(UTC)
PFT

Martellus Bennett calls Brandon Meriweather a “scumbag”

Quote:
“He’s a scumbag,” Bennett told The Boers and Bernstein Show on WSCR in Chicago.
K_Buz  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 7:24:02 PM(UTC)
Goodell doesn't hand out the fines...Merton Hanks does.
PackFanWithTwins  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:32:05 PM(UTC)
mi_keys said: Go to Quoted Post
If it was a legal hit, why was Meriweather fined?


The NFL flagged and fined Suh for pushing Cutler down.
Porforis  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:57:38 PM(UTC)
PackFanWithTwins said: Go to Quoted Post
The NFL flagged and fined Suh for pushing Cutler down.


There's plenty of jokes to go with one, I can't decide on any single one. :(
mi_keys  
#12 Posted : Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:52:38 PM(UTC)
PackFanWithTwins said: Go to Quoted Post
The NFL flagged and fined Suh for pushing Cutler down.


Not sure if this is serious. My post was in response to the original article on Meriweather's hits in the Packer game. The author said they were legal, which was clearly utter nonsense.
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