Welcome to PatsFans.com

Patriots Chung Fined $7,500 for Bush Helmet Tackle

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PatsFans.com Article, Sep 16, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PatsFans.com Article

    PatsFans.com Article Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2007
    Messages:
    3,203
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Patriots Chung Fined $7,500 for Bush Helmet Tackle
    By: Ian Logue

    Patrick Chung was penalized on the field for grabbing Reggie Bush by his helmet and dragging him down, and on Friday the league has apparently penalized him again....

  2. Raymond

    Raymond Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    1,260
    Likes Received:
    10
    Ratings:
    +21 / 0 / -1

    No Jersey Selected

    Well, as far as fines usually go, this one was kind of light.
  3. Haley

    Haley Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Do they usually give fines for things other than helmet to helmet stuff?
  4. The-Hooded-One

    The-Hooded-One Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    They're giving fines for pretty much everything these days. It's quite ridiculous. I can't believe the NFLPA is letting it get even worse.
  5. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,545
    Likes Received:
    315
    Ratings:
    +842 / 44 / -48

    Disable Jersey

    It's all part of the new NFL. They're changing up all the uniforms next year, too.

    [​IMG]
  6. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,067
    Likes Received:
    357
    Ratings:
    +802 / 8 / -10

    Disable Jersey

    Chung says, "I'd hit it!"
  7. Haley

    Haley Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    2,112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I didn't realize they were fining for more than helmet to helmet. That seems a bit too far to me.

    [​IMG]

    Looks like Clay to me.
  8. Funktopus

    Funktopus Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2007
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    If I were Chung I'd see if I could put 30k down pre-tax like in a flexible spending account:D
  9. neuronet

    neuronet Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,181
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0

    #87 Jersey

    It is pretty dangerous to tackle from the helmet hole, compared to say a horsecollar. You could really mess up someone's life.
  10. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,067
    Likes Received:
    357
    Ratings:
    +802 / 8 / -10

    Disable Jersey

    I have zero problem with outlawing and fining for obvious, blatant infractions as in this case with my man Chung, even if inadvertant. Football is not worth spinal injury.

    Where I think the NFL approaches flag football is with some of the touching the QB rules and zero tolerance interpretations.
  11. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae PatsFans.com Retired Jersey Club PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2006
    Messages:
    41,545
    Likes Received:
    315
    Ratings:
    +842 / 44 / -48

    Disable Jersey

    The bold part is where I have an issue.
  12. PatriotFan77

    PatriotFan77 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    So hypothetically speaking, Chung says to himself, "Hmm I either let him score or I do it and he doesn't score and there's a 99% chance he'll be fine." And you're saying he should let him score? I'm not sure I am following. Isn't there a 100% chance that anyone at anytime may be seriously injured?
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  13. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

    TheGodInAGreyHoodie Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    6,631
    Likes Received:
    25
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0

    More I am saying I agree with the new rules regarding safety. And outlawing the more dangerous ones with a net result of higher scoring games because some things defenders use to be able to do are now illegal.
  14. PatriotFan77

    PatriotFan77 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2011
    Messages:
    1,454
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Ahh, I see now. I would tend to agree with that, but probably because I am an offensive minded person. More points the better!
  15. The-Hooded-One

    The-Hooded-One Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Messages:
    267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Man, there is a chance the player gets injured every time they touch the ball. You're being a little ridiculous here.
  16. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    23,067
    Likes Received:
    357
    Ratings:
    +802 / 8 / -10

    Disable Jersey

    Judging inadvertent makes the call subjective with the result that each call/non-call can be attributed to ref favoritism. I hate arguing this point because in other aspects of life I don't like zero tolerance policies where experienced human interpretation is eliminated from consideration but sports is just entertainment.
  17. S_FLPatsfan

    S_FLPatsfan Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    The NFL is getting ridiculous with these fines. Their charging players the same fine for throwing punches for something so accidental.
  18. sbpatfan

    sbpatfan Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2008
    Messages:
    1,930
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    And still no fine for the bull**** hit Stevie Johnson put on Berry. I feel bad for defenders.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>