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Spikes,Mayo and Dennard fined a total of over $40,000 in Bills game

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    I'm sure those 3 all saw fines coming. The 25k is pretty steep but still, I'm sure they all expected something.
     
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    I'm glad Spikes didn't get fined for the fumble hit. It was a legal hit but you never know now a days. The Hit on Fitz was a penalty.
     
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    In a way such kind of hits(dirty plays) should put some fear in the opposing team. :D
     
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    Did anyone else get a kick out of Fitzpatrick's reaction to getting hit by Spikes?? :D
     
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    Wait they actually fine people for out of bounds stuff that isn't a hit to the head?
     
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    25k is a lot. Even 7k is a lot for a rookie and his hit wasn't even bad.

    I can't think of an instance where someone was fined for it before this. Pretty lame.
     
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    You get fined for any personal foul or unnecessary roughness calls. Wen was this news? It's been the case for a while now.

    Don't know how anyone can condemn the fines.

    All the hits we bonehead plays.
     
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    fitzpatrick should be fined for throwing that god awful pass on the last play
     
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    hmm.. I think most of it is going to legal cost dealing with NO, the rest for pink shoes for all teams once a season. :)
     
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    No, it all goes to NFL Charities. And the fine amounts are now stipulated in the CBA and are tied not just to the level of offense but to the number of times you are fined.
     
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    I always believed the same thing (flag = fine), but then I read this article earlier this month:

    VP of football operations Merton Hanks has hardest job in the NFL - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN

    Apparently, that's not always the case, but it doesn't sound like it's easy to predict when a player might avoid a fine.
     
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    Mayo deserves a damm fine, what a bone head play. I loved it that Wilfork ripped him a new one on the sidelines.
     
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    apparently merton hanks hates the pats too. :rolleyes:

    lets clark off w/ nothing on a helmet-helmet and then gives spikes a 25K when he jumped to block a possible pass and as a result came down helmet-helmet height . I didnt see any intentional helmet - helmet there; just incidental facemask scraping.

    no winning for losing.
     
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    No kidding. I really didn't think they would fine Spikes for it. The replay showed the play was far from a malicious or illegal hit. But who knows the process that goes into what gets fined. With QB injuries in the news and the NFL feeling the heat, the fines will (or already have) take on a political/PR component. With Spikes having a reputation, he should keep his checkbook handy whether it's a good hit or not....
     
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    You must have been watching a different replay to the rest of us. Initial contact with the helmet/face mask to the head/neck area of a QB.

    Why we keep defending illegal hits I don't know. It makes us look senile.
     
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    why you keep attacking members here for their opinions I don't know.... makes you look like a biological sewer pipe
     
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    Odd defined: Saying "The rest of us" written two posts after another poster writes "gives spikes a 25K when he jumped to block a possible pass and as a result came down helmet-helmet height . I didnt see any intentional helmet - helmet there; just incidental facemask scraping."
    It wouldn't be hard to find other posters who agree as there were some (and those who agree with you I'm sure). However, just the mere fact you anoint yourself as the spokesperson for everyone else is a peculiar frame of thought given the obvious. Hey, you don't agree? Have at it. But then onto "Senile" trying to making yourself look oh so smart and righteous? LOL, that takes you from peculiar to just being idiotic....<ignore>
     
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    Well you must have been watching a different replay to 'me' then, if we're nit picking.

    I think it is senile. He didn't jump to block a pass, he came in to hit the QB and he came in too high. It was that simple.

    It's senile because people make excuses for it.

    He hit him high. Initial contact was with his helmet/face mask to the head/neck area of the QB. That's a flag. That's also a fine. The league is being consistent with how they fine those hits whether it be malicious or not.

    Lets quit making excuses for Spikes when he should have gone in lower. If he tackles the way he's supposed to tackle then the flag wouldn't have gotten thrown. I lose count of how many people who say this but I'll go for it again...which coach the history of football has ever taught a player to go in that high? No one.

    It's an avoidable mistake. There are certain things that can't be helped but that could have been.

    Time and time again people make some kind of excuse for players. There's no excuse. It wasn't malicious and Fitz was a girl with the way he reacted but, regardless, that play was illegal and he deserves the same fine that every player gets for the mistake.

    I'm saying what it looks like from the outside...because it does.
     
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    The cheap shot by Spikes on Fitzy was the worst, especially since it kept a drive alive. I can't stand the helmet to helmet hits that are clearly an intent to injure. What fans seem to forget is that hits like that could lead to retaliation. If Brady went down because of that then it won't seem so intimidating and the cost won't be measurable.
     
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