UNFRIGGIN REAL NFL Fines Bostic

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  1. 4dabers

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    I really think Ric is right about having the head up. He drops his head and leads with the crown at the last minute. The problem is, anyone that ever played the game knows that such a movement is damn near instinctual and damned hard to overcome. It also happens in a millisecond, so keep it going Bostic and deal with the fines.

    I also believe BossK is right. This isn't about Goodell being a power hungry monster; it's about him trying to save the league from itself. It all comes down to lawyers. It's usually a pretty good bet that any time you come across some strange rule that makes no sense or is 100% overly protective of a certain thing, that there is a lawyer and a landmark litigation case behind it. I'm all for any player coming into the league signing a waiver, explaining the hazards of the game BEFORE they are eligible to sign with any team.
     
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    New rule as of this year, head must be up when making contact.....offensive or defensive player. Bostic is simply the example. Oh, and because of a rule that says that a fine can't be more than 25% of the players weekly check, his real fine is approx. $6k.
     
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    TO THOSe agreeing with the fine turn in your Bears fan card ,... And go work for the league


    OH,... and stop posting here under the identity of A BEARS FAn

    It was a legit hit. He led with his shoulder ,..anything after is incidental
     
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    I see the head up thing and understand, but he led with his shoulder. The receiver grabbed the ball and took two steps before he got hit, changing his position relative to the incoming Bostic. Is Bostic supposed to defy the laws of physics and change his trajectory/momentum during those two steps the receiver took?
     
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    I love the experts TELLING PEOPLE HOW TO INTERPRET THINGS ..
     
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    THEEE EXACT TERMINOLOGY USED TO FINE BOSTIC
    Bostic violated: RULE 12, SECTION 2, ARTICLE 7 (b) (2)Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.


    Now someone please tell me when receivers became defenseless ... it's the defender jobs to tackle the receiver and or knock the ball out as well


    Now if yas wanna listen to some league office MOGUL that's posting here telling you other wise ,.... go right ahead But this was the the rule they fined him on
    NOTHING About helmut , to helmut ...

    NOTHNG ABOUT helmut to face mask
    NOTHING about leading with his head

    AGAIN THE RULE THEY FINED HIM ON
    Bostic violated: RULE 12, SECTION 2, ARTICLE 7 (b) (2)
    Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.

     
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    ESPN sportsnation arguing about it right now



    edit: 90% say not deserved- NFL is soft, this defenseless receiver thing is bullsh!t.
     
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    I heard as it came down on the Score ,... those were the exact same words I heard them discussing BOSTIC SHOULD APPEAL

    GOODBALLS is getting as bad as obummer with his executive exercises
     
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    Disclaimer... I'm at work and supposed to be working. So I haven't fully read up on this, just what I'm seeing here.

    So why was he defenseless? He grabbed the ball and took two steps. He was facing Bostic and saw him coming at him. How is that defenseless? Just when does a player go from defenseless to defensible? How about a guy running to the endzone with the ball - and a defender dives at his legs from behind. The runner doesn't know he's about to be destroyed and is in a defensleless position too.

    The league really needs to figure this out before Bostic is fined and labeled a repeat offender for a clean legal hit.
     
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    Im calling bullshit on that claim. I watched it frame by frame to check, and he hit Willie square in the chest. The "Contact" of the lower part of the facemask only occurred AS THE HIT happened, by way of Willie's head in whiplash, his head was HIGH, (he was in the process of catching the ball), the hit happened, his head jerked BACK, then forward, due to whiplash, and only made contact with the top of Bostic's helmet at this point. And even then...if you zoom in this picture posted, and look really close, the two helmets are not even making contact at all.
     

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