Thank you shark because that is exactly what happened. In fact it should have been called a fumble because the receiver had possession, tucked the ball under his left shoulder and took at least one step upfield before he was hit. So the fine for hitting a defenseless player is bogus because a player in possession of the ball after a catch can't also be defenseless and a ball carrier subject to being tackled. YOU CANNOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES LEGISLATE WITH ANY RULE HOW HARD A PLAYER CAN BE TACKLED AND THAT IS WHAT THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO DO HERE! THE HIT WAS WITH THE SHOULDER, THE HELMET CONTACT WAS INCIDENTAL AND PHYSICALLY UNAVOIDABLE UNLESS BOSTIC WAS THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. The whole thing is political and all they did was victimize a rookie to make an example out of something. It wasn't against the rules but it was close enough for them to USE it as such. God dammit but I hate Roger Goodell and all he stands for. Christ no one from San Diego was bitching about it, the refs never called it and even Chargers fans are posting they thought it was a good hit. So despite the feelings of those who buy there product the NFL will still choose to snub it's nose at it's supporters and do as it damn well pleases. And now I'm outta this discussion because anyone who can't see the reality of this isn't gonna agree with me and tonight I'd rather watch football than argue about it.