Dobbins deserves the fine but not 30K worth.
who cares about dobbins being fined??? the important thing here is that the bears lost the game!!
Are you implying that the Bears still suck?
There's something I can agree with a Vikings fan on. On an unrelated note, pretty proud I made the still shot for that vid ^^^^^^
:jimlad: Seriously, I really mean :jimlad:
For the people saying he didn't deserve to be fined: Have you followed the NFL this year? The league is being over cautious about hits to the head and illegal tackles.
If Mike Vick and Matt Hasselbeck got fined for horsecollar tackles after INTs, then Dobbins definitely deserves a hefty fine for that hit.
If Cutler is wearing an ISU uniform and Dobbins wearing OU/Texas, then that play doesn't even draw a flag.
The owners are being sued for millions of dollars by former players because of conciussions. There is potential for many more such lawsuits. They are doing everything possible to demonstrate that they are trying to curb the problem - even to the point of fining players who probably don't deserve it.
Again, I don't think it's a dirty play but it is definitely fine-able and illegal.
Cutler got up a little slow but seemed to be ok after the hit from Dobbins. Then I noticed in the huddle and prior to taking snaps on the next few plays he kept leaning his head to the right over and over as if to stretch out his neck but you could tell something wasn't right. The guy always looks like he is dazed but it was a bit more then normal. The thing that really surprised me is that he was allowed to continue playing after that hit. Did the Chicago training staff even evaluate the guy on the sideline at all? Seemed strange to me with the League's focus on concussions that the guy was allowed to continue playing and finish the 1st half only to find out at halftime that he had a concussion.
If you evaluate on the sideline and find him with signs of concussion, he is out of the game immediately and will not return. I think they were giving him time to shake the cobwebs off, so they probably asked him if he was OK and let it go at that. At halftime it probably became obvious he wasn't going to be able to return.
I Just got into an argument with my boss about this. I was saying that it deserved a flag, but the whole fine thing was a load, imo. Cutler was on the run, past ths LOS and wasn't sliding. Quaterbacks can't have it both ways. When you are on the run, at the line of scrimmage, you are going to get hit. IF you don't like that, then they just have to change the rule to anytime a defender touches the QB, he's down, that's it. Dobbins should have pulled up earlier, I'll agree with that, but this still looks to me like one of those plays where he really thought Cutler was going to run so he didn't want to miss the tackle and committed too much.
Plus, I still have the question how you can have a Roughing the QB on a play like that, where the QB was passed the LOS and even flagged for it. What are players supposed to do, hope the QB falls down instead of run?
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I don't think there is any question that it was helmet to helmet AND he had time to hold up before hitting Cutler.