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hawaiiansteel
09-15-2011, 08:18 PM
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Costly hit for Polamalu?

September 14th, 2011
– Scott Brown

I’m hearing Troy Polamalu has been fined, but not for taking what appeared to be a swing at Ravens running back Ray Rice during a scuffle between the AFC North rivals.

The NFL has instead docked Polamalu an undisclosed amount -– I’m working to try to get the exact figure though I think it’s $5,000 or $10,000 –- for a horse-collar tackle late in the third quarter of the Steelers’ 35-7 loss.

It came at the end of a 26-yard run by Ravens running back Ricky Williams.

Polamalu had yet to hear about the fine before the end of the open locker room session Wednesday afternoon.

It will be interesting to hear if he has any comment on it Thursday.

He offered this gem when asked what set him off before getting into it with Rice: “I think they were talking bad about our reporters.”

http://blog.triblive.com/steel-mill/201 ... -polamalu/ (http://blog.triblive.com/steel-mill/2011/09/14/costly-hit-for-polamalu/)

NorthCoast
09-15-2011, 08:27 PM
I know many want to blame Goodell for this mess, but let's be honest. It's the litigious nation we live in. Lawyers are chompiing at the bit to file class actions on behalf of former players for past injuries. The day of reckoning will come, and it will be costly to the game.

SteelBucks
09-15-2011, 08:50 PM
$15,000 per ESPN

hawaiiansteel
09-15-2011, 09:05 PM
$15,000 per ESPN

Charles Woodson was only fined $10K for intentionally punching another player, how can anyone justify fining Troy more than that? :wft

SteelBucks
09-15-2011, 09:20 PM
$15,000 per ESPN

Charles Woodson was only fined $10K for intentionally punching another player, how can anyone justify fining Troy more than that? :wft

This is the reason the Steelers voted against the new CBA. Goodell has all the power and is judge and jury on fines/suspensions.

steelblood
09-15-2011, 09:34 PM
You are absolutely correct Hawaiian.

10,000 for deliberately punching a player is out of whack with 15,000 for a horse collar that happened while trying to tackle a player. Even if they deem that particular horse-collar to be flagrant and extreme, what exactly would they have Troy do? Let him go and allow him to score? It is so arbitrary.

ikestops85
09-15-2011, 09:43 PM
To be honest I'm surprised we haven't heard that Troy, Hines and Ike have been suspended. Troy and Hines both took a swing and Ike did the headbutt. With Goodell's hard on for the Steeler players I'm shocked that this hasn't already been announced.

I'm pretty sure all of those incidents were retaliation but our guys have got to learn to keep their cool. We know from last year that our players are under a microscope from the league and wouldn't hesitate to fine and suspend them for every little thing.

Vindrow
09-15-2011, 09:52 PM
Now, I see that Troy was the only person in week 1 that was fined for a horse collar tackle when there were several players that committed them in the first week. Mein Fuhrer is in mid-season form already.

DukieBoy
09-15-2011, 10:05 PM
Didn't one of the Ravens horsecollar one of the Steelers in that game .... Mendy or Brown ??????

If so, where's the fine ?


BTW, Troys fine and $15K, and a punch after the whistle worth $10K ? Apparently a Steeler surcharge of $10K per fine.

A$$wholedell

phillyesq
09-15-2011, 10:18 PM
What was the fine for the raven who horse-collared Brown, late and out of bounds, on a kickoff return?

NorCal-Steeler
09-15-2011, 10:34 PM
i wasnt even aware that a horse collar tackle was a fineable action. Its nothing more than a illegal tackle...
they may as well fine players for holding.

Djfan
09-16-2011, 12:07 AM
i wasnt even aware that a horse collar tackle was a fineable action. Its nothing more than a illegal tackle...
they may as well fine players for holding.


Only for Steelers.

Dee Dub
09-16-2011, 12:08 AM
Ya wanna know the lamest thing about this? If Troy were to pick off a pass and run down the sideline towards a touchdown he could legally be pulled down from behind by his hair. And yet that isnt seen by the league in the same light as a horse caller.

Unbelievable!! :roll:

RuthlessBurgher
09-16-2011, 08:35 AM
Ya wanna know the lamest thing about this? If Troy were to pick off a pass and run down the sideline towards a touchdown he could legally be pulled down from behind by his hair. And yet that isnt seen by the league in the same light as a horse caller.

Unbelievable!! :roll:

http://www.theequinest.com/images/horse-costume-19.jpg

feltdizz
09-16-2011, 09:35 AM
Is there a horse collar tracker? Does Troy have a few horse collars on his resume?

Jooser
09-16-2011, 12:32 PM
Yinz think that if we just ignore God-el he'd just go away?

:Blah

Jigawatts
09-16-2011, 02:06 PM
He offered this gem when asked what set him off before getting into it with Rice: “I think they were talking bad about our reporters.”

http://blog.triblive.com/steel-mill/201 ... -polamalu/ (http://blog.triblive.com/steel-mill/2011/09/14/costly-hit-for-polamalu/)


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

insanesteelersfan
09-16-2011, 02:25 PM
It was a BS fine. Bottom line, 15,000 for Troy, but yet nothing for their player who did the same thing on our Antonio Brown ? And only 10,000 for Woodson when he totally threw a PUNCH at a player ????



Goodell is definitely NOT Fox News..( Fair & Balanced ) :2c

Slapstick
09-16-2011, 03:08 PM
Goodell is definitely NOT Fox News..( Fair & Balanced ) :2c

Hell, Fox News isn't even Fox News if that's the criteria...

RuthlessBurgher
09-16-2011, 07:09 PM
15,000 for Troy, but yet nothing for their player who did the same thing on our Antonio Brown ?

Ayanbadejo also got hit with a $15K fine as well.


NFL fines 3 players for unnecessary roughness
3 hours, 1 minute ago

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP)—The NFL has fined three players for unnecessary roughness during the Baltimore Ravens’ 35-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was fined $15,000 for his horse-collar tackle; Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was fined $15,000 for his horse-collar tackle on Ravens running back Ricky Williams; and Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was fined $15,000 for head-butting a Ravens player.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-nflfines

hawaiiansteel
09-17-2011, 06:41 PM
Fine Whine? Go Stomp Some Grapes

Friday, September 16, 2011
by Mark Madden

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Troy Polamalu got fined $15K for taking down Baltimore's Ricky Williams with a horse-collar tackle. The NFL says the fine is automatic, but it seems extreme. Polamalu's tackle was A) not malicious, B) not intentional, C) what's Troy supposed to do, just let Williams keep running? It started as a legal tackle, but went bad.

The Steelers b!tched about the Ravens' chop-blocking, but Polamalu got fined. It just feeds the Steelers paranoia.

Polamalu's reaction: "I'm not a big fan of people being really vocal about the fines." So be it. Move on. Troy's teammates could learn a lesson. They won't.

Speaking of that chop-block controversy: Apparently the Steelers are wrong. What the Ravens did isn't illegal.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, if an offensive lineman is engaged with a defender and an adjacent lineman chop-blocks that defender, that's OK. For a chop-block to be illegal, the lineman that does the chopping has to be two positions away. For example, if the center is engaged with the nose tackle and the guard chop-blocks the nose tackle, that's OK. If the tackle does it, that's illegal.

What the Ravens did was fine. The Steelers need to learn the rulebook and QUIT WHINING.

UPDATE: Baltimore's Brendon Ayanbadejo was also fined $15K for a horse-collar tackle in Sunday's game.

http://www.1059thex.com/pages/supergeni ... le=9122684 (http://www.1059thex.com/pages/supergenius.html?article=9122684)