Originally Posted by The Pencil Neck
Prior to the game against the Rams, Shanahan put together a "lowlight" real of Finnegan's career showing all the cheap shots and chippy crap and general *******ry and tomfoolery that led AJ to beat the snot out of him. He showed that to the Redskins and told them to expect that sort of behavior and just walk the hell away.
And then on the next to last play of the game, Josh Morgan -- a Redskins receiver -- took a cheap nudge from Finnegan and was so fed up, he threw the ball at him. Which cost the team 15 yards and turned a make-able 47 yard field goal to win the game into a 62 yarder that was promptly missed.
The coaches know about these players and warn their teams against them. But in the heat of battle, it's hard not to retaliate against that sort of stuff and it's almost always the guy that retaliates that gets the penalty.
You've just got to play smart. I'm glad we haven't gotten more penalties against these jerk-offs.
You know the real thing though, it's this: Throwing a ball at Finnegan did nothing but hurt Morgan and his team.
Andre Johnson throwing FISTS at Innegan? Yeah, **** got real in a hurry. Innegan had to defend himself and in process got a penalty too, which means offsetting. Morgan should have engaged in a real fight. That would have been seen by Goodell, and Roger Dodger would have TWO films on Innegan fighting on the field.
Morgan, if he decided to blow stack...should have gone the whole nine yards. Going weak sauce is a bad idea when it comes to how to deal with Innegan. You have to draw him into a full fight and get him tossed. Just tossing the ball at him? Really bad idea.