Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by HOU-TEX, Nov 14, 2012.
Whether you like it or not, you had to know this was coming.
Yeah, which is why I never really had much to say about it. I, honestly, wasn't sure if it was legal or not. I kinda figured he'd be fined either way.
30K's probably a good chunk of cabbage for him.
For a guy like Dobbins that's a lota cheddar yo.
Had to go watch it again, I don't see it at all: http://youtu.be/bVv6VYKRIUQ?t=1h2m58s
No suspension though, so it's all good. Teach him a lesson about going high on a QB.
This is getting out of control.
Did anyone ever determine what the rule is for a QB once he is past the LOS? I thought if he was past the LOS and was not sliding that he could be treated like any other player.
It is almost to the point that the QB just needs to run the ball every damn time because if he gets hit, it will be a flag on the defense. Just put flags on the weenies already.
The rule states that a QB is a QB if he's throwing a pass (even an illegal pass) and you can't hit him high. By rule, Dobbins committed a foul.
Dang, that's a little stiff for him, I think.
On the bright side, he doesn't get suspended.
That's about double what I was thinking!
When a player is fined, where does the money go?
Well, since I wouldn't have been shocked to see him suspended for a game (ala Joe Mays), I'm happy for the Texans sake - and the sake of the fans - that it's only a fine.
I know it's more significant for a guy like Dobbins than some players, and that's too bad, but at least he's not losing a game check on top of the fine.
Pretty sure it's an NFL charity.
A charity designated by the NFL.
See, that could be dangerous. Players think, "Hell, might as well whack this QB and help out a charity."
I wonder if they can write it off as well?
That is an absolutely ludicrous rule then. Rep to you though for clarifying.
A QB could then just start running, get past the LOS, still act like he is going to pass, and suddenly the defense can't tackle him like they would anyone else. This could be a huge advantage, if they were to ever utilize it, for guys like Vick, Newton, and others that can start running, freeze a defense with a fake pass forcing the defender to go low, and then juke out of the way and off he goes. This is all part of the game when the QB is behind the LOS, but it is asinine to allow it past the LOS.
So your saying if the NFL (meaning the Owners) were to be the party to financially benefit from the fine that it would improve things?
I hope this image comes to mind if they are thinking that before laying out a QB:
He went high at Cutler on purpose. Maybe that played into the fine.
Heres what he said:
Just don't tackle him high or low.
And don't rep me, rep Champion Texan. He's the one who did the research and posted the actual text from the rulebook.
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