Finnegan fined $25,000 for hit on Schaub

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  1. GlassHalfFull

    GlassHalfFull Subscribed Contributor

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  2. alphajoker

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    Geez, what is there to appeal? Those hits were obvious attempts to injure Schaub and OD.
     
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    Appeal!?
    Hah!

    Now the OD hit was technically spearing but, in reality, did no damage. The Schaub hit should have cost him more money. He was definitely trying to take Matt out of the game.
     
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    OMFG questionable?

    Are you kidding me Fisher?
     
  5. Showtime100

    Showtime100 Got AJ?

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    Unfreakingbelievable. They should make it a double or nothing deal on appeals. You win appeal, you don't owe, you lose, 50 G's.

    How about a fine on Fisher for questioning the officiating.
     
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  6. Big Lou

    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    I assume that the fines go to charity via the NFL.

    If that is the case Schaub should get some kind of humanitarian award for all the money the NFL has raised on his behalf!!!!!
     
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    I've always had respect for Fischer, now not so much. I don't hate the guy or anything, I just have a different opinion of him. The hit to Schaub was a no doubter, the one on OD was a late hit. He got mad that he was getting schooled, and he let it get the best of him.
     
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  8. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    According to this link, Finnegan's salary is $6.6M. That mes the $25000 fine come out at 0.37% of his salary, or the equivalent of a $189 fine for someone who makes $50k/year (except for the whole scalability factor, which means they don't equate).

    So what about that is supposed to act as a deterrent? That fine is smaller, percentage-wise, than Jared Allen's.
     


  9. ObsiWan

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    while it wouldn't break me, the threat of a $189 fine keeps me from running stop signs.
    :)
    for the record, I thought his fine should have been $50K
     
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    I'm still surprised he didn't get dinged for the dumbass spear on Daniels. That was flatout cheap.
     
  11. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    how is that possible? $6.6 mil for a 7th round draft pick? He was just drafted in 2006.
     
  12. TexanSam

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    They must have renegotiated a new contract really quickly
     
  13. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    What was the second hit on Schaub? Is the article just wrong?
     
  14. Ryan

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    It's almost safe to say Matt Schaub is very unliked in the NFL.
     
  15. Vinny

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    I wouldn't say he is 'unliked' as much as perhaps word of mouth around the league may have implied that if you get physical with him he would cave in. It's like in nature....you don't see the lions attack the biggest and strongest herd animals, they attack the weak, crippled, the old and the young.
     
  16. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    Your not talking football here right ? Cause the lions don't attack anything .
     
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    See, if I say that...I am a hater.

    You say that...and people go "Hmmmm....."

    Schaub, somehow, has beat the heat in the past two games. When he doesn't beat the heat, the tactic of trying to maim Schaub can pay huge dividends for a defense.

    It is 100% the defensive strategy against Schaub by the Titans. They were oblivious to the idea of getting flagged for it. They took the chance, weighed the odds of getting flagged or even ejected, and still kept trying to hurt our guys. It wasn't until the spearing of OD, and the quick flag it drew from the refs, that they finally got the hint that they were being watched closely.

    About freaking time.
     
  18. Marcus

    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    Which is why they ought to have one-game suspensions without pay. See if THAT might be a deterrent?

    He lost his temper because he was getting his head handed to him by AJ, so he gets chosen to go to the Pro Bowl. Go figure.

    :crazy:
     
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  19. eriadoc

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    I really think they ought to change the fine structure to be a set percentage of pay, or a minimum fine, whichever is larger. That would serve as a real deterrent.
    Maybe. But if you knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that you'd never get broadsided by another vehicle, the chance of getting away with it might outweigh the consequences. These guys have a chance to knock out a QB and win the game, when the downside is a very small fine. It's not even close to equitable.
     
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    I don't know. I just pulled the number from Fox Sports. *shrug*
     

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