UPDATE on the box break. Check the thread!!!
Definitely will be fined. He did EVERYTHING illegal. Peel back block, illegal. Launched himself, Illegal. Led with the crown of the helmet, Illegal. Blow to the head, illegal.He should be fined four times.
Quote from: Cajuncowboy on September 17, 2012, 11:28:50 pmDefinitely will be fined. He did EVERYTHING illegal. Peel back block, illegal. Launched himself, Illegal. Led with the crown of the helmet, Illegal. Blow to the head, illegal.He should be fined four times.Check out this image from the FWST:Tate did not leave his feet; he appears to lead with his shoulder not his head; although debatable, it does not appear to me to be a helmet-to-helmet hit -- he appears to get under Lee's facemask.If Tate is fined I won't be surprised. But if he isn't fined, keep this picture in mind. I think a case can be made that the hit was not illegal.
And thus, the fine.....NFL fines Golden Tate $21,000 for block on Sean LeePosted by Michael David Smith on September 19, 2012, 5:08 PM EDTSt. Louis Rams v Seattle Seahawks Getty ImagesWhen Seahawks receiver Golden Tate jacked up Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee with a brutal block on Sunday, he wasnít flagged. But the league office has decided that was an oversight by the replacement officials.The NFL fined Tate $21,000 for the block, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. The league office says the block was illegal because Tate launched himself into Lee, striking him in the chest and chin with the crown of his helmet. Tate said after the game that he didnít think ó but didnít know for sure ó that the block was illegal.http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/19/nfl-fines-golden-tate-21000-for-block-on-sean-lee/
I guess I'm too 'old school' for the modern NFL. I'm really worried what the NFL will be like in another 5-10 years.