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Roger Goodell Gets $15,000 More from the Bank of Seymour


I hope Roger Goodell is making some healthy donations to charity in the name of Richard Seymour. Last week the league office made a $25,000 withdrawal from the Bank of Seymour. Those “fines” were levied for Seymour’s tackle of Tom Brady and a facemask on BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

This week Goodell has hit the Seymour ATM again to the tune of $15,000. In question this time was yet another tackle on an opposing QB. Seymour’s fine comes as a result of the Raider defender tackling Matt Schaub below the knees, a clear violation of the Brady Rule.

That’s $40k in two weeks if you’re keeping score at home. I don’t care how much money you make, that’s a nice amount of coin to cough up simply for doing your job.

None of Seymour’s offenses have been so horrendous that they’ve drawn much ire from the individuals these so-called crimes have been committed against. The hit on Schaub was actually caused by his own teammate as Seymour was pushed in the back and fell at the feet of the Texan QB. Even in the moment Seymour managed to wrap up, avoid the knees and make good form tackle.

But that is what the league is becoming. I can understand why the league looks to protect their gold boys but not every hit below the knees is a malicious attempt to cripple a cash cow.

Such is the life of a modern day NFL defender. $40,000 down the drain just for doing your job.

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  • http://shadysrecon.blogspot.com/ Shady

    I am sorry, but football is football and the QB is just one member of 11. Everyone knows the risk if playing at this level.
    Do I believe their are to many rules protecting the QB? Absolutetly. The officials should be lallowed to calll the game and most do a good job.

    One rule should be left in place and that is you can’t tackle the QB and DRIVE him head first into the turf. One violation is 15 yards, a second violation by the same player is 15 yard penalty and automatic ejection from the game and a $15,000 fine. That rule should prevent any player from intentionally pile driving a player namely the QB into the ground. However the Referee is the one who makes the call. Of course the guilty player has a right to make the call. The referee would have the right to review the play to determine if in fact the play was flagrant enough to qualify for the call.

    I believe the game is being taken away from from the offiating crew and the game has become more technical.

    I guess I am too much old school, where two teams lined up and played the game. The officials were allowed to call the game as they saw it. There will be mistakes of course, but the mistakes makes the game human if you understand what I am trying to say.

    It just goes back to the old adage, “SOMEDAY YOU EAT THE BEAR AND SOMTIMES THE BEAR EATS YOU!” that means sometimes the calls go in your favor and sometimes they don’t.

    Just let the players play like they used to, it was a better game.”

    Protecting the QB has gone overboard in my opinion. So long as they don’t try and hit the QB and screw him to the ground, then all is well.

    However that is just opinion, no more no less.

  • http://shadysrecon.blogspot.com/ Shady

    I am sorry, but football is football and the QB is just one member of 11. Everyone knows the risk if playing at this level.
    Do I believe their are to many rules protecting the QB? Absolutetly. The officials should be lallowed to calll the game and most do a good job.

    One rule should be left in place and that is you can’t tackle the QB and DRIVE him head first into the turf. One violation is 15 yards, a second violation by the same player is 15 yard penalty and automatic ejection from the game and a $15,000 fine. That rule should prevent any player from intentionally pile driving a player namely the QB into the ground. However the Referee is the one who makes the call. Of course the guilty player has a right to make the call. The referee would have the right to review the play to determine if in fact the play was flagrant enough to qualify for the call.

    I believe the game is being taken away from from the offiating crew and the game has become more technical.

    I guess I am too much old school, where two teams lined up and played the game. The officials were allowed to call the game as they saw it. There will be mistakes of course, but the mistakes makes the game human if you understand what I am trying to say.

    It just goes back to the old adage, “SOMEDAY YOU EAT THE BEAR AND SOMTIMES THE BEAR EATS YOU!” that means sometimes the calls go in your favor and sometimes they don’t.

    Just let the players play like they used to, it was a better game.”

    Protecting the QB has gone overboard in my opinion. So long as they don’t try and hit the QB and screw him to the ground, then all is well.

    However that is just opinion, no more no less.