Re: Fitzpatrick calls Spikes a
posted at 11/13/2012 8:55 AM EST
In response to raptor64d's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to AZPAT's comment:
In response to Pats-bilbo's comment:
The hit on Fitzpatrick was not a penelty nor a fineable hit, but Spikes is sure to get both. He already got the penelty. Spikes hit Fitz around the shoulders and when they went to the ground his helmet came off. Now maybe Spikes head pushed it off, not sure, but he did not intentionally hit him in the head. It was a clean shot around or under the shoulders. How come, no one on this board is talking about that?... they are on PFT.... http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/11/ryan-fitzpatrick-on-brandon-spikes-hes-a-punk-at-times/
Go back and watch the hit... their facemasks got caught and in act of tackling his helmet came off... looked much worst that the hit was.....
"their facemasks got caught and in act of tackling his helmet came off..."
Sounds a lot like: "I'm sorry, Mr Ref. It may have looked like I was punching him, but all I was doing was trying to help him up when his face kept hitting my fist........"
I've heard that comedy schtick before.
wait a minute. are you saying in this picture this is not helmet on helmet? based on this picture, the ref's call was 100% accurate, and Spikes will be fined, as he should. Not saying the hit was illegal or intentional. Simply saying it was helmet to helmet
Screw the picture, check out the hit on video. He hit his chest first and then because of the laws of physics he slid a bit and fitzbaby's helmet wans't on good and it flew off.
but the rule is crystal clear. if the helmets touch, it is a penalty and a league fine. the picture clearly shows the helmets touching.