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NFL fines Jeremy Jarmon for helmet-to-helmet hit

The NFL has fined Redskins defensive end Jeremy Jarmon $5,000 for a helmet to helmet hit on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in last Sunday's game.

Jarmon rushed the quarterback in overtime on the Packers' final offensive play. Jarmon got his hands up and Rodgers had to rush his throw, which was eventually intercepted by LaRon Landry. Jarmon was not flagged on the play, but a review showed that as Jarmon came down, his helmet made contact with Rodgers' and the league office felt a fine was in order.

Rodgers suffered a mild concussion on the play.

By Rick Maese  | October 15, 2010; 6:16 PM ET
Categories:  Jeremy Jarmon  
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That's bullplop. It was totally inadvertent.

Posted by: Rod5 | October 15, 2010 6:22 PM | Report abuse

Crap. Total crap.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

A lot of "analysts" picking the Skins this weekend. I don't think I like that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

dogs**t

sissified they are

great play jarmon!! helped seal the deal

Posted by: retroskins14 | October 15, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

If this "hit" had been flagged and cost us that INT and GB had gone down and scored, I'd have been disconsolate for weeks.

I agree the fine is total crap but as long as they don't let something like this affect the outcome of games I can live with it. (Of course I am not paying the fine, so easy for me to say!)

I give kudos to the officials who let that play go w/o a flag. I know several crews in the league that would have thrown it...cough Triplett...cough...

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 15, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

NFL wants to keep their poster boys playing

Posted by: Frivolous | October 15, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

As many times as they showed the play Sunday, it never occured to me that he would be fined. Can you imagine how much the NFL of today would fine the Reggie White of 1990?

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 15, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

I guess they will need to make quarterbacks 2 hand touch pretty soon.

Posted by: casemando | October 15, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

This is going to make for a particularly obnoxious PeaBrain2003. He was in here the other night pontificating about how barbaric it was and calling anybody who thought it looked like a D-lineman just missing out on a sack and applying a clean hit a lowlife.

Posted by: MColeman51 | October 15, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

oh come on, it was a little bit of contact...but this is football. they already baby quarterbacks enough. that's some BS.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 15, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

While I agree the hit was light and can quibble with the fine I also acknowledge the NFL is a different football game than the 80's and 90's. I also say the smartest teams and fans have already embraced a new style of NFL game. MORE passing guys and girls!
Every time I read a post about the smashmouth NFC East, and the need for a power running game, I smile about the memories but also realzie the poster doesn't get the current game. The advantage is skewed heavily towards the passing offense and we need more of that. Thank God we have D Mcnabb, warts and all.

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | October 15, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

The NFL Players Union simply must demand to have a say in the fines and personal conduct policy during these CBA negotiations. Jarmon pulled up and basically chest-bumped Rodgers, but received a fine anyhow.
One of the encouraging signs for me( I'm almost totally pro-employee,pro-player) is that when he went around to the various teams during the offseason, by most accounts Roger Goodell was emphatically disagreed with by the players on exactly this two issues, in fact,some of the exchanges with players were heated.
Good. At least if the gutless NFLPA won't do it, then the players themselves let Goodell know how much they despised the fines and super-intrusive, busybody,ridiculous personal conduct policy
The NFL has taken a business anti-trust exemption and perverted into a social one.

The least of what the players can do is fight stupid, unfair fines and I hope Jarmon does exactly that.
Maybe the next thing the players will do after winning their personal freedom back from Goodell is demand the right to control the numbers they can wear. I would love to see someone wearing a 0 or a 00 like Otto Graham back in the days. The NFL was more cooler when a QB such as Norm Van Brocklin could wear the number 49-to me, that's cool as hell.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 15, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Fine a guy for something that, at most is a ticky tack penalty? Get real. Rodgers didn't get the concussion on that play.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 15, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

LAME! LAME! LAME!

That was a good play. Jarmon pulled up and put his hands up to avoid a hard collision with Rodgers.

Eff the NFL offices in New York.

He should appeal, if the union still has that recourse.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 15, 2010 7:32 PM | Report abuse

A lot of "analysts" picking the Skins this weekend. I don't think I like that.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 6:39 PM |
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me either

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 15, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

... Get real. Rodgers didn't get the concussion on that play.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 15, 2010 7:26 PM
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exactly!..fletcher and i think carter gave it to him

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 15, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Of the next three games before the bye, if we have to lose one, I'd prefer it be to the Colts rather than the Bears or Lions.

Come playoff seedings, conference record is key.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 15, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

Of the next three games before the bye, if we have to lose one, I'd prefer it be to the Colts rather than the Bears or Lions.

Come playoff seedings, conference record is key.

Posted by: MrRedskin21 | October 15, 2010 7:40 PM |
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2-1 is acceptable...and conference games do matter more..i really like home victories..so i'll take 3-0

Posted by: jcnjcnj | October 15, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1: exactly. no way that little hit on the helmet could cause a concussion.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 15, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

As many times as they showed the play Sunday, it never occured to me that he would be fined. Can you imagine how much the NFL of today would fine the Reggie White of 1990?

Posted by: MColeman51
~~~
Or Jack Lambert
Or Nighttrain Lane
Or Alvin Walton
Or the entire Oakland Raiders defense
Or Andre Waters
Or Ronnie Lott
Or Dennis Smith
Or Steve Atwater
Or Dick Butkus
Or Ray Nitchske

The way the games are called now, with nearly every catch needing to be reviewed, every hard hit subject to fine,penalty or imprisonment(kidding)and the ceaseless complaining and rule-making about enthusiasm/celebrations, I barely watch pro football these days. The game is so pussified now.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | October 15, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Good evening.

Thanks to all for putting the wheels back on the blog.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Absurd. That was as clean a play as you can make. Count me down as officially disliking Roger Goodell and his regime.

Posted by: drischord | October 15, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to all for putting the wheels back on the blog.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 7:55 PM

Before you arrived we had three wheels back on the blog. Now that you're here it's three wheels and a flat tire. Ready to roll!

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

1ST!

Posted by: DEEZ1 | October 15, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Count me down as officially disliking Roger Goodell and his regime.

Posted by: drischord | October 15, 2010 8:00 PM

I didn't know this could be done "officially." I thought it was sort of informal. I guess once you're on record on Redskins Insider under a fake blog name then that changes everything. I don't think Roger Goodell will be inviting you to dinner once he reads this.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I told you haters that it was an illegal helmet to helmet hit and it should have been flagged and the Washington Freeagentskins should have lost.

I agree with walthu19 and this whole shanaKLAN plan ain't working.

McSoup tosses 5ints this week
NeonDeongelo Hall gives up 3tds
Jeremy Jarmon = New Bruce Smith

Devin Thomas is going to make shanaKLAN regret releasing him.

Posted by: pabrian2008 | October 15, 2010 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Jim Zorn started 6-2 with Jason Campbell at QB.

Eat it haters!

Posted by: pabrian2008 | October 15, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

What did he get fined for? Gliding? Rodgers got concussed on the hit by Orakpo on the previous drive. He had to peel himself off of the ground on that play. He no problem getting up after Jaromon's non hit.

Posted by: jimc93 | October 15, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to litter the blog all week after we lose to the colts.

Posted by: pabrian2008 | October 15, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

It's easy to put the wheels back on when you ignore the speed bump(s).

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

It's funny because most players have stated they would lay the same hit and be fined again.

Not sure if all the fines are really protecting anyone.

Posted by: skinswillwin | October 15, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

Rodgers was concussed before the Jarmon "hit". This is a cover up by the Packers trainers/medical team..

Neurological tests earlier this week revealed that Rodgers had suffered a concussion during the Packers’ 16-13 overtime loss to Washington Sunday. It was assumed that the concussion occurred on the offense’s final play in overtime when Rodgers got hit by defensive lineman Jeremy Jarmon as he threw an interception.

But Rodgers admitted Thursday that he wasn’t feeling quite right before that hit and it wasn’t until the last play that it became clear to the medical staff that he had suffered head trauma.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Where was the penalty flag?!!!

Posted by: thorhero | October 15, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

hi rachel. remember when you gave me dap on the blog 2 weeks ago. should i post your comments where you say that i was right all along to remind you?

don't you just hate haters?

Posted by: pabrian2008 | October 15, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Snyder will pick up the tab.

Posted by: thorhero | October 15, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Snyder will pick up the tab.

Posted by: thorhero | October 15, 2010 8:15 PM | Report

They should station collection baskets at the stadium for people to donate to the Redskins fine fund. I would put a dollar in the basket.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Hopefully Snyder will pick up the tab.

Posted by: thorhero | October 15, 2010 8:15 PM

Uh-uh. That would violate league rules. Do you really want an owner who says to his team "Go out and bust them up! The fines are on me!" Okay, maybe you do, but the league doesn't.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Uh-uh. That would violate league rules. Do you really want an owner who says to his team "Go out and bust them up! The fines are on me!" Okay, maybe you do, but the league doesn't.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 8:20 PM |

I vote yes, I still think my idea is better because I think the fans would be fine with our players taking people out every week.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

They fined the result, not the play. It's unfortunate but at least the refs made the right call. Totally incidental contact that let to a freak accident.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

That is ridiculous. Jarmen did everything he could to not hurt the guy. He even avoid falling on Rogers. Why don't they just play touch football.

Posted by: lp_lodestar | October 15, 2010 8:24 PM | Report abuse

I vote yes, I still think my idea is better because I think the fans would be fine with our players taking people out every week.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:22 PM

Dan Snyder would take a 15% collection fee off the top.

Jeremy Jarmon can afford the fine a lot better than the rest of us can. He can write it off his taxes. That way, the government is paying half the fine. We can't.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

They fined the result, not the play. It's unfortunate but at least the refs made the right call. Totally incidental contact that let to a freak accident.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 8:22 PM

Actually that's incorrect. They fines Jarmon for helmet to helmet contact.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait to litter the blog all week after we lose to the colts.

Posted by: pabrian2008 | October 15, 2010 8:08 PM |

You got me again. You nailed the content but get dinged for lack of grammatical mistakes and your posts are way to coherent.

It did take 2 posts before I saw the 8 (pabrain2008) instead of the 3 (pabrain2003) in your handle. For some reason you amuse me..

Back in the day even anonymous posters would sign their posts.

Such as the guy with the handle anonymous would always sign...

Nate in the PDX

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Hey d44. This blog has run much smoother today after everyone put the ITA on the peabrained idiot(s). He actually went away for a while. It's been nice.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:28 PM | Report abuse

pabrian: After the Rams game I said you had a point in that things were the same as last year and McNabb and Shanny hadn't proven anything yet. But after these 2 wins over Philly and GB we can all see this team is drastly improved in the two most important positions, coach and quarterback. That you can't argue with. Shanahan and McNabb bring instant credibility to this team.

Yes, we did start 6-2 with Zorn, but did anyone feel good about it after we lost to the Rams on that retarded Pete Kendall play then barely squeaked by the Browns? Yeah... and then we all know how the second half went. This team is leaps and bounds better than last year, just with the addition of McNabb and Shanny. No way we win the Philly and GB game last year. Time to move on... Zorn is not our coach anymore and JC is in Oakland.

Posted by: rachel216 | October 15, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

scamp- he's been on here for at least 2 yrs and has always driven me bat sh1t crazy. I've ITA'ed him for a year but occasionally break it and instantly regret it.

BTW. pabrain 2008 is not pabrain2003. It's just someone mocking him.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

BS!

Posted by: JohnWWW | October 15, 2010 8:34 PM | Report abuse

$5,000...that should be just enough to dry clean Aaron Rodgers' skirt.

Posted by: bigyim3 | October 15, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

I love a good hard hitting game, Don`t you? Go get Em` Jarmon! BTW, F-Dallas!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | October 15, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

There is a big difference between a helmet to helmet hit and helmets touching for split second at the end of a play. The NFL went overboard with this one...

Posted by: Jason10 | October 15, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

scamp- he's been on here for at least 2 yrs and has always driven me bat sh1t crazy. I've ITA'ed him for a year but occasionally break it and instantly regret it.

BTW. pabrain 2008 is not pabrain2003. It's just someone mocking him.


Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 8:33 PM

Which should tell you something about him. Who is worse: the moron that can't help being a moron or the moron who purposely imitates him?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

You fine someone based on what they did. In part, there has to be intent or at least some reckless disregard. Jarmon clearly intended to avoid hard contact with Rodgers as soon as the ball was released.

When you fine guys for trying to do the right thing, you have lost your way. And by 'you' I mean Roger Goodell.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 15, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

if i see pabrain in any form, i scroll faster...

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2010 9:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey guys and dolls, it's me...plain old pabrian!

Just read my content and you can't deny we are one in the same.

Posted by: pabrian2008 | October 15, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

PLLLLLHHHHHH!

Posted by: WestCoastBullet | October 15, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Who is worse: the moron that can't help being a moron or the moron who purposely imitates him?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 9:06 PM |

I'm with scamp. I can't see the artistry in being able to sound just like an idiot.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

It's chia again..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

It's chia again..

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 9:43 PM

It's possible, but I've never seen him bring a sense of humor to his work. It always seems to be marked by anger, bitterness, racism. This guy's just trying to have fun.

Posted by: beep-beep | October 15, 2010 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Really?

Posted by: BT23 | October 15, 2010 10:08 PM | Report abuse

Sorry but it's not just about babying star players, it's about protecting the one guy who is WAY more vulnerable than anyone else. He's the only player who in a totally non-offensive posture and is absorbing contact without initiating it. If they didn't baby the QB's, one day you'd see one of them get killed. Jarmon made a good, clean play, but they gotta error way on the side of protecting the people who play that position.

Posted by: themantoyou | October 15, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

if anything they should fine the GB blockers on that play.....

Posted by: tommycat | October 15, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

PlayAction & monk811

log on together, log out together

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 3:40 PM

Hessone pee's his pants.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Jarmon made a good, clean play, but they gotta error way on the side of protecting the people who play that position.

Posted by: themantoyou | October 15, 2010 10:25 PM |

That's why they might throw a flag but to fine someone after having ample time to review the play repeatedly is not trying to protect the quarterback, it's trying to line pockets.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

I think this fine was more political than anything. I have seen far worse hits and this particular one was not called in the game. If they don't fine Jarmon, then the union could argue Rodgers received the concussion earlier in the game and the Packers made him play hurt. Concussions are a real sensitive subject right now, and a team that plays a player with a concussion could be sued for negligence. So, Jarmon takes one for the owners. I hope they remember him come contract time...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | October 15, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Hessone pee's his pants.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 10:27 PM

Of course he peed his pants. Everyone his age pees their pants. It's the COOLEST!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

U betcha! the fine should have been higher.

Posted by: rosieglough | October 15, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Hey I'll take a fine over flag any day. Flag would have been brutal on that play and prolly hangs a L on the skins. All that being said, I'm not the one paying the fine.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2010 10:43 PM | Report abuse

If this "hit" had been flagged and cost us that INT and GB had gone down and scored, I'd have been disconsolate for weeks.

I agree the fine is total crap but as long as they don't let something like this affect the outcome of games I can live with it. (Of course I am not paying the fine, so easy for me to say!)

I give kudos to the officials who let that play go w/o a flag. I know several crews in the league that would have thrown it...cough Triplett...cough...

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 15, 2010 6:43 PM

I hate the roughing the qb call...should be after the fact...and have no impact on the result of the play...in this instance...the worst that should happen should be the skins starting on offense 15 yards back...just a dumb rule.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

it should have been a flag. no play.

Posted by: rosieglough | October 15, 2010 10:45 PM | Report abuse

it should have been a flag. no play.

Posted by: rosieglough | October 15, 2010 10:45 PM

We have a Packers fans ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the blog young lady. Come for the football, stay for the jibba jabba.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

it's trying to line pockets.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:29 PM

Player fines collected by the league are used in part to support the Players Assistance Trust, an organization that provides assistance to retired players who are in financial distress. They also go to charitable initiatives supporting youth and education programs and sports-related medical research.

And as I stated earlier, Rodgers was concussed earlier in the game. Jarmon held up and the call on the field was correct. The TWO PIs against the Pack that were not called is another story.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Hessone pee's his pants.

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 10:27 PM

Of course he peed his pants. Everyone his age pees their pants. It's the COOLEST!

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:37 PM

Haha...good to see you scamp...no wonder I don't come on here when I'm home...so many STUPID comments(ie -- it should have been a flag. no play.)...see you monday when the skins are 4 and 2!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 10:58 PM | Report abuse

it's trying to line pockets.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:29 PM

Player fines collected by the league are used in part to support the Players Assistance Trust, an organization that provides assistance to retired players who are in financial distress. They also go to charitable initiatives supporting youth and education programs and sports-related medical research.

And as I stated earlier, Rodgers was concussed earlier in the game. Jarmon held up and the call on the field was correct. The TWO PIs against the Pack that were not called is another story.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 10:57 PM |

Notice I said "pockets" not "their pockets." I chose that wording for a reason.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 10:59 PM | Report abuse

It's chia yet again.

He taughts with the "U betcha!"

I feel sorry for his kid.

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

FIRST!!!

Posted by: mileshu | October 15, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

"The TWO PIs against the Pack that were not called is another story."

agreed. is it too late to call a no play, and fine them too?

Posted by: rosieglough | October 15, 2010 11:02 PM | Report abuse

taunts.

Anyways..

Skins 27
Colts 24

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 11:06 PM | Report abuse

taunts.

Anyways..

Skins 27
Colts 24


Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 11:06 PM

Taints what?

Skins 20-17

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

They fined the result, not the play. It's unfortunate but at least the refs made the right call. Totally incidental contact that let to a freak accident.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 8:22 PM

Actually that's incorrect. They fines Jarmon for helmet to helmet contact.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

My point was had there been no concussion there would have been no fine. The concussion got the NFL to look at the play and once they had to look at a play where a QB got a concussion they had no choice but to fine him for the most incidental of helmet to helmet contact plays. Hence why I said they fined the result, not the helmet to helmet contact.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 11:16 PM | Report abuse

My point was had there been no concussion there would have been no fine. The concussion got the NFL to look at the play and once they had to look at a play where a QB got a concussion they had no choice but to fine him for the most incidental of helmet to helmet contact plays. Hence why I said they fined the result, not the helmet to helmet contact.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 11:16 PM |

I still disagree. The Packers most likely sent a tape of all infractions called and missed that they disagreed with to the league. Most teams do this. Wheb the league saw the incidental contact and heard the crying from the Pack they leveled the fine. No way anyone believed that a concussion was caused by that hit especially when the Packs medical crew said that Rodgers exhibited signs prior to that point. Even if they did think it could happen from that tap there certainly wasn't any way to prove it.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:20 PM | Report abuse


Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

My point was had there been no concussion there would have been no fine. The concussion got the NFL to look at the play and once they had to look at a play where a QB got a concussion they had no choice but to fine him for the most incidental of helmet to helmet contact plays. Hence why I said they fined the result, not the helmet to helmet contact.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 11:16 PM |

some folks have a hard time with comprehension

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:22 PM | Report abuse

Hence why I said they fined the result, not the helmet to helmet contact.

Posted by: RedskinsXXVI | October 15, 2010 11:16 PM

Not accurate. He displayed signs of a concussion prior to the last play. He admitted that, but having never had a concussion, he thought he just got his bell rung.

Either way scoreboard....16-13

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 15, 2010 11:25 PM | Report abuse

some folks have a hard time with comprehension

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:22 PM |

I'm trying to be nice here hessy baby. Odd as that sounds it seems to help the blog not degenerate into all out flame wars.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

some folks have a hard time with comprehension

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:22 PM

It's past your bedtime hess...hell it's way past mine...hope you have your pull-ups on!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

It's past your bedtime hess...hell it's way past mine...hope you have your pull-ups on!

Posted by: PlayAction | October 15, 2010 11:30 PM

He's a big kid now.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:33 PM | Report abuse

yeah, it really goes beyond "protecting" the quarterbacks.

It's "marketing, coddling, lionizing, and making excuses for" the quarterbacks.

The league is trying to pass Rodgers off as the next Montana. Or even Peyton Manning. I'm not buying it. He's good. But, I called for his head and we got it, better late than never. That's the way to beat a fat-headed, cocky sob like Rodgers, and it worked.

WHY DO I SAY THEY ARE 'PUSHING' RODGERS ON THE PUBLIC?

Because, when he threw that last pic, it was not ONLY a TERRIBLE decision, but a TERRIBLE pass, as well. Nobody said that.

It was, "what a play by Landry!"

Even when the replay showed (in slow motion, repeatedly) that the ball was WAY behind the receiver, nobody dared point that out.

Same with Favre. He's costing Minnesota game after game, going back to his Int against the Saints in the Championship game... Nobody blinks. Not a word of it. Same with his "sexting." Not an explanation, nary a word.

Brady, Eli, nearly all of them... I'm losing respect for these coddled bums. Wanna impress me with a QB? Put him behind our O Line from last year and let him go against Dallas, Philly, and New York twice each.

I'm glad Rodgers got concussed. He needed to deflate his fat head. By the way, I hope it happens again for him this week. GB fans were getting unbearable. Put Rodgers out for the year and lets see how "fierce" their D is.

F' em!

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse


guys, I found this on the bog. don't know any details, but poopy hasn't been around for a couple of days

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Barno, Barno, Barno...

Turn off your radio, dude. Turn off the Glennnnn Beck. Stop with the Fox News. They're making you Stupid(er).

I'm serious.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. You sound crazy.

PS - Please don't have me banned for life with your "offended" canned response to the WAPO like you did to Poopy_McPoop. Thanks.


Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 2:35 AM |

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:38 PM | Report abuse


@Thinker_

what happened between barno and poopy think_ ?

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:41 PM | Report abuse

And WTF happened to Poopy_McPoop?

That Fascist Barno got him tossed?

Typical conservative... Conservative with taxes, but want to control everybody else.

Bring back the POOPSTER!

Barno should be banned. He's a Libertarian Fascist. The guy needs to have his head examined. He's a Palin supporter for crying out loud.

I mean, sure, he likes the Redskins. Well, so what? What if Hitler liked the Redskins? Do we have to tolerate him posting on here?

I say, bring back Poopy and take Barno out and we'll call it even.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

Interesting view point thinker. I have heard a few people say that it was a terrible pass caused by pressure applied. NFL Network guys said as much today. And it was a good play by Landry. As far as Favre goes, a few people have said he needs to take a seat. I do agree with your Rodgers analysis though. Everyone talks about how great he is. If he was so great he would have put us away when he had the chance. He's good but he's no Peyton or Brady. Granted those guys have great olines and have for a while. A lot of quarterbacks get a lot better when they are protected by a good oline. But the league has gone all pansy with this protect the QB BS.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't know, but somebody had posted that Barno had gotten Poopy tossed by crying to the Post and inventing stuff

I believe it.

No doubt.

The guy is a turd.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse


I say, bring back Poopy and take Barno out and we'll call it even.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:43 PM |

don't give a rats ass about your politics, but I could live without barno and poopy, they both sound like clowns

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:47 PM | Report abuse

Is Rodgers going to get fined for basically admitting that he suffered head trauma earlier in the game, but didn't say anything?

I thought the NFL instituted a new regime about reporting head injuries.

Whateves. I guess they're more concerned with protecting their prom queens from the big black men that come to play football.

Posted by: p1funk | October 15, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

I'm thinking it's almost time for the QBs to form their OWN players union.

I'll tell you one thing, the owners would Poopy_McPoop themselves.

I'm sick of this QB love.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:49 PM | Report abuse

Whats politics got to do with it?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Well, that last comment was very mean, hess one.

I'll not be commenting on this site anymore if that's how we are to be treated!

Good Day, Sir!

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Barno is an ass

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse

ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, as always, brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!

Going back to last week, I felt there were only 2 games on our schedule that’d I’d be surprised if we won. GB and the Colts. Well, I was surprised at the GB result. In the process, it occurred to me that with all the injuries and mistakes, GB simply wasn’t everything I thought it was. Are the Colts? They are similar to GB. Great QB, great receivers, great pass rusher, not much in the way of a run game. Like GB, they are also hit hard by injuries.

Peyton and Rodgers are both elite QBs. Neither team has had much success running the ball, both have had injuries to their starting RB. Neither is good at stopping the run. Indy and GB defenses are 27th and 28th respectively in yds/carry. GB has been among the best against the pass, Indy below average, mostly due to GB success in QB sacks.

Oh yes, turnovers? Indy’s defense has 7, GB 8. The Skins defense? 8. Given how similar GB and Indy appear, perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised if the Skins win, at home, on Sunday.

Still, what separates the Colts is that Peyton makes very few mistakes. Across the league, about 1 out of every 10 pass plays results in either a sack or an INT. Not with Peyton. He leads the league in int% (

How to play the Colts? On defense, rush 4, with Orakpo over the weak link. Use blitzes rarely. We won’t get to Peyton much because he’ll get rid of it quickly, but they’ll still need to double up on Orakpo. Have the DL get their hands up, a tipped pass or two is the sort of thing that can be the difference. On offense, stay balanced (which we struggle to do) and don’t turn it over (which we’ve been good at doing).

A lot of people think we need long drives to keep the ball out of Peyton’s hands and keep it close. True enough. But as I pointed out last week, our defense is on the field much too much – more than any team in the league. Indy has run the 3rd most plays of any team. Not a good combo. Peyton vs a tired defense, even worse combo. Big plays are great, but sustained drives are more likely to win games vs Indy.

And before I run off, penalties. Hail!!! We’ve won that battle in 4 of 5 games and average 29 fewer penalty yards/game than the opposing team. Its not just the yards, penalties are often the key to whether a drive continues or ends. I know we’ve had a few critical/costly penalties against us, but overall, we’re doing well in forcing penalties and making relatively few ourselves.

We’ve got a decent chance to win this game -- I’m surprised I’m writing that this week.

That a wrap on ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, naturally, brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 15, 2010 11:53 PM | Report abuse


Whats politics got to do with it?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:50 PM |

uyo gut mee scamp, butt da speelinga iis betir tewnite

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

We’ve got a decent chance to win this game -- I’m surprised I’m writing that this week.

That a wrap on ZEKE’S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES, naturally, brought to you by the fine people at Yahoo!

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 15, 2010 11:53 PM

Don't forget that the Colts have not beaten the Skins in DC in 43 years...with or without Peyton.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse


Good Day, Sir!

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 15, 2010 11:51 PM |

back at ya !

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Whats politics got to do with it?

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:50 PM |

uyo gut mee scamp, butt da speelinga iis betir tewnite

Posted by: hessone | October 15, 2010 11:56 PM |

Eets mi speel chekkur.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Ss long as they are reviewing tape, they should fine the Packers for holding Orakpo all game.

Otherwise, we would've knocked Rodgers out of the game a lot sooner.

Posted by: edvar | October 16, 2010 12:00 AM | Report abuse

That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! He had his hands up and didn't try to hit him that hard and you still fine him? That is crazy! It's still football, right?

Posted by: Thatguyrightoverthere | October 16, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse


Barno is an ass

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:53 PM |

this could be the all time most substantiated fact posted on RI.

Posted by: hessone | October 16, 2010 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Barno is an ass

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 15, 2010 11:53 PM |

this could be the all time most substantiated fact posted on RI.

Posted by: hessone | October 16, 2010 12:04 AM

Preetie eezy too speel to.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 16, 2010 12:10 AM | Report abuse

The ball is bouncing right way this year, luck may be the biggest change this year, reminds me of how to win games, missed or bad calls by the refs, or dumb plays by the opposing coach, over GB defense out :=) lol, field goals bouncing.

The NFL is not playing professional football, this year anyone can go to the Superbowl.

Posted by: dannyboyrules | October 16, 2010 12:20 AM | Report abuse

Scamp...

I see you working and I'm in.

Be nice, talk football, ignore those who can't/won't read the memo.

There was a magical hour earlier today when these tenets of decency were sort of being observed, and it felt good.

AH has 2 sacks...4-2...

Irene...we goin' to the Supa Bow.......

-J. Jacoby

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 16, 2010 12:31 AM | Report abuse

Scamp...

I see you working and I'm in.

Be nice, talk football, ignore those who can't/won't read the memo.

There was a magical hour earlier today when these tenets of decency were sort of being observed, and it felt good.

AH has 2 sacks...4-2...

Irene...we goin' to the Supa Bow.......

-J. Jacoby

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | October 16, 2010 12:31 AM |

It really felt like the old blog before political attacks and racial accusations helped send the blog into a tailspin. I was just as much at fault as anyone. I like it this way better.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | October 16, 2010 12:35 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | October 16, 2010 1:57 AM | Report abuse

It's just PR on the league's part.

They want people to THINK they are doing something positive to control a major problem. That is the brain buckets today don't stop gray matter from rattling around, which results in some good men dying young, and others developing Parkinson's symptoms, and wandering around like punch drunk fighters.

So they fine some poor goof for mussing Pretty Boy's hair, and the real problem remains unsolved, and indeed may be unsolvable.

Posted by: TheCork | October 16, 2010 2:30 AM | Report abuse

It looked to me that Jarmon tried his best to avoid even touching the GB QB. Why the fine?

Posted by: dcc1968 | October 16, 2010 3:07 AM | Report abuse

Remember the Ice Bowl Superbowl? It was in Minnesota against the Bills.

Rypien went to Disneyland.

Anyway, pregame, all the talk was about Bruce Smith this, Bruce Smith that. He is gonna kill us with his pass rushing prowess, blah blah blah...

We ran right at him and steamrolled his punk azz.

Sounds like a Plan. Crank up the Freight Torain. And TW will find it easier to drive into Freeney rather than drop back, and to the left. Back, and to the left. never good dropping back, and to the left.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBP15lRprPs

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | October 16, 2010 3:57 AM | Report abuse

I disagree with that fine, in fact i think its B.S. If you have seen the replay it was obvious that Jarmon was trying to avoid helmet to helmet contact. his hands was up and it looked like he was trying to avoid hitting him altogether.. It was a good play.. A CLEAN play and it was just unfortunate that Jarmon landed on Rogers at the end of the play.... He wasn't even flagged for it. I hope Jarmon appeals that fine.. granted its 5,000 but 5,000 can pay for the taxes of your home for the year lol

Posted by: goods15 | October 16, 2010 5:19 AM | Report abuse

I remember that play very keenly. It was a key moment in the win against the Packers. But I remember Jarmon trying his best NOT to make contact with the QB. He even had his hands up the whole time to avoid contact...

If the helmet clashed with Rogers, it was never intentional and you can tell by Jarmon's body language that he meant no harm to anyone. It was a great play by him, and sadly the League has made a poor decision by fining him.

Posted by: regxjin | October 16, 2010 5:59 AM | Report abuse

Scamp -

The whole "fascist conservative" spiel was for your benefit, actually.

BUT, since you really seem to be turning over a new leaf, I'll let bygones be bygones. From what I've read, you seem to be really holding back that hostility that led you to accost fellow fans with such directives as, "Go shoot yourself in the face," and "Die, Die, DIE! Go and DIE ALREADY, YOU MORON!"

So, I'm going to be the better man, as well. I'll start by burying the hatchet. You don't believe me? Check hessone's head.

A HA!

Honestly, thanks. You're right. It's much better when kept civil. I still don't like Barno's politics and I'm pretty sure he got Poopy fired from the blog. Which kinda sucks. I miss all the poo poo jokes. I know it's third grade, but he brought a college freshman type of sophistication to the commode humour. (notice the "u" which adds a hint of old world reliability to my words!)

Yee Ha!

So, anyway, Rodgers needs his bell rung once a game just to keep him honest. The refs blow! (whistles, of course) But, what can you do? I'm thinking, if it WAS from an earlier hit, it had to be the one where Fletcher and Orakpo convened on his arrogant arse.

Check the replay. See if Fletcher landed that knee again, like he did to Westbrook.

MAN, we are knocking out all bums! I mean, we gotta be leading the league in injuries caused during games.

Any nerds out there able to check on that? I dont remember the Redskins taking out so many players like we have been. Vick? Done. Rodgers, Done. Matthews, Done. BOTH TEs from the Packers? DONE. That concussed Philly safety Mikkal or whatever his name is... Done.

We are rolling people up! NEXT!

(remember when philip daniels tried to fold Peyton Manning like a folding chair? He let go at the last second to save his life. I'm not so sure we go that route this time. Look for Manning to get hurt. I can't believe it, but I gotta say, odds are: he will.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 16, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

This is B.S. There was very little contact with the helmet after the hit. Soon we will be watching Flag Football

Posted by: fishing1 | October 16, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

This is B.S. There was very little contact with the helmet after the hit. Soon we will be watching Flag Football

Posted by: fishing1 | October 16, 2010 7:11 AM | Report abuse

This is B.S. There was very little contact with the helmet after the hit. Soon we will be watching Flag Football

Posted by: fishing1 | October 16, 2010 7:12 AM | Report abuse

Good job JJ...we need to get the reputation for bringing the pain to opposing QB's. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Posted by: dieselfan44 | October 16, 2010 7:21 AM | Report abuse

Good hit sorry . Ref did not see that way . So now the nfl is watching each hit by seconds what a bunch of turds . Rogers has had worse headaches by getting drunk with Farve . Kodell and the nfl blow me cause ya bunch of sheitz's

Posted by: terryreece | October 16, 2010 7:26 AM | Report abuse

Horse S!

Posted by: Kenbeatrizz | October 16, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Jarmon clearly pulled up and put his arms out - like he supposed to do to protect the precious QB's. The rest of the play is called football. This QB coddling must end.

Posted by: clandestinetomcat | October 16, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

How freaking stupid is this. The guy tries to pull up and when he comes back down, because the qb is trying to throw the ball and is coming forward their helmets touch and it's a fine? Freaking ridiculous.

Note to NFL - Thats why girls don't play the game.

Posted by: dbrine1261 | October 16, 2010 8:45 AM | Report abuse

I was saying the same thing thinker. After every game coworkers who are mostly Ravens fans can't wai to tell me how we couldn't have won except this one or that one got hurt. We are hurting a few guys every week. It may just be that everyone is getting injuries like this except the better conditioned teams. This is usually us so once again thank Shanny for running a tight off season and hiring better strength and conditioning people than what we have had.

Honestly I don't know how those guys kept their jobs as many hamstrings and muscle pulls we have had over the last few years. Just one more thing that good teams improve on!

Posted by: dbrine1261 | October 16, 2010 8:52 AM | Report abuse

JARMON DID EVERYTHING HE COULD NOT TO SLAM ROGERS OR HIT HIM WITH HIS HELMET. THEY WERE BOTH FALLING DOWN..MOMENTUM CAUSED THAT TO HAPPEN. THE GAME WAS ON THE LINE...THE REF THOUGHT IT WAS A CLEAN HIT. IF ROGERS DID NOT GET A MILD CONCUSSION..THERE WOULD BE NO REVIEW OR FINE.
THE SKINS SHOULD CHALLENGE THIS FINE.

Posted by: blazerguy234 | October 16, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

That was not enough to be fined...crazy. I think it was the flecher sack that did it. The helmet to helmet by Jarmon was less than a head butt with helmet on...

Posted by: LongTimeSkinsFan | October 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

What a bunch of horse sh*t the NfL rules are.

Posted by: DCFanatic | October 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

Really??? Fined for falling into a QB ? He obviously tried to pull up and it was clearly visible. Wow. The NFL is reall not impressing me with the fines. First , Armstrong's spck and now this. Really ???

Posted by: tic24 | October 16, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Really??? Fined for falling into a QB ? He obviously tried to pull up and it was clearly visible. Wow. The NFL is really not impressing me with the fines. First , Armstrong's sock and now this. Really ???

Posted by: tic24 | October 16, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

What is the over/under on when Landry gets fined?

Posted by: splitbill | October 16, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

The "No Fun League" has gone to far. Next time Jarmon hits someone he should drive them into the ground head first to make sure the fine is justified.

Posted by: classicskins | October 16, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

What BS NFL...for years the Redskin QB's have been getting violated in games with no repercussions, now one of the glory boys of the NFL takes a minor hit and they freak out...I guess we should know what to expect against Manning flags all day and night if we breath on him wrong....

Posted by: papaskynz | October 16, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

This is absolutely ridiculous. Defense, please do not try to tackle the quarterback when attempting to make a sack. He obviously "let up" as much as he could. Quit pampering the qb's!!

Posted by: realestredskin | October 16, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Totally worth it.

Posted by: Scoonie97 | October 16, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

Every time the NFL does something like this they reduce their credibility. This fine is simply lame. The contact, to anyone with vision, was incedental. This pi$$es me off, not just as a Skins fan, but as a football fan. What's next, flag football?

Posted by: TRACIETHEDOLPHIN | October 16, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

Go Jarmon! Take Em all out! Love it !

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | October 16, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

i watched the game, and the play in question. it's pretty obvious that the contact was not only not intentional, but that mr. jarmon isn't even aware that it happened. probably why no penalty was called. fortunately, mr. rodgers wasn't seriously injured, and will fully recover.

and yet, the league, feeling a need to "do something, anything", has fined mr. jarmon, for essentially playing the game. well, i certainly feel better, knowing the league powers-that-be are on top of things, responding quickly, to a non-existent issue.

if they had responded as quickly, to the far more significant issue of player concussions, years ago, better helmet design would have made this type of injury fodder for discussions about the "bad old days", and not an on-going problem.

heck, i could do that. how do i apply for one of those jobs?

Posted by: cpinva | October 16, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

They should put flags hanging off the quarterbacks belt and if you pull one its considered a sack. If you cause the QB to cry then you get fined.

Posted by: US-conscience | October 16, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Wait...lemme get this straight. He was fined for a play that wasn't flagged???

Posted by: FrankfurtFreddie | October 16, 2010 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Wow, you guys have some Redskins-colored glasses on.

First of all, helmet to helmet is a penalty no matter what.

Second of all, hitting the qb's head in any circumstance is a penalty.

So on the question of whether this was a penalty or should have been called back or resulted in a fine, the answer is a clear yes.

Whether this hi caused a concussion is irrelevant. In fact, if Rodgers was already concussed, than another blow to the head, even a light one, is enormously risky to his health.

Did Jarmon intend to commit helmet-to-helmet contact on Rodgers? Probably not. His infraction looks to me like it was due to poor technique.

He raised his hands to block the pass, but put his head down and zoomed towards the qb. He was out of control. He either needs to slow up and jump to try to tip the pass or he needs to get his head down, away from the qb's helmet. What he did was somewhere in between. Hopefully he'll learn.

As to the severity of the hit, blows to the head are an extremely serious matter and the union should be advocating greater protection rather than fewer fines.

Posted by: MarquisSmith | October 16, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

That must be the most lame, most stupid, most obscene fine in the history of the NFL!!!! He put both arms out of the way so as not to drive Rogers into the ground. He pulled up. His head was lifted and not lowered. Jarmon did EVERYTHING by the book!!! And he gets fined?! This is an outrage!!!! These nanny state Liberals have outdone themselves yet again... they have now altered fundamental football to the point where the game is being impacted on the field.. might as well put a flag around the QB's waist so he doesn't hurt his pinkie... just DISGUSTING. Roger Goodell obviously voted for Obama

Posted by: Ehbirge | October 16, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

I hope that doesn't discourage Jarmon from putting a hurt on Manning tomorrow.

Is there any other employer, besides the NFL that can impose fines on its employees? Suspensions are commonplace, but taking wages is something that hasn't happened elsewhere since the labor movement at the turn of the century. I don't think Jarmon was out to hurt Rodgers. He doesn't stand to gain anything by concussing him.

I think the NFLPA takes issue with this, among other things. It seems that this is another way for the owners to get some of their payroll back, among other things. Lockout!

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 16, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

@Diesel44- Good point. I stand corrected.

However, the players shouldn't be the source of such funds. It ought to be the owners/employers who take responsibility for work-related disabilities and long-term injuries just like in every other business.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 16, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

That must be the most lame, most stupid, most obscene fine in the history of the NFL!!!! He put both arms out of the way so as not to drive Rogers into the ground. He pulled up. His head was lifted and not lowered. Jarmon did EVERYTHING by the book!!! And he gets fined?! This is an outrage!!!! These nanny state Liberals have outdone themselves yet again... they have now altered fundamental football to the point where the game is being impacted on the field.. might as well put a flag around the QB's waist so he doesn't hurt his pinkie... just DISGUSTING. Roger Goodell obviously voted for Obama

Posted by: Ehbirge | October 16, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Ha! The League is run by the owners, who are incredibly right-wing. To me, it's more of an example of how sincere Republicans are limited gov't and civil liberties.

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 16, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

That must be the most lame, most stupid, most obscene fine in the history of the NFL!!!! He put both arms out of the way so as not to drive Rogers into the ground. He pulled up. His head was lifted and not lowered. Jarmon did EVERYTHING by the book!!! And he gets fined?! This is an outrage!!!! These nanny state Liberals have outdone themselves yet again... they have now altered fundamental football to the point where the game is being impacted on the field.. might as well put a flag around the QB's waist so he doesn't hurt his pinkie... just DISGUSTING. Roger Goodell obviously voted for Obama

Posted by: Ehbirge | October 16, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Ha! The League is run by the owners, who are incredibly right-wing. To me, it's more of an example of how sincere Republicans are limited gov't and civil liberties.

I like your sentiments, though!

Posted by: jboogie1 | October 16, 2010 1:43 PM | Report abuse

What a joke.

Posted by: mjwies11 | October 16, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Complete Bullcrap, I'm sick of Rodger Goodell and his holier than thou, straightlaced, goody two shoes bullsh*t azz. His wanting to extend the season to 18 games and expand overseas is ridiculous.

What the hell is this guy trying to prove?
I can't stand his azz!! Somebody should bust him in the face.

Posted by: 72Redskins | October 16, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Rodgers received no mild concussion.
Just fake sympathy for the over-rated one that thou must not pressure. The whole game I was saying hit him and he will give you the ball. Same with Eli Manning, the Eagles is the only NFC East team that will HIT him. If a Redskin hit him the other Redskins will apologize to Eli and the Ref, then London Fletcher and Reed Doughty will chastise the terribly offending "TEAMMATE".

Posted by: CTaylor42 | October 16, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes, employers are allowed to suspend workers and fine them. And the NFL doesn't employ Jarmon. The Washington Redskins do. If a truck driver breaks the traffic statutes, he pays, not his employer.

Ehbirge--look at the video. Jarmon's helmet goes right into Rodgers, exactly where one would expect Rodger's head to have been. It is his responsibility to not do that.

Posted by: MarquisSmith | October 16, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

That is the biggest crock of BS that I have ever heard. There is no way you can control yourself as to avoid where you hit when you are falling. What does the NFL think that the players have the power to levitate?

Posted by: jnez13 | October 16, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

Check some plays that was made in the 4th qtr.That's where i thought Rodgers got hurt. Not on the JJ play in the 4th qtr.His hands are up andf helmets collide on almost every play in the NFL>

Posted by: dmayfiel | October 16, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

I saw that play, mainly because I wanted to the LaRon play. But I felt that Jarmon had no really control after the inital contact with Rodgers. The only way he could've avoid that "fine" was if he moved his body into a dangerous position risking risk to himself.

I understand head truma is a big thing in the NFL, but I think its taking away from the sport. Instead of restricting plays, maybe the NFL should make better helmets, pads, etc. Its a contact sport. People are going to get hurt. Make it safer by making what the players wear safer.

Like cars. People are going to speed. People are going to crash. But car companies instead of doing nothing, spend time and money making their cars safier. Maybe the NFL should do the same.

Posted by: EricCruzD | October 17, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be safer to just use a stuntman instead of ACTUALLY having our precious quarterbacks go out on the field? I mean, ANYTHING could happen!

What if somebody steps on their foot with those big, hard, plastic cleats?!

Or, what if somebody pushes them and they try to break their fall, only to have their throwing arm broken from the impact?

The NFL would suddenly be no good to anyone, right?

Total BS.

I wish they'd fine all of Tom Brady's teammates for those celebratory "head taps" he likes to do... As if he's some kinda "tough guy" or something. That guy is a wuss. (Does throw a pretty pass, though, gotta admit.)

Sick of the QB Worship. Meanwhile, RBs can get speared, choked, have their knee intentionally aimed at, be thrown or speared out of bounds, slammed into metal benches... It's fine. No problem. He's Black. "Get up, Black running back!" Oh, and, "Don't be flopping in the middle of the field to protect the ball or your career! Take your shots like a man!"

Meanwhile, "A QB needs to learn how to slide! There's no reason for him to take a shot! Either slide or get outta bounds!"

Gotta protect Whitey. He's precious. We love him so.

Thank you, Whitey.

Thank you for throwing the ball to us and making commercials for CitiBank.

I say we take Manning out. Both of them. Ring a ling that long bell of his.

Ding. Dong.

Posted by: Thinker_ | October 17, 2010 4:09 AM | Report abuse

An absolutely ridiculous decision. He had already committed to the hit and he had clearly let up. And if you watch the replay Rodgers ducks his head down into Jarmon's helmet. Jarmon didn't lead with the helmet and plain and simplpe didn't hit him that hard. To ask a 6'3 290 lb. man to stop on a dime is ludicrous.

Posted by: y2j4030 | October 17, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

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