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Incognito Draws $35K Fine

St. Louis offensive lineman Richie Incognito, who drew the ire of several Redskins for what they perceived to be his dirty play in the Rams' victory over Washington last week, incurred three fines from the NFL totaling $35,000 for his actions in that game, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Incognito was fined $25,000 for "repeated verbal abuse of a game official," according to the source (Incognito received a personal foul late in the game, moving back the eventual game-winning field goal by 15 yards). He was also fined $5,000 for a "major face-mask," which occurred on a field-goal attempt in the second quarter of the Rams, 19-17 win, and resulted in a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff just before halftime.

Incognito was also fined $5,000 for a chop block, according to the source. That occurred on a pass play in the second quarter of the game as well, and was not penalized on the field, but was detected on film of the game (a chop block is normally a 15-yard penalty).

There were no other fines resulting from the game, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 17, 2008; 5:03 PM ET
 
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oh, well there, that's a better explanation.

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 17, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

Browns defense is 11th in the NFL against the pass and 23rd against the run. I recognize that the passing game might not necessarily be the buttered bread of the West Coast offense, but seems to me that, with Portis' current stats, plus the short term deal for which the Skins need to rely on the former MVP S. Alexander*, feels like the best way to slow down the pass rush is to pound them early and often.

* If necessary, use the OTHER Alexander (Lorenzo) to increase the wearing downedness of the Browns defensive line.

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Shove it down there throats, with CP, Rock and #37 Fotherington-Thomas.

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | October 17, 2008 5:18 PM | Report abuse

@dcsween: Agreed. We essentially have a three-headed attack at running back (had before, too, but Rock didn't get many carries prior to Betts going down). We NEED to run, run and run some more. Tire out that D until they can't run the UFO, and then sell the corners/safeties on run to set up the play action pass. Not rocket science, but solid, fundamental football that plays to this teams' strengths.

Posted by: AppleScience | October 17, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

skirt, I only vaguely remembered about it (thanks for the reminder) ... I remember reading somewhere that the jawing had some racial overtones as well.

I wonder whether the chop block had anything to do with any of the thousands of guys who got dinged/tweaked/owied this week.

Also, $35K!! Its kind of obscene that players are making this kind of cash in the first place ... I'm guessing that's way less than his game check. On that thought, I wonder whether Joe the Plumber can play press coverage as a corner.

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

their

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | October 17, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

i agree with running the ball but believe that we must take very deep shots down the field to keep the safeties honest. i also think that we should try a go route with devin thomas because they are double teaming santana and noboby would expect us to through a bomb to him not even him.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 17, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

4th -- not trying to sweep ST21 under the rug ... the context of the post referred to him in a specific way that hits me.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Skins injury report in NFLspeak:

OUT -- RB Ladell Betts (knee)
DOUBTFUL -- CB Shawn Springs (calf)
QUESTIONABLE -- S Chris Horton (ankle), RB Clinton Portis (hip), CB Fred Smoot (groin), DE Jason Taylor (calf)
PROBABLE -- LB Khary Campbell (calf), G Pete Kendall (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (calf), T Chris Samuels (ankle)

Browns injury report:

OUT -- DT Shaun Smith (hand)
QUESTIONABLE -- S Mike Adams (hamstring), T Ryan Tucker (knee), TE Kellen Winslow (illness)
PROBABLE -- T Kevin Shaffer (concussion)

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 17, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

we should try a go route with devin thomas because they are double teaming santana and noboby would expect us to through a bomb to him not even him.

Posted by: GreatOne1 | October 17, 2008 5:22 PM

My seats where in the endzone in the corner by the Cards, but the play where Thomas caught the TD pass (called back on Heyer penalty) was shocking in that it looked like Thomas actually just stopped running and was standing at the sidelines when he caught the ball. I remember thinking "hey, that guy ... he's open ... throw it to him" like it was forever. And the whole Cards D let out a collective "fuuuuuuuu ..." (except for Dockett, and we know what he was doing).

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

PROBABLE -- ..., G Pete Kendall (knee), ...

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 17, 2008 5:26 PM

This is GREAT news. At least its "knee" in the singular this week.

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Definitely have to test them with Devin. Come on, it's week 7, Moss is getting taken out, he's 6'2" - what was he drafted for?!

Posted by: mikeysuperdons | October 17, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

QUESTIONABLE -- ... , T Ryan Tucker (knee), ...

PROBABLE -- T Kevin Shaffer (concussion)

Posted by: Cindy Boren | October 17, 2008 5:26 PM

This also means pass rush (Jason Taylor) and blitz on the left (Browns' right) because this is Shaffer's first game back (Tucker was replacing him).

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

Also, $35K!! Its kind of obscene that players are making this kind of cash in the first place ... I'm guessing that's way less than his game check. On that thought, I wonder whether Joe the Plumber can play press coverage as a corner.

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:21 PM |
Also, $35K!! Its kind of obscene that players are making this kind of cash in the first place ... I'm guessing that's way less than his game check. On that thought, I wonder whether Joe the Plumber can play press coverage as a corner.

Posted by: dcsween | October 17, 2008 5:21 PM |

These guys earn every dime they're paid. The risk to their health, the life-long disabilities, and the short time they can pursue the game justify what they get. Not to mention that they earn a fortune -- by their sweat and toil -- for the owners.

What's obscene is the money that investment bankers earned over the last few years while engineering the blow-up of the US financial system.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

How did Portis drop to questionable. Or is this the Skins doing the funky stuff that everyone does with who is healthy and who isn't? Guess I answered my own question.

Never mind

Posted by: zcezcest1 | October 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

lol, sween. Knee indeed

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 17, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

TCCL beep....

Posted by: 4-12 | October 17, 2008 5:34 PM | Report abuse

OUGHT TO FINE REPS WHO DRAWS FALSELY FLAGS! EVERYONE KNOWS WHEN IT COMES TO PLAY OFFS SPECIALLY HOME TEAM ALWAYS HAS ADVANTAGE OF GETTING REPS TO CALL ON SOMETHING,GETTING PAID UNDER THE TABLE...

Posted by: sidkan | October 17, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure Incognito hoped no one would notice him.
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | October 18, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

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