No Girly Games For Brian PriceOctober 1st, 2011
Joe hasn’t written much about the ridiculous NFL not fining the Falcons’ William Moore for launching his helmet into Josh Freeman’s late in the fourth quarter Sunday.
Even the casual observer of the nonsensical NFL discipline policy knows that ugly, potential decapitation was worthy of a fine. Yet nothing came down from hatchetman Roger Goodell and every thinking person in the United States knows a massive fine would have come if the quarterback was Tom Brady, Mark Sanchez, or any other QBs turned into demigods by BSPN and the league itself.
To Freeman’s manly credit, he said on his radio show this week that he thinks the NFL should let guys play and he loves the physical side of the game.
Brian Price, however, did feel the wrath of NFL fine collectors, so reports Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune. Price was whacked $7,500 for head-slapping a guard and he didn’t mince words when asked about it.
“It’s football, not patty-cake,” Price said. “I don’t know what they want us to do – play two-hand touch or something? I’m always going to play the same and play tenacious. I’m not sorry for what I did. That’s just the way I play.”
Kudos to Price for talking the talk. How refreshing is that.
It always mystifies Joe what the NFL accomplishes fining a guy $7,500 anyway. It’s not enough cash to change most players’ behavior.
In the case of Freeman, hopefully the Bucs will dish out their own punishment during the next Bucs-Falcons game.