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njfinfan
01-28-2008, 05:39 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7727072/NFL-fines-Wilfork-for-4th-time-this-season

This is just amazing. How does he continue to get away with stuff like this?

Regan21286
01-28-2008, 05:52 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7727072/NFL-fines-Wilfork-for-4th-time-this-season

This is just amazing. How does he continue to get away with stuff like this?

The answer resides in that little logo on his helmet. If he were a Tennessee Titan or a Miami Dolphin, he'd have been suspended till 2010.

Mike13
01-28-2008, 12:51 PM
Wilfork a dirty Player? Never.

Vertical Limit
01-28-2008, 06:08 PM
What a class act.

unluckyluciano
01-28-2008, 06:09 PM
Whatd he do I can't access the link lol

Vertical Limit
01-28-2008, 06:15 PM
The 15 yard penalty on Wilfork for grabbing the face mask on Michael Turner got him this fine.

Total amount paid in fines this season - $37,500.00.

late again
01-28-2008, 06:24 PM
The answer resides in that little logo on his helmet. If he were a Tennessee Titan or a Miami Dolphin, he'd have been suspended till 2010.


????...has anyone ever been suspended for a facemask penalty? Those things happen in just about every game. It's not okay, hence the 15 yd penalty as well as the subsequent fine. However, I think a suspension is a little over the top.

Regan21286
01-28-2008, 06:30 PM
????...has anyone ever been suspended for a facemask penalty? Those things happen in just about every game. It's not okay, hence the 15 yd penalty as well as the subsequent fine. However, I think a suspension is a little over the top.

I would think blatantly sticking your fingers inside a facemask with the obvious intent to poke a guy's eyes out would've warrented a suspension. Combined with this new facemask attack, he should've gotten a suspension.

MR NFLFAN
01-28-2008, 07:08 PM
I think this is more proof the job of commisioner of the nfl is a dictatorship. Next we'll see fines for offsides and false starts. It was a common 15 yrd face mask penality as there were a ton of this season league wide.....I don't recall anyone else getting a fine.

So much for those who say that the league favors the Pats or that they get all the calls.

Mr772
01-29-2008, 01:46 AM
I think this is more proof the job of commisioner of the nfl is a dictatorship. Next we'll see fines for offsides and false starts. It was a common 15 yrd face mask penality as there were a ton of this season league wide.....I don't recall anyone else getting a fine.

So much for those who say that the league favors the Pats or that they get all the calls.

I guess I wouldn't expect anything less from a cheatriots fan. Wilfork is just another classless member of a classless organization with a classless fan base. The reason he got fined is because he showed intent to injure another player just like trying to poke other players in the eye. It's just another display of Wilfork's lack of character, you can't blame him too much I guess, does anyone have character in that organization??

MR NFLFAN
01-29-2008, 02:05 AM
I guess I wouldn't expect anything less from a cheatriots fan. Wilfork is just another classless member of a classless organization with a classless fan base. The reason he got fined is because he showed intent to injure another player just like trying to poke other players in the eye. It's just another display of Wilfork's lack of character, you can't blame him too much I guess, does anyone have character in that organization??


So a penality that shows intent to injure should accompany a fine too?
Like roughing the passer or kicker? Where does the league draw the line?
It was a 15 yd penalty because he didn't instantly let go on the face mask and the penality occured in a run up the gut by turner...it wasn't flagrant and its not a penality Wilforks been called for or warned on repeatedly like the horse collar fine. Like I stated it happens a lot through out the league aren't those other guys showing intent to injure? So why no other fask mask fines handed out this season? Put all the hate aside for a moment and think about it.

Mr772
01-29-2008, 02:19 AM
So a penality that shows intent to injure should accompany a fine too?
Like roughing the passer or kicker? Where does the league draw the line?
It was a 15 yd penalty because he didn't instantly let go on the face mask and the penality occured in a run up the gut by turner...it wasn't flagrant and its not a penality Wilforks been called for or warned on repeatedly like the horse collar fine. Like I stated it happens a lot through out the league aren't those other guys showing intent to injure? So why no other fask mask fines handed out this season? Put all the hate aside for a moment and think about it.

There have been fines in the past for acts that show intent to injure this is nothing new to the league. In my opinion they should start handing out suspensions along with higher fines for players that show intent to injure. When you're pulling a guys head back by his face mask after he is down you have no place in the NFL.

Every face mask penalty does not show intent to injure. Just like every running into the kicker and roughing the passer penalty dose not show intent to injure. You're trying to make a broad statement about all personal foul penalties where as the NFL is watching the tape and looking at intent.

MR NFLFAN
01-29-2008, 11:11 AM
There have been fines in the past for acts that show intent to injure this is nothing new to the league. In my opinion they should start handing out suspensions along with higher fines for players that show intent to injure. When you're pulling a guys head back by his face mask after he is down you have no place in the NFL.

Every face mask penalty does not show intent to injure. Just like every running into the kicker and roughing the passer penalty dose not show intent to injure. You're trying to make a broad statement about all personal foul penalties where as the NFL is watching the tape and looking at intent.

Exactly what I was saying. Wilfork Did not show intent to injure...he didn't pull turners head back or or pull it after he was down. It was the same "graden varity" type of face mask penality I've see many many times nothing blantant with intent to injure the player. I have a feeling you didn't actually see the game and the call?
I'm not the one that made a broad statement. You said it was a fine because it shows intent to injure, I just pointed out that there are a lot of penalities that can be considered intent to injure. Wilfork did grab the face mask and didn't instantly let go thus the 15 yarder. There was no head jerking back or continuation after the player was down or the play was over. This commisioner needs to show some consistancy in the fines he doles out and IMO this one is BS.

The Confessor
01-29-2008, 11:15 AM
No doubt about it. The Patriots now have 2 of the dirtiest players in the league on one defense.....

I REALLY hope Karma finally bites them where the sun dont shine...They have had it coming since the infamous TUCK

Mike13
01-29-2008, 12:21 PM
It was a 15 yd penalty because he didn't instantly let go on the face mask and the penality occured in a run up the gut by turner...it wasn't flagrant

Umm if he didnt let go that means its flagrant.

The Confessor
01-29-2008, 12:32 PM
Umm if he didnt let go that means its flagrant.


Unless you are a Patsies fan that is..in which case NOTHING is flagrant unless it negatively affects the outcome of your team...:up:

late again
01-29-2008, 12:40 PM
Exactly what I was saying. Wilfork Did not show intent to injure...he didn't pull turners head back or or pull it after he was down. It was the same "graden varity" type of face mask penality I've see many many times nothing blantant with intent to injure the player. I have a feeling you didn't actually see the game and the call?
I'm not the one that made a broad statement. You said it was a fine because it shows intent to injure, I just pointed out that there are a lot of penalities that can be considered intent to injure. Wilfork did grab the face mask and didn't instantly let go thus the 15 yarder. There was no head jerking back or continuation after the player was down or the play was over. This commisioner needs to show some consistancy in the fines he doles out and IMO this one is BS.

My own thinking is that he got the fine because he's begun to show a pattern of unsportsmanlike conduct. As for your alluding to the league seemingly picking on Wilfork; (again my own thinking is) that it's a product of the spotlight being on the team these days. It's like that knife that cuts both ways. They'll get the benefit of a judgment call by some refs because of their so-called "star power", but when they screw up it's also going to receive a lot of attention, as well.
Wilfork is slowly digging himself a hole underneath Belichick's doghouse. BB knows that sooner or later a stupid and unnecessary penalty could cost the Pats a game.

Mr772
01-29-2008, 12:55 PM
Exactly what I was saying. Wilfork Did not show intent to injure...he didn't pull turners head back or or pull it after he was down. It was the same "graden varity" type of face mask penality I've see many many times nothing blantant with intent to injure the player. I have a feeling you didn't actually see the game and the call?
I'm not the one that made a broad statement. You said it was a fine because it shows intent to injure, I just pointed out that there are a lot of penalities that can be considered intent to injure. Wilfork did grab the face mask and didn't instantly let go thus the 15 yarder. There was no head jerking back or continuation after the player was down or the play was over. This commisioner needs to show some consistancy in the fines he doles out and IMO this one is BS.

I do not remember the play on Turner specifically, the last play I remember with him is when he tried to stick his finger in Brandon Jacobs eye. If I'm the commissioner he would have been watching from home the rest of the season after that kind of conduct. Same goes for Rodney Harrison always coming in late and hitting down players after the play is over, he does this every game. It's the mentality of the team and it starts at the top cheap and classless.

The Confessor
01-29-2008, 01:11 PM
I do not remember the play on Turner specifically, the last play I remember with him is when he tried to stick his finger in Brandon Jacobs eye. If I'm the commissioner he would have been watching from home the rest of the season after that kind of conduct. Same goes for Rodney Harrison always coming in late and hitting down players after the play is over, he does this every game. It's the mentality of the team and it starts at the top cheap and classless.

Oh, for me it wouldve started much sooner...how about INTENTIONALLY taking out an unprotected QB's knee after he threw the ball?

As for Harrison, it isnt even every game...it is every single down.

MR NFLFAN
01-29-2008, 05:11 PM
Umm if he didnt let go that means its flagrant.


It was typical of nearly every other 15 yrd variety face mask penality I've seen this season. I'm serious it wasn't a big issue with the media nor fans until the fine was handed down. Why was it not a big deal until then?.....because it was typically what one sees with the 15 yrd flagrant face masking penality. Their was no doubt it was a 15 yrd penality but I've seen a few others this season no worse no better than Wilforks yet nobody else was fined? That's not what I'd call consistancey from the league

adamprez2003
01-29-2008, 05:33 PM
It was typical of nearly every other 15 yrd variety face mask penality I've seen this season. I'm serious it wasn't a big issue with the media nor fans until the fine was handed down. Why was it not a big deal until then?.....because it was typically what one sees with the 15 yrd flagrant face masking penality. Their was no doubt it was a 15 yrd penality but I've seen a few others this season no worse no better than Wilforks yet nobody else was fined? That's not what I'd call consistancey from the leagueSo if you guys lose, does it go down as the greatest choke job in the history of sports? Inquiring minds want to know:winkwink:

MR NFLFAN
01-29-2008, 05:59 PM
So if you guys lose, does it go down as the greatest choke job in the history of sports? Inquiring minds want to know:winkwink:


I don't think you'd want to hear my opinion on the history of a teams greatest choke job. :up:

Mike13
01-30-2008, 12:19 AM
It was typical of nearly every other 15 yrd variety face mask penality I've seen this season. I'm serious it wasn't a big issue with the media nor fans until the fine was handed down. Why was it not a big deal until then?.....because it was typically what one sees with the 15 yrd flagrant face masking penality. Their was no doubt it was a 15 yrd penality but I've seen a few others this season no worse no better than Wilforks yet nobody else was fined? That's not what I'd call consistancey from the league

Goodell has proven himself to be inconsistant.
Yes I've seen intentional face masks that were just as flagarant as Wilforks.
I dont know why the others werent fined but the point still stands, Wilfork is a very dirty player, he's up there with Rasheed Wallace in my book.