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OT.. Minkah Fitzpatrick

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Vertical Limit, Sep 19, 2023.

  1. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    That hit yesterday, was so in character with a lot of dirty tactics Tomlin’s coached Steelers has done during his tenure. They teach that nonsense on that team. there needs to be suspensions when you clearly dive at any players knees. There was no other result expected from the way he torpedoed to Chubb’s legs. Just awful, dirty play. Possibly career ending for Chubb.
     
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  2. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    I just watched it for the first time. That was a dirty hit for a couple of reasons. First, Chubb was engaged and you NEVER go low on an engaged player. It's literally a penalty when two OL do it. Second, when you go low it will ALWAYS result in the player tumbling forward for 1-2 more yards and they were within the 5-yard line. That was wreckless as **** and he should be ashamed of himself for doing it.
     
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  3. Tuanon4Life

    Tuanon4Life Well-Known Member

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    Tomlin is trash and Fitzpatrick should be fined/suspended. Vertical Limit is right in that he probably ended a man's career.
     
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  4. JJ_79

    JJ_79 Well-Known Member

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    That hit was as dirty as it gets...
     
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  5. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Its an obvious dirty hit. Hope he gets suspended. Par for the course for the team as well, but its not just them it's a league problem as well because you can't hit high anymore either. There was no reason though for Fitzpatrick to have initiated contact where he did. Just ridiculous.
     
  6. Pauly

    Pauly Season Ticket Holder

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    The NFL should follow the lead of other sports like Rugby and suspend players for dirty play, not issue fines.

    There are plenty of players willing to dish out dirty hits as long as it gets a bit of praise from the coach. But if the coach has to do without players for multiple weeks due to dirty hits they’ll be a lot kore serious about coaching their players to stay clean.
     
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  7. Fishhead

    Fishhead Well-Known Member

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    Especially when the fines they levy are paltry in comparison with their salaries.
     
  8. OwesOwn614

    OwesOwn614 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt the unions would agree with it, but I've long believed players should be suspended for as long the players they recklessly injured remain out. Of course, it'd be difficult to come to an agreement about what constitutes or proves what a "reckless act" is. But if a player who intentionally injured a guy who was lost for as just as long, it would crack down on a lot of dangerous play. Maybe they could top the suspension out at 4-6 games.
     

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