Well I didn't think I was going to have to much of a problem with the new defenseless WR rules. Apparently I was wrong. I was looking around Shutdown Corner today and I saw a video of Mason Foster laying out Chad Ochocinco and receiving a 15 yard penalty for it. This really is too much if that is something that will regularly get penalized and possibly fined for. Ohco apparently agrees because he has promised to pay Mason's fine if he gets one.
Seriously, what are you suppose to do in a play like this? Chad is going to make that catch if Foster doesn't come in and hit him. I think this looks like a phenomonal play by a rookie MLB whose name was bounced around here as somebody that would look good in Silver and Black. How are you suppose to get to that ball at a lesser speed? What if that play happened in the playoffs? I don't agree with this being a penalty and I certainly don't agree with it being worth a fine.
Between what this is apparently going to do and what the Kickoff rule is doing, maybe we are getting too soft. It is going to be easier to count the kicks that were not touchbacks instead of the ones are for Seabass! I am all for player safety but I don't think a play like this hit that could be the difference between winning and losing a game should be penalized. There comes a point where you have to just let them play. Even the person who was plastered agrees with that!
On an off-topic note: Also found on Shutdown Corner was a story of Larry Fitzgerald becoming the highest paid WR in NFL history. He deserves this money if anybody does, that guy is sick. Personally I am thrilled about this signing. I didn't anticipate the Raiders having a shot at him, but I did think the Chiefs had a chance because of Todd Haley. He resigned for 8 years, 120 million with almost 50 mil of it guaranteed. Man, that is a whole lot of Keish!