Friday, October 22, 2010

Kevin Kolb fined $5,000

Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb didn't get away with the horse collar tackle he used to pull down Falcons safety Will Moore, who intercepted him last Sunday.

The NFL fined Kolb $5,000 for unnecessary roughness – horse collar tackle.

Kolb also was penalized 15 yards for the tackle.

Overlooked by NFL disciplinarian Ray Anderson, who has made headlines this week for steep fines and threats of suspensions of players hitting defenseless opponents, is the vicious chop block by Falcons offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Eagles defensive tackle Brandon Graham.

Graham felt he was engaged with another Falcon when he was hit. Graham exited with a knee injury.

The Eagles were ticked off enough to send film of what they felt was an illegal block to Anderson and his crew.

Hard to believe defensive players aren't enamored about their level of protection compared to their offensive counterparts.

"It’s tough when you’re not looking and somebody comes and chops you," Graham said. "But you’ve got to know that you’ve got to have your head on a swivel all the time. That was just my fault just not seeing my surroundings. I mean, you’re not going to be able to catch everything. There is some cheap stuff out there. You’ve got to run with it."
Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson was fined $50,000 for a shot to the head of Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who will sit out this week's game after sustaining a concussion.
Robinson said he would appeal the fine.


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