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Golden Tate was fined for playing football
Seahawks receiver Golden Tate was reportedly fined $21,000 for his block on a Dallas linebacker, but what was he supposed to do?
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  • BlatantChipmonk wrote...
    sign me up!
    and while you're at it, set up a line for EVERY OTHER Hawks fan. we will all gladly chip in a buck for Golden! when the Hawks play with the intensity they played with on Sunday, they are unbeatable. the hits (the the fines the incur) are part of the team we have, the team we love, and the team that will win. so Hawks, don't shy away from the big plays, the big hits, and keep up the good work on Monday!
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  • TwoTrees wrote...
    "It poses a great question that more players should be asking the league office: What was I supposed to do?"
    He should just pay it. In the end, Golden 'Maple Bar' Tate just bought himself $21K worth of locker room cred.
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  • Levy Pants wrote...
    He was
    NOT supposed to helmet to chin blindside him. There were plenty of options to block he just chose trying to take his head off instead of chest blocking him just as effectively. Showboating, nothing more going for the big hit so everyone could talk about him on Monday and Tuesday. Typical selfish Seahawk behavior and typical reason why they will never be a TEAM that can win a championship.
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  • maplefish wrote...
    @Levy Pants
    Ever play football moron? Do you have any clue how fast S ** T happens on the field? Tate's hit was clean and the NFL overreacted like a bunch of nancy boys again as usual...IT'S A CONTACT SPORT. Tate could have taken his head off, but he used his shoulder and made a clean hit. Maybe you need to go play soccer....
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  • ron prevost wrote...
    Come on, Pissy Pants.
    Clean, legal (repeat LEGAL) hit. ...And there WAS no showboating.

    Just when did you more to Seattle? And was it from, Denver or some such place?

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  • tlmbrt wrote...
    You
    must be a crybaby Dallas fan. WAAAAAAAA...
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  • CG58 wrote...
    obviously you don't know football Levy Pants
    What Tate did was the perfect execution of how blocking is taught to be. Get low, hit hard, drive with your legs until your opponent is on the ground. Tate hit him in the mid-section and just drove with his legs; Lee's body being lifted and falling back is what caused the appearance of Tate's block ending up under his chin. You would do better if you kept your comments to about something you know about.
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  • KitsapTransplant wrote...
    C'mon now...
    He didn't mean to hit the guy in the helmet. Think about it. Tate is 5'10, Lee is 6'2. Even standing there Tate is going to slide right under his chin. He led the block with his SHOULDER and by the laws of height he clipped his chin strap merely because he is shorter than Lee. If it were someone who was the same height, it would have been a helmet to helmet without a doubt. But due to the height difference, it just put Tate in the wrong place. It was a killer hit, especially given by a guy who is so small. And as for your last comment, there are teams who has far worse attitudes than the Seahawks who make it all the way so your comment is a moot point. Learn the game before you comment...
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  • Ben Smith wrote...
    I see you never played a down of football in your life.
    a much smaller guy lowerd his sholder (head and neck atatched so ya they came with) and threw himself into a much bigger faster stronger guy to protect his QB. Thats all that happend. If tate would have thought about how to hit him, Lee would have levelled him or run past him.
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  • Chawks425 wrote...
    Nice Dave!
    The problem isn't the hit on Sunday, but just like Dave said, when that hit becomes a penalty and the Offense is flagged for that BS, that's when it's a problem. Yea Golden will pay this one, and I would definitely line up to help him pay it by chipping in a buck. We need that intensity, and the commish is definitely ruining this game...
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  • clevesside wrote...
    Thats why the NFL has......
    ...an appeal process, and if I were Tate and John Schneider, I'd appeal until Goodell was sick of hearing from them and drop this. I'd do robo-appeal (patent pending, you'd think). $21000 is a lot for the victim's inability to pay attention for smaller things in play on the field; proud as they are, and rightfully should be. And Green Bay, you pay attention also!
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  • Rayvensdad wrote...
    HEY LEVY!...
    If he wanted to take his head off... he would have hit him in the head. HE HIT HIM HIGH ON THE CHEST! BARELY GRAZING HIS @#$%ing CHIN! He hit him with the thud he needed to because he knew the size disadvantage was there and had to give him a serious shot so he himself didn't get plowed over. This wasn't cheap, Lee didn't see it coming which is why the hit made it look worse then it ended up being. I've seen much harder hits look significantly less because the opponent saw it coming. Tate was looking for the pass, ran with Wilson, once the line of scrimmage was broke, looked back, saw Lee and made sure he wasn't going to be in the play. THAT'S FOOTBALL!!! All you people hate my sport of soccer because you say it's full of wimps. Well, unless you want to be wimpy too... STAND UP LIKE WYMAN IS TRYING TO DO!

    I'll gladly chip in and pay for this stupid fine!!! Goodell... you're a moron!

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  • 2112 wrote...
    Levy Pants
    You are right. It was all pre-meditated in the huddle, no wait in the pre-game meeting.
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  • Skyfan wrote...
    Only one answer to this problem
    Listen, it playing football, meaning helmets will often times touch is now Verboten, then the easy solution is obvious. All players, take of the helmets, now play ball! The "Wussification" of football and the male race continues. Soon, men will not have circumcision, but have birth gender reassignment so women and men won't differ. Wussies!
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  • chawk wrote...
    Blindside?
    I looked at this several times and read various comments. One thing I didn't see was anyone talking about the angle of the hit. It looked like Tate squared up as much as possible and hit him straight on. If the fine sticks then all people have to do is look left before they are hit and it is "blindside".
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  • Saltchucker wrote...
    Gotta keep your head on a swivel.
    That LB should have been more aware of his surroundings. If Golden Tate wants to put blocks on defenders like that, then the hawks better give him a raise to help pay fines. Love it when wideouts play physical ball!
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