Cowboys tackle Flozell Adams has been tripping opponents in the NFL for a long time, and a measly $12,500 fine for leg whipping Justin Tuck in Week Two isn’t going to stop him from continuing the practice.
We even have visual evidence.
An enterprising Giants fan posted a clip of Adams tripping Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers Monday night in the exact same manor he did to Tuck. (Thanks to Mike Garafolo for passing the link along.)
It’s unclear if the league office is looking at the same play, and whether it could fine Adams for the third time in as many weeks.
Despite the leg whips and the penalties, Adams is reportedly playing much better this season than a year ago, when he was beset by injuries. He hasn’t given up a sack and he’s helped the Dallas running game dominate, averaging over 10 yards per carry when they run left, according to ESPNDallas.com.
And Adams apparently is not worried about the NFL’s fines enough to stop the practice of leg whipping.
Either that, or the muscle memory built up over a 12-year career is just too much to overcome.