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Kevin Kolb fined $5,000 for horse-collar tackle

Who says the league office just protects quarterbacks at the expense of defensive players?

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb has been fined $5,000 for a horse-collar tackle in Sunday’s game against the Falcons.

Kolb used the illegal horse-collar maneuver to bring down William Moore of the Falcons after an interception. Kolb was flagged and the Eagles were penalized 15 yards.

The NFL’s next step may be to require every player on every team to watch a video showing quarterbacks taking cheap shots at defensive players and warning them that such actions will not be tolerated.

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40 Responses to “Kevin Kolb fined $5,000 for horse-collar tackle”
  1. TellMeAboutIt says: Oct 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    That fine is missing a 0 – defenders get fined $50K and QB’s get fined $5K? Yeah – no double standard there at all…..

  2. TellMeAboutIt says: Oct 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    That fine is missing a 0 – defenders get fined $50K and QB’s get fined $5K? Yeah – no double standard there at all…..

  3. MrMicrophone says: Oct 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    Wasn’t there a flag thrown on the play? WTF is the fine for? JESUS!!!! Enough with the fines already!! I am really starting to hate the game of football because of Goodell and NFL front office. Players have got to be completely bewildered right now as to how to play the game.

  4. MrMicrophone says: Oct 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    Wasn’t there a flag thrown on the play? WTF is the fine for? JESUS!!!! Enough with the fines already!! I am really starting to hate the game of football because of Goodell and NFL front office. Players have got to be completely bewildered right now as to how to play the game.

  5. shaggeez says: Oct 22, 2010 2:38 PM

    this guy is just a dirty player. he needs to be suspended at least 2 games for this. these poor defenseless defensive players just don’t stand a chance.

  6. shaggeez says: Oct 22, 2010 2:38 PM

    this guy is just a dirty player. he needs to be suspended at least 2 games for this. these poor defenseless defensive players just don’t stand a chance.

  7. MightyMightyLAFootball says: Oct 22, 2010 2:39 PM

    KK doesn’t ply his trade on tackling (*insert INT joke here) – defensive players do. Words fail to capture how much I care about a measly 5k horse collar fine on a QB.
    Cry morz…

  8. MightyMightyLAFootball says: Oct 22, 2010 2:39 PM

    KK doesn’t ply his trade on tackling (*insert INT joke here) – defensive players do. Words fail to capture how much I care about a measly 5k horse collar fine on a QB.
    Cry morz…

  9. timbo51 says: Oct 22, 2010 2:39 PM

    just change it to NFFL .. national flag football league already!

  10. timbo51 says: Oct 22, 2010 2:39 PM

    just change it to NFFL .. national flag football league already!

  11. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Oct 22, 2010 2:40 PM

    Can we get the total fine amounts from this year compared to years past? It seems like they’re on a record pace.

  12. Stupid Raiders Fan says: Oct 22, 2010 2:40 PM

    Can we get the total fine amounts from this year compared to years past? It seems like they’re on a record pace.

  13. footballfan says: Oct 22, 2010 2:40 PM

    This is classic!!! When has a QB ever been fined for anything???

  14. footballfan says: Oct 22, 2010 2:40 PM

    This is classic!!! When has a QB ever been fined for anything???

  15. PDizzle02 says: Oct 22, 2010 2:42 PM

    That’s insult to injury! The play never should have been flagged in the first place. The announcers pointed it out during the game — by rule, its only a horse collar tackle if you use the back of the shoulder pads to pull the player directly backward and down to the ground. Kolb did grab the back of the shoulder pads, but pulled him to the ground on his side, not backwards. Its more proof that the horse collar tackle rule is one of the most misunderstood rule in the game since even the league seems to not know how to enforce it. Kolb never should have been flagged, and definitely never should have been fined — unless the league wants to change the rule’s definition!

  16. PDizzle02 says: Oct 22, 2010 2:42 PM

    That’s insult to injury! The play never should have been flagged in the first place. The announcers pointed it out during the game — by rule, its only a horse collar tackle if you use the back of the shoulder pads to pull the player directly backward and down to the ground. Kolb did grab the back of the shoulder pads, but pulled him to the ground on his side, not backwards. Its more proof that the horse collar tackle rule is one of the most misunderstood rule in the game since even the league seems to not know how to enforce it. Kolb never should have been flagged, and definitely never should have been fined — unless the league wants to change the rule’s definition!

  17. Reginald says: Oct 22, 2010 2:43 PM

    Look at the replay, Kolb obviously grabs him by the shirt to bring him down. There’s a big difference.
    A horse collar was always bringing the hand inside the pads and bringing a player down, potentially causing whiplash.
    Another joke fine.

  18. Reginald says: Oct 22, 2010 2:43 PM

    Look at the replay, Kolb obviously grabs him by the shirt to bring him down. There’s a big difference.
    A horse collar was always bringing the hand inside the pads and bringing a player down, potentially causing whiplash.
    Another joke fine.

  19. Skimmer0220 says: Oct 22, 2010 2:44 PM

    “The NFL’s next step may be to require every player on every team to watch a video showing quarterbacks taking cheap shots at defensive players and warning them that such actions will not be tolerated.”
    hmmmm because he really took a cheap shot at him, he really couldn’t bring down Moore so he grabbed onto anything he could to prevent 6
    maybe you really should think about your post before you write it and post it

  20. Skimmer0220 says: Oct 22, 2010 2:44 PM

    “The NFL’s next step may be to require every player on every team to watch a video showing quarterbacks taking cheap shots at defensive players and warning them that such actions will not be tolerated.”
    hmmmm because he really took a cheap shot at him, he really couldn’t bring down Moore so he grabbed onto anything he could to prevent 6
    maybe you really should think about your post before you write it and post it

  21. joesmoe says: Oct 22, 2010 3:01 PM

    yes this is quite the double standard. there should have been more money fined.
    I personally think they should increase the fines (on
    EVERYTHING) causing players to think twice before doing something that is blatantly against regulation…players scoff at 50k even.
    MrMicrophone your logic is horrible. So if someone deliberately hits someone helmet to helmet out of bounds, there shouldnt be a fine because its not unnecessary roughness? Secondly, Jesus has nothing to do with football, unless you’re AP and “praying in the endzone” :P
    If people are sick of the fines, then stop watching football news and you’ll simply have football games to watch

  22. joesmoe says: Oct 22, 2010 3:01 PM

    yes this is quite the double standard. there should have been more money fined.
    I personally think they should increase the fines (on
    EVERYTHING) causing players to think twice before doing something that is blatantly against regulation…players scoff at 50k even.
    MrMicrophone your logic is horrible. So if someone deliberately hits someone helmet to helmet out of bounds, there shouldnt be a fine because its not unnecessary roughness? Secondly, Jesus has nothing to do with football, unless you’re AP and “praying in the endzone” :P
    If people are sick of the fines, then stop watching football news and you’ll simply have football games to watch

  23. clemenza says: Oct 22, 2010 3:03 PM

    My most hated call in pro football today,many times a offensive player is running from the defender and the only way to bring him to the ground is from the back and up high.If a defender has the option of making the tackle in a different manner but chooses this type of tackle “maybe” they should be called for a penalty.The inconstancy of the way this is called and not called drives me insane and that’s why I think this penalty is one that needs to be done away with.I just can’t stand this call if its for or against my team I hate it and it needs to be stricken from the rule book effective immediately

  24. clemenza says: Oct 22, 2010 3:03 PM

    My most hated call in pro football today,many times a offensive player is running from the defender and the only way to bring him to the ground is from the back and up high.If a defender has the option of making the tackle in a different manner but chooses this type of tackle “maybe” they should be called for a penalty.The inconstancy of the way this is called and not called drives me insane and that’s why I think this penalty is one that needs to be done away with.I just can’t stand this call if its for or against my team I hate it and it needs to be stricken from the rule book effective immediately

  25. Simon12345 says: Oct 22, 2010 3:16 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that Kevin threatened to quit football for good after receiving this fine?
    On the other hand, better not sit out any because if Vick completes 2 or 3 passes, Reid will insert him as the “permanent starter” again!

  26. Simon12345 says: Oct 22, 2010 3:16 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that Kevin threatened to quit football for good after receiving this fine?
    On the other hand, better not sit out any because if Vick completes 2 or 3 passes, Reid will insert him as the “permanent starter” again!

  27. smilergrogan says: Oct 22, 2010 3:28 PM

    clemenza: thank roy williams of the boys. he used it to swing like tarzan, causing the runner to twist unnaturally starting at the shoulders . the plant leg, being planted, had no place to flex and the lower leg bones were being broken like robins eggs. the one on t.o. when he was with philly is the prime example. it had to be stopped. until roy perfected the grab and swing, which for him replaced studying and being in the right spot in the first place, it was used for years without serious injuries.

  28. smilergrogan says: Oct 22, 2010 3:28 PM

    clemenza: thank roy williams of the boys. he used it to swing like tarzan, causing the runner to twist unnaturally starting at the shoulders . the plant leg, being planted, had no place to flex and the lower leg bones were being broken like robins eggs. the one on t.o. when he was with philly is the prime example. it had to be stopped. until roy perfected the grab and swing, which for him replaced studying and being in the right spot in the first place, it was used for years without serious injuries.

  29. Steve W. says: Oct 22, 2010 3:39 PM

    First of all, the penalty was questionable. He didn’t pull him backwards, which is what the horse collar rule was meant to prevent. Still, if it meets the requirements, it meets the requirements. I really don’t care. It wasn’t a cheap hit, and it prevented what would have been a TD otherwise. I actually think it’s funny to have a QB flagged for a tackle on a defender. Kolb will probably wear it as a badge of honor in the locker room.

  30. Steve W. says: Oct 22, 2010 3:39 PM

    First of all, the penalty was questionable. He didn’t pull him backwards, which is what the horse collar rule was meant to prevent. Still, if it meets the requirements, it meets the requirements. I really don’t care. It wasn’t a cheap hit, and it prevented what would have been a TD otherwise. I actually think it’s funny to have a QB flagged for a tackle on a defender. Kolb will probably wear it as a badge of honor in the locker room.

  31. ATLien says: Oct 22, 2010 3:54 PM

    Kolb really should have been fined for throwing that pass leading DeSean into that hit.

  32. sthelen45 says: Oct 22, 2010 4:14 PM

    hey skimmer0220, it was sarcasm. Some people on here will take a cheap shot at these writers whenever possible, and apparently sometimes when not really possible. I’ll never understand, just don’t come here if you don’t like the writing.

  33. dvs1 says: Oct 22, 2010 4:16 PM

    Funny how that rule is supposed to be made in the interest of protecting the player, yet it isn’t illegal to do to a quarterback if the quarterback is considered in the pocket (or at least that’s Ed Hochuli’s interpretatation).
    Much like we can’t we can’t have hits to the head unless of course you are an offensive player carrying the ball and delivering a “stiff” arm.

  34. dvs1 says: Oct 22, 2010 4:16 PM

    Funny how that rule is supposed to be made in the interest of protecting the player, yet it isn’t illegal to do to a quarterback if the quarterback is considered in the pocket (or at least that’s Ed Hochuli’s interpretatation).
    Much like we can’t we can’t have hits to the head unless of course you are an offensive player carrying the ball and delivering a “stiff” arm.

  35. clevefan4life says: Oct 22, 2010 5:00 PM

    Goodell is on track to run this league straight into the ground. If congress can impeach The President of the United States, what’s stopping the impeachment of this a$$hole??

  36. clevefan4life says: Oct 22, 2010 5:00 PM

    Goodell is on track to run this league straight into the ground. If congress can impeach The President of the United States, what’s stopping the impeachment of this a$$hole??

  37. antneejay2 says: Oct 22, 2010 10:31 PM

    I heard Robbie Gould is waiting for chance to get a shot in on Pat Williams.

  38. antneejay2 says: Oct 22, 2010 10:31 PM

    I heard Robbie Gould is waiting for chance to get a shot in on Pat Williams.

  39. buddha says: Oct 23, 2010 12:17 AM

    SKIMMER and STHELEN, I think it was an obvious attempt at a joke. Relax.

  40. buddha says: Oct 23, 2010 12:17 AM

    SKIMMER and STHELEN, I think it was an obvious attempt at a joke. Relax.

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