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NFL fines Justin Smith $15,000 for hit on Colt McCoy

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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith picked up a costly roughing the passer penalty on Sunday.

Smith was fined $15,000 for hitting Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in the head and neck area, CSNBayArea.com reports.

Smith was one of two 49ers players who got personal foul penalties Sunday against the Browns. The other one, safety Dashon Goldson, was not fined for his hit on Browns receiver Greg Little.

Goldson is an advocate for making personal foul penalties reviewable.

“Was it a clean hit or a dirty hit? If it was clean, we shouldn’t get penalized for that during the game because I didn’t get penalized for it with a fine,” Goldson said. “I think it would be a good idea to have them replay it when they throw the flag.”

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25 Responses to “NFL fines Justin Smith $15,000 for hit on Colt McCoy”
  1. trbowman says: Nov 4, 2011 4:25 PM

    Justin Smith = most underrated player in the league

  2. 808raiderinparadise says: Nov 4, 2011 4:26 PM

    Vick wants flags too.

  3. Stiller43 says: Nov 4, 2011 4:34 PM

    trbowman says: Nov 4, 2011 4:25 PM

    Justin Smith = most underrated player in the league

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    Didn’t he make the Pro Bowl last year?

    Should he have been on the Super Duper Pro Bowl roster instead?

  4. sbxxix says: Nov 4, 2011 4:48 PM

    @Stiller43

    Didn’t he make the Pro Bowl last year?

    Should he have been on the Super Duper Pro Bowl roster instead?

    Yes he did make the Pro Bowl however he doesn’t get all the praise that he deserves. He is right up there with guys like Ware, Allen, Suh etc yet we never hear much on him. By far underratted but not the most underrated in the league.

  5. 49ersz says: Nov 4, 2011 4:48 PM

    The NFL is getting to trigger happy with their fines. Just let the guys play, and only fine them when its a serious offense.

  6. theroc5156 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft. Is he terrible, no. But the Bengals defense has dramatically improved since he left.

  7. ghostrider25 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:38 PM

    theroc5156 says:
    Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM
    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft. Is he terrible, no. But the Bengals defense has dramatically improved since he left.

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    You’re right. Who wants a DE/DT that chases down WRs and forces game winning fumbles? Plays like that simply hurt the defense.

  8. explosionsauce says: Nov 4, 2011 5:39 PM

    Laughing at theroc5156. Yeah, I’m sure a guy like Justin Smith leaving 3 years ago is the reason your defense has improved. Ha!

  9. stevincinci says: Nov 4, 2011 5:58 PM

    Thero, he was actually the 6th overall pick when he got drafted. I, as a Bengal fan, wish he was still here. Unfortunately, the Bengals didn’t have Mike Zimmer as DC at that time. That’s ok, they have a youngin’ named Carlos Dunlap, that will definitely fill his shoes.

  10. stampede101 says: Nov 4, 2011 6:01 PM

    @theroc5156…

    “Dramatically improved?” Aight…glad you’re enjoying the Niners’ cast-offs (Clements, Mays, Lawson).

  11. herkulease says: Nov 4, 2011 6:10 PM

    theroc5156 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft. Is he terrible, no. But the Bengals defense has dramatically improved since he left.

    Umm this is his 4th season with the Niners. He last played with Bengals in 2007.

  12. nineroutsider says: Nov 4, 2011 6:26 PM

    theroc5156 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft. Is he terrible, no. But the Bengals defense has dramatically improved since he left.
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    With that idiotic statement, all of us are dumber for even having glanced at it. My NFL experience would dramatically improve if you dropped out as a fan and never cam back to this site. Certainly you are not knowledgeable enough to comment on anything NFL related. In case you don’t get any of this, what a stupid comment.

  13. forever8young says: Nov 4, 2011 6:29 PM

    theroc5156 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft. Is he terrible, no. But the Bengals defense has dramatically improved since he left.

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    What you have said is the most insanely idiotic thing I have ever heard. At no point during your rambling, incoherent response did you come close to resembling a rational thought. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  14. ninerdynasty says: Nov 4, 2011 6:31 PM

    @Theroc5156 – You are the biggest idiot i’ve seen in a while.. name me a team that would not want Justin smith.. Is like if Patrick Willis left the niners and then i claimed.. “yah, im glad he is gone.. D is better without him” WTF! really dude?

    the guys hasnt missed a game in like 6 years .. has over 5 sacks every year.. i think he had like 9 in 09… thats doesnt happen much for a DE in a 3-4 scheme..

  15. goldrush36 says: Nov 4, 2011 6:36 PM

    @theroc5156. Umm Justin Smith left in free agency after they tried to re-sign because he didn’t want to be with the bungles anymore. You know like every other pro bowl player they’ve ever had that wanted out of town. But keep telling yourself whatever helps you sleep at night, and you seriously think any one defender on that team is better than Smith? You guys are starting 3 49ers castoffs yourself. Actually our defense is the better for it. That rookie that replaced your little Manny Lawson has matched his career high for sacks in 4 games…… ouch

  16. goldrush36 says: Nov 4, 2011 6:42 PM

    theroc5156 says: Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM

    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft.

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    I’m also quite sure that there are many teams that would completely disagree with that assessment. Many less talented and imposing D-linemen have gone in the same area of the draft

  17. samoanjungle says: Nov 4, 2011 7:07 PM

    @steveincinci

    He WAS the 4th pick. We took him over LaDanian …sigh.

    Justin is better in SF because the scheme fits him better. Once Lebeau left he wasn’t anything special but always tried hard.

    You certainly can’t compare him to Ware though, that’s just ridiculous.

  18. ninerdynasty says: Nov 4, 2011 7:42 PM

    @Samoanjungle… you cant compare him to Ware because they play very different positions..JM’s main job is to cover gaps and sometimes he rushes .. Ware is to primary Rush the pass.. Obviously Ware’s job is much sexier on paper and will stand up more… Is like comparing a TE and a WR .. the WR will almost always look better than any TE because they will get the most opportunities to make plays.

  19. nineroutsider says: Nov 4, 2011 7:45 PM

    samoanjungle says: Nov 4, 2011 7:07 PM

    @steveincinci

    He WAS the 4th pick. We took him over LaDanian …sigh.

    Justin is better in SF because the scheme fits him better. Once Lebeau left he wasn’t anything special but always tried hard.

    You certainly can’t compare him to Ware though, that’s just ridiculous.
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    Sure you can make the comparison: Ware is a dominant linebacker; Smith is a dominant defensive end. They play different positions, but Smith is a dominant at his position too.

  20. bengalsown says: Nov 4, 2011 9:41 PM

    LOL @ the Justin Smith praise.

    Bengals fans were happy when he left.

    If we had overpaid Smith, we may not have Peko, Fanene, Dunlap, Atkins, Simms, Geathers, Johnson, and Rucker – the cogs of the best defensive line in the NFL. Their combined salaries are probably less than what Justin Smith makes.

  21. sixjak says: Nov 4, 2011 10:29 PM

    theroc5156 says:
    Nov 4, 2011 5:24 PM
    Justin Smith is overrated. Glad the Bengals got rid of him. Clearly not worth the 4th overall pick of the draft. Is he terrible, no. But the Bengals defense has dramatically improved since he left.

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    I can’t thank you enough for posting this goofy post. The responses to it have had me ROFL.

  22. paulieorkid says: Nov 4, 2011 11:40 PM

    It just shocks the living hell out of me that the players somehow agreed to give unchecked power to one individual.

    Amazing, really.

    Who does Goodell answer to other than Goodell?

    Goodell metes out the fines/punishments/suspensions/sentencing/determines what mere accusations (as contrasted with actual convictions) bear what amount of weight, WHATEVER. It’s purely up to Goodell what pisses Goodell off.

    Think about it.

    And if anyone wishes to appeal something that pissed off Goodell, they are granted the right to an appeal.

    How honorable. What a fair system, huh? One problem – Goodell is the same exact pissed off agenda driven individual who rules on the appeal.

    That’s great.

    Anyone out there ever get frustrated and hacked off at some point or another in their life when they were inaccurately accused of wrongdoing by someone who was hellbent that you “needed punishment” to properly atone?

    We all have, at some point.

    Now imagine your only recourse is to plead your case to the exact same individual who initially defined the law you broke, then determined you broke it and further established for themself how heavy the hammer should drop on you.

    Goodell makes the laws. Goodell interprets the laws. Goodell enforces the laws.

    And the players signed off on it.

    Pretty remarkable actually. I doubt the players would have rolled that way if they’d been clued in like our founding fathers were 11 score and 15 years ago.

  23. sixjak says: Nov 5, 2011 1:52 AM

    ^^^^^^
    Good points sir.

  24. goldrush36 says: Nov 5, 2011 3:30 AM

    bengalsown says:
    Nov 4, 2011 9:41 PM
    LOL @ the Justin Smith praise.

    Bengals fans were happy when he left.

    If we had overpaid Smith, we may not have Peko, Fanene, Dunlap, Atkins, Simms, Geathers, Johnson, and Rucker – the cogs of the best defensive line in the NFL. Their combined salaries are probably less than what Justin Smith makes.

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    Lmfao who, who, who, and who? Lay off the drugs son.You named 8 players for 4 starting positions lol. You dont even have the best or 2nd best for that matter d-line in your own division let alone league. I can almost instantly think of at least a dozen better. Ie 49ers, Lions, Ravens, Steelers, and the list can go on and on. Pretty sad in fact there are several 3-4 scheme d-lines as good or better

  25. hawks49 says: Nov 5, 2011 1:43 PM

    LOL @ the Justin Smith praise.

    Bengals fans were happy when he left.

    If we had overpaid Smith, we may not have Peko, Fanene, Dunlap, Atkins, Simms, Geathers, Johnson, and Rucker – the cogs of the best defensive line in the NFL. Their combined salaries are probably less than what Justin Smith makes.

    Way to ramble off a bunch of mediocre football players 90% of the NFL fan base doesn’t know.

    Smith has been top 3 in the league in QB pressures the past 3 years… that includes pass rushing 4-3 lineman. #1 in pressures for 3-4 D-lineman. The guy is an absolute beast and the best at his position in the league. I would love for anyone to name one 3-4 DE that can do half of what he does.

    Bengals F’ed up. Deal with it.

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