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Three Niners avoid fines from Jets game

49ers Goldson celebrates after breaking up a pass against the Jets' during their NFL football game in East Rutherford Reuters

Every Friday (or thereabouts), a stream of reports emerges regarding the fines imposed on players who did things during games they shouldn’t have done.  Rarely is it mentioned when players don’t get fined.

A trio of 49ers won’t be able to surrender gold or anything else of value in the wake of the team’s Week Four game against the Jets.

According to Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News, linebacker Aldon Smith and tackle Anthony Davis weren’t fined for unnecessary roughness penalties.  Inman and others also point out that safety Dashon Goldson wasn’t fined for a hit to the knees of Jets tight end Dedrick Epps.

The hit on Epps shouldn’t have been fined because it was a clean play — even though most players would prefer to get hit in the head than in the knee.  Which gives me an opening to paste the code from a Pro Football Talk video from earlier in the week regarding the question of low hits versus high hits.

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10 Responses to “Three Niners avoid fines from Jets game”
  1. miamininer says: Oct 6, 2012 3:45 PM

    Dashon Goldson has to be one of the cleanest hard hitting safeties in the league

  2. mrlynch33 says: Oct 6, 2012 9:12 PM

    Get off your High Horse Rodney. During your day you were the dirtiest safety in the league. Goldson hits hard and clean. I don’t think he meant to bend his knee back, especially seeing as they dominated the Jets the whole game.

  3. larryjames836 says: Oct 6, 2012 11:18 PM

    The 49′ers are the team that has the bounty program if you look at everyone of their game and add up how many players they put out of the game they numbers are higher than any team in the NFL. But nothing being done about that but when they played the New Orleans Saints a team with the worst defense talking about playing dirty. There’s no teams in the NFL plays more dirty than the 49′ers last year they were putting players out 2 at a time in one game those players don’t return back to game a month. This is pay-to-injury-performance the NFL close they eyes on the 49′ers.

  4. tigershark49 says: Oct 6, 2012 11:34 PM

    Goldson is a great safety. Him and Whitner make a great pair. Go 49ers!!!

  5. ninerfaningb says: Oct 7, 2012 12:25 AM

    That was the thigh Harrison. Only reason the knee was hyperextended is because his foot was planted. STUF Harrison!

  6. nomoreseasontix says: Oct 7, 2012 12:48 AM

    And the rest of them were fined?
    Wow….

  7. rainponcho87 says: Oct 7, 2012 2:55 AM

    I just wish I understood these unnecesary roughness penalties. Sometimes it look like a good play and it gets called anyway. Other times nothing is called but the the league fines the player later that week, which I guess is an admission that it should have been called.

  8. skleech22 says: Oct 7, 2012 6:53 AM

    I’m so sick of all these ex-Patriot analysts! Rodney was simply an overrated,dirty cheapshot artist maybe of all time! He’s critical about the hit??? Give me a break turd!!

  9. moseszd says: Oct 7, 2012 2:31 PM

    The dirtiest safety in the modern NFL was ‘disappointed…’ Really? Rodney “Cheap Shot” Harrison was disappointed…

    In what? That he hit him in the upper-thigh with his back instead of directly on the knee with his helmet like Harrison would love to have gotten away with…

    Or perhaps that it wasn’t one of his helmet-to-victim shots, like the head-to-head he did to Rice. Or any of the other 14 personal foul and unnecessary roughness penalties he racked from 2001 till he retired…

  10. sixjak says: Oct 7, 2012 11:48 PM

    larryjames836 says:
    Oct 6, 2012 11:18 PM
    The 49′ers are the team that has the bounty program if you look at everyone of their game and add up how many players they put out of the game they numbers are higher than any team in the NFL. But nothing being done about that but when they played the New Orleans Saints a team with the worst defense talking about playing dirty. There’s no teams in the NFL plays more dirty than the 49′ers last year they were putting players out 2 at a time in one game those players don’t return back to game a month. This is pay-to-injury-performance the NFL close they eyes on the 49′ers.

    ______________

    Dumbest post ever.

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