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Whitworth still miffed at Raiders

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A fairly boring game between the Raiders and Bengals got a lot more interesting when Oakland defensive lineman Lamarr Houston applied a hard hit to Cincy quarterback Andy Dalton after a false start, sparking a full-blown brouhaha.

Three days later, the man who started the fracas remains upset.

I thought it was pretty cowardly,” left tackle Andrew Whitworth said, according to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer.  “Those guys know who they are. It doesn’t shock me.  You’ve got guys that want to make names for themselves and can’t, and then they get frustrated.  It’s their opportunity to do something they feel and be tough, but that ain’t tough.  Face-to-face is tough.  Most of those guys, they are what they are — they’re cowards.  And if they really wanted to have an issue with you, they’d address you.  But they obviously don’t.”

Whitworth says he won’t be suspended, but that he expects to be fined.  Still, he believes the instigators should get it worse, especially since he has a bruise under his eye and claims that Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly (who was ejected) and Desmond Bryant (who wasn’t) were trying to give Whitworth the Moe Howard treatment.

“If the NFL is going to continue to take the stance that you can’t enter a fight area or you get fined, then they’ve got to hand down severe punishments for guys that take those cheap shots and take punches and eye gouge and do all this stuff at the bottom of piles,” Whitworth said, via Bengals.com.  “Because if not, then you’re saying that if a teammate gets jumped by five guys and gets the snot beat out of them and gets severely hurt to where they can’t play the next week, you’re threatening guys to fine them who are trying to help him. They say you even are fined for peacemaking. So they don’t want anybody to enter a fight area, which doesn’t make any sense.  I mean, if you can’t protect your own guy, then the guys that are taking cheap shots need to either be suspended, fined heavily or something done for taking those kind of cheap shots.”

Unlike other sports, the NFL does not automatically suspend players who leave the bench area to join a fight.  It remains to be seen whether any of the guys who fought will be suspended.  That may hinge on what the NFL is able to see when sifting through the available visual evidence.

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21 Responses to “Whitworth still miffed at Raiders”
  1. sdcameron says: Nov 28, 2012 5:33 PM

    Those classy Raiders

  2. davikes says: Nov 28, 2012 5:40 PM

    I wonder if Goodell will be able to determine intent here.

  3. mikebrownfaux says: Nov 28, 2012 5:40 PM

    Don’t worry Whit, the more they suck, the better our 2nd round pick is next year. Seriously bud, we have the last laugh in every way possible.

  4. socalraider909 says: Nov 28, 2012 5:54 PM

    Get over it already and focus on the next team I know we Raiders (well at least myself) are still mad about the bad ref calling but you don’t see us still whining about it we’re focused on the Browns…

  5. brazy44 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:02 PM

    Last laugh? 3 Rings to None.

  6. ch8878 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:16 PM

    mikebrownfaux says: Nov 28, 2012 5:40 PM

    Don’t worry Whit, the more they suck, the better our 2nd round pick is next year. Seriously bud, we have the last laugh in every way possible.

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    How is that ?

    The 1st round pick you got has barely played, and has draft bust written all over him good luck with the 2nd round pick Bungals.

  7. raiderlyfe510 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:26 PM

    Build a bridge and get over it.

  8. wethog66 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:33 PM

    The guy nailed it, even the part about Tom Kelly and friends being a bunch of cowardly dogs. At least 3 Raiders are clearly visible throwing cheap shots during that little hissy fit.

    Will be interesting to see how many Raiders recieve fines. Based on the NFL’s track record for fines this last week alone I bet Kelly is the only one that gets fined something.

  9. mikebrownfaux says: Nov 28, 2012 6:37 PM

    brazy44 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:02 PM

    Last laugh? 3 Rings to None.

    ________

    Nice to see people bragging about the 1970′s. The Big Red Machine has nothing to do with Dusty Baker buddy.

  10. r81ders says: Nov 28, 2012 7:08 PM

    The funny thing is you can have all our picks and you guys still cant go anywhere whats to laugh about that, and last I check some bum QB on our roster is rank # 3…And for that real bum that cals him self a offense of lineman never heard of him and thats whats the reffs are for not for him to take it upon him self…well in that case I can see why he did that the reffs do suck. Our guy keep playing because he thought it was one if those umm fake blown whistle calls LOL..

  11. autumnwind999 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:10 PM

    This is funny. Whitworth starts it and here he is three days later crying about guys getting too rough. LOL. Get over it!

  12. unbiased8383 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:21 PM

    It’s impressive how bad the Raiders are on the defensive side of the ball. Preseason I thought that D line was ferocious.

  13. nflhof says: Nov 28, 2012 7:32 PM

    The Raiders are a complete joke and have been since Tampa Bay put a complete whopping on them in the 2003 Super Bowl. Also there is not one player on that roster that has an Oakland Raiders Super Bowl ring.

  14. nje22 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:42 PM

    I see some raiders with cut blocks in their future.
    Just like a guy named Suh, who has a nasty cut block in his future I’m sure. Hard to be a cheap shot when you’re on IR.

  15. asj823 says: Nov 28, 2012 7:48 PM

    “This is funny. Whitworth starts it and here he is three days later crying about guys getting too rough. LOL. Get over it!”
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    Interesting….actually Houston started it with a cheap shot.

  16. mikebrownfaux says: Nov 28, 2012 8:24 PM

    How is that ?

    The 1st round pick you got has barely played, and has draft bust written all over him good luck with the 2nd round pick Bungals.

    _______

    A player that hasn’t played yet is now a bust. Since when is it bad to slowly get your rookies involved? And really I don’t a Raiders fan should be saying anything about people having “bust” written all over them. Your front office is widely known for drafting guys that have “bust” written all over them, in spots that no one else would have drafted them.

  17. raiderapologist says: Nov 28, 2012 10:47 PM

    I thought it was up to the refs to handle late hits and such. Whitworth took it upon himself to start a fight. He didn’t pull Houston off of Dalton. He was standing up for one of his teammates, and Houston’s teammates were doing the same. There wouldn’t have been a fight if Whitworth hadn’t lost his composure, and now he’s just whining like a girl.

  18. vincentbojackson says: Nov 28, 2012 11:43 PM

    I like Whitworth’s style, but him calling out the Raiders organization for their lack of success is a little strange.

    He apparently doesn’t realize he plays for an organization without a playoff win in 21 years.

  19. tbred2328 says: Nov 29, 2012 8:09 AM

    Trust me, Whit has moved on. He’s trying to get his point acrossed to the league. And for the person who said they don’t know who Whit is… Really? He’s one of the best Left Tackles in the game. At one point, he didn’t give up a sack in the division over a two year span. That’s unheard of. And no Whitworth didn’t start the fight. He was protecting his QB. There were 4 whistles blown and Houston still rolled Andy over. It wasn’t how hard the tackle was, it was the fact that he tackled him after the whistles. Don’t be ignorant.

  20. raiderapologist says: Nov 29, 2012 3:25 PM

    tbred2328 says: Nov 29, 2012 8:09 AM

    And no Whitworth didn’t start the fight. He was protecting his QB. There were 4 whistles blown and Houston still rolled Andy over. It wasn’t how hard the tackle was, it was the fact that he tackled him after the whistles. Don’t be ignorant.
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    Dalton and Houston weren’t brawling. Whitworth wasn’t protecting his QB, he was getting some payback. I’m not saying he was wrong, but it’s ignorant of you to say he didn’t start the fight.

  21. joshh967 says: Nov 30, 2012 9:27 AM

    ch8878 says: Nov 28, 2012 6:16 PM

    mikebrownfaux says: Nov 28, 2012 5:40 PM

    Don’t worry Whit, the more they suck, the better our 2nd round pick is next year. Seriously bud, we have the last laugh in every way possible.

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    How is that ?

    The 1st round pick you got has barely played, and has draft bust written all over him good luck with the 2nd round pick Bungals.

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    Better than missing picks…

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