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Finley takes hit to the head, flag isn’t thrown

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The NFL wants its officials to aggressively enforce the rules regarding hits to the head of defenseless players.  And the officials continue to miss fairly obvious violations in real time.

Last week, the officials missed a hit to the head of Chargers receiver Malcom Floyd by Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans.  Ryans later was fined, which confirms the penalty was missed.

On Sunday, the officials on the crew led by Clete Blakeman blanked on a hit to the head of Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, who was struck in the head by Bengals safety George Iloka while trying to catch a pass.

Finley then tried to leave the field under his own power, but he staggered before ending up on the ground.  He has exited the game and headed to the locker room, presumably for evaluation of a possible concussion.

The league will evaluate Iloka for a fine.  And presumably issue one.

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27 Responses to “Finley takes hit to the head, flag isn’t thrown”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 22, 2013 1:42 PM

    Can’t call them all. Please don’t tell me this will be subject to review in the future…

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 22, 2013 1:43 PM

    The refs bias against the Packers has been well documented the past few years.

  3. vicnocal says: Sep 22, 2013 1:44 PM

    That one was weird because the defender seemed to hit Finley’s shoulder first, but then went through his shoulder and contacted his head.
    So what’s the rule there? Initially it was a shoulder-to-shoulder hit.

  4. taintedlombardis says: Sep 22, 2013 1:44 PM

    NFL referees are horrible. They ruin the integrity of the game. Inconsistent and inaccurate.

  5. jt1138 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:44 PM

    Oh, another no flag on a dirty play against Green Bay? What a surprise…

  6. chi01town says: Sep 22, 2013 1:44 PM

    took out!!! thats how you get rid of a packer ha ha ha ha

  7. blitzdorsey1 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:45 PM

    That was a great, clean football hit. Iloka clocked him, but didn’t go helmet-to-helmet.

    Great play. Don’t promote the sissification of football.

  8. Pat says: Sep 22, 2013 1:47 PM

    they showed 14 replays. it looked like he got hit in the shoulder, guy.

  9. shadowoflambeau311 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:47 PM

    I have no idea what an illegal hit is anymore. Players are getting fined later in the week from hits that didn’t draw a flag. How about fining these refs who consistently get these calls wrong.

  10. blackngold4life says: Sep 22, 2013 1:48 PM

    Yeah Finley was wobbly when he got up..lookd punch drunk

  11. racerx1225 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:49 PM

    No penalty? If it was the Raiders, Goodell would make them forfeit the game. :D

  12. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:49 PM

    He got rocked!!! Awesome hit.

    Afterward he had the wobbly legs of a new born giraffe lol.

    Oh and as of right now its 14-3 Cincinnati.

  13. randomfan999 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    So we’ve reached the point now where there is going to be an article every time a,player gets hit in the head? There was no flag on the play because there was no penalty. It was an unlucky play for Finley, but it didn’t appear that Iloka was even attempting to tackle him. He didn’t launch at Finley, and he didn’t lower his head. In fact, it looked like he was trying to pull up and his arm/shoulder collided with Finley’s head. It was unfortunate, but it wasn’t a penalty. Sensatiinalized headline.

  14. contra74 says: Sep 22, 2013 1:54 PM

    Stop crying and play ball!

  15. chi01town says: Sep 22, 2013 1:55 PM

    NO O-line and Rodgers wont make it threw this game. I want a ACL

  16. chi01town says: Sep 22, 2013 2:02 PM

    Damn!! the bengals cant give them a chance

  17. blitzdorsey1 says: Sep 22, 2013 2:04 PM

    Jermichael Finley, you got knocked the eff out!

  18. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 22, 2013 2:10 PM

    contra74 says:
    Sep 22, 2013 1:54 PM
    Stop crying and play ball!

    —-

    Brian Hoyer destroying a horrible defense and you’re on here?

    lolz

  19. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 22, 2013 2:14 PM

    chi01town says:
    Sep 22, 2013 1:55 PM
    NO O-line and Rodgers wont make it threw this game. I want a ACL

    —-

    Larry, I hope you’ll disown this guy forever now.

    Hoping for injury to another player is the scummiest type of fan behavior.

  20. peytonwantsaflag says: Sep 22, 2013 2:26 PM

    I would think part of the job requirement of owning a football website would be to know the rules. Clean hit, no flag, no fine.

  21. chi01town says: Sep 22, 2013 2:30 PM

    @tokyosandblaster
    what make you think I need Larry to back me up man? what I post has nothing to do with Larry. I wanna see Rodgers HURT so we can all see the next man up. ha ha ha ha

  22. betterandbetterthan says: Sep 22, 2013 2:40 PM

    The Ryan play wasn’t worthy of a fine or penalty either. We penalize/fine the act not the result. Football, actually all sports, have too many moving parts to can’t go after everything.

  23. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 22, 2013 2:44 PM

    chi01town says:
    Sep 22, 2013 2:30 PM
    @tokyosandblaster
    what make you think I need Larry to back me up man? what I post has nothing to do with Larry. I wanna see Rodgers HURT so we can all see the next man up. ha ha ha ha

    —-

    No, you want to see Rodgers hurt because you know you can’t beat him. And you’re a terrible person.

  24. chi01town says: Sep 22, 2013 2:47 PM

    Thats right I want Rodgers took out. this is football and thats what happens tokyo. dont try to go get Larry to protect you from me because with all do respect to Larry he cant protect you from me. stand up and be a man. dont hide behind nobody else

  25. jazsrt says: Sep 22, 2013 4:53 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 22, 2013 2:14 PM
    chi01town says:
    Sep 22, 2013 1:55 PM
    NO O-line and Rodgers wont make it threw this game. I want a ACL

    —-

    Larry, I hope you’ll disown this guy forever now.

    Hoping for injury to another player is the scummiest type of fan behavior.

    _________________________________

    I’ve already done so.

    -a Bears fan who knows football.

    (And who knows how to trade jabs with a rival team/fan.)

  26. teamnorsecore says: Sep 23, 2013 1:46 AM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 22, 2013 2:44 PM
    chi01town says:
    Sep 22, 2013 2:30 PM
    @tokyosandblaster
    what make you think I need Larry to back me up man? what I post has nothing to do with Larry. I wanna see Rodgers HURT so we can all see the next man up. ha ha ha ha

    —-

    No, you want to see Rodgers hurt because you know you can’t beat him. And you’re a terrible person.
    …………….
    Coming from the guy who makes fun of the I35 bridge collapse and people’s deaths. Terrible person huh?

  27. kingghidora says: Sep 23, 2013 2:55 AM

    Youtube, not Facebook. Too many concussions I guess. Or not enough sleep.

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