Coffman’s cheap shot took out Ravens assistant Tony Coaxum

Earlier today, Jay Glazer of FOX showed video of Titans tight end Chase Coffman taking out a member of the Ravens coaching staff on the sideline of last Sunday’s game between Tennessee and Baltimore.

Per a league source, the member of the staff taken out was assistant special-teams coach Tony Coaxum.

A 2000 graduate of West Point, Coaxum spent seven years working on the Army coaching staff.  Earlier this year, Ravens coach John Harbaugh hired Coaxum to work with special-team coordinator Jerry Rosburg.  Coaxum technically is serving an internship with the Ravens; he has had internships in the past with the Giants and Buccaneers.

So, basically, two days before Veteran’s Day, Coffman applied a blatant cheap shot to a veteran who wasn’t wearing a football uniform.  Classy.

37 responses to “Coffman’s cheap shot took out Ravens assistant Tony Coaxum

  1. Look, hitting him was absolutely a cheap shot that should be trashed all day.

    Coffman probably deserved to be a suspension

    However, your last line of the post is just dumb. He had no idea he was a Veteran. So it was two days before Veteran’s Day. I’m sure Chase hats the United States and all Armed Forces personnel so he took a blatant cheap shot because of it. Let’s blame Obama as well.

    Thanks Obama.

  2. So you’re saying not much has changed in Tennessee since Fisher left. Hope Coaxum is okay. Maybe the Steelers should put their sideline personnel in pads tomorrow night.

  3. total total total cheap shot.

    With that being said, you stated he was a veteran-

    what armed conflict was he deployed to / serve in?

    I have never served in the Armed Forces, but serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things. It is an INSULT to those who served in wars to suggest any differently

    Regardless – thanks for your service- if he was in a war- thanks even more.

  4. So you’re saying we shouldn’t feel bad if an NFL player takes Coffman out for the rest of the season? I say bring it!

  5. How is this not a bigger issue in the league’s eyes? Opposing team players can now attack coaches or interns on the sidelines? It would be rather funny if Baltimore City PD stepped in on this potential assault case.

    The league office has no control of its own league. The players ,coaches, personnel and fans don’t trust anything that comes out of the league office.

  6. So, basically, two days before Veteran’s Day, Coffman applied a blatant cheap shot to a veteran who wasn’t wearing a football uniform. Classy.

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    This is why marshawn lynch wont talk to media. For the record i thoroughly enjoy watchn bill belicheck own you the media. Nice try on tryn to put spin on this though. Typical.

  7. Titans said contact was inadvertent. The agent for Coffman should pay to have Chase take a lie detector test administered by an agent to a local PD as to clear his name. Saving $30,000 and clearing his name in the court of public opinion is worth its weight in gold.

  8. Ummm all Cadets at West Point are veterans of the armed forces. FYI for all of you saying he doesn’t know whether he is a veteran or not. Everyone that graduates the Military Academy serves a minimum of 4 years active duty.

  9. titansbro says:

    Is it somehow worse because he hit a veteran? That’s EXACTLY what you’re implying.
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    Relax, and get over your inferiority complex.

  10. whatisthatcrap says:

    I have never served in the Armed Forces, but serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things. It is an INSULT to those who served in wars to suggest any differently

    Having served 22 years in the Corps, I can assure you that anyone who serves in the Armed Forces is, in fact, a veteran. It makes no difference whether they served in an armed conflict or not. All who served are eligible for the same benefits, and deserve respect, regardless where or how they served. It is an INSULT to have someone who never served preach to me or any other veteran. Show some respect, son.

  11. I can’t believe this. And two days before Veteran’s Day, less than 36 hours, even! If it were a Monday night game, Veteran’s Day would have been under three hours away. Three hours!

  12. Deb says: Nov 16, 2014 9:24 PM

    So you’re saying not much has changed in Tennessee since Fisher left. Hope Coaxum is okay. Maybe the Steelers should put their sideline personnel in pads tomorrow night.
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    At least your HC since he’s known to wander onto the field in the middle of live plays.

  13. “serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things.”

    You have no clue.

  14. topcide says:
    Nov 16, 2014 9:32 PM
    total total total cheap shot.

    With that being said, you stated he was a veteran-

    what armed conflict was he deployed to / serve in?

    I have never served in the Armed Forces, but serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things. It is an INSULT to those who served in wars to suggest any differently

    Regardless – thanks for your service- if he was in a war- thanks even more.
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    Might I assume you are not a veteran? Or served in the armed forces, because according to you they are two different things. Listen guy, anybody who was in the military, be it 2 days or 2 decades is a veteran once they are out. Get your facts straight guy.

    I just got out of the army this summer, I may not have been in as long as oldlthrneck (I have mad respect for anybody who ever served in the Marines, btw. Thank you for 22 years), but am a veteran in the same way.

    Get your facts straight topcide.

    Now go do pt and try not to get on profile lol

  15. topcide says:
    Nov 16, 2014 9:32 PM
    total total total cheap shot.

    With that being said, you stated he was a veteran-

    what armed conflict was he deployed to / serve in?

    I have never served in the Armed Forces, but serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things. It is an INSULT to those who served in wars to suggest any differently

    Regardless – thanks for your service- if he was in a war- thanks even more.

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    First off, if you serve in the Military you are a Veteran. That is what it means. If you are asking if he is a Veteran of War, I am assuming he is since I think every service person since 1992 has received the National Defence Medal (The definition of being a Veteran of War).

    But the simple fact is he chose to join the Military in a time when there was a high chance of seeing combat in the Middle East.

    FYI: In case you are wondering, I qualify under all the above definitions.

    Best to know what you are talking about before you start typing.

  16. topcide says:
    Nov 16, 2014 9:32 PM
    total total total cheap shot.

    With that being said, you stated he was a veteran-

    what armed conflict was he deployed to / serve in?

    I have never served in the Armed Forces, but serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things

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    hmmmmm……….. “topcide”

    sounds like a Navy guy to me ……. one who spent too much time with ole “backside” to learn about things a third grader could recite …..

  17. Amen to all of those above that replied to topcide.

    If I could thumbs up your posts 1000 times I would.

    Nobody joins the military to get rich. They join to serve and protect a country that they care about.

    After they join they risk their lives to help others. Whether it be the Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy or the Coast Guard.

    I hope I haven’t forgotten anybody. Hats off to the military of the US!

  18. Hello????

    The point is that he went out of his way to hurt a coach of another team.

    This turd should be booted clean out of the league.

  19. So he “took him out” huh? What exactly does that mean? In this case I guess what you really mean is he knocked him over. In real life the term is used to describe killing someone which is not at all what happened in this situation.

  20. He definitely “took him out.” It was a marked move.
    He ran out of bounds, and slowed down before making a right hand turn, speeding back up and clothes lining a defenseless coach and Army vet.

  21. “The whistle didn’t blow yet, he was just playing hard trying to make a tackle”
    -Ravens fans about Suggs 2 weeks ago

    “How dare an opposing player try something considered bush league”
    -Ravens fans today

  22. We may be bitter rivals but Timmons or Polamalu would you mind laying a hit on him tonight? Courtesy of the best division in the NFL.

  23. really, they’re different? And here I thought Blount was a coach on the sidelines and Suggs was a TE. Thanks for setting me straight.

  24. Since you missed it, my point wasn’t about the plays, it was about the fans. If you show 3 plays to an unbiased fan – Upshaw late hit on Ben, Suggs “tackle” on Blount, and Chase nailing the ravens coach – none of those 3 plays were blatantly more cheap than the others.

    It’s amusing how some fans are saying he should be suspended for the season, but have no problem with the other hits. I contend it’s not the act that’s important, but what jersey they have on. Right or wrong, that’s how it is.

  25. topcide says:
    Nov 16, 2014 9:32 PM
    total total total cheap shot.

    With that being said, you stated he was a veteran-

    what armed conflict was he deployed to / serve in?

    I have never served in the Armed Forces, but serving in the Armed Forces and being a veteran are to completely different things. It is an INSULT to those who served in wars to suggest any differently

    Regardless – thanks for your service- if he was in a war- thanks even more.
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    If you never served in the Armed Forces please stop talking.

    It doesn’t matter if he had ever deployed or not. If you serve in the military and have proof of said service you are then a veteran. Also no it is not an “INSULT” to those who served in wars. All that matters is that you have the guts to sign up and are serving honorably no matter what job the military has you doing. And I’m saying this to you as a 2nd class Petty Officer in the US NAVY

  26. You dug a hole with your comment crown and by trying to defend it you’re getting deeper. Blind hit on a non-combatant is the difference. Read something in addition to PFT. You’ll see other experts think it was pretty egregious.

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