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Steelers assistants Joey Porter, Mike Munchak fined $10,000 each

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 17:   Mike Munchak, offensive line coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, looks on during the fourth quarter against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 17, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 27-24.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) Getty Images

The NFL isn’t just cracking down on players from Saturday’s ugly Steelers-Bengals game. Coaches are getting in trouble as well.

Steelers assistant coaches Joey Porter and Mike Munchak were each fined $10,000 for their actions in the game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Munchak was given a 15-yard penalty for his actions when Bengals safety Reggie Nelson ran onto the Steelers’ sideline at the end of a play. Munchak appeared to shove Nelson and grab his hair.

Porter was not penalized during the game, but he went onto the field after Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was hurt on an illegal hit by Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict. Multiple Bengals said after the game that Porter was an instigator in the confrontation that led to the Bengals getting a costly unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

It’s rare for coaches to get fined by the league, but in this case, both Steelers coaches clearly crossed the line. If anything, they’re lucky to get off with fines of only $10,000.

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158 Responses to “Steelers assistants Joey Porter, Mike Munchak fined $10,000 each”
  1. relggigeht says: Jan 15, 2016 3:00 PM

    Thank you, Joey Porter!!

    You tossed out the line knowing the Bungles would be stupid enough to take the bait. HA!!!!

  2. nhpats says: Jan 15, 2016 3:01 PM

    The Munchak “incident” was a joke. Should not have even drawn a flag…..

  3. PATRIOTSDYNASTYLIVES says: Jan 15, 2016 3:01 PM

    Munchak otta be ashamed his names even in the same article as Porters. Porter is a animal……..

  4. msstiller58 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:02 PM

    Game is almost a week old, get over it.
    Once a cow pie’s crusted over don’t pick up a stick and stir it!!
    On to Denver!

  5. 13arod says: Jan 15, 2016 3:03 PM

    Mike didn’t even do anything but what ever ..

  6. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    relggigeht says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:00 PM

    Thank you, Joey Porter!!

    You tossed out the line knowing the Bungles would be stupid enough to take the bait. HA!!!!

    So classy to revel in the successful illegal antics of your cheating team.

  7. dickson29 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    LOL…..Worth every penny to expose classless players and keep the 25 yr playoff win drought going! Thank you Joey!

  8. alwaysaz says: Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    This is a joke of a punishment. Porter should be suspended.

  9. dickson29 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    “Winless”drought….

  10. j huber says: Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    As usual, the Squealers only get a slap on the wrist. They are the dirtiest team in NFL, and are popular among their fans for the mastery of the cheat shots, which are aimed at disabling/injuring opponents. Justice in the NFL is a cruel joke.

  11. therealzeitgeist says: Jan 15, 2016 3:05 PM

    Munchak and Porter are fine with wins for $10k a pop.

  12. bengalpower says: Jan 15, 2016 3:05 PM

    They work for Pittsburgh so they get away with it. You rarely hear about this from any team but yet this is three times over the past few seasons coaches from Pittsburgh have been involved in situations and yet the league basically turns their backs to it.

  13. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Jan 15, 2016 3:05 PM

    Should be $25k each. Coaches pulling that garbage is a disgrace.

    Should have been a penalty on Porter which would have offset the BS flag on Adam Jones and the Steelers wouldn’t have been gift wrapped yet another game.

    The NFL is unashamedly biased and it sickens me.

  14. cymbaline6 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:05 PM

    Good, though honestly, what’s a $10K fine, particularly if it wins you the game?

    The NFL needs to work on its officiating in a serious fashion. I don’t even know that I care what the rules are, so long as they are enforced evenly across the board. The refs have way too much influence on the game as things stand presently.

  15. rexgrossman8 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:05 PM

    That’s it? Fine seems pretty low especially since wearing your socks too high or too low a few times would exceed $10k. As well as the fines for wearing the Cancer awareness gear after the NFL stops their promos.

  16. jbaxt says: Jan 15, 2016 3:06 PM

    While I think Porter should be fined more, all that was after the fumble, after the unprotected receiver, etc.

    If Burfict gives up the 1st down the clock is running they’re playing good D, who cares. He’s a stud player but lacks intelligence.

  17. jerruhjones says: Jan 15, 2016 3:06 PM

    They should both be suspended a few games, but the NFL loves Pitts.

  18. ttommytom says: Jan 15, 2016 3:08 PM

    Not enough.

    Between the lines is between the lines.

    These guys are retired players and should know this.

    PS

    I’m not ever remotely a Cincy or Steeler fan (even though I was born in Pittsburgh…sacrilegious…I know…lol)

  19. Kaz says: Jan 15, 2016 3:08 PM

    Small price to pay to change outcome of game to your favor. Every NFL coach should try it means advancing in playoffs. Lesson learned.

  20. mancave001 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:08 PM

    Ridiculous! Here’s what should have happened:

    Munchak: Fined $50,000 for throwing a player

    Porter: Suspended one game w/o pay

    Lewis: Fined $100,000 by league and FIRED by team for not controlling his players repeatedly.

    Tomlin: Fined $50,000 for allowing Porter on the field repeatedly.

  21. Della Street says: Jan 15, 2016 3:08 PM

    They take after their head coach.

  22. mswravens says: Jan 15, 2016 3:09 PM

    what a joke. Both of these clowns should have been suspended. But who are we kidding? The NFL cares about making money and NOTHING else…and we are all just pawns in their game.

  23. kevo95 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:09 PM

    Well worth it

  24. antikytheraeagles says: Jan 15, 2016 3:10 PM

    Ben can sexually assault. Tomlin can trip. Munchak can shove and pull hair like a girl. Porter can break rules and instigate.

    But Tom Brady is the worst man in the world for deflating footballs.

  25. jocko1181 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:10 PM

    Like I had said earlier this week, if the NFL didn’t come down on Pittsburgh in a meaningful way, their first meeting next year was going to be really, really ugly.

    Matching $10K fines is not meaningful.

    Good luck when these teams match-up for the first time next year. Pitt just got incentivized to go way over the line and Cincy just got more bitter about a perceived double standard in player/coach conduct.

  26. jimmybrock says: Jan 15, 2016 3:11 PM

    Munchak & Porter = POS

  27. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    It’s funny how the Steelers say the Bengals are scum. Guess what Steeler fans? NFL fans pretty much think your organization is no different. Well, that’s not totally true. Your coaching staff likes to get involved in the classless shenanigans along with the players. Marvin is a buffoon but at least he’s not a dirty, cheating scumbag.

  28. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    I’ll never, ever say that Antonio Brown deserved what he got, or even that the Steelers deserved it, however when you play the baiting game, you never know what you’re going to get in return.

  29. shaggytoodle says: Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    When it comes to acting the way these coaches did on Saturday, the NFL apparently didn’t seem to mind. When Tomlin got 100K for being too close to the field during the KR, that sent the RIGHT message.

    I think each coach should have got 25k, and then fine the Steelers 50k so ownership tells them to shape up. I don’t care who won the game just wanted to see a good game, and it was… interesting, but what those coaches were sticking their nose where it didn’t belong.

  30. tellmeaboutitbaby says: Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    Waiting to hear the fines for the Bungles assistant coaches on the field after the Gio hit …… . Typical NFL – always hating the Steelers and trying to rip them off….

  31. jeemie4043 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    Did they fine the nine Bengals’ coaches who went on the field during the Bernard injury too?

    And did anyone ask Reggie nelson why he kept following Todman deep into the Steelers’ bench area after pushing him OOB there? Most players after their momentum carries them to the sidelines stop and then head back onto the field. Nelson was going after Todman- Munchak simply redirected him and got tangled in his dreads.

    So spare me the self-righteous “they’re lucky that’s all they got” drivel.

  32. Ben Therapist says: Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    If you wear girlie braids expect to get them pulled.

    Steelers know how to get wins by any means necessary. Is that really cheating? It’s not like they were giving the other team warm gatorade.

  33. dirtyback says: Jan 15, 2016 3:13 PM

    Somebody call the WHAmbulance the Bungles are whining again! Imagine if John Harbaugh coached the Bengals? The whining would be unbearable

  34. whodey420 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM

    Pretty weak punishment. Steelers are done after the Denver game so………whatever.

  35. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM

    antikytheraeagles says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:10 PM

    Ben can sexually assault. Tomlin can trip. Munchak can shove and pull hair like a girl. Porter can break rules and instigate.

    But Tom Brady is the worst man in the world for deflating footballs.

    ———–

    I think what you meant to say was: Tom Brady is the worst man in the world for more probably than not generally being aware that other people more probably than not deflated footballs.

  36. kremis says: Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM

    They also fined Tebow $10,000 for that punch in the mouth he gave Pittsburgh years ago in the playoffs and another $10,000 for the Tebow curse he put on the Steelers

  37. Ben Therapist says: Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM

    Steelers should put a hat on a knee of anyone from another team, on the field or sideline. Don’t like it”? Tough, don’t stand so close.

  38. nflvoiceofreason says: Jan 15, 2016 3:16 PM

    Question of the day: What was the total number of assistant coaches on the field when AB was hurt?

  39. bigtimebrownie says: Jan 15, 2016 3:16 PM

    He didn’t pull his hair, he was just staring at the jumbo-tron and didn’t realize where his hands were…Squealers get away with another one.

  40. Ben Therapist says: Jan 15, 2016 3:16 PM

    antikytheraeagles says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:10 PM
    Ben can sexually assault. Tomlin can trip. Munchak can shove and pull hair like a girl. Porter can break rules and instigate.

    But Tom Brady is the worst man in the world for deflating footballs.

    Steelers play man style football. Cheaty girls deflate balls.

    Watch your back Broncos, we’re coming when you’re not looking.

  41. jeemie4043 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:16 PM

    Jocko, you’re being ridiculous.

    What the Steelers’ coaches did was minor compared to what the Bengals’ players were doing all night long.

    The Munchak incident occurred because Reggie Nelson was chasing Todman deep into the Steelers’ bench area.

    Porter didn’t do anything differently than NINE Bengals’ coaches did on the Bernard injury.

    Peko came off the bench to start something.

    Burfict tried to step on Foster’s foot and was spitting on everyone.

    Burfict and four other Bengals should have been flagged for delay of game when they trotted into the team tunnel after the interception.

    Hill taunted Willie Gay on AJ Green’s TD and got away with it…before karma intervened.

    Spare me the talk of a “double standard”…only one team was wildly out of control from the beginning…and it wasn’t the Steelers.

  42. 13arod says: Jan 15, 2016 3:17 PM

    antikytheraeagles Nelson ran into our coach mike you know that right..

  43. TeeHeeLOLatPatsHaters says: Jan 15, 2016 3:18 PM

    So…. after the NFL made it a point that repeated “violations” are a factor in dishing out punishments (see gate, deflate)…. and Tomlin had already blatantly and most likely deliberately got in Jacoby Jones way on a kickoff return… those two clowns get fined just $10K.

    Heh.

  44. bleck5 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:19 PM

    Finally some punishment to the classless, dirty, cheating Steelers organization.

    The bungles were trash but it is always the Steelers that bring the worst in teams.

  45. Ben Therapist says: Jan 15, 2016 3:19 PM

    Totally blew it with these fines. Everyone knows bengals players used cuss words. They deserved what they got. Steelers coaches were just doing their job and following the lead of the best and most honest coach in football.

    They should give Munchak a pair of scissors next year.

  46. whispersd says: Jan 15, 2016 3:19 PM

    “But Tom Brady is the worst man in the world for deflating footballs.”

    Correction: for being most likely “generally aware” of a “scheme” to tamper with footballs. Wait – what has the constantly shifting NFL allegation shifted to now? Hmm..apparently he also took out Alan Rickman and David Bowie. As evidence there’s a text message from 1994 with the words “Changes” and “Gruber” in it.

  47. DonRSD says: Jan 15, 2016 3:21 PM

    Refs gave the Steelers the game vs the Bengals, the Football Gods will seek revenge this week.

  48. troy43mvp says: Jan 15, 2016 3:22 PM

    I wonder if the 6 assistant coach’s that were on the field for Cincy when Gio was on the ground blowing snot bubbles, were ever fined? Probably not….but Pitt gets the special treatment. I can see that logic. Wah Wah!

  49. pourman says: Jan 15, 2016 3:22 PM

    Wow. That’s the going rate for ifluencing the outcome of a game. Smart move. Expect to see a lot more of that.

  50. fsstnotch says: Jan 15, 2016 3:23 PM

    If Reggie Nelson Doesn’t push Mike, Mike doesn’t grab him to spin him around to get in his face. Its not like he intentionally grabbed his hair, it just happened to be on the back of his jersey.

    Porter was in the wrong to say anything, but like the Bengals coaches when Bernard was down, I don’t have a problem with him being on the actual field. Fine warranted

  51. blogatron2000 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:24 PM

    The league should have dropped a suspension and/or a bigger fine on Porter. He had no business on the field.

    Actually the Steelers should discipline both of them. No difference between what these knuckleheads did and Sal Alosi of the Jets tripping Nolan Carroll of the Dolphins.

  52. relggigeht says: Jan 15, 2016 3:24 PM

    Thank you, Joey Porter!!

    You tossed out the line knowing the Bungles would be stupid enough to take the bait. HA!!!!

    “So classy to revel in the successful illegal antics of your cheating team.”

    Too bad for you, loser!

  53. antikytheraeagles says: Jan 15, 2016 3:24 PM

    Players run into coaches all the time. They don’t usually get thrown and get their hair grabbed in the process. Most coaches will just wrap the player up and try to help slow their momentum, regardless of team.

    I remember a time when the Bengals were the epitome of scum in the nfl. At least then it was their players and not their coaches. With coaches like that, it’s no wonder their players can make public death threats and get away with it. But them their players want to whine about a “bounty” that is not a bounty at all.

  54. dryzzt23 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:24 PM

    So let me get this straight. Players can grab another players hair during the game but when a player CHOOSES to keep his hair long, and runs into an opposing coach on purpose, and the coaches hand gets caught up in all the hair…….somehow THAT is reprehensible?

    Muchak didn’t do anything wrong, and whatever you THINK he did….was certainly not “racist”.

  55. stoneygroove says: Jan 15, 2016 3:25 PM

    What an embarrassment all of this is. The NFL gets harder to follow every week. Where is the integrity? The glory days are over. Or maybe there was never any integrity. I don’t even know anymore. And I’m starting not to care.

  56. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 15, 2016 3:25 PM

    It’s worth it to see the Bengals and their fans in such pain.

  57. PCa Survivor says: Jan 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    So classy to revel in the successful illegal antics of your cheating team.
    ____________________________________

    Illegal antic is going after someone’s head.

    1990

  58. pftfanatic says: Jan 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    mancave001 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:08 PM

    Ridiculous! Here’s what should have happened:

    Munchak: Fined $50,000 for throwing a player

    ——

    Throwing? Surely you have access to a dictionary.

  59. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 3:27 PM

    Well, now we know the price of game fixing. Clearly Kraft, Mara & Rooney and those statue builders in MD paid their dues along the way. How else do you explain that level of success? They all share a dorm room with Goodell.

    Meanwhile honest team like the Bills have no chance.

  60. newjerseygiants says: Jan 15, 2016 3:28 PM

    $10k is real money to these guys. Assistant coaches aren’t making big money.

  61. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 3:32 PM

    ******
    Stealers

  62. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Jan 15, 2016 3:32 PM

    PCa Survivor says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:26 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM

    So classy to revel in the successful illegal antics of your cheating team.
    ____________________________________

    Illegal antic is going after someone’s head.

    1990

    —-

    Not if your name is Shazier or Blake. And, Cincy was punished for the rules they broke. THAT”S THE WHOLE POINT YOU STEELER FANS REFUSE TO SEE. The game was not called the same for both teams.

  63. steelpenguin6687 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:33 PM

    Riddle me this, why did Nelson, when the play was clearly over, keep walking towards Todman? I highly doubt it was to see if he was okay. Turn around, and go to your side of the field.

    As for Munchak grabbing his hair, how could he miss it, it’s down to his rear end?

    Where are the fines for the Bengals coaches and players coming out on to the field for Gio Bernard?

    Come on Bengals fans, get a grip…

  64. cdwains says: Jan 15, 2016 3:34 PM

    Wow way to make an example of two coaches who should be setting an example for everyone else. Again the NFL screws the pooch

  65. skinsfolife says: Jan 15, 2016 3:36 PM

    Should have been 100,000 and both should be suspended for the remainder of the playoffs.

  66. sfont1963 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:37 PM

    The problems for the Bengals is that Jones shoved the official, so to the officials that now crosses a very personal line. So they wanted to stick it to Jones. Without the shove, maybe they would have gotten Burficts flag back with a flag on Porter. But the fell for the bait. Just because you get paid for what you do doesn’t mean you’re a professional. That comes from your behavior/demeanor.

  67. blackball407 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:38 PM

    Best 10k Porter ever spent. In hindsight the league should have fined Brady 10k last year for deflategate and we never would have had to put up with all the media/league/suspension stupidity of that (Colts fan BTW).

  68. ohyesgriffyes says: Jan 15, 2016 3:40 PM

    $10k isn’t much of a deterrent to this sort of behavior if it buys you a win. Munchak should absolutely have been suspended.

  69. jeemie4043 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:40 PM

    antikytheraeagles says:

    Players run into coaches all the time. They don’t usually get thrown and get their hair grabbed in the process. Most coaches will just wrap the player up and try to help slow their momentum, regardless of team.

    Anti:

    The difference here is that when a player’s momentum carries him into the sidelines, said player usually tries to stop as soon as possible and then head back onto the field.

    That didn’t happen here. What happened here is that Reggie Nelson kept going DEEPER into the Steelers’ bench area, ON PURPOSE, going after Todman.

    Munchak was simply redirecting him back towards the field and got his hands/headset tangled in Nelson’s dreads.

    Watch it again objectively, and you’ll see that’s what happened.

  70. lscottman3 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:40 PM

    so i see a history of repeat offenses by Steeler coaches. Tripping a player on the sideline, pulling hair on the sideline, deliberately going on the field to incite.

    I say we check their phones for text messages, it is obvious there is a deliberate concerted effort to pull off these offenses.

  71. jeemie4043 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:41 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:

    THAT”S THE WHOLE POINT YOU STEELER FANS REFUSE TO SEE. The game was not called the same for both teams.

    You’re right- the Steelers had 5x the amount of penalty yards Cincinnati did.

    The UNFAIRNESS of it all….

  72. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 3:42 PM

    newjerseygiants says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:28 PM
    $10k is real money to these guys. Assistant coaches aren’t making big money.

    Pretty sure one of those highly paid players who are in a playoff game they don’t deserve to be in paid it for them.

    More Stealing by Stealers. NFl black & gold standard.

  73. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Jan 15, 2016 3:43 PM

    steelpenguin6687 says:

    Where are the fines for the Bengals coaches and players coming out on to the field for Gio Bernard?

    Come on Bengals fans, get a grip…

    Anyone that came out for Gio, were attending to Gio, not more than halfway to the Steelers bench talking trash, and inciting a fight. You people are as sharp as a bag of hammers.

  74. jeanoroid says: Jan 15, 2016 3:43 PM

    Keep the damn piddly fines and acknowledge that an offsetting penalty should have been leveraged against Adam Jones.
    This is the playoff and two teams that seriously hate each other. You can’t stack penalties against one team and ignore the other team.
    Such BS.

  75. jeanoroid says: Jan 15, 2016 3:43 PM

    *Adam Jones’ penalty

  76. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 3:45 PM

    fsstnotch says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:23 PM
    If Reggie Nelson Doesn’t push Mike, Mike doesn’t grab him to spin him around to get in his face. Its not like he intentionally grabbed his hair, it just happened to be on the back of his jersey.

    Not intentional? What are you guys in western PA(thetic) drinking?

  77. billswillnevermove says: Jan 15, 2016 3:45 PM

    Burfict should be suspended for the whole season next year, dirtiest player I have ever seen, every play is intent to injure.

  78. Moudabo says: Jan 15, 2016 3:47 PM

    How exactly did Porter cross the line?
    By checking on his player ?
    By telling Burfict not to interfere with the
    trainer who was tending to Brown?
    By being surrounded ?
    By having his hands in his pocket and
    never touching anyone?
    By being shoved from behind by Gilberry?
    Or by just smiling and not even saying a word
    after being grabbed by Burfict, and swung at
    by the crazed Pacman – very odd.

    If nothing else, Joey should be commended for
    keeping his cool, while others around him
    were losing theirs.

    This fine is like a make-up call to appease
    the Bungles fanbase who need a villain to point to
    for their implosion, because it hurts too much
    to admit, they did it to themselves.
    Shame on the Park Ave. NFL dolts.

  79. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:47 PM

    “Meanwhile miserably run teams like the Bills have no chance.”

    There fixed your statement for you.

    No team works harder than the Pats. Numerous former players that were on other teams before or after their time with the Pats have confirmed this.

    Hard work, innovation and success used to be respected in this country. Now the politically correct, want everyone to get a participation trophy and nothing more, lazy, whining, self entitled crowd find the hard work and innovation somehow “cheating” because they are either incapable and or to lazy to do so themselves.

    The corruption and stupidity of Goodell’s league office is incredible. They are the cheaters, not the Pats. They have lied about every major “scandal” they have manufactured against the Saints, Cowboys, Washington and Miami, and caught red handed lying about the Ray Rice incident in an attempt to cover it up. Then the repeated science denying and lies of deflategate.

    The Pats are just plain far better run, work far harder and have far better coaching than the Bills.

  80. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 15, 2016 3:47 PM

    what a joke. Both of these clowns should have been suspended. But who are we kidding? The NFL cares about making money and NOTHING else…and we are all just pawns in their game.

    Very disappointed in this self proclaimed highly intelligent and well informed Raven fan would make a dumb comment like this when Ngata broke Bens nose and no penalty. Saying you are intelligent doesn’t make it true

  81. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 15, 2016 3:49 PM

    Porter’s fine is ridiculous. There is not one scintilla of evidence he did anything do deserve a fine. First coach in the history of the NFL to be fined for being on the field of play during a timeout. I hope he appeals. The only evidence Porter did anything is the word of Bengals players – a few who have been demonstrated to be factually incorrect about what happened in this game. Will Gilbbery, Jones and Dunlop be fined for assaulting Porter? Or is it OK for a player to assault a coach if they walk onto the field of play?

  82. goawayeverybody says: Jan 15, 2016 3:49 PM

    The Broncos should mail a check for $500,000 to Vontaze Burfict.

  83. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 3:51 PM

    Munchak was simply redirecting him back towards the field and got his hands/headset tangled in Nelson’s dreads.

    yeah, just like burfict wasn’t trying to take the guys head off.

    Stealer fans are still #1 in cheating even though NE is trying hard at #2. Where do you think NE learned all those tricks? Everyone knows Stealers pay cut players from other teams for inside info, playbooks etc. Right out of Scowling Cowher playbook. Tomlin is keeping that fine tradition alive with his twinkle toe tripping tactics..

    6 Super Bowls 6 asterisks

  84. rollotomasi14 says: Jan 15, 2016 3:53 PM

    What do expect when the head coach is a punk himself for stepping onto the field to interfere with an opposing player.

  85. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jan 15, 2016 3:54 PM

    Funny.

    Bengals fans acting like the refs missing the Porter call cost them the game.

    Let me ask them a question: If every Bengals player and coach that ran out on the field after the Shazier hit had been penalized and/or thrown out (which players who leave the bench to join a fight are supposed to be), what would the result of the game been then?

  86. Moudabo says: Jan 15, 2016 3:55 PM

    It has been demonstrated that the Bengals had
    several coaches and personnel on the field when
    Bernard was injured. They obviously weren’t all
    head coaches, so we should expect to hear about
    a half dozen fines handed out to Bengals coaches
    as well, right ?

  87. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 15, 2016 3:55 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:32 PM

    Not if your name is Shazier or Blake. And, Cincy was punished for the rules they broke. THAT”S THE WHOLE POINT YOU STEELER FANS REFUSE TO SEE. The game was not called the same for both teams.

    ——————————————-

    Talk about blind… you gotta be kidding me.

    –Dunlap literally picks up Touissant off the turf then tosses him forward, in full view of the ref. No flag.

    –Burfict ignores the ballcarrier and goes straight for DeCastro’s knees a few plays after he gets embarrassed by DeCastro’s pancaking. No flag.

    –Burfict lays on top of Roethlisberger who’s on his back after the sack, the pivots all the way around and knees him in the shoulder, right in front of the ref. No flag.

    Spare me the whining. Burfict should have been flagged 20 times in that game. It finally took the most outrageous cheap shot of all to get him penalized.

  88. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Jan 15, 2016 3:56 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:

    Anyone that came out for Gio, were attending to Gio, not more than halfway to the Steelers bench talking trash, and inciting a fight. You people are as sharp as a bag of hammers.
    ===

    WOW. That’s funny. Bengals players came off of the bench with their ponchos still on to start fights with Steelers players. All of them should have been not only penalized but ejected.

    I would compare you to a box of hammers but I don’t want the hammers to be offended.

  89. jrossizzle says: Jan 15, 2016 4:00 PM

    What about “Jerry” Porter??
    Regards,
    Adam PMJ

  90. Deb says: Jan 15, 2016 4:02 PM

    On the replay, it looked to me as though Munchak accidentally got tangled in Nelson’s hair. But that’s a judgment call, and the league saw it differently.

    Since it’s common for assistants to take the field when a player appears seriously injured, I assume Porter was fined for something he said while out there. But Jones was flagged for making contact with an official. Gilberry wasn’t flagged for shoving Porter, and Pacman has only himself to blame for running up on an official.

  91. glac1 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:02 PM

    The entire coaching staffs of both teams should be banned from the game. Disgusting.

  92. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 4:02 PM

    TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:49 PM
    Porter’s fine is ridiculous. There is not one scintilla of evidence he did anything do deserve a fine. First coach in the history of the NFL to be fined for being on the field of play during a timeout. I hope he appeals. The only evidence Porter did anything is the word of Bengals players – a few who have been demonstrated to be factually incorrect about what happened in this game. Will Gilbbery, Jones and Dunlop be fined for assaulting Porter? Or is it OK for a player to assault a coach if they walk onto the field of play?

    They should fine Porter every game for being on the field. In fact, they should go back and fine him for every game he played, especially while he was with those fish head cheaters in miami. Dirty cheating player no matter what color he’s wearing.

  93. billswillneverwin says: Jan 15, 2016 4:04 PM

    Cincy players should have done humanity a favor and leveled that old cheating has been as soon as he walked on the field

  94. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Jan 15, 2016 4:05 PM

    Moudabo says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:47 PM

    How exactly did Porter cross the line?
    By checking on his player ?
    By telling Burfict not to interfere with the
    trainer who was tending to Brown?
    By being surrounded ?
    By having his hands in his pocket and
    never touching anyone?
    By being shoved from behind by Gilberry?
    Or by just smiling and not even saying a word
    after being grabbed by Burfict, and swung at
    by the crazed Pacman – very odd.

    If nothing else, Joey should be commended for
    keeping his cool, while others around him
    were losing theirs.

    This fine is like a make-up call to appease
    the Bungles fanbase who need a villain to point to
    for their implosion, because it hurts too much
    to admit, they did it to themselves.
    Shame on the Park Ave. NFL dolts.

    Google Eddie Haskell

  95. dedicatedhawkfan says: Jan 15, 2016 4:06 PM

    doesn’t surprise me. Didn’t Tomlin get fined for standing on the sideline, in the way, while a Ravens player was gaining huge yardage?

  96. steelcurtainn says: Jan 15, 2016 4:07 PM

    Whats that like $10 with todays nfl contracts. Don’t get J. Peezy mad, he might take it out on someone in Denver.

  97. iamapatsfan says: Jan 15, 2016 4:10 PM

    So much for people in positions of authority being held to a higher standard lol.

    Integrity. The NFL says it as often as Vizzini said “inconceivable”.

  98. randomguy9999 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:12 PM

    alwaysaz says:

    This is a joke of a punishment. Porter should be suspended.

    ——————————————————

    Huh?

    it’s his FIRST violation as a coach lifetime, coaches instigate all the time in every game, and it’s Jones fault for handling the official, not Porters… Jones made a decision to touch the official and everyone knows that’s automatic 15 yards at the absolute minimum…. he knew it, he did it, and now his entire team is ordering Pizza Hut and crying this weekend instead of playing.

    Porter walked out on the field but was not involved in rendering medical assistance so it was definitely a violation, and he’s pretty dumb, and the fine was light…. but suspension is ridiculous

    If Jones wants to know who the guy was that did such a mind numbing, boneheaded, crushingly stupid move as to help hand THIRTY yards to the Steelers from the 50ish when only up by 1 with less than a minute left… he just needs to look in the mirror.

  99. shaggytoodle says: Jan 15, 2016 4:16 PM

    Moudabo says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:47 PM
    How exactly did Porter cross the line?
    By checking on his player ?
    ____________

    If Porter is the WRs coach I would understand he doesn’t coach that side of the ball, and even though PacMan isn’t the credible person, he said the Refs heard what Porter was saying.

    You can try and twist this anyway you want, he shoudln’t have been out there talking the league knows that thats why he was fined, and he knows that and thats why he probably doesn’t appeal.

  100. granadafan says: Jan 15, 2016 4:16 PM

    What a joke. Those fines should have been accompanied by a suspension. Coaches and leaders absolutely MUST be held to a higher standard.

  101. easyeintennessee says: Jan 15, 2016 4:18 PM

    I can’t wait for the Steelers to lose this weekend. Bengals fans are going to be all over thier sites like Joey Porter in the middle of the field during a playoff game.

  102. truthdispensary says: Jan 15, 2016 4:19 PM

    Neither of them deserved it…

  103. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonsAndNeverToReturn says: Jan 15, 2016 4:19 PM

    Moudabo says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:47 PM

    ————————-

    You make a lot of sense. I think you are correct that this is just a feel good measure by the NFL to try and make the Bengals players feel better. I can partly understand because I am sure it was not a pleasant thing to throw that last flag on Jones. But running over that ref really didn’t leave them much choice.

    Really the only evidence that Porter did anything to antagonize the Bengals is the word of some out of control Bengals players. And that shouldn’t be good enough. But like always the NFL will stick it to the Steelers if they have a chance.

    I would very much like to hear a DETAILED explanation of why Porter was fined. Was it for being on the field? Was it for something he said?

    I will now be posting about 100X every weekend when I see coaches go onto the field during a timeout. You all will get very tired reading about the dozens of times coaches are on the field every game.

  104. steelpenguin6687 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:20 PM

    I don’t know why the Bengals ever thought they had a chance in the game anyway.

    What, with McCarron, practically stating that God is a Steelers’ fan as he was turning the rain spigot on only when the Bengals had the ball…

    Sorry Lord, I couldn’t resist….

  105. conflictedobserver says: Jan 15, 2016 4:22 PM

    Porter checking on his players??
    cmon dude even an ignorant Steelers fan knows that linebacker coaches check on what??
    LINEBACKERS.
    last i checked AB was under the coaching skills of someone other than Joey Porter.
    To only fine him 10k makes a mockery of the entire process.
    how about we get NFL officials that can control a game and know the rules and enforce them especially when its a hotly contested game like this.
    everyone acts like porter was some superstar.
    60 sacks in 122 games as a steeler makes him an 8 sack a year guy.
    he was an A clown then and he is just that now.
    A perfect fit for a Mike Tomlin assembled staff.

  106. thetooloftools says: Jan 15, 2016 4:23 PM

    They will pass the hat in the locker room and the Steelers players will make sure those coaches fines are more then covered in cash. What Joey Porter did actually affected the outcome of the game in a huge way. $10,000.00 is a joke. Porter hooked the Bengals D and got away with it because their should have been off stetting unsportsmanlike conducts, but Porter lit the matches, walked away from the fire, and the Bengals got torched.
    PRICELESS

  107. jerruhjones says: Jan 15, 2016 4:24 PM

    Thank you, Joey Porter!!

    You tossed out the line knowing the Bungles would be stupid enough to take the bait. HA!!!!

    “So classy to revel in the successful illegal antics of your cheating team.”

    Too bad for you, loser!

    =====================================

    Stoolers fans are just as classless as the team they follow.

  108. ampatsisahypocrite says: Jan 15, 2016 4:24 PM

    Whining blind Cincy fans need to review Shazier’s hit a little more carefully:

    1. All no time is Bernard’s entire head anything less than 100 visible, meaning there was no helmet-to-helmet contact.

    2. Shazier does dip his head, but notice his helmet goes past the left shoulder — meaning he COULDN’T HAVE speared Bernard. It’s simply a hard-rocking hit, which is why there was no flag — and should’ve resulted in a Steelers TD as Shazier was never touched after recovering the fumble.

    Now compare that with Burfict’s just-plain helmet connecting cheap shot.

  109. legeisyaj says: Jan 15, 2016 4:25 PM

    just imagine the uproar if it were Pats asst coaches. goodness gracious. that’d be a 8 month investigation, millions of dollars, and cries from every corner of nfl hater nation. ANY other team, like this, and its pretty much a non-story. only the Steelers get 1 week, no real punishment (except for poor antonio bbrown who cant play this week…thats the biggest crime here…more that the coaches actual boorish behavior). porter and munchak “clearly crossed the line”. 10k is nothing. laughable. but not surprising.

  110. barrymichaels61 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:27 PM

    These coaches should have been suspended.
    Oh well after Sundays blowout loss to Denver, they’ll have plenty of free time.

  111. jesusfreak063 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:33 PM

    Ryan Wilson of cbssports.com did an article in which he showed seven or eight Bengal’s coaches on the field while the medical staff attended to Bernard so I assume that those seven coaches will be fined as well.

    Looked to me Munchack was trying to keep Nelson from hitting the bench or wall and that he tried to stop him. To me looked like he was trying to help then Nelson was overly sensative and reacted the way he did.

    In the Porter situation….if I am a Bengals player and the game is on the line and he is out there causing trouble by running his mouth. Walk away. You had 18 seconds left before you one a playoff game for first time in 25 years. They are just words. Who cares what he said. Sometimes the best thing a man can do is just walk away instead of fighting. Where were the leaders on the Bengals, Whitworth or Dunlap to say guys lets go forget him?

    Of course this is all the fault of an ignorant coach who runs the ball instead of kneeling on it. The Bengals deserved to lose just for that reason alone.

  112. barrymichaels61 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:34 PM

    legeisyaj says:
    Jan 15, 2016 4:25 PM
    just imagine the uproar if it were Pats asst coaches. goodness gracious. that’d be a 8 month investigation, millions of dollars, and cries from every corner of nfl hater nation.

    The above is an excellent point!

  113. steelpenguin6687 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:37 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:43 PM
    steelpenguin6687 says:

    Where are the fines for the Bengals coaches and players coming out on to the field for Gio Bernard?

    Come on Bengals fans, get a grip…

    Anyone that came out for Gio, were attending to Gio, not more than halfway to the Steelers bench talking trash, and inciting a fight. You people are as sharp as a bag of hammers.
    ———————————-

    Sorry, I had no idea the Bengals had so many doctors that masquerade as football players, and coaches….

    And, as far as how sharp, “you people” are, look in the mirror, apparently you aren’t sharp enough to figure out people keep posting this stuff because Bengal fans keep crying…

  114. igglesfan9 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:43 PM

    The fine, at least for Porter, is a tacit admission by the league that its refs screwed up by either not calling a penalty on Porter for being on the field at the time or for not providing an offsetting penalty for the flag they threw on Jones (that Porter instigated).

  115. loumann says: Jan 15, 2016 4:45 PM

    Petty cash, petty cash…….cheap for the price!

  116. bksk07 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:46 PM

    No suspension….damn the league loves themselves some pitt

  117. igglesfan9 says: Jan 15, 2016 4:50 PM

    Disregard my earlier comment. This story buried the lead. The NFL also fined Pacman Jones $29,000!?! It’s hard to understand how Pacman gets fined that much for incidental contact with a ref (that Porter instigated) but Porter’s field presence only merits $10k and sideline hair pulling by a coach also only gets $10k. That to me is the egregious foul that should have been a lot more and certainly more relative to what Jones got hit for.

  118. Deb says: Jan 15, 2016 5:00 PM

    Suspension for what?

  119. 6andcounting says: Jan 15, 2016 5:03 PM

    I laugh at the Bengals misery…Ha.

  120. bengalsfreedom says: Jan 15, 2016 5:04 PM

    Though it may seem like a small amount, I’m sure Porter barely makes into the 6 figure count, so it is both an admission of his behavior being shameful by the league and a decent hit to his salary. The fines overall show an implicit action by the league to favor the Steelers, coaches should certainly be held to a much higher standard.

    And to date, no action or fine for a murder threat on social media by a Steelers player. That is simply amazing.

  121. pinwilly6 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    Question of the day: What was the total number of assistant coaches on the field when AB was hurt?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Question of the day how many bengal coaches were on the field yelling at opposing players

  122. pinwilly6 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    Question of the day: What was the total number of assistant coaches on the field when AB was hurt?
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Question of the day how many bengal coaches were on the field yelling at opposing players

  123. hawks1124 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:42 PM

    Not a fan of either team, but NFL is wildly inconsistent, Sal Alosi says hello double standard.

  124. wantsomecheesewiththatwhine says: Jan 15, 2016 5:47 PM

    Ben Ther*pist says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:12 PM

    If you wear girlie braids expect to get them pulled.

    Steelers know how to get wins by any means necessary. Is that really cheating? It’s not like they were giving the other team warm gatorade.
    ——————————————–
    so warm gatorade is cheating?

    if you read his other posts, this poster is sick and needs his own therapy…as soon as possible so he doesn’t hurt anybody!

  125. dyhard32 says: Jan 15, 2016 5:52 PM

    this is BS porter should have three game saspension for his crap also.

  126. Moudabo says: Jan 15, 2016 5:53 PM

    tylereifertisunstoppable says:

    Google Eddie Haskell

    —————–

    No need, I’m quite familiar with Haskell the rascal.

    But rather than deflecting, how about you step up
    and give a reasoned explanation for backing the
    Porter fine. What did you see?

    And please, don’t rest on that disproven theory
    that he shouldn’t be allowed on the field
    during an injury time out.

  127. manzoa says: Jan 15, 2016 6:07 PM

    Were Bengals coaches fined for being on the field when Giovanni Bernard was injured? No. Why not? At this point, what does it really matter? And by the way haters, kiss my six Lombardis.

  128. jjbsew says: Jan 15, 2016 6:11 PM

    What a joke!

    Tomlin is the Punk in Chief, and his staff takes the lead from him. They have a track record of the coaches interfering with the opponent’s players.

    The Steelers should have lost 2 draft picks for this.

  129. jjbsew says: Jan 15, 2016 6:11 PM

    What a joke!

    Tomlin is the Punk in Chief, and his staff takes the lead from him. They have a track record of the coaches interfering with the opponent’s players.

    The Steelers should have lost 2 draft picks for this.

  130. nflexecutivesconstantlylie says: Jan 15, 2016 6:18 PM

    pinwilly6 says:
    Jan 15, 2016 5:14 PM

    Question of the day how many bengal coaches were on the field yelling at opposing players

    _________________________________

    There were none. None on any video, just authorized support personnel after the injury to their back. None after the injury to Brown. That’s why no Bengal coaches were fined.

  131. artic19 says: Jan 15, 2016 6:44 PM

    Once again it pays to cheat. I wish my team would cheat just one time to get the monkey off our back and then what happens after that is irrelevant.

  132. FoozieGrooler says: Jan 15, 2016 6:51 PM

    jerruhjones says:
    “..Stoolers fans are just as classless as the team they follow…”

    Yeah, like that time they started to throw garbage on an injured player as he was being carted off.

    ..oh, wait…

  133. grandpoopah says: Jan 15, 2016 6:58 PM

    People ripping Porter really ought to watch the slow motion breakdown of the incident. Burfict starts it by putting his hands on Brown who he had just concussed. Then multiple Bengals players bumped and shoved Porter, who kept his hands in his pockets the whole time. Cincinnati’s players and fans were an absolute disgrace the entire game. Munchak was also a disgrace with the hair pulling.

  134. patsrthegreatest says: Jan 15, 2016 6:58 PM

    What have we learned everyone? For the price of dinner at a steakhouse, you too, can get your team a playoff victory. Thank goodness we have those heroes on Park Ave. watching out for the integrity of the game

  135. Moudabo says: Jan 15, 2016 7:12 PM

    shaggytoodle says:

    If Porter is the WRs coach I would understand he doesn’t coach
    that side of the ball, and even though PacMan isn’t the credible person,
    he said the Refs heard what Porter was saying. …

    —————

    There is nothing preventing an assistant coach from tending
    to an injured player, even if he isn’t directly playing for
    his unit. Stop inferring like that is such a rule, there isn’t.
    Only caveat is that he gets the nod from an official and there’s
    nothing to indicate he was prevented from going on the field.

    You already know the Bengals had coaches on the field
    during an injury time out. It happens frequently in other games
    and it never, ever gets called. If the Ref had a problem with
    Porter on the field, he could have asked him to get to the
    sidelines. There’s no indication that ever happened.

    You are right though, the Ref was right there, he heard everything
    but he didn’t think there was anything to penalize Porter for.
    Even though it would have made his job much easier, and convenient
    to throw a flag and call for off-setting penalties.
    The Ref chose not to – He had no reason to, and the film backs this up.

    If you look, Porter doesn’t say anything, he just smiles.
    He never becomes aggressive, never lifts a hand, and doesn’t say
    a word. So, unless there’s a rule about smiling while your
    opponent self-destructs, Porter should not be fined.

    In my view, this fine is a cowardly attempt by the league to
    placate a disgruntled fan base. The Bengals may not like that
    Porter was on the field, but they have no say on who the Steelers
    choose to send out to look after their injured player. Period.

    What I do see though is three Bengal players who purposefully
    shoved, grabbed, and took a swing at an NFL coach.

  136. billswillnevermove says: Jan 15, 2016 7:19 PM

    billswillneverwin says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:51 PM
    Munchak was simply redirecting him back towards the field and got his hands/headset tangled in Nelson’s dreads.

    yeah, just like burfict wasn’t trying to take the guys head off.

    Stealer fans are still #1 in cheating even though NE is trying hard at #2. Where do you think NE learned all those tricks? Everyone knows Stealers pay cut players from other teams for inside info, playbooks etc. Right out of Scowling Cowher playbook. Tomlin is keeping that fine tradition alive with his twinkle toe tripping tactics..

    6 Super Bowls 6 asterisks
    ………….,.,
    As a Bills fan myself, you are making yourself look stupid! What kind of problem could you have with the Steelers? Wish we were them! Go Steelers!

  137. rosstuckershair says: Jan 15, 2016 7:20 PM

    Maybe the Steelers need to give Gregg Williams a call. His capacity would be to oversee the operation….

  138. swineflooo says: Jan 15, 2016 7:20 PM

    These 2 clowns and tomlin impeding a player and whining every chance he gets. These coaches should be held to a higher standard

  139. swineflooo says: Jan 15, 2016 7:23 PM

    When the steelers arent crying , they are giving game balls to coaches who violate the rules. Bravo steelers bravo

  140. radrntn says: Jan 15, 2016 7:36 PM

    10k what a joke….that’s because the leagues has no say over coaches…..cba for players which say the commish can do whatever he wants, but has no juice on coaches…they should refuse to pay it….nfl is such a joke now

  141. armoderate says: Jan 15, 2016 8:02 PM

    The Rooney family still has too much power in the management of the NFL. Ten thousand dollars is chump change to an assistant coach. The Steelers will just slide some additional incentive money towards Porter and Munchak. Both should have gotten a $40,000 fine to ensure this crap doesn’t happen again. No coach should be able to just run out on the field with the specific aim to antagonize players from another team. The coaches are supposed to set an example.

  142. dexx57 says: Jan 15, 2016 8:04 PM

    Great news, does fatso ben fit in his full body cast?

  143. DaCriticDatsRight says: Jan 15, 2016 8:07 PM

    jimmybrock says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:11 PM

    Munchak & Porter = POS
    ——————————-
    POS = PRIDE OF STEELERS

  144. donnymacjack says: Jan 15, 2016 8:27 PM

    Here’s the thing that bugs me to death from this game…

    The game is over and all the fans and media start calling for Marvin Lewis’ head because he can’t control his players and it’s a sign of poor team discipline, and it’s his responsibility to instill sportsmanship in his team, blah, blah, blah.

    But yet at the same time no one calls out Tomlin for not being able to control his coaches. No one says he lacks the ability to instill discipline in his coaches. No one says he should be fired.

    Where is the level playing field??? If you ask me a head coach should be able to instill this control and discipline in his coaches MUCH more than his players. Coaches are a little older…should be a little more mature…shouldn’t they?

  145. natijim235 says: Jan 15, 2016 8:31 PM

    pitt coaches a joke – no wonder why their players are cheaters

  146. mrmcdougle says: Jan 15, 2016 8:39 PM

    antikytheraeagles says:
    Jan 15, 2016 3:10 PM
    Ben can sexually assault. Tomlin can trip. Munchak can shove and pull hair like a girl. Porter can break rules and instigate.

    But Tom Brady is the worst man in the world for deflating footballs
    ———-

    Do Patriots fans need to inject a Patriot player into every discussion.

  147. sopadegato says: Jan 15, 2016 9:14 PM

    “The NFL is biased in favor of the Steelers!”

    Then how come they had double the penalty yards?

    And also, how come Headhunter Burfict got away with no 15-yard excessive celebration penalty when he took the ball to the locker room? On top of that, it should’ve been delay of game, as well.

  148. j huber says: Jan 15, 2016 9:32 PM

    I think it’s obvious that the NFL, with their meaningless fine of 10k, on the Squealers coach who are suppose to be managers/supervisors, are actually promoting dirty hits, and cheap shots for certain “favorite” teams. Read them loud and clear, that discrimination is not only toleration, but encouraged.
    So, Cheap shot and dirty play for everyone!!!!! The only thing the NFL really cares about is $$$$, and the players are just pawns.

  149. trollkiller55 says: Jan 15, 2016 10:54 PM

    classless jerks

  150. tonebones says: Jan 15, 2016 11:27 PM

    The media used to report the news. Now they create the news. All the dopes just follow along.

  151. openfieldtackle says: Jan 16, 2016 12:33 AM

    Thanks Joey! Stupid Bungles:)

    Munchak had to pull his hair for protection because he thought Nelson had a knife. It was for protection!

    Stupid Bungles will ALWAYS lose!

  152. hthejp says: Jan 16, 2016 1:28 AM

    Wow – these Bengals fans are just too much – you had the game. It was all yours – the game was OVER when Burfict intercepted – your boys just couldn’t do it. Just get over it. YOU LOST!

  153. shaggytoodle says: Jan 16, 2016 2:45 AM

    Moudabo says:
    Jan 15, 2016 7:12 PM

    There is nothing preventing an assistant coach from tending
    to an injured player, even if he isn’t directly playing for
    his unit. Stop inferring like that is such a rule, there isn’t.
    Only caveat is that he gets the nod from an official and there’s
    nothing to indicate he was prevented from going on the field.

    ___________________

    Coaches just observe. Doctors tend to players.

    If the NFL is just handing out fines, to please a disgruntled fan base, it would have been REAL easy to give Shazier one, but they didn’t.

    I will tell you again why Porter has NO business, being on the field while Brown is injured, you want to assume “just cuz it isn’t his group” if it was on the same side of the ball a DL or DB, I would be 100% ok with it, but when Pitt’s Off. is on the field, Joey Porters group is on the sideline and should be getting coached up, as you have seen at any level and EVERY football game you have watched in your life. Porter should be talking to his defense not the Bengals.

  154. ohand16 says: Jan 16, 2016 5:39 AM

    Let’s face it. Joey Porter is a flat out ANIMAL. And I don’t mean that in a good way. No wonder they shot him in the a$$ in Denver. And the fact Tomlin brought him on board tells you everything you need to know about his judgement.

    That said, and even with the injuries – Steelers will still win in Denver. On to New England, or more likely, KC.

  155. jeemie4043 says: Jan 16, 2016 12:17 PM

    Tylereifertisunstoppable:

    Where is your evidence that Porter was out there picking a fight?

    Because Burfict said so?

    The video evidence does not support his assertion.

    The video evidence shows that Porter was out there with his hands in his pockets, saying absolutely nothing, when he was suddenly surrounded by Bengals’ players, then shoved by Gilberry.

    That’s all it shows.

  156. jeemie4043 says: Jan 16, 2016 12:21 PM

    Shaggytoodle:

    Why would the defensive coaches have to be “coaching up” anybody late in the game where if the Bengals get the ball back, all they will be doing is taking a knee?

    The defense’s night was over. But the offensive coaches had to be thinking of what play they were going to run after Brown was off the field.

    So they were kind of busy at that moment. Therefore it makes perfect sense that Joey Porter was out there.

    Your logic is flawed.

    And defense going out to help offensive players is not unprecedented. An iconic image from the 1975 AFC Championship Game is Mean Joe Greene carrying a concussed, barely conscious Lynn Swann off the field of play.

    I guess he should have been find because only someone from the offense should have done that.

  157. headin4seven says: Jan 16, 2016 12:46 PM

    Both of these gentlemen need to receive $10k bonuses from the team to pay their fines.

    Coaches don’t usually get fined when they are plowed into on the side lines or when they are on the field during an injury.

  158. shaggytoodle says: Jan 16, 2016 2:18 PM

    Your logic is flawed.

    And defense going out to help offensive players is not unprecedented. An iconic image from the 1975 AFC Championship Game is Mean Joe Greene carrying a concussed, barely conscious Lynn Swann off the field of play.

    _______

    Greene was helping someone off the field then…. if Porter was i probably wouldn’t have minded because he wasnt talking to a. Opponent, when have you ever saw assistant coaches talking to opponemts during the middle of a game in the middle of the field?? but then again if it was 1975 Porter wouldn’t have been talking Bengals players about what that play because Burficts hit would have been legal. Things have changed in the last 40 years. But hey you may be on to something if the Brown is out and Ben Is hurt and can’t throw ball more then 10 yards and Porter had nothing better to do why not go out on the field and try starting something. Even IF he had EVERY right to be on the field there is NO EXCUSE for him to talk to the Cinci players if he is out there to help a player get odd the field

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