Jack Del Rio: Hard to understand reasoning for two-game suspension

AP

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio tweeted he didn’t understand the “reasoning” for the league’s decision to suspend his wide receiver, Michael Crabtree, and Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib for two games. Del Rio cited the precedent set by the league in its decision not to suspend Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey after their fight and ejections earlier this season.

“Hard to understand the reasoning for this judgement based on most recent ruling w/ altercation see WR Cin and DB Jax = 0 games suspended,” Del Rio tweeted Monday night.

NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan, in letters to Talib and Crabtree, mentioned sideline and league personnel being endangered during the “melee,” adding that a game official was injured.

Ramsey and Green’s altercation remained on the playing field and involved only the two players.

The league also could have taken into account the history between Crabtree and Talib. Talib yanked the chain off Crabtree’s neck in the regular-season finale in 2016, too, as the two fought.

20 responses to “Jack Del Rio: Hard to understand reasoning for two-game suspension

  1. Gee, maybe it’s because Crabtree and Talib acted like idiots last year too. It didn’t help how that entire thing played out yesterday. Instead of whining about the suspensions he should be embarrassed about how his player behaved.

  2. Perhaps they should/ OR did look at the 2 fights they were in and determined who started each?? I just don’t understand these stupid 2 way penalties. I one person throws the first punch His team gets the 15 yards!
    This crap about “he started it with his mouth” is BS these guys should know enough, and this brings the second question, why in the world can’t the refs use the stadium replay monitors? it isn’t like they can fake the result!

  3. This punishment is reasonable, but doesn’t make sense to Del Rio because it’s so arbitrary when compared with what’s happened to others. A hold is always 10 yards. But nowhere is it written that players will always receive X for punching or Y for grabbing necklaces. Goodell alone makes these decisions and he’s free to set any punishment he likes. But that’s what players–except the Steelers–agreed to in the last CBA.

  4. Typical bumbling randomness from the league office.
    Maybe if they did their job and delivered any kind of punishment to Talib for his nonsense last year Crabtree wouldn’t have had to take matters into his own hands.
    Crabtree was right to stand up to this punk.

  5. autumnwind999 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:36 pm
    Typical bumbling randomness from the league office.
    Maybe if they did their job and delivered any kind of punishment to Talib for his nonsense last year Crabtree wouldn’t have had to take matters into his own hands.
    Crabtree was right to stand up to this punk.
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    You’ve got to be a Raiders homer. You seem to forget that Crabtree was a punk across the bay too.
    Truth is while both are talented, both are totally immature punks who are lucky that there athletic talent allows them to earn that kind of $$$

  6. Ya know, are any tears REALLY going to be shed if these two asshats aren’t going to be on the field for the next 2 weeks? If THAT mentally arthritic display of “sportsmanship” is what they want to bring to the game, stay HOME. Oh, and about those 2 game checks……

  7. Jack Del Rio has been suspended for four games for questioning the 2-game suspension.

    Jerry Jones has called for a 32-owner vote to see where the league stands on this issue.

    No one outside of Oakland and Denver really cares – and their fans in those cities shouldn’t care either. Both team’s seasons are long over.

  8. Maybe because green issued an apology and admitted fault promising not to let anything like that happen again while these two idiots are playing blame game acting like nothing either of them did was wrong this season or last. Still fun to watch as a fan though lol.

  9. hibcid16 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:49 pm
    autumnwind999 says:
    November 27, 2017 at 11:36 pm
    Typical bumbling randomness from the league office.
    Maybe if they did their job and delivered any kind of punishment to Talib for his nonsense last year Crabtree wouldn’t have had to take matters into his own hands.
    Crabtree was right to stand up to this punk.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You’ve got to be a Raiders homer. You seem to forget that Crabtree was a punk across the bay too.
    Truth is while both are talented, both are totally immature punks who are lucky that there athletic talent allows them to earn that kind of $$$

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    Any actual examples of Crabtree being a punk? Does being targeted for no reason by attention-starved clowns like Sherman and Talib make him one? I’m not aware of any issues.

  10. Pretty clear difference between spontaneous fights confined to a single game and multiple season vendettas that spills over into the stands and conceivably could lead to more fights if not nipped in the bud.

  11. a few thoughts:

    The inconsistency with disciplines and who and which teams makes the nfl a bias joke.

    Last year, when Talib ripped his chain off, Crabtree did nothing, and the league did nothing just set the precedent for this type of response from Crabtree. Talib and the broncos reacted to his response.

    Now any team who is out of the playoffs and has lost like 7 games in a row, just needs to start a fight with cheap shots with any team who is in playoff contention with their best player and they will get suspended for two games. The Jets for example should go rip Tom Bradys helmet off his head the last game of the sewason this year and punch him If it creates Tom Brady to respond by fighting back he should be suspended for the first playoff game…I would say the second one as well, but we all know Pats would be one and done w/o Brady.

    Lastly enjoy your little time you have Commish, your league has become a joke. You have made a bed where the next CBA is up in three years…Players save your money…there probably will be no football in 2021, but know this, that the owners and the NFL are nothing without you, and this time tell the commish he is suspended indefinitely.

    Go Raiders!!!

  12. The suspension was probably longer because they literally were fighting on the sideline and knocking down people (non-players) on the sideline. It’s not rocket science.

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