Jack Del Rio doesn’t like the NFL’s decision to suspend Michael Crabtree

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After Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree was suspended for two games, coach Jack Del Rio wasn’t happy. Now that suspension has been reduced to one game, and Del Rio still isn’t happy.

Del Rio said today that he does not agree with the decision to suspend Crabtree at all for fighting with Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib, who was also initially suspended two games and also had his suspension reduced to one game.

“The league has to do what it has to do. I’ll do my job. My job is to coach the guys. I don’t have to like everything they do, and often I don’t. This would be an example of that,” Del Rio said, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Del Rio previously said he didn’t see why Crabtree would be suspended when Bengals receiver A.J. Green and Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye weren’t suspended for their fight. The NFL, however, said the Crabtree-Talib fight, which spilled over onto the sideline, endangered league officials and other personnel. The league also wasn’t happy that Crabtree and Talib allowed animosity from the last time they met on the field to continue this year. So while Del Rio isn’t happy, he should probably be thankful that Crabtree’s suspension is only for one game.

18 responses to “Jack Del Rio doesn’t like the NFL’s decision to suspend Michael Crabtree

  1. The more I hear Del Rio talk the more I think he’s closer to Rex Ryan than Bill Walsh as far as coaching is concerned.

  2. fanfrommontreal says:
    November 29, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    The more I hear Del Rio talk the more I think he’s closer to Rex Ryan than Bill Walsh as far as coaching is concerned.
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    Bill Walsh? Del Rio is somewhere between Jim Tomsula and Jason Garrett.

  3. ” The league also wasn’t happy that Crabtree and Talib allowed animosity from the last time they met on the field to continue this year. ”

    well last year when talib pulled his antics, the league did nothing about it. So nobody is to blame besides the NFL, who has a bias against the raiders, which was clear and evident by Marshawn being the first player ever in the history of the nfl to be suspended one game for bumping an official.

  4. Raiders, Broncos, Giants.. clown shows. They aren’t doing the league any favors. It’s one thing to be exposed for lack of talent and/or coaching like the Packers, it’s entirely different for organizations going out of their way to double down on embarrassing statements and actions.

  5. Talib is the instigator and HAS been the instigator. He alone should’ve been suspended. He took a swing at a man without a helmet while he was wearing his. Total coward.

  6. fanfrommontreal says:
    November 29, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    The more I hear Del Rio talk the more I think he’s closer to Rex Ryan than Bill Walsh as far as coaching is concerned.

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    Please do not use the words Bill Walsh and Jack Del Rio in the same sentence…. such an insult to BW

  7. This ain’t the NHL Jack and they are trying to keep it that way. Game workers are not on the ice and cannot get entangled in NHL fights. The NFL is different; there are hundreds of people on the sidelines. Your boy rolled up the leg of one dude and that guy lucky to not to suffer an MCL injury. If they’d kept it in the middle of the field, I might feel differently. When you endanger bystanders, I say throw the book at them.

  8. What does Talib do with those gold chains? Is he melting them down for the gold or does he hang them on the wall like trophies?
    And for Crabtree…if dude snatched your chain last year, why would you wear another? You had to know what was going to happen. Why you wearing a $5k chain on the football field anyway? Are you stupid or something?
    Oh…about this article…they both should’ve been suspended at least as long as Brady got for destroying a cellphone. They’re conduct was clearly detrimental to the NFL(whatever that really means).

  9. Talib has a history … he consistently thumbs his nose at the rules. Previously suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, suspended again for poking an opponent in the eye, throwing Philly Brown out of bounds by his face mask in the Super Bowl, numerous taunting penalties throughout his career … he’s a punk. A very talented punk, but a punk nonetheless.

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