Mike Daniels fined for hit on Sam Bradford

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Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels has been hit in the paycheck for a hit on Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford.

The NFL has fined Daniels $18,231 for roughing the passer. That’s the standard fine for that infraction.

That penalty aside, Daniels had an excellent game against the Vikings, routinely beating the linemen in front of him and blowing through the line to hit Bradford or Adrian Peterson.

If Daniels can keep playing that way, the Packers can tolerate the occasional roughing the passer penalty.

57 responses to “Mike Daniels fined for hit on Sam Bradford

  1. Having a good game against Minnesota’s offensive line is not an accurate barometer of a defensive lineman’s skill set.

    I believe the Green Bay cheerleaders could have spent more of the game in our backfield…

  2. Brandon Fusco should be forced to pay half that fine since he’s the one who Daniels on almost every play.

    Next time Fusco should try hitting him with his wallet, considering all the money he’s making this year. At least then he might knock Daniels down a few times.

  3. “If Daniels can keep playing that way, the Packers can tolerate the occasional roughing the passer penalty.”

    And that shows you that the punishment isn’t near enough to stop the illegal hits. Want to stop the illegal hits:

    On a yearly basis for each player (clock starts new every new season).

    1st illegal hit player fine $50,000
    2nd illegal hit player, defensive coordinator and head coach all get $100,000 fines
    3rd illegal hit player, defensive coordinator, head coach and organization each get $200,000 fines plus loss of their 7th round draft pick.

    Any subsequent illegal hits the same fines as hit #3 plus the loss of their next draft pick counting down from 7 through 1.

    You will see the Greg Williams’ who encourage this type play of the NFL out of a job in half a season.

  4. That was a tough penatly. Bradford ducked his head at the last moment which is what caused Daniels’ helmet to hit Bradford’s helmet.

  5. Vikings fan here: Heck, I am 54 years old. I have a bad back, bad hips, and bad feet, & I could have beaten the Vikings O-Lineman in front of Daniels. That’s how crappy they played.

  6. Well Daniels will be thinking twice before putting an illegal hit on Stafford. Good timing for the fine. Go Kitties!

  7. Big PACK guy here. Hm. Didn’t really matter in the end, our boy’s got outplayed and it should have been worse. Not a good look so far this season guy’s. Not looking forward to the kitty’s this weekend either, I think it’s gonna be a long season. Ugh. …. but still, GO PACK

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  8. kamthechancellor says:
    Sep 23, 2016 5:13 PM
    Bradford sucks. One of the biggest busts ever in terms of money earned vs on field production.
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    Good thing the Rams got rid of that bust Bradford so Keenum could beat those Seahawks last week.

  9. The way these QB’s are protected today, they ought to play until they’re 50.
    Daniels is a terrific player and a clean player. He plays the game the way it was meant to be played.

  10. I’m sure Clay will pay the fine being as he didn’t get called this week — it’s extra money left over. But then again, there’s always next week…

  11. Incredibly, this dude about to check out from the NFL. This social deal saying that WE are the problem is getting out of control. These communities need to take some responbility.
    I don’t deal with cops because…I don’t have to. No crime. Please get it together.
    You dudes sitting down doing national anthem, get into
    these communities and make a difference.

  12. Bradford was hit so many times, its hard to discern which hit they are talking about. The Vikes O-line stinks, but Daniels is the real deal.

    And last I checked, there was no one on the Vikings D named Sendayo — unless they signed some dude from Dancing With the Stars today.

  13. That was the game the packer fans were claiming would be a win against the Vikings in their new home.

    Turns out they lost their super bowl game against the Vikings with a weak showing from Rodgers and the Oh So Slim Lacy.

    It helped that Bradford, a guy barely two weeks in the system, and DIGGS, who was passed up multiple times by the packers in the draft, torched the hell out of their excuse of a Defense.

    In case anyone forgot.

  14. Should be Matthews getting a fine. Lead with his helmet- spearing Bradford in the chest on the play his hand was hurt. Matthews as always been a dirty player- looks like he has intent to injure whenever he gets to take the shot.

  15. That was the week 2 game where the Vikings beat the Packers by a field goal. Lets look back and remember it with perspective at the end of a long season. Go Pack.

    Lest anyone forgets.

  16. Just to remind everyone, that was the game where Rodgers got sacked five times, Packers fumbled three times, Rodgers threw an interception, and for the 14th straight game, Rodgers was below 100 QB rating. His excuse, timing. They just don’t have their timing down. Bradford has been on a brand new team, new offense for 15 days. His QB rating – 122….. No wonder his Rodger’s family won’t talk to him.

  17. That was the week 2 game where the Vikings beat the Packers by a field goal. Lets look back and remember it with perspective at the end of a long season. Go Pack.

    Lest anyone forgets.

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    And at the end of the season, it will still be win for the Vikings and a loss for the Packers. Bradford spent about two weeks with his new team and outplayed Rodgers, who, from what trolls said, just needed Jordy Nelson back. That was really funny.

  18. If it was up to Vikings fans we would have been done with Sendejo last year. Can’t believe he was re-signed. Worst player on the roster and that dirty hit was not indicative of a dirty defense.

  19. He should be fined $1 million and suspended for ten years. Dirty dirty organization. Oh wait, we’re not talking about the Broncos?

  20. Shouldn’t have been a Penalty in the first place. Clean hit. Where’s the fine for Vikings players late hit on Rodgers after the Touchdown?

  21. johngaltwho says:
    Sep 23, 2016 6:45 PM

    That was the week 2 game where the Vikings beat the Packers by a field goal. Lets look back and remember it with perspective at the end of a long season. Go Pack.

    Lest anyone forgets.
    _____________

    You mean once Bradford has actually had some time with the team and has learned more than a handful of plays and has gelled with his receivers? Okay.

  22. kamthechancellor says:
    Sep 23, 2016 5:13 PM

    Bradford sucks. One of the biggest busts ever in terms of money earned vs on field production.

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    let’s see, he had a better passer rating than Aaron did. But, he’s had that for the last 14 games.

    Just sayin…..

  23. contra74 says:
    Sep 23, 2016 6:33 PM
    That was the game the packer fans were claiming would be a win against the Vikings in their new home.
    Turns out they lost their super bowl game against the Vikings with a weak showing from Rodgers and the Oh So Slim Lacy.
    It helped that Bradford, a guy barely two weeks in the system, and DIGGS, who was passed up multiple times by the packers in the draft, torched the hell out of their excuse of a Defense.
    In case anyone forgot.
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    Everyone in the league passed on Diggs multiple times, including the Vikings. If anyone, including the Vikings, knew that he would perform this well, he would have gone earlier.

  24. johngaltwho says:
    Sep 23, 2016 6:45 PM
    That was the week 2 game where the Vikings beat the Packers by a field goal. Lets look back and remember it with perspective at the end of a long season. Go Pack.

    Lest anyone forgets.

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    Things packers fans should be worried about more than the Vikings right now:

    1. Getting their first NFC North Win at Lambeau since 14-15 season

    2. Why their beloved A-Rodg has only had a passer rating above 100 TWICE in last 14 games.

    3. Why their WR’s can’t seem to get any separation.

    4. If their O-line will be able to keep their QB alive for the next meeting with the defending Division champs.

    Those are just a few off the top of the head, let me know if you need more.

  25. mnvikes1961 says:
    Sep 23, 2016 8:36 PM

    You mean once Bradford has actually had some time with the team and has learned more than a handful of plays and has gelled with his receivers? Okay
    ___________

    And by gelled with his Receivers you mean, with Diggs as he was the only WR with more than 45 yards last week. Then yes. He totally gelled with Recerivers.

  26. The NFL should fine the whole packers team for putting such a pathetic product on the field for prime time.

  27. Hometown new stadium call. I don’t blame them for steering the win in their direction. Bradford played lights out and the Packers D still kept them in it. The offense is still a problem for the Packers. It’s fortunate for the Vikings they caught the Packers early in the season. The phantom PI near the end didn’t hurt either.

  28. Not trying to pile on but, aaron has not been playing at his usual high level of play for some time now. It seems that if the opposing defense can play disciplined and not jump early then they have just taken away aarons most successful play. Taking advantage of penalties on the defense is the only thing that is keeping aaron relevant. At this point he’s just a crafty old veteran relying on smarts instead of waning skills.

  29. We get it. If we were Vikings fans, we’d relish every win. We’d have visions of championships when we start the season 2 and 0. Its been a hard couple of decades since you’ve seen competitive football up there in Minnesota so we are all happy for you, really, and we wholeheartedly understand your enthusiasm. We also get why you cant understand our patience and unwavering support for our team – The Green Bay Packers.

  30. Hometown zero, don’t be modest. I’m sure you’re a zero everywhere.
    Terrorism jokes, so tasteful.

  31. stellarperformance says:
    Sep 24, 2016 9:23 AM
    Hometown new stadium call. I don’t blame them for steering the win in their direction. Bradford played lights out and the Packers D still kept them in it. The offense is still a problem for the Packers. It’s fortunate for the Vikings they caught the Packers early in the season. The phantom PI near the end didn’t hurt either.

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    I didn’t take you for one to make excuses since of course that is what makes the Vikings fan base so terrible…because, you know, we complain about penalties all the time.

  32. If the packers didn’t get 23 calls from the refs in the Jags game. They would be 0-2 and their fans still talking smack.

  33. Actually, you wouldn’t know that. You don’t know how many calls were missed that would have benefitted the Packers. It could be more or less, but that information wasn’t released. Also, the NFL agreed that the calls were calls that could have gone the other way, not that they should have.

    Plus, you still have to score. For instance, the PI at the end of the Vikings/Packers game. We’ve seen worse PI not called. That call could have gone the other way. But even if Green Bay got that call, it didn’t guarantee that they would have scored.

  34. stellarperformance says:
    Sep 24, 2016 9:23 AM
    Hometown new stadium call. I don’t blame them for steering the win in their direction. Bradford played lights out and the Packers D still kept them in it. The offense is still a problem for the Packers. It’s fortunate for the Vikings they caught the Packers early in the season. The phantom PI near the end didn’t hurt either.

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    The Vikings kept the pack in the game more than their D did. The Vikings couldn’t get out of their own way in the first quarter, getting a punt blocked and Newman giving the Pack plenty of free yards. Outside of the first quarter, though the Vikings only won by 3, I never felt that the Packers were in the game. Locke played the game of his life and the Vikings D turned one of the all time greats into a fumbling, pouting also-ran who spent more time staring at his own feet than he spent looking down field. THAT is what a great defense does.

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