No fine for Eric Kendricks, but Andrew Sendejo got a big one

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Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said this week that an official told safety Andrew Sendejo that he “did everything right” on a hit on Packers wide receiver Davante Adams that earned a flag for unnecessary roughness, but that didn’t stop the league from fining Sendejo this week.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Sendejo has been fined $53,482 for the hit. The fine is large because Sendejo is considered a repeat offender by the league. He was suspended one game last year for a hit to the head of then-Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Another hit that drew a 15-yard penalty for the Vikings was not deemed worthy of a fine by the league. Linebacker Eric Kendricks was flagged for roughing Aaron Rodgers, but Kendricks has not been fined by the league.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews also avoided a fine for a similar play on Kirk Cousins despite the league saying the two hits would be used as a teaching tool for what players should not do.

32 responses to “No fine for Eric Kendricks, but Andrew Sendejo got a big one

  1. I kind of wonder if there’s some miscommunication going on here. Sendejo’s hit was helmet-to-helmet and that’s going to get flagged every time. It may have been kind of hard to avoid because he’s going full speed to try to prevent the reception, but you have to be able to keep your helmet out of the hit. I don’t believe an official would tell him he did everything right. Maybe he misunderstood the official, or maybe Zimmer was thinking about the Kendricks hit when he was asked about Sendejo.

  2. So the NFL is doubling down after telling the Ref to throw the flag despite Sendejo doing everything correctly….I see.

  3. NFL – Not Football League. Hey, great hit, but it looked like you didn’t need to hit him that hard, so here’s a 15 yard penalty and we are going to take an average guys yearly salary away from you as well…but you did everything the way you were taught.

    I have been an avid football fan my entire life. I played in college and had my share of concussions as well, but love the game and don’t regret it for a second. I am getting to the point where I can’t watch this brand of football anymore. I got so frustrated this week I turned off the TV and went to a movie. Every play you have to wait to see if a flag is going to reverse it. This is almost unwatchable now. The NFL is messed up a sure thing.

  4. Helmet to helmet + repeat offender. The guy is a player man. Love watching him and Harrison back there … but by gawd they’re going to toss those flags on helmet to helmet. He earned it…sorry.

  5. $53k? Maybe that’ll get his attention. If not, start suspending him games (and checks). The league doesn’t need cheap shot artists.

  6. I love all the “Sendjo is a dirty plsyer” remarks. Truth is the Packers and their fans wish they had any safety as good. Packers are used to all offense and no defense but when they actually face a defense and it holds them to one TD all game, they are dirty.

    Lol Say what you want but Zimmers defenses are frequently in the top for least penalized defenses year after year. Lol

  7. If you get roasted by Nick Foles, NICK FOLES, than imagine what a motivated aaron Rodgers is gonna do to you when the games really get important. And don’t lump me in with packers fans, the ones not from GB are no better than cowboys fans

  8. ajzinnecker says:
    September 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    I love all the “Sendjo is a dirty plsyer” remarks. Truth is the Packers and their fans wish they had any safety as good. Packers are used to all offense and no defense but when they actually face a defense and it holds them to one TD all game, they are dirty.
    Lol Say what you want but Zimmers defenses are frequently in the top for least penalized defenses year after year. Lol

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    What’s funny about this is that the Refs took two TDs off the board for the Vikings. One was a no-call, with a dirty hit to the head of Davante Adams. The other was Graham’s TD where your D-lineman tripped and the Packers were called for holding.

    Fear not. The world saw it.

  9. That’s a huge fine, but the dude does have some history. Still, I’m sick of seeing these posts of who gets fined every week.

  10. Sendejo has always been a dirty player and I suspect he’s lying about what the official said to him to on the field to try and mitigate his guilt in the hit. Sad and pathetic.
    It’s obvious the fine is quite deserving and hopefully it will go to a good cause.
    Win/win.

  11. packsupersoldier says:
    September 21, 2018 at 4:57 pm
    That’s because, unlike the Matthews and Kendricks penalties, the Sendejo penalty was fully justified. One look at the replay tape proves it. Quit whining Zimmer.

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    Where exactly was Zimmer whining? Or, are you just lying?

  12. Loved Ray Nitschke.
    Classic LB who patrolled the middle with a passion.
    In fact, I have an autographed picture of him doing just that hanging on my office wall.
    But for the average dim witted fan that doesn’t understand just how much football has changed over the past 50 years, I can’t help them.

    Today’s NFL football players are so much bigger and faster than their ‘60s counterparts, to the point they are testing the limits of their tendons and ligaments even without outside forces acting upon them.
    And that’s not even factoring in the amount of total damage that concussions can bring.

    Throughout the years we’ve watched as players have crippled themselves before our eyes.
    A wake up call, you’d think.
    And then litigation finally pushed the NFL to act.

    Without some new rules and safeguards put into place, someone’s going to eventually die on the field.
    And they’re going to do it before an audience of millions.
    I can live with a few extra rules and the patience it may take to iron all this out and find a happy medium.
    I’m really just curious, why can’t others?

  13. I’m a viking fan and live in Minnesota. Really tired of Sendejo’s schtick. Seems he’s out of position and whiffs on tackles half the time. The other half he spends taking cheap shots. Surprised that he makes the team each year.

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