Nickell Robey-Coleman gets another fine for illegal hit

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The playoffs became an expensive proposition for Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman. He ended the postseason with significant fines in consecutive games for applying illegal hits to defenseless receivers.

The NFL has announced, via its in-house media conglomerate, that Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots running back Rex Burkhead early in Super Bowl LIII. Robey-Coleman drew a flag for the hit.

In the NFC title game, Robey-Coleman avoided, if you haven’t heard, a penalty for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. Robey-Coleman also avoided a flag for pass interference, making the outcome one of the most controversial postseason finish in years, applying an asterisk to the Rams’ Super Bowl berth and causing much of New Orleans to shun the Super Bowl.

But Robey-Coleman was fined for the hit on Lewis, running the total price for a pair of illegal hits to more than $53,000.

28 responses to “Nickell Robey-Coleman gets another fine for illegal hit

  1. Yes, another illegal “football play”. But let’s not forget it was Wade’s Dirty D in Denver too, which the NFL fined time and again, repeatedly, including dirty 2 tackles in the Bronco’s SB, rather than suspend guys or suspend Wade (because, clearly, this is all by design). NFL wanted Peyton to ride off into that golden sunset, and the Rams to be the latest to try to defeat Brady.

  2. Thanks NFL for a tainted Superbowl. Rams were gifted a spot in the game and they proved that they did not belong. LA fans did not even support their team. Shame on the NFL for no explanation on the “no call”. The refs at that point in time in the game went ahead and stopped a sure Saints win. I do not believe it was incompetence, I believe it was intentional. Has any of the California refs who worked the game been fined or fired? Why? Why were they even assigned that game when a potential conflict could occur?

  3. That SB hit was clean and didn’t deserve a penalty, making a great tackle in traffic.
    Everything you need to know about the,fraud that is the NFL is illustrated by the egregious no call in the Saints game, and the egregious phantom call in the SB.
    One killed the Saints and one freed the Patriots.

    The same apples for apples comparison applies to the phantom RTP on the Chiefs, and the exact same Patriot hit on Mahomes was properly not called.

    At this point, watching an NFL game without the refs/ NFLs obvious bias showing would be a shock.

  4. Because fines always prove a flag was deserved, right? No one’s ever been fined over a bad call.

    That bad flag and this bad fine are solely about placating Saints fans pretending that there was only one bad call in the NFC Championship game rather than the several that went both ways.

    Just like I’ll get downvoted for this (if PFT even lets a dissenting opinion through, which is rare), but it’s the truth.

  5. Thanks for nothing NFL!

    Why oh why did you make the Superbowl bowl ty he worst in the modern era?

    Let’s put this into perspective. With the NFL making all rules against the defense and make scores go thru the roof. Your preordained match up could not score didly.

    Don’t tell me it was great d or anything it was offensive ineptitude.

    The both teams played horrible. Brady looked like crap and the kid looked worse than that by a mile.

    Really only one play in the red zone. Pathetic.

  6. blowncallssuck.

    People like you are the problem. Sorry your Saints didn’t make it. They would’ve lost anyways so don’t sweat it. Besides Brees didn’t exactly light it up that game.

  7. vikinghooper says:
    February 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    That SB hit was clean and didn’t deserve a penalty, making a great tackle in traffic.

    No it wasn’t. He put a helmet to helmet hit on a defenseless receiver, who did not have time to establish himself as a runner yet. Clear as daylight, as explained by Steratore during the game.

    Nice try, but there really is no conspiracy here.

  8. Some of you persist in making excuses for the Rams. There are blown calls and no calls in every game. Sometimes the refs can’t see the infraction. Sometimes it is a judgement call and you don’t agree with the refs judgement. Usually there are others that agree with your view of things and others that disagree. There was no issue with seeing the call – there were two refs each within 10 yards of the infraction, both with a clear line of sight to the play. There was no “judgement” issue with the no call in the NFCCG – EVERYONE who saw it knew it was pass interference. This was a clear and obvious penalty, yet two separate refs did not throw a flag. THIS is why this no call is elevated far above the other blown calls. I mean, national sportswriters don’t rank a questionable holding or facemark no call as one of the worst officiating gaffes in the history of sport, but there is more than one that is putting this no call in that category.

  9. For the last time the Rams don’t ref the games they just took advantage of a bad non call by the refs and that’s that. SMH

  10. Lead with the helmet on a defenseless receiver. Whether it’s a screen pass 1 yard beyond the line of scrimmage or 20 yards downfield, that’s a flag any day of the week. Anyone complaining about it is still bitter about the result of the super bowl. Deal with it kids.

  11. Either he’s a dirty player or a knucklehead. My guess is the latter. He should have cost his team in the championship game but didn’t learn from the fine he received. This time he cost his team a first down early in the game when he should have known they would be watching him. KNUCKLEHEAD!!!

  12. vikinghooper says:
    February 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    That SB hit was clean and didn’t deserve a penalty, making a great tackle in traffic.
    ————————————————————————————
    Either you don’t understand the rule, or you don’t like the rule. But it is a rule, and was called correctly.

  13. vikinghooper says:
    February 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    That SB hit was clean and didn’t deserve a penalty, making a great tackle in traffic.
    ————–
    and all this time I thought a helmet to helmet hit on a receiver was a flag.

  14. Nickell Robey-Coleman was not only fined for the hit in the SuperBowl. His teammates should have fined him for shooting off his mouth about the Patriots in the week following the NFC championship game. He provided a week’s worth of bulletin board material for the Patriots locker room. Not a smart thing to do.

  15. vikinghooper says:
    February 9, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    That SB hit was clean and didn’t deserve a penalty, making a great tackle in traffic.
    Everything you need to know about the,fraud that is the NFL is illustrated by the egregious no call in the Saints game, and the egregious phantom call in the SB.
    One killed the Saints and one freed the Patriots.

    The same apples for apples comparison applies to the phantom RTP on the Chiefs, and the exact same Patriot hit on Mahomes was properly not called.

    At this point, watching an NFL game without the refs/ NFLs obvious bias showing would be a shock.

    Where was the flag when Donald threw Brady down by the shoulder pads? That’s a flag for every other QB. The ref even told Donald he almost threw a flag. Almost? Then he warns the guy? Yeah, let’s talk bad no-calls.

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