Daniel Sorensen fined $20,000 for hit on Phillip Lindsay

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The NFL fined Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen $20,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Phillip Lindsay on Sunday.

Sorensen was not flagged on the play.

The hit, though, left Lindsay with a concussion. The Broncos listed Lindsay as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

“He was a full participant in everything,” coach Vic Fangio said Saturday. “Now, our tempo today was really low, so it wasn’t a normal day in that regard. But he fully partook in everything.”

Lindsay had 79 yards rushing on nine carries before Sorenson’s hit sent him to the sideline late in the first half.

Lindsay missed three games and most of a fourth with a toe injury.

8 responses to “Daniel Sorensen fined $20,000 for hit on Phillip Lindsay

  1. Listen, I truly do like Lindsay, had a chance to watch him play more than a few times and would gladly have him play for my team. However, Lindsay is like four feet eight inches tall, he ducked his head initiating the helmet to helmet. Hopefully Lindsay throws Dirty Dan ten Gs and they just split the fine. That would be the gentleman thing to do.

  2. Sorensen gets a fine for this hit while the Chargers LB that concussed Sammy Watkins with a blatant helmet to helmet hit in week 2 drew no penalty and no fine. The single worst thing about the NFL is the lack of consistency in officiating and enforcement. Gets worse every year.

  3. Yet the guy who knocked out Andy Dalton who remains out was fined 12k. And as pointed out the guy who laid a blatant helmet to helmet on Watkins got jack. Don’t look for consistency here.

  4. Yikes. That is a pretty severe fine yet no flag on the play? Face it, the refs have their chips in on every play. The games are rigged.

  5. Holy crap that’s a hefty fine! Especially for someone who I don’t think has been fined before! I could be wrong there, but I’m pretty sure Dirty Dan doesn’t live up to the name when it comes to dirty hits.

  6. If anyone watched the hit, Sorensen was in mid tackling mode when Lindsay lowered his head…to fine him is beyond silly. Yet Denzel Perryman received no fine for the helmet to helmet targeting on Sammy Watkins.

  7. Ya “Dirty” Dan comes from working his tail off just to get on the roster. Special teams guy who just works hard and finds a way into the field. He does the dirty work. I’m a big chiefs fan and I’m surprised he’s even on the team, cause he’s slow and basically a backup. But he reminds me about 3-4 times a year when he makes a big play.

  8. This reasonable Bronco fan recognizes that Lindsay is short. Therefore, it’s difficult for a tackler to get a helmet below Lindsay’s.

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