• Texans’ Tim Dobbins fined $30,000 for hit on Jay Cutler

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Nov 15, 2012
    The NFL has confirmed that Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins has been fined $30,000 by the league for his hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday night. The NFL fined Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins $30,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit last Sunday on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. An NFL spokesman confirmed that Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins was fined $30,000 Wednesday for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday night. Tim Dobbins didn’t expect the shot that left Jay Cutler with a concussion Sunday night to result in a fine. An interesting element of Dobbins’ argument is that Cutler had crossed the line of scrimmage before he threw his pass, which means that Cutler was breaking the rules by throwing a forward pass, and that Dobbins could credibly say he thought Cutler was a runner. And do we know, definitively, that Cutler suffered the concussion on the hit from Dobbins, and not on the very next play when he crashed into Kareem Jackson at the end of a scramble on the very next play? If the concussion came from that and not the Dobbins hit, would the league’s fine have been less? Should it have been? I share Phillips’ confusion. The NFL disagrees with Dobbins’ assessment. Strongly.
    • Jay Cutler's head vs. Brian Cushing's knee

      Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips asks absolutely reasonable questions when he wonders about the NFL’s $30,000 fine against Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins for a hit on Jay Cutler Sunday night. Boiled down from Tania Ganguli’s story at the Hou
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Inside Slant: Jay Cutler, concussion rules

      A new way of thinking about concussions has taken over the NFL, and we saw it play out Sunday night at Soldier Field. Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler took a brutal hit from Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, but he remained in the game for the …
      Source: ESPN.com

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