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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Referees in the game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys did not penalize Jaylon Smith for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Alvin Kamara last week, but the league office did. According to an ESPN report, the NFL fined Smith ...

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Old 12-07-2018, 05:21 PM   #1
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Referees in the game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys did not penalize Jaylon Smith for a helmet-to-helmet hit against Alvin Kamara last week, but the league office did.

According to an ESPN report, the NFL fined Smith $26,739 for the hit on Kamara, which occurred on a third down play in the fourth quarter of the Saints' 13-10 loss. The Saints punted on the next play with 9:35 remaining in the game, and Dallas ground out nearly seven minutes of the game clock on the ensuing drive.



Kamara briefly went into the Saints locker room after the hit, but returned to the field for the Saints' final offensive possession.

Smith said this about the hit to Dallas media members Thursday (Dec. 6): “It’s the last gladiator sport. As I was going to tackle him he turned his body at the last second and I hit him. I hit him. I put my arms out to hit him and there was some contact. But, like I said, it’s the game that we love and definitely no intentions to play the game the wrong way. I’ve been taught well.”

Smith plans to appeal the fine, according to the ESPN report.


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Old 12-07-2018, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith fined for hit on Alvin Kamara

Kamara barely changed posture prior to the hit. This was about as text book leading with the helmet and not looking through your tackle like you are taught. It's the exact play the intention of the rule wants out of the game. The zebras were abysmal in that game all around and have been disappointing all year long as a whole.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:50 PM   #3
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Second time AK has been intentionally targeted in the side of the head...about the same time last year same thing except it was Atlanta.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:35 PM   #4
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Re: Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith fined for hit on Alvin Kamara

Obvious targeting. Smith is looking at the ground as he slams into Kamara. Fine should be higher and just like college (or soccer) there should be targeting penalties that lead to ejections or suspensions.
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Re: Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith fined for hit on Alvin Kamara

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Obvious targeting. Smith is looking at the ground as he slams into Kamara. Fine should be higher and just like college (or soccer) there should be targeting penalties that lead to ejections or suspensions.
I couldn't agree more. No place in football for those helmet to helmet shots. If targeting is in question, go to replay and take action (ejection) if necessary. Smith, Burfict and Deion Jones are repeat offenders.
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Re: Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith fined for hit on Alvin Kamara

Not only did he lead with the helmet he also launched himself. That hit could be used as an example of how NOT to get fined. I started to say NOT get penalized too but...
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And don't think other teams didn't take notice that the yellow flag stayed in the NFL official's back pocket...
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:54 PM   #8
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Re: Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith fined for hit on Alvin Kamara

Err... we could have won that game if they would have called the penalty.

GUILTY

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Old 12-07-2018, 07:18 PM   #9
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Err... we could have won that game if they would have called the penalty.

GUILTY

No crap.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:44 PM   #10
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Re: Cowboys’ Jaylon Smith fined for hit on Alvin Kamara

Yeah great
The NFL picks up some fine money

That makes up for a 15 yard penalty that would have likely led to a field goal in a 3pt loss in a game that would have the Saints still as the 1 seed in the NFC. But as long as the Cowboys get a prime time win in Dallas and keep on track to make the playoffs what else matters
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