Originally Posted by Eric_the_Red
Ward was fined $15,000 for his hit on Shipley.
That's fine and I have no problem with it. According to the rules, he should've been fined. But that's why I have a problem. You can't teach defensive players to just stop or slow up on hits. The NFL likes parity. They love new teams coming up each every year and winning. But they've done nothing but to help out defenses. A lot of rule changes have been in the name of 'safety.' Kimo's hit wasn't dirty, and yet the NFL decided it was better to fine players for hits such as that. Now, we get calls like Justin Smith in Tampa or the Baltimore hit on Carson a few weeks back that decide games in the name of 'safety.'