Philadelphia’s Jenkins fined for hit on Matt Ryan

 

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins(notes) (97) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan(notes) (2) in the first quarter of an NFL football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins(notes) (97) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan(notes) (2) in the first quarter of an NFL football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/John Amis)

 FLOWERY BRANCH — Philadelphia defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins confirmed to the Philadelphia Inquirer that he was fined $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday on Matt Ryan.

 ”You can punch somebody and only get fined $10,000,” Jenkins said. “You do an honest mistake, it’s not like I launched at him …”

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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102 comments Add your comment

Mr. Swamp People

September 21st, 2011
8:28 pm

that was a clean hit, open your eyes WHO DAT

FalconFan

September 21st, 2011
8:31 pm

If you look at it, he did clink Ryan in the helmet when he hit him. I was like WTF! come on Refs!

Tana

September 21st, 2011
8:32 pm

If it’s worthy of a fine…it should have been called as a personal foul.

Tana

September 21st, 2011
8:32 pm

I dont think clink is the word.

InYourFace

September 21st, 2011
8:36 pm

Funny how the refs missed this one, but they managed to catch the Maclin hit….

7thWard

September 21st, 2011
8:45 pm

I would fight that one.

Mr. Swamp People

September 21st, 2011
8:46 pm

FAILCONS fans, stop being homers, that was a CLEAN hit!

IceFan

September 21st, 2011
8:52 pm

Nice work refs. The penalty was obvious to the announcers and everyone watching the game…except you blind morons

Mr. Swamp People

September 21st, 2011
8:53 pm

The GA Justice system is pathetic, that was a CLEAN hit, and u know it! WHO DAT

ATL_98

September 21st, 2011
8:54 pm

how about the refs start getting fined for missed calls! if they are gonna be tic tack on 1 team, they should be the same way for the opposing team. also, the safety for the eagles led with his helmet on roddy white…he should be fined too! im about to start snitching on all of em!

InYourFace

September 21st, 2011
9:09 pm

Swamp People- Stop being a troll, you are a moron

Edward

September 21st, 2011
9:11 pm

The ref didn’t call a penalty Look who’s Commissioner.

@king_of_peons

September 21st, 2011
9:32 pm

Clean hit? Not allowed you morons. I agree Duntas hit was brutal but what about Samual on roddy helmet to helmet no call. It rung his bell but he dealt with it.

jerry

September 21st, 2011
9:37 pm

There is an unwritten rule for the Bluebloods of the NFL and another one for the johnny-come-lately peons.

The Falcon Levee

September 21st, 2011
9:54 pm

Mr. Swamp People,

Shut up and go away or I’m going to drain your swamp!

FreeDunta!

September 21st, 2011
10:08 pm

I’m a Falcons fan. That was a clean hit, as was Dunta’s. Let them play! Let them play! Let them play!

Jay

September 21st, 2011
10:13 pm

Who knew Eagles fans were such puskatores.

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:14 pm

Yeah I like that Smash Mouth football…..lol……. they was all clean hits on both sides !

reddog

September 21st, 2011
10:15 pm

Which will take longer? A Falcons Championship or Troy Davis execution?

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:16 pm

heres to more clean hits upcoming…..expecially when we play the Aints ! Cheers !

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:18 pm

Thats another side of the Street Red, leave it over there, this is Sports

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:24 pm

One Day they gonna have the players wearing short skirts and tote flowers to each other instead of playing football as its suppose to be played, very sad with all the fines !

waynester

September 21st, 2011
10:26 pm

Enter your comments here

Jimmy

September 21st, 2011
10:28 pm

Jenkins should not have been fined.
It could have been flagged…SHOULD HAVE been flagged.
But this is football.
If you are going to play tackle…helmet to helmet contact WILL HAPPEN.
You cannot…CANNOT…judge intention.
Human eyes do not work fast enough to make these calls consistently.

Design a better helmet or start playing touch football.

waynester

September 21st, 2011
10:28 pm

D Led
will you please see if my post on technology made it through?

Jimmy

September 21st, 2011
10:30 pm

Actually, if Maclin hadn’t braced for impact…squatting in fear…there would have been no helmet to helmet contact. Also…when DR hits the guy…his feet were on the ground. They came off when he bounced off Maclin. So he didn’t actually “launch”. So…Maclin took three steps and braced for impact. He was a RUNNER and not a DEFENSELESS RECEIVER. If his feet were on the ground when he makes contact…he DID NOT LAUNCH. Therefore, the helmet to helmet contact is allowed under the rules.

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:35 pm

Next, we will have the other team looking at whos hurt, where at, whether they playing in the game or not so they can key in on the injured area to knock em out of game, ha!

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:39 pm

I can see fines and suspension if players are out for blood on someone, but they need to let em play, but indeed protect the QB back in the Pocket but if he starts to run hes fair game as it being good QB,s are scarce as it is in the NFL.

waynester

September 21st, 2011
10:40 pm

These problems can easily be remedied by the league through technology and the empowerment of the replay official to “throw the yellow flag” from the booth on obvious infractions not caught by the on-field crew. Giving the HCoach the ability to toss out the red flag for missed calls as well as botched calls would be another helpful option. My other major gripe with the NFL’s technophobia involves ball placement. A smart chip in the footballs themselves, coupled with sensors beneath the playing field, along the side, goal and end zones would eliminate doubt and insure fairness. In a multi-billion $$ sport, it’s beyond me why these simple and inexpensive changes haven’t already been implemented…..

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:48 pm

Yeah, and when that day comes they will be playing with Terminators out there instead of Humans…some of them guys are so big they looking like Teminators now…..lol…yah gotta love it…..let em play Football !

Jon

September 21st, 2011
10:50 pm

I saw the hit live and thought it was going to be an immediate penalty. Slowed down it looked even worse. I can’t believe Chris Collinsworth didn’t jump up out of his chair after this hit, but he did on the Dunta hit. That guy is a clown.

TrishaDishaWarEagle

September 21st, 2011
10:51 pm

How about forgetting about fining everyone, and just call the damn things during the game when it matters..I’d rather have had the 15 yrds than him pay 15K.

The lights just dimmed..I guess that Troy Davis!

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:52 pm

lol and if it gets any more violent out there than it was this past week they will be throwing led at one another next ! Good ole Smashmouth Football….gotta love it !

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
10:58 pm

yeah The Birds could have used 15 back but they survived it

waynester

September 21st, 2011
11:00 pm

Michael M
C’MON….
The style of argument you’re using is the same that some people use for gun control, etc. “well, if you let people have guns, why not atomic bombs?”…. the league has dragged it’s collective feet about implementing new technologies that would level the playing field for everyone. On any given Sunday, one game will have an excellent officiating crew while another will have a bunch of “Mr Magoos” who miss calls all day long, with no recourse for the coaches to challenge them. We’ve finally got the league to accept instant replay and booth reviews are now routine. Why not take the next step and make teams getting screwed to the tune of Million$ just because the league doesn’t want to butt heads with the Umpires’ union…

waynester

September 21st, 2011
11:02 pm

*correction
“keep teams from being screwed”…

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:12 pm

yeah you have good point on that one….. guess I am just old school with Football, don’t want the Game to get too soft, like Volleyball or something. I just like to see em play it as forefathers played it.

charles

September 21st, 2011
11:13 pm

lol is Abraham getting fined for that massive roughing the passer on Kafka???

TrishaDishaWarEagle

September 21st, 2011
11:17 pm

@michael m.

Me too, i wish defenses could tee off like Jack Tatum..

BUT since the league has installed wimpy rules, I’d at least rather see them enforced with yardage , so that it actually matters, than a fine which really doesn’t matter since they are all muti milllionaires anyway..that 15k is probably just one less gawdy blingy trashy piece of jewelry to most players..

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:18 pm

Technology can be a disadvantage in some things though. Think Pro Football has advanced far enough, you have the new equipment, all the Camera angles, replay, reviews, challenges, flags everywhere, fines ,penalties…..need I say more ?

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:23 pm

To be truthful if they really wanted to stop the unclean hits so to speak, they could pass a majority vote rule amongst the Players all around the NFL that if a player is flagged on a so called dirty hit its a automatic 25 yard penalty added on at the spot of the foul . I guarantee that would clean it up in a hurry !

Delbert D.

September 21st, 2011
11:25 pm

Maybe football will eventually have an integrated shoulder pads and helmet unit. The players would look like Buzz Lightyear.

Alpha23

September 21st, 2011
11:28 pm

As soon as it happened, I yelled at the TV, but alas, to no avail!!!!

Sterling

September 21st, 2011
11:30 pm

Its funny how i see Aints fans and eagles fans on a atlanta blog site. Going out of your way to hate is pathetic!

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:32 pm

heard on NFL network one of Atlanta’s old cornerbacks has stated he was going to be keying off on Tony Romo’s rib injury when they play….. now thats grounds for suspension right there and a steep fine!

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:36 pm

Can’t remember his name though .

Master Reynolds

September 21st, 2011
11:45 pm

you falcon fans are a pathetic bunch. no super bowl, no championships, no class, and your quarterback is overrated.

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:51 pm

yes Master……lol

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:52 pm

your popcorn must have burned…….lol

Michael M.

September 21st, 2011
11:54 pm

we got the NFC South Title last year, we got the NFC championship from the 1998 Team , we got 3 past winning seasons….. I believe we doing pretty darn good !