Seahawks WR Golden Tate Fined $21,000 For Block On Sean Lee

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate was fined $21,000 for blindsiding the Dallas Cowboys’ linebacker Sean Lee in a Week 2 matchup, according to Tim MacMahon of

    “I knew that I didn’t hit him in his helmet,†Tate said after the game. “I hit him somewhere down here [at chest level]. But the rules change so much that you never really know.â€

    The crown of Tate’s helmet hit Lee in the chest and chin in Seattle’s 27-7 win over Dallas. The hit was illegal because it was a blindside block; Lee was considered a defenseless player in the eyes of the NFL because he didn’t see the block coming. After he was hit, he was seen on his back with his feet in the air and was taken off the field to be evaluated for a concussion. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he expected Tate to be fined.

    Source: Sports Illustrated
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2012
  2. RichLikeWh0a

    RichLikeWh0a Hermhater = Nemesis

    thank god, this block was bullcrap.
  3. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    So now youre not allowed to block anyone unless they are looking directly at you? Passrushers take note.
  4. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    So how long til it becomes 2 hand touch? GET IT DONE ROGER!!
  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    That picture is

    It was a great hit. Pay attention Sean.
  6. AtlantaBlazer

    AtlantaBlazer Knuckles The Echidna's Brother

    Clean hit. Complete BS that he's been fined.
  7. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

  8. bigsexyy81

    bigsexyy81 Muffin Top

    Oh yeah... TOTALLY clean... lol.

    Screw, Lee is VERY lucky he walked away from that without a broken jaw.
  9. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    So I take this to mean that if a RB takes the handoff and looks away from oncoming tacklers as he runs then he cant be touched, right? You tackle him when hes not looking in your direction then hes defenseless and that would be illegal, right?
  10. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

    Runnings backs are going to start running backwards and sideways and crap. Ahhhh damn.

    But for real, should've been a penalty and probably a fine but 21,000? Let's be real.
  11. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    Not for nothing but I give Tate props for attempting to hit him in the chest, unfortunately his head slid up unto his chin.
  12. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    They always say "get your head in front." It's in

    He definitely didn't launch himself as some of the critics gave said he did.
  13. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    oh well. this was the hit we got to debate this week........... i'm sure there will be yet another this weekend that we will debate whether it was clean or not. seems like there's one every week.
  14. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    So now defenseless defender is in the NFL verbiage...and not even in reference to the Raiders.
  15. TheDuke

    TheDuke Breast Man

  16. The Mullet

    The Mullet Reptile Guru

    I'm singing a blind RB and just telling him to run straight. lol
  17. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Looks good to me.