Nick Perry Fined for Textbook Hit

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Nick Perry hit on Andrew Luck

Here’s what it’s come to in the NFL. Their buttholes are so tightly clenched about protecting the quarterback, they’re fining guys for legal hits. Green Bay Packers rookie Nick Perry is $15,000 poorer because of it.

Perry was fined for hitting Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck “with the crown of his helmet” on Sunday. Problem is, Perry didn’t hit Luck with the crown. He hit him with the face of his helmet, which is technically still legal (probably right up until the NFL decides you can only try to blow the quarterback over).

On the play in question, Perry crushed Luck, causing a fumble that the Packers recovered. Enter referee Walt Anderson, who tossed a flag for unnecessary roughness and gave the ball back to the Colts, plus 15.

Anderson made the crown of the helmet ruling.

The NFL could have looked at the play, decided the crown of the helmet call was borderline at best (it was) and not fined Perry. Instead, they went the other way, sending the message that, “Hey, stop trying to hit people so hard, you jerk.”

Next time Perry has a clear shot at the quarterback, we bet he pulls up. Maybe he misses the sack or doesn’t cause a turnover because of it, which is swell for the Packers.

Thanks NFL!

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

14 Comments on "Nick Perry Fined for Textbook Hit"

  1. Buddy

    Perry should have simply speared luck and put him in the hospital. Might as well. The hit was clearly not that devistating otherwise luck wouldn’t have played that well in the 2nd half. Fucking pussyball.

  2. AZ Pack

    The fact that the call was made on the field is one thing… The game moves so fast and it is understandable that the call was missed. However, the fact that the NFL was able to review it and still fine Perry is ridiculous. Goodell, Mickey D’s is hiring!

  3. wisconsinfan

    I agree wiyh buddy if your gonna get in trouble anyway you might as well take him out should of dived at his knees

  4. THE NFL SUCKS

    Another reason to just turn this crap off. I think quarterbacks just have personal injury trial lawyers on the sidelines, and as soon as the yellow flag comes out, we can stop the game to take depositions. Player safety, blah blah blah. Another great institution being feminized out of existence. I don’t care to wach it anymore. It’s all just bullshit.

  5. the real russ letlow

    real refs, replacement refs, no refs, man we are getting the royal screw job every week!! How about all the phantom pass interference calls against us, and none for us! I don’t think Shields could have played that one any better, and they flag him. The owners sure as hell don’t care about the product on the field (player lock-out last year, refs this year). They just want more of your money. Greed personified!! It is getting tougher to not let the blown calls affect the game. We can’t hit the QB, we can’t cover the WRs. Are they going to try to get us to stop playing the run too?

  6. Dave

    The team should take up a collection to pay that fine, no way that should come out of perry’s pocket. maybe collect an extra 10k to reinforce the validity of that hit and give him a nice bonus

  7. Sam

    The Packers better be fucking pissed. This is ridiculous. I mean, come on, Luck was even out there after that play smiling and winking at everybody because be knew that shouldn’t have been a penalty! I don’t want to say the NFL is out to get us, but it seems like nearly every week theres a major play (or multiple pass interferences) that the refs screw the Pack over on. Now we’re getting fucked by the NFL and Goodell after getting the shaft in the game?!

    Who’s ready for some two-hand touch?

  8. Buddy

    I like your comment Dave. The only drawback is if they paid Perry Goodell would suspend him for bounty gate except it would be caled hard clean hit gate. Fuckin nfl.

  9. Dave

    aha yeah, more than likely, it was just a response to monty’s post about his tendency may now be to pull up, so let’s counteract that because i agree that it’s a viable concern. if you read Vic’s blog on packers.com he has a great point of view on this hit, if you don’t read it, you should. witty, to the point, and a knowledgeable guy

  10. nurseratchett

    This is travesty. NFL trying to pretend they are protecting the players….but only do so when it makes them money! They risk the safety of all the players for the first quarter of the season because they’re too cheap to pay the refs….now the real refs are rusty they can’t pull their heads out of their asses even on a review.

    The hit was clean & the fine is BULLSHIT.

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