The six-figure fine imposed by the NFL on Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, along with the lingering possibility that a draft pick will be forfeited or modified, leave open a fairly important question.
Does the NFL believe Tomlin meant to do it?
"Intent is not a factor in discipline because it cannot be determined," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT via email.
During his post-game press conference on Monday night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees defended his team’s play on the road and their harrowing 34-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
While Brees remained steadfast in claims that New Orleans could hang with anyone the road, evidence suggests otherwise.
What a day. What a weekend. And it’s not over: Game of the Century(Link) tonight in Seattle: Saints (9-2) at Seahawks (10-1), and the only thing up for grabs is home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs when both of those teams view the road as kryptonite.
There will be time to get to that. Lots to cover before then, including:
For reasons unknown, Denver running back Knowshon Moreno was quite emotional during pregame festivities prior to Sunday’s Broncos/Chiefs meeting.
Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson scored on a 33-yard touchdown run against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Then, Patterson attempted to fraternize with an official following the score and originally was dissed by the official, who clearly didn’t want to show favoritism.
By Don Sims
Each Sunday in autumn, every red-blooded man and woman across the nation takes to their nearest stadium, sports bar, 72-inch plasma screen TV to watch their team do battle between a healthy serving of commercials for beer and trucks. According to Nielsen, more than 100 million Americans flock to the TV to watch the Super Bowl annually, leaving the rest of us wondering what the other two of every three folks in this country are doing. Being a football fan isn’t always wine and roses, however, and not just if you happen to be one of the endangered-species Jacksonville fans. There’s a whole world of problems out there: #footballproblems.