I just don't see linebacker James Harrion getting suspended for his hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy Thursday night. A stiff fine in the $40,000 range? Sure.
But he hasn't had a helmet-to-helmet hit this season.
Heck Ray Lewis has had two in the past two years as well, but he got fined the minimum for the hit on Ward, his second in two seasons.
The NFL seems to have reset the clock this year, even though it says it didn't.
Steelers safety Ryan Clark's big fine came on his second offense, even though he had also been fined last season.
People are comparing this to Ndomukong Suh, but Suh had multiple infractions both this year and last. And, I might add, what he did came after a play was over. His stomp that was the final straw wasn't done in the context of playing the game.
© Ben Roethlisberger was in a walking boot today. So was Maurkice Pouncey.
Some have questioned why Roethlisberger was able to return to the game with the same injury that Pouncey was unable to come back from.
It's simple, really. Roethlisberger isn't pushing on a 320-pound defensive tackle on every play like Pouncey needs to be able to do.
Roethlisberger's mobility was very limited following the injury. But he got by.
Pouncey would not have been able to do the same thing.