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An Exercise In Futility: The Travesty That Is The NFL’s Response To The Jim Schwartz Challenge Dilemma (UPDATE)
There was a controversial play in yesterday’s Texans-Lions game, one that ultimately altered the trajectory of the game and affected its nail-biting outcome. When Houston running back Justin Forsett took a handoff up the middle and was seemingly tackled for after an eight-yard gain, everyone thought the play was over. Except for Forsett, that is, so he scampered to the end zone for an 81-yard score.
It was hardly surprising that all the hype surrounding Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz’s postgame handshake would amount to nothing. But nothing is a relative term, if only because Harbaugh and Schwartz shared a few brief but meaningful moments together before and after the game, despite their scuffle last season. And they were tender moments, moments of regret, hope and admiration all wrapped up into some warm hand touching.
Today, the San Francisco 49ers handed the Detroit Lions their first loss of the season, 25-19. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, as he is wont to do, got excited at this. He was a little too excited for Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who said a few words to Harbaugh when the two had a brief handshake. Then…well, things got a little out of hand.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz couldn’t help but drop a POW MF-bomb after the Lions’ overtime win Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions are 3-0 for the first time since 1980.
Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 by the NFL today for the hit you’ll see after the jump. And from the looks of things so far, it could be one of the league’s least popular rulings in a while.
Ndamukong Suh is a lot of things: a physical freak, the runaway favorite for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and a rising superstar. But would you believe that he’s also an emergency kicker?