“I probably shouldn’t say it, but I thought it was an unnecessary (hit). Whether it was legal or not . . . I think it’s just unnecessary to hit a defensive player when he can’t see you. If a guy’s coming in front and cuts me, he can see that and maybe get away from it. I think the league needs to look at something like that. He was defenseless in that case. If the guy had hit him in the head, it would have been a penalty.”
Although the block was legal -- it's called a "peel block" in coachspeak -- Slauson has been criticized for going low when Cushing had his back to him. Now, the NFL has fined Slauson $10,000, which is about .09% of his fully guaranteed $1.05 million salary.
So: was the fine enough? Has your vengeance quota been met, Houston? Or is the NFL not doing enough to protect defenseless defensive players?