But more to come apparently... if Goodall hasn't destroyed the tape!
League office will pick through video to hand out
Posted by Mike Florio on September 15, 2013, 7:15 PM
The headline from the post script to the Thursday night game between the Jets
and Patriots was the low hit from Jets center Nick Mangold
against Pats cornerback Aqib Talib, chased by a brouhaha that resulted in Jets offensive linemen Willie Colon and being ejected.
But there will be even more to the story. The league office will, we’re
told, pick through all available video to determine who should be disciplined
beyond Mangold, Colon, and Ferguson. That includes the game broadcast, the
coaching film, and any footage collected by NFL Films cameras.
We’ve looked at the game broadcast and the NFL Game Rewind coaching tape.
Based on what we’ve seen, several guys should expect to hear from the league
Colon and Ferguson were the primary aggressors for the Jets, but offensive
lineman Vlad Ducasse also enters the fray. Ducasse doesn’t seem to take a swing
at anyone, but he quickly becomes a pin cushion for fists/open hands to the head
from Patriots defensive lineman , Patriots defensive lineman Joe Vellano, and
Patriots cornerback , who knows a thing or two about taking swings at people.
Apparentlystirred up by a head butt from Colon, Dennard’s first effort at
hitting Ducasse resulted in a swing, a miss, and a pratfall. Then, after both
Dennard and Ducasse were pulled away from the action and presumably had begun to
calm down, Pats quarterback Ryan Mallett gives Ducasse a one-armed shoulder shove, Ducasse shoves back, and here comes Alfonzo.
Dennard applies a sucker punch to the face mask/helmet area of Ducasse, who
reacts by getting in Dennard’s face but doesn’t retaliate.
The league office could see even more as the powers-that-be attempt to
reconstruct the Royal Rumble that unfolded along the New England sideline. But
the guys who are seen throwing hands/fists to the heads of opponents likely will
be hearing from 345 Park Avenue.
The level of discipline could be significant, since the NFL seems to regard
with more gravity action that occurs after the whistle. In 2011, Lions
defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was suspended for a post-play stomp on the arm of Packers center . In the 2013 preseason, Texans defensive end Antonio Smith received a three-game suspension (two in the preseason) for swinging a helmet at the unhelmeted head of Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito.
Regardless, plenty of additional contributions will soon be made to the Human
Fund, once the NFL parses through the cluster of humanity that exchanged
pleasantries at the end of Thursday night’s game.