Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee delivered one of the biggest hits of the weekend when he knocked Denver Broncos kick returner Trindon Holliday out of bounds with a huge tackle in the first quarter of Sunday’s game.
Holliday was racing up the sideline in the middle of a big return when McAfee closed on him and leveled the diminutive returner. Many noticed that McAfee led with his helmet when he laid the huge hit. Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh was among those who pointed it out and wondered whether the league would fine the punter for the hit:
— Ndamukong Suh (@NdamukongSuh) October 21, 2013
The league may have double standards — we know they go harder on repeat offenders — but it’s not like Suh hasn’t deserved his fines. Will McAfee receive a fine for the hit? We’ll see. Even though he made helmet-to-helmet contact, he didn’t lead with the crown of his helmet. But the last person who should be whining about fines is Suh, who is the dirtiest player in the league. His teammates have complained about him playing dirty in practice both in college and the pros. Nobody wants to hear it from you, Suh.
GIF via @cjzero