If you don’t know already, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined $16 thousand dollars for that hit he put on Drew Brees during Sunday’s game.
Now this sparked a bit of a debate which all started with Ray Lewis who disagreed with the hit.
Guys like Lewis and Bruschi have agree’d to pay some of the fine if Brooks was fined at all, but as colleague Corey Leahy posted, he was in fact fined for the hit.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently spoke out against the hit on Brees and took a shot at NFL rules. Peterson did a phone interview with Fox Sports’ Ross Jones where he was also questioned about his own team, mainly Christian Ponder.
“You think about Drew Brees and the hit he took (against the 49ers). I love Drew Brees. He’s one of my favorite guys to watch, but that hit he took wasn’t a penalty. So they kind of baby the quarterbacks, but the running back we’re like every other player. We get hit and that’s what it is.” Adrian Peterson said in his phone interview with Ross Jones.
This game has changed a lot. It’s not the same game we were used to watching growing up and honestly, I’m starting to look at this league differently. I know I’m not the only one, but it feels like if players even look at the quarterback wrong, they’re getting flagged.
Now I agree with some calls that involve shots to the knees or clean blows to the head. The shot Brees took, was more like a clean clothesline that a professional wrestler would take.
But I’m just a fan.
What do you think football fans? Do you agree with Adrian Peterson? Or are you all for Ahmad Brooks being fined?