Sendejo Suspended 1 game.

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Sendejo Suspended 1 game.

Post by YikesVikes » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:21 pm

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Post by Texas Vike » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:29 pm

YikesVikes wrote:Details and links coming
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2113 ... ore-ravens
"The violation was flagrant and warrants a suspension because it could have been avoided," Jon Runyan, NFL Vice President of Football Operations said in a letter to Sendejo, "and was violently directed at the head and neck area and unreasonably placed both you and an opposing player at risk of serious injury."
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Post by 2bnamedlater » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:10 pm

Just a lot of nonsense. The receiver got a concussion because his helmet came off and he hit the back of his head on that carpet covered asphalt. This keeps up and they'll be playing flag football.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:48 pm

What the hell! This is ludicrous! I hope he appeals and wins. It's the stupidest suspension ever.

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Post by halfgiz » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:39 pm

Sendejo the fall guy for Barrs hit on Erin.
Sure hope he appeals it. Zimmer said he was going to talk to the NFL front office.

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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:49 pm

I hope Zimmer gets involved. A hard hit does not mean an illegal hit. I didn't see any head to head or helmet. Or are they calling it on shoulder hits now?

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Post by Just Me » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:22 am

Of course it could have been avoided. (What a stupid statement) Football players can always choose to allow players to catch passes uncontested and let the opposing team score touchdowns on every drive. I saw nothing other than a hard hit and I think it is a knee-jerk (over) reaction against a player. I hope Sendejo appeals and wins.
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Post by dead_poet » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:53 am

I understand the reasoning but if you watch it in slow motion it looks clean. Wallace dips/tucks at the last second and Sendejo and his arms missile in probably thinking it's still one of his teammates. The helmet flying off probably is the main culprit, though I can't figure out how it does unless Sendejo's biceps lift it off as he's trying to jar the ball loose. Either way I expect him to lose the appeal given how bad it appeared and the helmet.
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Post by Texas Vike » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:34 am

dead_poet wrote:I understand the reasoning but if you watch it in slow motion it looks clean. Wallace dips/tucks at the last second and Sendejo and his arms missile in probably thinking it's still one of his teammates. The helmet flying off probably is the main culprit, though I can't figure out how it does unless Sendejo's biceps lift it off as he's trying to jar the ball loose. Either way I expect him to lose the appeal given how bad it appeared and the helmet.
I agree with your observations. I get the sense that he's being made an example of. What's ironic is that I think we would all admit that Sendejo IS, indeed, reckless and a little too keen to lay the lumber instead of playing smart. But this was a clean hit. If the NFL waited around a bit, I'm sure they'd have an idiotic one to suspend him on soon.

At least we play the Browns next.

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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:35 am

So let's see here ...

Vontaze Burfict, a man with multiple suspensions for dirty play, kicks Roosevelt Nix in the face with both feet. No suspension.

Andrew Sendejo inadvertently hits the helmet of a falling ball carrier with his shoulder. Suspended.

Whoever said the league is punishing the Vikings for ending Erin Rodgers' season hit the nail squarely on the head.

By the way, Andrew Sendejo is not reckless. He plays the game hard, and he plays it clean. And in the Something I Thought I'd Never Say Department ... I believe Sendejo has made himself into one of the better safeties in the league. He's always in the right place, he's a sure tackler, and he's fearless. Does he hit hard? You're darned right he does. He's supposed to hit hard. That's not reckless. It's good football.
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Post by Texas Vike » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:07 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:So let's see here ...

Vontaze Burfict, a man with multiple suspensions for dirty play, kicks Roosevelt Nix in the face with both feet. No suspension.

Andrew Sendejo inadvertently hits the helmet of a falling ball carrier with his shoulder. Suspended.

Whoever said the league is punishing the Vikings for ending Erin Rodgers' season hit the nail squarely on the head.

By the way, Andrew Sendejo is not reckless. He plays the game hard, and he plays it clean. And in the Something I Thought I'd Never Say Department ... I believe Sendejo has made himself into one of the better safeties in the league. He's always in the right place, he's a sure tackler, and he's fearless. Does he hit hard? You're darned right he does. He's supposed to hit hard. That's not reckless. It's good football.
He's learned some self-control, but that's the most I could grant your argument. He's been so reckless as to hurt his own players in his by now trademarked missile launches. The guy hits hard, which I love, and I agree that this was not worthy of a suspension and possibly not even the penalty called in-game, but to deny that he's reckless is to see the world through heavily tinted purple glasses.

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Re: Sendejo Suspended 1 game.

Post by dead_poet » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:12 am

Texas Vike wrote: He's learned some self-control, but that's the most I could grant your argument. He's been so reckless as to hurt his own players in his by now trademarked missile launches. The guy hits hard, which I love, and I agree that this was not worthy of a suspension and possibly not even the penalty called in-game, but to deny that he's reckless is to see the world through heavily tinted purple glasses.
Yeah. He still goes full speed and hopes his aim is right because if he misses, there's no recovery possibility. I'd also say he's not in position all the time but he's better than a couple of season ago. He's like a very poor man's Bob Sanders. He's the best we have but I wouldn't keep searching for an upgrade.his coverage skills aren't non-replaceable.
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Post by Just Me » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:53 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote: Does he hit hard? You're darned right he does. He's supposed to hit hard. That's not reckless. It's good football.
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Re: Sendejo Suspended 1 game.

Post by ThePiper » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:30 pm

Like everyone else said, I believe this is punishment for injuring Rodgers. It's BS, and I hope there is an appeal. Sendejo has slowly turned himself into one of my favorite players. I LOVE the way he plays the game, and how hard he hits. Reminds me of old-school football. Which is weird for me to say this, as I could not stand the guy when he first started playing. He used to be nothing but a liability.

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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:47 pm

ThePiper wrote:Like everyone else said, I believe this is punishment for injuring Rodgers. It's BS, and I hope there is an appeal. Sendejo has slowly turned himself into one of my favorite players. I LOVE the way he plays the game, and how hard he hits. Reminds me of old-school football. Which is weird for me to say this, as I could not stand the guy when he first started playing. He used to be nothing but a liability.
Agree.

He WAS a liability maybe 3 years ago. But he's really taken to the coaching he's been given, and he's turned into a pretty nice rags-to-riches story. Another undrafted success for the Vikings.

And for someone who isn't all that great in coverage, the Vikings sure are a hard team to throw against. A lot of that is due to the pass rush, and a lot of it is due to Smith and Rhodes, but there are 2-3 other DBs back there, and if they were THAT weak, opponents would exploit them. I like our DBs and would put them up against any in the league.
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