Wilson fined

Posted by Darren Urban on September 18, 2009 – 1:23 pm

In what comes as no surprise, safety Adrian Wilson was fined $10,000 for his hit on 49ers TE Vernon Davis. The NFL said he “unnecessarily struck a defenseless receiver” and nailed him. Wilson figured in the days after the play that was a likely result.

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  1. By Big D on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    It really is something amazing to see what the NFL has put into place to “guard” the receivers in this league. This hit by A Dub was not only a great hit but perfectly legal. Vernon Davis is big dude and just walking up to him and playing two-hand touch with him isnt going to knock that man down.

    To A Dub, I say great hit and keep it up. Do it again this weekend! This league needs more guys like him patroling the open field.

    Lets make it happen this week!

  2. By Joe on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    what a joke..Its nobody fault but the qaurterbacks that hes defenseless, thats what happens when you throw high across the middle in the nfl. How can you say unnecessarily when he was trying to knock the ball loose after davis had just caught it? This is the nfl afterall right?

  3. By Scott on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    My first reaction is that if they are going to fine you, when it is not even a blow to the head, then don’t hold back at all. After calming down, I do understand the blow to the head rule, but this is ridiculous. Is football not a contact sport? Is Wilson’s job as a safety not to try to dislodge the ball before the reception can be completed? They are paid well to take the hits If the NFL continues to change the basics of the game, I will no longer go or watch on TV, and I have been a huge fan all my life.

  4. By vsancards on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    Unecessarily? – I think it was necessary that he detach the reciever from the football. I still contend it was worth it.

    @Darren, was the SD safety also fined? His hit actually took the Raiders receiver out of the game.

    I heard someone note earlier how is the receiver defenseless, because he has pads and a helmet like everyone else.

  5. By darrenurban on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    vsancards —

    I don’t know about the San Diego safety.

  6. By Dick on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    Did Harrison ever get fined or anything for TWICE slugging a defenseless Cardinal in the 2nd half of the Super Bowl? He should have been disqualified.

    How is it fair that Wilson is fined and not Harrison?

  7. By AZ Insurance on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    It was a bad hit, waaay to high and uncalled for. These guys are too big and fast to be hitting in the head.

  8. By Superfuzz on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply


  9. By B on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    That’s just sad..I understand the safety of the football players over the last few years but, now they gotta wear bubble wrap to go out and play and then you cant hit the player. Replay showed he didn’t hit him in the helmet. Now now a fine for hitting a guy who was going to be catching the ball…really? He has to expect hes gonna get hit! That’s what the game is about..tackling!

  10. By Jeff Gollin on Sep 19, 2009 | Reply

    There’s a double standard here. I’m not sure whether it was the Niner game or one of the more recent preseason games but there were a couple of Boldin-like concussion-causing hits – one on Lance Long (and I think the other on Doucet) that didn’t merit a peep from the officials.

    If you’re going to call ’em, at least call them consistently and fairly.

  11. By Cameron on Sep 19, 2009 | Reply

    thats messed up this shouldnt have even been a penalty the last 3 years they have done this to him. last year with trent edwards and the year before with todd heap. and i never considered any of those hits dirty at all.

  12. By matt on Sep 19, 2009 | Reply

    despiite anyones opinion, wilson had the fine coming. No matter how tight they get with the rules there isnt a thing to be done about it except play within the boundries of the game. Boldin got his jaw broke on almost the same hit last year. If those rules are gonna keep Fitz, Boldin, and Breaston healthy then i see no problem with it.

  13. By alex on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    The leage is taking the good hits out of the game. Wilson knock someone out!!!!!

  14. By diehardcard on Sep 20, 2009 | Reply

    i dontthink this is gonna stop a-dub. this is a stupid rule and he clearly did a good job of detaching the ball from the receiver. im sick of new rules like this. adrian do what you do. you keep us fans happy

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