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Chancellor fined for hit against St. Louis TE Kendricks, plans to appeal

Post by Eric Williams on Nov. 23, 2011 at 4:04 pm with 11 Comments »
November 23, 2011 4:04 pm

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor told reporters after practice that he did indeed receive his second fine in two weeks from the league for his hit on St. Louis tight end Lance Kendricks on Sunday.

“I was kind of mad,” Chancellor said, when asked about his reaction to the penalty in the Rams game. “Because I mean it’s my second one back-to-back. I mean none of it is intentionally trying to hit a guy in the helmet.”

Chancellor said on the hit against Kendricks he worked to get his head out of the contact, but the receiver went down to get the ball, changing his aiming point.

“Being a tall DB like I am, I was aiming for the guy’s chest,” Chancellor said. “While he was falling on the way down, I turned my head to the side like they asked me to do from the previous week and led with my shoulder. And when he fell down his head went into my shoulder, and that’s the call. And they were looking for that call, so that’s what happened.”

It’s the second time in two weeks that Chancellor has been fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Chancellor was fined $20,000 for a helmet-to-helmet collision with Baltimore receiver Anquan Boldin two weeks ago that left the Seattle safety with a concussion.

Chancellor would not divulge how much he was fined, but said he planned on appealing both fines by the league.

Chancellor also said the fines will not change the way he plays the game.

“They ask me to compete,” Chancellor said. “They tell me to stay in the middle of the field and protect the middle. So I’m going to compete like I know how to. Try to hit it as correctly as they want me to, and just play the game like I know how to.”

Chancellor has been called for four personal fouls on helmet-to-helmet hits so far this season.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talked about the maturation of his offense, with the continued development of the running game.

Of course, now the Seattle is running the ball well, Bevell is getting questions about his team’s lack of a passing attack in the past, couple weeks.

But overall, Bevell believes his offense is finally developing an identity that they sought to build starting at the beginning of the season.

“We’ve gone all the way from no-huddle and throwing it all the time to now we’re running it 40 times,” Bevell said. “But we feel like we kind of found what we want to be.

“Our identity from Day 1 was running the ball. With myself and Coach (Tom) Cable coming in from two places that ran the ball really well, that’s where we wanted to start – be a physical team. Then the other stuff will start coming off of it, the explosive plays.”

Defensive tackle Alan Branch (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (ankle), receiver Ben Obomanu (knee/ankle) and Sidney Rice (knee) did not participate in practice.

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) was a limited participant in practice.

Safety Atari Bigby (hamstring) and defensive end Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) were full participants.

For Washington, linebacker London Fletcher (ankle) and receiver Niles Paul (toe) did not practice.

Offensive tackle Jammal Brown (groin), safety DJon Gomes (knee), offensive guard Maurice Hurt (knee), offensive tackle Sean Locklear (ankle), offensive tackle Trent Williams (knee) and cornerback Josh Wilson (hamstring) were limited participants.

Linebacker Keyaron Fox (infection), safety Laron Landry (Achilles), receiver Santana Moss (hand) and receiver Donte Stalworth (foot) were full participants.

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  1. bring out the god damn flags. it’s about time we do away with offensive and defensive lines anyway, as well. we’ll just have the pass rushers count one thousand one, one thousand two… until they hit 5, then they can go after the QB. But make sure you don’t accidentally grab his leg when you’re going for his flag, that’s 5 extra penalty yards.

    Goodell, I hope you read this (although I doubt you will), but you’re turning this into a sissy game, alongside your trusty competition committee… It’s a disgrace to the previous MEN who played football. You’re taking the toughness out of the game and ruin it for the people who love watching battles and massive hits. But you keep on setting the game up so women can watch and cheer… we wouldn’t want them to get bored watching a running back grind it out for 3-4 yards at a time.

  2. There are some players who are men among boys and nobody should want to mess with them. Suh is like that for opposing guards. There are mere whipping boys for his delight. The same is coming to fruitation with The Chancellor of Kam. He’s dangerous back there. I know I wouldn’t want to be a WR going over “his” middle.

    The last Seahawk who was like that was Big Walt. There’s no way in hell anybody (except Osi in ’05 and Ware after his knee died on Turkey Day a few years back) had a chance to do anything on a given Sunday. DEs on Saturdaynights must have been demoralized knowing they weren’t going to do jack the following day.

  3. Considering Cam’s salary, I think the fine is WAAAAAYYYY too high. Maybe we need to pass the hat around to thr 60,00 0+ fans at C-Link Sunday. if everyone tossed in a buck we could pay his fines for him. :) (I’m half-serious too.)

  4. Bah…my typing and spelling sucks. Kam…not Cam.

  5. Palerydr says:

    Have to say I love The Chancellor of Kam laying the wood back there. I’m not with radeons extreme level(sarcasm recognized) but I do agree the competition commitee is going to have to figure out a better way to keep players safe but allow the hits that are a natural part of the game. I watched his hit in the Baltimore game and he has no chance for appeal there as he clearly led with his helmut. In the Ram game I watched the replay and dvr’d it a few times and to my eye he clearly turned his head to avoid leading with his helmut. He has established himself as a person to look for when you catch a pass over the middle or heck just being on the field. That’s gonna lead to alligator arms on third downs. That’s a good rep to have IMO.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    Don’t change a damn thing Kam. Could you imagine how many fines Easley would rack up in todays game?

  7. Sarcasticus says:

    While I think the helmet to helmet rule is a good one (concussions are serious even if ubiquitous), I hope Kam will continue to light ‘em up across the middle.

  8. williambryan says:

    These guys (WR’s especially) know what they’re getting into when they play football. Everyone knows there are inherent risks playing the game but do so for the great rewards (money, fame, living a dream, getting the chance to be a hero, etc.) Let them play. I hate these penalties. I hate how they protect the quarterbacks. It’s actually making the game devolve.

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Today the Seahawks continue one of the more improbable playoff runs in modern day history with the defeat of the Lions, Cowboys, and 49ers!

  10. You actually should be rooting for the Cowboys to win the division.

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Your right pabs! I just have a hard time rooting for the Cowboys.Lol.

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