We expected the fine. As far as Kiko Alonzo is concerned, I expect him to pretty much do the same thing in the same situation in the future. If Flacco doesn't want his bell rung, he needs to slide sooner as defenses do not know their intention.
Armando Salguero wrote:
The NFL has fined Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso $9,115 for his hit on a sliding Joe Flacco during last week’s 40-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
The hit, which knocked Flacco out of the game with a concussion, led players on both teams to become angry -- with Ravens players leaving their bench area and Dolphins defenders coming to Alonso’s defense when another player hit him in retaliation. Alonso also seemed to have something of a confrontation with Baltimore coach John Harbaugh.
Alonso, not considered to have a reputation as a dirty player, called his hit on Flacco a “bang-bang play.”
This week Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke agreed with his starting outside linebacker.
“I’ll say this, Kiko said the same thing to me immediately after the play because I grabbed him when we came off the field and I said ˜What’s going on? What happened?’ ” Burke said. “And he said, ‘I was kind of waiting for him to slide and he wasn’t and it was getting close to the sticks.’
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