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Crowder sounds off on Fines and Big Ben
By on October 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Whenever a big story breaks in the NFL, it means the locker room will be a little more crowded with media members you don’t normally see on a daily basis.

The NFL has recently cracked down by issuing fines for a few players for what they term violent helmet-on-helmet hits.  So, a number of players in the locker room were asked their opinions regarding the fines and how you can prevent the hits from happening.

Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder says that removing facemasks may work.  But, more importantly, it would allow fans to see his pretty face.  He also was asked about Sunday’s opponent, the Ben Roethlisberger-led Pittsburgh Steelers, and how his size can pose a problem for defenses.

You can see the media availability for Channing here:

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Jlunatic says:

I would buy your Jersey Crowder!!! ACtually it’s been my request at every holiday but know one can find one! I’ll have to customize one I guess. The only one I’ve ever seen was the wonderful day when you won it against New England, I was lucky enough to score some prime box seat tickets from my grouchy boss, and barely made before half time. but that’s ok cuz my favorite memory from my first and only stadium Fins game experience was you catching that interception!! My Dad and I were walking down the hallway to leave when an old man came out of another box. He saw a kid running in front of us with your Jersey on and offered him money for it right there!.lol. You’ve been THE MAN since Day one in my playbook. brings to mind the old Brian Cox and more recently Zach Thomas. Just go out and kick some ass like always! –Luv Luney!

Jon says:

Really Channing? I would have hoped you would be a little more mature in your words. As much as I love football and the Miami Dolphins it saddens me to see the way players are acting toward this decision. You make a big hit and big tackle without injuring someone. When you get struck in the head and a concussion leaves you unable to play the game you love, what will your words be then? Why didn’t the league do something to prevent this? A big hit and violent hit (Dunta Robinson) are totally different. Dunta’s may have clean but was it nessesary? It was high near the head why not drill him in the mid section? Why the head? Grow up. I surely done want my son to grow up thinking it is ok to hit with the intent on ending someones career. That attitude it what seperates the Reggie Whites from the Bill Romanowskis. Football can be played hard and clean without jeopardizing the integrity of the game. The Ray Lewis mentality to “kill” isn’t what fan want thier children to see. James Harrison deliberately extending his arm TWICE to hit the head of an opposing player on the ground is dirty, and Meriweather helemet to helmet on Heap is horrible display of an Atheletes diregard for fellow players. I wonder if that hit was on a Dolphin player WWCS? If Ray Lewis had hit a Patriot 2 times like that what WWMS? If Asaunte Samuel hit a Falcon player that violently WWRS? James Harrison can retire if he feels like playing within the rules is impossible. That will show us all one thing. The maturity level of the game has taken a dive.

Big G says:

You had better keep your son in ballet and gymnastics, Jon. He would not survive football.