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News: DMN Blog: Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree hit with $7,500 fine

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    ByDavid Moore / Reporter
    dmoore@dallasnews.com | Bio

    3:40 PM on Wed., Sep. 21, 2011 | Permalink
    Wide receiver Kevin Ogletree should make his second start Monday night against Washington.

    Maybe that will make up for being lighter in the pocket.

    The league has fined Ogletree $7,500 for his facemask penalty on cornerback Tarell Brown in the Cowboys win over San Francisco. After catching a pass from Jon Kitna in the third quarter, the receiver tried to pick up extra yardage with a stiff arm but wound up grabbing Brown's facemask.

    Expect Ogletree to appeal the fine.

    Read the rest: http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/09/cowboys-wr-kevin-ogletree-hit.html
  2. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I did not think that was worthy of a fine. Wow
  3. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    I dont get that. Hes not used to running with the ball and got hooked on the guy.
  4. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    That honestly has to be the lamest fine ever.
  5. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Incredible.

    I've seen dozens of facemask penalties much more egregious than that. And the league looked the other way.

    What a joke.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    If the guy didn't have both hands inside of Ogletree's shoulder pads, it probably would not have ended up being a facemask and just a straight arm. Ogletree essentially got horse collared.
  7. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Hmmm, this one seems a little odd. Granted Ogletree held onto the face mask WAY longer than is ususal, but he never twisted or yanked the head with the facemask. It was a stupid move by Ogletree, but it certainly didn't seem malicious, or done in a way that threatened to really hurt the player.
  8. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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    He needs to learn face mask 101 from Jason Witten. Curl your fingers and push with the base of your hand.
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    This is kind of off topic, but did any of you see his interview on DC.com? When he talks his lips barely move at all. A lip reader would go crazy trying to decipher him.

    If he got into coaching he wouldn't have to hold stuff in front of his face to call plays.
  10. 67CowboysFan

    67CowboysFan New Member

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    He either had a swollen lip or it was full of tobacco.
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    I agree. I never saw him spit.
  12. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Wow.what a whack fine. I hope he fights it. Clear as day he was trying to stiff arm and fight for.extra yards he got his hand tangled and grabbed the mask. I am glad he is showing fight in his play. It tells me Garretts hand prints are all over this team.
  13. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Arian Foster paid 5K last year for the same thing and there wasn't even a flag thrown.

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    0:14 mark. He had a hold for about 1/3rd the time that Ogletree did.

    Knowshon Moreno was flagged and fined last year for the same thing.....no highlight because it was a 2 yard loss.

    Not sure why they were only fined 5K and O-Tree was fined 7.5K

    I guess you could say the extent of the penalty warranted a bigger fine but who knows.
  14. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    Relatively harsh fine for a minor infraction.

    However, it was a stupid act by Ogletree. He knows it and has admitted as much. He should have just tried to outrun the guy up or across the field. Instead, he turns around which naturally slows you down, to try to stiff arm the guy. Chalk it up to inexperience I guess.

    On a side note, I'm glad to see he's caught every pass thrown to him thus far. So pretty clutch catches at that.
  15. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    Just a weird play...
  16. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    [youtube]qsLxxb5HQLk[/youtube]

    I'm sure if the NFL could do it they would fine this guy as well. :laugh2:
  17. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    The league is losing it.
  18. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    They should just start fining for every penalty, that'll show em.

    Hell, they should fine for every incomplete pass, missed field goal and any play that results in a loss of yardage.
  19. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    You mean this wasn't just another anti-Cowboy conspiracy by the NFL? O darn. I was sure they were picking on us again.

    Sarcasm aside, while I had no problem with the inititial facemask because I agree with others that it was just a misguided attempt at a stiffarm, I didn't understand why Ogletree stayed with it so long. A ball carrier can often get away with a bit of a facemask as long as it is very brief, but to hang on and on and on and on seemed pretty stupid of Ogletree.
  20. pancakeman

    pancakeman Well-Known Member

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    I agree totally.

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