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Davis fined $7,875 for TD celebration

Aug 17, 2013, 4:13 PM EST

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I sure hope Fred Davis enjoyed his touchdown celebration last week.

After catching a three-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins in the first quarter of the Redskins’ preseason game in Tennessee, the Redskins tight odd executed an odd celebration that saw him shaking and, eventually, going to the ground and shaking some more.

It was dumb,” said Davis.

It also was expensive.

The league didn’t mind the shaking but the going to the ground led to an automatic flag for excessive celebration. And such 15-yard penalties usually draw fines and according to Pro Football Talk this one also drew a fine. PFT confirmed that Davis will be fined $7,875 for his celebration.

Now, Davis will make almost $59,000 per week during the season so the fine won’t put too big a dent in his household budget. Still, he should perhaps save his fine money and really cut loose when he scores in a game that actually counts.

Davis scored his last regular-season TD against Seattle on November 27, 2011.

  1. goskins44 - Aug 18, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    I understand the fines for everything but Fred. C’mon, it was a celebration. The other things could hurt someone so I get it. Especially the Rambo late push. But a fine for a celebration? Nice job commish!

  2. polofourme - Aug 18, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    IMO completely deserved…it was so inappropriate the TV cameras IMMEDIATELY took their view off him…he was really demonstrating embarrassingly poor judgment, again by players on this team not being able to control their behavior on the field, even after repeated admonitions’ by the hc and the coaching staff. This kind of reckless behavior has hurt the team in the regular season and it has to be nipped in the bud, yet AGAIN. Its not just Davis, the hit in the back by Rambo and Baker’s for hitting the QB intentionally below the knees…this along with a total of 11 penalties which is simply a carry over from last years team penchant for the flag. For a hc that prides himself on discipline, each year so far under his leadership his teams simply don’t seem to get it or abide by his dictums.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Aug 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      Sure it was immature and Fred made it known he understand what he did was dumb. But what’s your beef about calling it a control issue on the coach. You don’t know if the Baker hit was intentional now do you? Rambo gave the runner an extra push to make sure he knew that score would not come without a little pay back. Get Real! He’s a rookie and it’s preseason so give him some slack. If he does it in a regular season game then come crying about it. Sometimes the little extracurricular stuff is necessary to throw the opponent off emotionally and impact his game. So sometimes, it’s worth the penalty. It’s called physiological strategy. You act as if these guys should behave like choir boys in their best Sunday suit. Please man these guys are warriors and warrior misbehave sometimes. Stick to watching Racket Ball in Ivy leagues if you want perfect behaved men to cheer for.

      • polofourme - Aug 18, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        I want to see some self control and some discipline..the flag on Baker is interpreted as intentional. I agree in the regular seasons sometimes you see payback but tell me how often does that backfire…Hall is a perfect example of his poor control over his emotions…and it just keep happening…the preseason is when that has to be inculcated in the players mind and behavior. I wonder how much you would like to see when players unpile after making a tackle…and twisting the player leg…if that was Griffin you would be screaming blood murder. Rookies especially have to taught where the field begins and ends. He was clearly beyond the goal line..it was TN best player..even in a preseason game that is poor play. If he does that in preseason its likely he will do it when it counts…it has to be addressed vigorously. And those 11 flags…whats your view on that…that’s exactly how the team was playing last year during the regular season…that’s not a concern to you..I would ask you the same thing, get real.

        • redskinsnameisheretostay - Aug 18, 2013 at 5:14 PM

          Shonn Greene is not TNs best player which is what Rambo was flagged on. You mixing up when CJ got a little push by Rambo which was not called and should not be. Also RG3 ain’t not different than any other player on the field. Most hits that are called on the QB are not intentional. You try to be their size and run at their speed and see how quick you can stop after a ball is thrown. That’s not easy to do. Yeah, you have to watch more carefully when hits are made on stars because there are guys that would be willing to slow down much later when you have a franchise player in your sights. However that hit by Baker was on who? Lock so come on where is the incentive? What someone does in preseason has nothing to do what happens regular season again that’s bunk and again if it get’s to the player the next time then so what it sometimes is worth it. Rambo was flagged for one play and you calling it a habit? 11 flags on a opening preseason game where you had one practice prior in full pads? Yeah that is time to panic. Man, you are putting too much thought into a single preseason. What didn’t you see any positive from the game? I don’t see any comments on the good from you so it looks like you are just hating.

    • goskins44 - Aug 18, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Your argument has a few holes in it. First, how do you know Baker intentionally went for the QB knees? Were you in the play? On the side line? If not, you can’t say he did anything intentionally. He is coming off an OK year with more competition. He does not want to miss a play. So I am sure, like the rest of the guys trying to make the roster, they would rather err on thee side of aggression so they are not seen as weak. But to say he hit his knees intentionally, is a huge stretch.

      I do agree that the Rambo hit deserved a fine, however I also agree with “heretostay” that he is a rookie and rookies make mistakes.

      Finally, what about Alfred Morris? Do you have an issue with his HR swing?

      My point about Fred is that, 1. It’s preseason, so who really cares (you stated your self these games were meaningless.). 2. He has not scored a TD since mid last season. I don’t blame him for being lost in the moment and getting a little too excited. 3. The TV cameras didn’t move from him any faster than they do any other play. Davis went all the way to the stands and threw the ball in before that panned to Cousins celebrating. I have NFL Replay and just watched it. Also, he didn’t do anything more than others do. The only reason he got penalized is because he went to the ground. Look at CJ after the Titans score. He didn’t basically the same thing only stayed upright.

      Not saying he doesn’t have to be better, but your characterization is not accurate.

      • polofourme - Aug 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        Well let me take your reply one by one…first the Baker hit…it is considered intentional by the rule book that’s why its in place…secondly, yes it is preseason, but that late hit on the back, was on their best player who had just sprung a big run for a TD..he was clearly beyond the goal and the hit was completely unnecessary IN A MEANINGLESS game…what if he had injured CJ…its a serious mistake and reflects poor decision making on Rambos part, he has to play smarter than that and it all begins in these very important games FOR ROOKIES. As for Davis..I watched the game…during the actual broadcast of the game..they IMMEDIATELY took the camera off Davis there was NO broadcast except for a very seconds of him falling to ground once again, just a lack of discipline and it cost us a penalty one of 11 on the night…tell me, if you have 11 penalties in regular season game..that can be the difference btwn winning or losing game…and we had that very same problem last season…where is the improvement in that area. I really don’t like any of the end zone antics…its self aggrandizing and in fact silly. As for Morris, like I said I wish these guys would just not do those kinds of things..but his antics are less objectionable than most..I don’t mind seeing a guy spike a ball, place one over the cross bars..I get it, scoring is exhilarating..but all these planned out dancing and preening around, it doesn’t do anything for me. That’s me..I am sure you love it which is fine.

  3. goskins44 - Aug 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    polo – You can’t just make stuff up. I just watched the replay today for the 4th time as I was watching the game anyway for some other plays. They followed Davis to the stands then he threw the ball into the stand turned around then fell. Then they panned back to Cousins jumping to one of the line-mans arms. Then they went back to Davis flailing around on the ground. You can say otherwise all you want, but I have access to the replay and have watched it several times. You are wrong, point blank.

    Also, I never defended Rambo’s penalty or fine. I don’t even have a problem with Bakers penalty and fine. But you have the wrong play for Rambo. He got flagged for a bad and late hit on Shonn Green, not CJ. As for Baker, to say he intentionally hit him illegally is not something you can know. Neither means the entire team has a self discipline.

    I am not a big fan of the histrionics. That is why there are rules and he got flagged for it as he should. My problem is with a fine on top of it. That’s all I said and you went into a diatribe. I don’t remember too many times someone got fined for celebration unless it involved a prop that did not meet NFL standards.

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Aug 18, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      Hey dude, you are awesome! I was trying to tell him it was Greene to so what’s his deal? Is he really a fan or just a baiting troll?

      • polofourme - Aug 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM

        A fan. Is that clear..tired of repeating myself.

      • goskins44 - Aug 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM

        Thanks for the kind words. Believe it or not, polo is a Redskins fan. He just has a few problems that get in his way and put him on the wrong side of almost every other fan. Mostly he hates MS to a fault and he has a real problem admitting he is wrong. Only in very rare instances will he admit being wrong about something.

        I guess by definition he could be considered a troll, but the difference I see is he really believes what he says, where a real Internet troll just makes stuff up knowing its wrong or inappropriate just to get a rise. Most find him infuriating. I find him mostly amusing. It’s always interesting to see how he tries to explain things that are just blatantly incorrect or how long he will maintain he is right despite hard data showing the opposite.

      • polofourme - Aug 18, 2013 at 8:44 PM

        A fan…tired of repeating myself..the rule says the penalty for hitting the QB below the knees is purposeful whether it is or not by intention by the player.thats why its a personnel foul and 15yds. To try and discourage players from hitting QB when the are vulnerable…the QB are the marquee players and the league has made it a priority to protect them to the extent it is fast becoming a no hit policy. As for baiting….I will leave that up to you…I don’t need to justify my views to you or seek your permission to post my views….it doesn’t matter if was Green or Johnson….it matters that it was a stupid play and lead to penalty that’s the ISSUE, 11 penalties is a lot even for a preseason game and my point was and remains that’s is a continuation from last year…do you dispute that?

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