Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/7/12


The NFL has implemented a number of new rules over the past several seasons, most of which attempt to place an emphasis on player safety. If you watched Sunday’s game between the Eagles and Steelers, you may have found yourself thinking the league has to create a rule about throwing an opponent’s shoe. That’s right, a shoe-throwing regulation.


As you can see, Philadelphia defensive back Kurt Coleman tackled Steelers receiver Antonio Brown after Brown caught a pass for a big gain. He also removed Brown’s shoe and angrily tossed it toward the sidelines. A player’s shoe coming off on the field because of a tackle is not an uncommon occurrence, but I’m not sure we’ve ever seen a receiver forced to sit a play out because a defender hummed their shoe across the field.


Maybe Coleman was mad at Brown for making these comments about his teammate earlier in the week. Either way, I’m not sure he deserved the shoe throw.

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