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Green Bay Packers defensive back Jerron McMillian was fined $21,000 for his hit on Giants tight end Martellus Bennett on Sunday Night. He’s not too happy about it and spoke up on it today. The flag for the hit came in as hitting a defenseless player, and for the third straight week a Packers defender was fined. McMillian isn’t thrilled with the league right now, and says that his coaches can’t give him any advice because he’s doing things by the book. Packers DB Jerron McMillian thinks the NFL has a hit out on the team. (Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE) “(The coaches) said, ‘I don’t know what else to tell you. I don’t want to change anything different about what you did,’ “ McMillian said via NFL.com. “You lowered your target, you led with your shoulder, it wasn’t helmet to helmet, I don’t know what (the referees) are looking for me to do. I can’t pull up, I’m already coming full speed. You can’t just stop.” He then said that he thought it was for the player (Bennett) who was “crying” over the hit. “I guess it’s for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot,” He said. “I guess something was wrong with him, but it was a clean hit. I think they more so threw the flag because of his reaction instead of the actual contact.” Then he took things a step further and said that the league has a hit out on the Packers. “I think (the NFL) has got a hit out on us,” McMillian said. “We’re trying to play a physical football game, and it calls to be physical in this game of football. Just to have rules and regulations on to how and to where to hit a player, it’s hard. You want to go all out, you want to leave everything on the field, but that’s a little bit of an aspect of the game they’re trying to take away. They’re trying to take it away.” I can see where the Rookie is coming from. The Packers have been fined on some questionable hits, but to say the league has a hit out for them is a bit of a stretch. The Rookie wage scale needs to be taken into account here too. As colleague Shane wrote, there needs to be a leverage system for fines. $21,000 is a LOT of money for a fourth round draft pick who in all reality, did things the right way. Every hit, call and penalty is reviewed by the league, but I think they got this one wrong. Especially when Bennett said after the game it was just a good hit that knocked the wind out of him. The post Packers DB McMillian: “NFL has a hit out on us” appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media today that running back Cedric Benson will remain on injured reserve this season after undergoing surgery on his foot.
McCarthy: Benson had surgery yesterday. He will not be back with us this season.
— Tyler Dunne (@TyDunne) November 29, 2012
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