Brett Favre‘s crackback block had already garnered him plenty of criticism, and now it has cost him in the wallet too. Today the NFL fined the quarterback $10,000 for going low on Texans defensive back Eugene Wilson, according to multiple tweets (Judd Zulgad got there first so we’ll cite him).
The play happened during Monday night’s preseason game, when Favre, lined up wide in the Wildcat, attempted to block for Percy Harvin. The play received almost instantaneous negative reaction, not just because Favre had blatantly cheap-shotted a guy, but because the Vikings looked like idiots for risking Favre on such a play in such a meaningless game.
The Vikings were actually dumb on several fronts in this instance. Yes, it was silly to call the play in the first place, but it was also silly for them to not have schooled Favre better in the blocking rules. Darrell Bevell and Brad Childress should each pay half of Brett’s fine, since it was their fault the situation went down in the first place.
Then, when they get done doing that, or at the very least apologizing to Brett for hanging him out there, they should tear the Wildcat pages out of their playbooks, chew them up until they resemble paste and spit them into the toilet. This will be difficult if the pages are laminated.