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New York Giants’ Chris Canty Fined $15,750 for Hit on Tony Romo

November 3rd, 2012 at 9:45 AM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty wasn't flagged for his hit on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during a 29-24 victory last Sunday, but he didn't escape that dreaded FedEx envelope from the league. The NFL fined Canty $15,750 for the first-quarter hit of Romo, where it appeared the crown of his helmet grazed the lower facemask of Romo.

Because it was the FOX Sunday National Game of the Week, it's not too surprising that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on Canty. After all, he is going out of his way to make the league safer – despite the fact that the Giants played two games over a five day stretch earlier this year. But hey, who's counting?

In only his second game back after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List, Canty was a major thorn in the Cowboys' side. He was credited with three QB hits, multiple pressures and one sack for -12 yards. He also made it easier for Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora to get to the quarterback.

Canty has yet to comment publicly on the fine.

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24 Responses to “New York Giants’ Chris Canty Fined $15,750 for Hit on Tony Romo”

  1.  James Stoll says:

    I hate the after the fact fining

    •  Krow says:

      Especially when there’s no flag.

      •  jfunk says:

        I think some of these fines for grazing blows are lame, but I don’t have a problem with a fine coming even when there was no flag.

        Just because the ref didn’t see it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, they can’t catch everything.

  2.  Dirt says:

    Don’t most teams play 3 games in 14/15 days?

    •  Krow says:

      Sunday … 6 off … Sunday … 6 off … Sunday.

      Yep.

      •  demo3356 says:

        Yeah playing Monday- Sunday- Thursday like the Ravens did earlier is something to complain about. That was 3 games in 11/12 days. The Giants playing Wednesday- Sunday Thursday isnt nearly as bad..

  3.  demo3356 says:

    Love Canty. Guy is a difference maker out there. Not many guys in the NFL with his combo of size, speed and athleticism. Quite possibly JR’s best FA signing.

  4.  demo3356 says:

    Pittsburgh is going to become pretty one dimensional without Mendenhall and Dwyer. That Dwyer kid was running really well for them. Having Philips back will be huge, especially with 2 of our top 3 coverage Line backers out tomorrow. NYG cant sleep on that young trio of WR’s and on Heath Miller though, not sure we have faced a better quartet of receiving threats yet this year.

  5.  GIANTT says:

    I am in total agreement with fouls that are flagrant and missed by the refs getting flagged by the league . Im supposing that Cantys hit was subject to interpretation and the League office ran it through a few times and decided it was a foul . Was it a foul ? apparently . Was it intentional . No . I would commend Canty for playing as hard as possible and not pulling back , thats what I want to see . In this league where the difference between success or failure is measured fractions of an inch and fractions of a second , that momentary hesitation potentially could be a game changer in a tight game . Im glad Canty sees it that way too

  6.  demo3356 says:

    I think the Giants should win this game something on the line of 26-20 or such. It does set up for some frustration though as Haley has employed a dink and dunk offensive approach which is the perfect scheme to run vs our bend but don’t break defense. We allow all the underneath stuff but try to stop the big down field plays. All Haley’s want to do is pick his way down the field with underneath stuff. I see Pittsburgh spending all day flying up and down the field between the 20′s but stalling when they get close to the red zone.

  7.  BigBlueGiant says:

    If there’s NO flag, there should be NO fine.

    flaw in the system.

    •  demo3356 says:

      100% completely wrong bro.. I’d rather if the officials are not 100% sure they do NOT throw a 15 yard flag. I’d rather they let the NFL office review later and make the call. Those roughing the QB penalties are a killer and sometimes with the speed of the game they cant be sure. The last thing we want is those guys feeling the need of erroring on the side of protecting the QB..

  8.  fanfor55years says:

    You never know what you’ll get out of the Giants……. or any other team in the NFL. Some of you must not see much football other than our favorite team. A league that has general parity, that consists of the best 1600 players in the world, and that plays once each week is going to be a Week-to-week” league. That means quality of play is inconsistent because humans aren’t automatons, the other team is both good and working hard, and sometimes the body rhythms just aren’t right. All of these facts are magnified because they only play 16 times each season. The same thing happens in basketball and baseball, hockey, soccer and any other team sport you can name that has anything close to a salary cap or some other means of creating a resemblance of parity. It’s just that a baseball season that has 162 games allows players to come back the next day and do better, burying that horrible game they played a few days earlier in a river of games that forces fans to focus on the Big Picture.

    In the NFL everyone analyzes each game like it’s a season. It just doesn’t work like that. EVERY team has good and bad days. What you need to recognize about the Giants is that while they will have bad games (individually and as a team) they have all the elements that matter in the Big Picture right now: great organization that includes a great GM, a great scouting department, one of the best coaches in the sport and very high-quality assistants, and a good owner; a great, franchise quarterback who has tremendous receivers around him; a young running back who looks like he may be the Real Deal; a relatively young and very athletic and talented defense that is trying to find its rhythm; a tremendous kicking game; an emerging “core” on both the O-line and D-line that looks like it could be excellent for many years to come if they can come up with one or two additions; a very solid fan base and financial support; a real football town in which to play; and a division that is always tough enough that if the team makes it through to the playoffs it is battle-tested and therefore very ready to compete.

    This franchise has all the pieces necessary for success. So they are WAY ahead of the game. But they will still have bad games for the reasons I cited above. This isn’t the old days when enough money combined with great scouting could make a team so much better that they could play lousy and still win almost all the time. In fact, all of us should be DELIGHTED that this is one of the few teams in the NFL that can play poorly and STILL win. So grumble all you want about inconsistency and “which Giants team will show up”. It’s the same team every week, it’s just that they cannot, and will not, play at their best every week. Enjoy what we have, not what is an Olympian ideal that simply is never going to be reached.

  9.  demo3356 says:

    Monday night will be an elimination game for the Eagles and Saints. Loser of that one is officially donezo.. This is very good news for the Giants as they are the two WORST Match ups for the Giants in the NFC.. I’m hoping the Saints win to put another nail in the Reid/ Vick Coffin.

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