<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Griffin fined $21k for hit on Hill. Says it was to shoulder to helmet not helmet to helmet. Will appeal. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&src=hash">#Titans</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Jets&src=hash">#Jets</a></p>— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKuharskyNFL/statuses/385507170244366336">October 2, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Here is the hit that earned him the fine:
Griffin said that the hit was shoulder to shoulder. He might technically be right, but that hit right there is going to get him fined every single time. That is text book defenseless receiver and leading with the head.
These new rules do put safeties in a tough spot, but that is just life in today's NFL. The only thing they can do is that crawl thing that Griffin did last week.