note: i posted this fanpost verbatim over at Gang Green Nation. read their comments at this link, and feel free to transfer some of the jets commentary to the bills.
i'm going to start this fanpost by pointing out that i'm a Bills fan. i'm also going to say that i've watched the jets for years, and root for them when they don't play buffalo =)
as many people saw in yesterday's game, James Ihedigbo (and another player, whose name escapes me) got into a tussle with bills' starting TE Derek Fine. ihedigbo threw a punch, which was (in my opinion) possibly the worst single decision of the day by any player on either team. this is saying something considering the poor quality of play on both sides of the ball for both teams. the penalty cost the team fifteen yards, and was directly responsible for giving the bills good field position late in the game.
what should be done about him? i know he was ejected, which was a good call in a game that was extremely poorly officiated. do you think he should be fined, or possibly even cut from the team? i don't think i'm going out on a limb when i say that the jets are a smash-mouth football team, but that's taking the method and turning it into a bit of madness, don't you think?
so, discuss. what should the jets do about Ihedigbo? and, beyond that, what should be done - in terms of coaching, t-rex and elsewhere - to prevent that from happening again?
what should be done with James Ihedigbo?
nothing - penalties like this happen in close games (2 votes)
stern lecture by coaching staff - he's young and won't do it again (9 votes)
benched for a few games - teach that young feller a lesson (9 votes)
fined by league or team - best way to get a message to young players is through their wallet (61 votes)
cut - that kind of behavior simply isn't acceptable in the NFL (4 votes)
some combination of the above choices - post in comments! (4 votes)
89 total votes