A couple of strange things happening in the NFL today … The first was AJ Hawk sacking Sam Bradford, hopping up and flipping the bird toward his own sideline.
Here’s how the Packers linebacker explained it:
“It’s kind of been a running joke with some of my teammates. There was no anger or malice towards it.”
We wonder if Mike McCarthy will allow any more of those … Doubt it. Will Hawk be fined? Probably, but we hope not.
The second stranger, but true happenings involved the head coaches at the end of the 49ers win over the Lions.
As Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh met at midfield, Harbaugh, admittedly fired up after beating the previosly unbeaten Lions on the road, gave Schwartz a rather hearty handshake and allegedly uttered an obscenity. Schwartz took offense and chased Harbaugh down to confront him. They bumped bodies, exchanged words and were separated (see video below) … The players then started a shouting scrum before finally being separated.
That was way out of line by Schwartz … No doubt he was sore from the loss, but Harbaugh had every right to be excited.
Think there will be a fine for this behavior.
For Schwartz, we hope so.