View Full Version : Mundy's hit on Heyward-Bey (video)...Update 9/26, Fined $21K

09-23-2012, 09:21 PM
Everyone in Raider land and I'm sure all the Steeler haters will say that Ryan Mundy lead with his head and intentionally went after Darrius Heyward-Bey on that endzone hit. I know we're all mad at how the defense collapsed but that hit was not intentional and the officials were correct in not throwing the flag. Perhaps they must missed it, as they sometimes do but in this case they missed it right if you know what I mean.

It was a monster hit, gave me chills from the good old days..so yeah I thought it was awesome. I'm not glad that Heyward-Bey was taken to the hospital and I do hope he's ok but that's life in the NFL, sometimes it just happens. You lead with your hands, ready to plant yourself into the chest of the receiver and he ducts his head. Ask Harrison how that feels.

I'm sure Lord Goodell will be happy to sign the fax that Mundy gets this week with a hefty fine.


09-23-2012, 09:28 PM
I loved it! Great hit!!

09-23-2012, 09:36 PM
It was the highlight of the day for me, other than the Clark interception. Gave me chills, just like Clark and Polamalu used to do.

Phenomenal TJ
09-23-2012, 09:46 PM
He was doing his best Ryan Clark impression. I definitely don't think it was intentional at all, but that doesn't mean that he won't get fined a large amount, if nothing else but for the fact that Heyward-Bey was knocked out.

Chances are it didn't draw a flag because these referees could be talked out of their next week's paycheck's, though.

I suppose at the very least, Ryan Mundy finally did something to be talked about.

09-23-2012, 09:48 PM
It didn't draw a flag but it sure did offer some non calls in favor of the raiders.

Farrior Fan
09-23-2012, 09:51 PM
I honestly don't understand what ya'll are seeing that I am not. Mundy leads with his helmet, he cannot do this. Bey did not lower his head, if anything his head is higher than may be expected. I don't think it was intentional at all, but that isn't in the rule book. Expect a heavy fine.

09-23-2012, 09:55 PM
i thought Bey might have broke his neck for a min... the hit was hard, but when he hit the ground it was even worse... thenn he wasnt moving for a bit

huge fine... shoulda been a flag

09-23-2012, 10:10 PM
I appreciate a good hit, but i don't like to see a guy lay on the field motionless.

09-23-2012, 10:11 PM
and i didnt see where mundy hit him with his helmet.

09-23-2012, 10:13 PM
He's not leading with his head. Look at his hands just before he goes in for the hit, they are extended as to wrap up the receiver after he plants himself into his chest. Bey does what everyone does, sees the hit coming, ducks his head and the two collide.

He'll get fined there is no doubt, but this is just a part of the game.

09-23-2012, 10:18 PM
My God if that wasn't a bad hit then what is? He should be fined for it... He clearly led with his helmet.

09-23-2012, 10:36 PM
You guys are not watching the same play that I am then. LOL. He leads properly but ends up helmet to helmet, it happens. He'll get fined for sure. Such is life.

You have to see what you tackle, his head has to be up for that.

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Big T
09-23-2012, 11:13 PM
It should have been a flag. It was obvious that it wasn't malicious, but it's clearly helmet to helmet on a defenseless receiver which, like it or not, is a penalty.

09-23-2012, 11:17 PM
If this warrants a fine then so does the Raiders lineman crawling into Roethlisberger's knees.

Phenomenal TJ
09-23-2012, 11:54 PM
If this warrants a fine then so does the Raiders lineman crawling into Roethlisberger's knees.

Yeah, like that's going to happen. His jersey doesn't have Brady or Manning on the back of it, so....lol.

09-24-2012, 12:02 AM
Yeah, like that's going to happen. His jersey doesn't have Brady or Manning on the back of it, so....lol.

My point exactly. Such a two faced league.

09-24-2012, 09:21 AM
Did you guys hear the CBS announcers crawling all over the Raiders jock like it was laced with grape jelly or something? As soon as anything good happened for Oakland, Ian made more noise than my wife did on our honeymoon.

Then when Ben gets rolled up on after the play, they show the replay and move on...typical.

09-24-2012, 09:49 AM
Ian made more noise than my wife did on our honeymoon.

Your doing it wrong :lol: just kidding :)

09-24-2012, 12:51 PM
He will be fined no matter what,

I agree with Blitz though, he led with his hands but ended up hitting H to H. Part of it was the other Steeler pushing HB slighty just before contact. From the few replays they showed at game speed, did you all notice how fast that happens? HB saw it coming too I think by the way he had his arms out to catch the ball.

09-24-2012, 12:53 PM
He should be fined for his play overall, not this hit. With that being said, he will be $21,000.00 poorer next pay-check.

09-24-2012, 03:58 PM
That vid is getting a big of comments and traffic so far since I posted it up. I've had to remove a few spammers for being stupid but overall people definitely have their different thoughts on it.

09-26-2012, 03:05 PM
As an FYI, his salary is the 1 yr tender of $1.26 million, so 21,000 isn't exactly chump change for him like it would be for Harrison or Woodley.

Pittsburgh Steelers (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/pit/pittsburgh-steelers) safety Ryan Mundy (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11428/ryan-mundy) was fined $21,000 for his hit on Oakland Raiders (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/oak/oakland-raiders)wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12570/darrius-heyward-bey) last Sunday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital on Monday, a day after being knocked out by Mundy's helmet-to-helmet hit, and is expected to make a full recovery.

Heyward-Bey suffered a concussion and a strained neck on the scary hit that stopped the game Sunday for more than 10 minutes as Heyward-Bey had to regain consciousness before being carted off the field and taken to the hospital.

There was no penalty called on the play by the replacement officials.

On Monday, coach Dennis Allen said Heyward-Bey sounded tired when he talked with him and there is no word on when he will be cleared to return to the field.

"The concussion is obviously the bigger issue than anything else right now," Allen said. "He's a guy that we're going to have to continue to evaluate and see where he's at. We were all pleased to see that it wasn't anything severe as far as neck injury or anything like that."


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