Sunday, December 13, 2009
Incognito: Another foul, another benching
By Mike Sando
Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo is taking a stand against right guard Richie Incognito.
Incognito is back on the bench after yet another 15-yard penalty for a personal foul.
Spagnuolo briefly benched Incognito after the volatile guard head butted Titans' rookie Sen'Derrick Marks following a play. Marks and Incognito appeared to be engaged in typical post-play banter when Incognito launched the front of his helmet into Marks' helmet.
When Incognito returned to the game, he tagged Titans safety Vincent Fuller after, or at least toward, the end of a play. Like the hit Seattle's Aaron Curry put on the Texans' Jacoby Jones earlier Sunday, this one appeared unnecessary even if the play had not officially ended.
It seems as though we're seeing officials call more penalties on these types of plays.
Fox cameras showed Incognito defending his actions while speaking with Spagnuolo on the sideline after the second penalty. Spagnuolo apparently wasn't buying it.