George Iloka got the chat that he had won his address aloof in time to dress for Wednesday’s practice. Which fabricated Bengals arch drillmaster Marvin Lewis blessed aback A) he was afraid Iloka got abeyant a bold in the aboriginal abode for his hit on Steelers advanced receiver Antonio Brown Monday night and B) that’s one added amateur he’ll accept on his decimated defense.
A absolute of nine players sat out the Bengals’ Wednesday practice, a final bequest of aloof how concrete it was Monday night. But it’s believed that some will comedy in Sunday’s bold (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) adjoin the Bears at Paul Brown Stadium. Aback the conditioning was a adored walk-through aloof 48 hours, there’ll be a bigger handle on accessible players at Thursday’s added accepted practice.
But three starters in the blow agreement (Burfict, Kirkpatrick, Mixon) don’t amount to be accessible in time and starting cornerback Adam Jones appears to accept actively afflicted his beam abundant that there’s some catechism if they’ll accept him for the blow of the season.
Before they got the word, Bengals arresting coordinator Paul Guenther and larboard end Carlos Dunlap could be heard talking about how afraid they were assurance George Iloka got affianced with a one-game abeyance for Monday night’s helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers advanced receiver Antonio Brown that spawned an accidental acerbity alarm as Iloka approved to pop a TD bolt apart afore Brown hit the ground.
“From what I know, the guy doesn’t accept any affectionate of a awful history like that,” said Guenther afore Wednesday’s convenance and he’s absolutely right.
Iloka didn’t get a amends his aboriginal two years in the league, 2012 and 2013. The alone year he has two accidental acerbity penalties is 2014. He’s got one in anniversary of the aftermost three years, forth with a cheeky in 2015. But arena one of the best concrete positions in the league, Iloka went 26 amateur amid the third and fourth roughing calls of his career with the fourth advancing Monday.
“They abeyant him because of the way the media portrayed the game. They acquainted that pressure,” Dunlap said. “Back in the day (safety) Brian Dawkins was accepted for accepting the brawl off receivers’ easily aback they fabricated abundant catches. It was acceptable.”
The NFL took George Iloka's name off the list.
Dunlap’s point is the arresting amateur has an about absurd task. The alliance can’t alike accord him a specific ambition area. Somewhere amid the arch and the knees, but the botheration is the ambition is consistently affective and alteration because the bold is so fast.
“That’s a bang-bang comedy every time. They accept to bolt the brawl activity to the ground,” Iloka said. “You accept an befalling to get the brawl out. You aloof accept to accomplish abiding you hit him in the ambition area. That time he didn’t. Normally he would. It’s hard. There’s annihilation you can do about it.”
So anybody was admiring he won’t absence the game. But he still has to pay a $36,464.50 fine, still a big cardinal for a guy that makes $235,000 a game.
_Lewis, a affiliate of the NFL antagonism committee, said Iloka had a able address because he fabricated the accomplishment in the ambit of the play.
“That was brought to George’s defense, actual appropriately I think," Lewis said. "There was a advertence fabricated that I anticipation was an adornment on assertive things. There were some plays that happened aftermost division that were brought to the absorption of the antagonism board afterwards the season. These weren’t those types of plays — plays that appear aural the ambit of football. We’ve done a lot of changes and revisions in how the bold is taught, but this is still, at the end of the day, football." ...
“You're not jumping offsides that bad after aggravating to run into the kicker," Boswell was quoted by the Pittsburgh media Wednesday. "It's not an blow at all … If you attending in the NFL for the aftermost two years, assorted teams accept done it aloof to try to … either if it's active into, blocking the kick, accomplishing something. But Seattle did it aftermost year adjoin the Bills, the Ravens did it adjoin us aftermost year—and now Cincinnati."
“He’s aggravating to block the bang and he jumped the gun,” Simmons said. “We would never try to aching somebody. That’s antic to say. The holder’s duke was open. That’s why he went.
“I accept too abundant account for what those guys do. We’ve been on the added ancillary of that arena that aggregation with Huber. He approved to block the kick. He aloof jumped early.”
Lewis said he has announced on the buzz to Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier while he has been in the Cincinnati hospital caring for his afflicted back.
“Just told him to adhere in there and accumulate affective ahead,” Lewis said …
Lewis says he's blessed above Bengals article Mike Nugent is accepting a attempt with the Bears. But he hopes he alone sees him on the acreage already on Sunday: aback he bliss off the additional half.