Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians told reporters he plans to appeal the NFL’s $50,000 fine handed down for smacking certainly one of his personal gamers on the helmet.
“I’ll appeal it,” he mentioned. “It ain’t bought nothing to do with the sport, so we’re good.”
After a play throughout Sunday’s wild-card matchup agains the Eagles, Arians walked on to the sector and smacked security Andrew Adams on the helmet. Arians mentioned he was making an attempt to forestall Adams from getting a penalty for pulling Eagles gamers off of a pile after a muffed punt that the Buccaneers recovered, per the Tampa Bay Times.
“You possibly can’t pull guys out of a pile,“ he mentioned. “We simply bought an enormous play, nice area place, and he’s making an attempt to pull a man out of the pile, and I used to be making an attempt to knock him off that man so he didn’t get a penalty.”
Tampa Bay went on to win the house sport, 31–15, and can host the Los Angeles Rams within the divisional spherical this Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
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