Friday was a rough day for a few quarterback hunters, as the NFL handed down numerous fines to players for unnecessary roughness.
Another rookie, Andrew Luck, was the target of two different offenses in the Indianapolis Colts' 35-9 loss to the New York Jets. Rookie defensive end Quinton Coples was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness for grabbing Luck's facemask, and Aaron Maybin was docked $7,875 for "unnecessarily" striking the quarterback with his elbow.
The battle between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions also drew the NFL's attention. Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson drew a $15,750 fine for hitting Eagles quarterback Michael Vick below the knees, and Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was docked $10,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct. Burleson simulated shooting a gun after scoring a touchdown.