Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was fined $10,000 by the NFL for his third-quarter hit on Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne in the season finale.
Wilfork sacked Henne on the play, but was ruled to have made helmet-to-helmet contact, for which he was penalized 15 yards.
Meanwhile, Dolphins defensive lineman Paul Soliai was also fined $10,000 for roughing the passer. His third-quarter hit on Patriots backup Brian Hoyer -- on the play in which Hoyer connected with receiver Brandon Tate for a 42-yard touchdown -- drew the fine.
Yet more ridiculous calls. Brackett gets 35k for destroying a long snapper. Wilfork gets 10k for what was incidental contact - Henne partially ducked, but that's irrelevant. And Soliai gets 10k for a late tackle? Bullshit. I hate the Dolphins but if you're fining every single late hit, then why don't you start fining guys for jumping into pileups after the forward progress has been stopped? What about linebackers who hit receivers just before they get the ball -e arly tackles in short zones are a constant