Babin tackled Cardinals running back/returner LaRod Stephens-Howling in the third quarter. A flag was not thrown on the play.
I hate to brag but this is what I tweeted:
So on Friday, I’ll get the text about Babin being fined $15,000 for a horsecollar tackle. Excuse me. $15,750.
— Bryn Swartz (@eaglescentral) September 23, 2012
This is the second time this season that Babin has been fined by the NFL. He was fined $15,750 for “unnecessarily driving Brandon Weeden into the ground” when the Eagles faced the Cleveland Browns in week one.
He was also fined $15,000 for roughing the passer last season. This is the third time he has been fined by the league.
Babin had the following to say about his fine last season:
“I don’t think they like the way I play at all,” Babin said at the time. “I’m pretty sure they get nervous every time because they know I’m throwing and someone gets hurt. But that’s what got me paid, that’s what got me where I am today. I’m not going to change.”
This season, Babin has three sacks, four quarterback hits, five hurries, seven tackles, and just one penalty through three games. He rates as the Eagles’ best defensive player this season, according to Pro Football Focus, as well as the fifth best defensive end in the league.
The Eagles face the New York Giants in a must-win game in week four.