The talkers will have their say about it in the coming week, but all sides seem to be favoring Johnson as the class player and Finnegan as the punk. I would agree.
What I want to know is how a punk with the reputation of Finnegan can get away with the fouls and cheap shots? Why have no flags been thrown? Certainly, the refs know who is who out there.
You can't go on the air and pontificate about sportsmanship...
"We really hate to see that."
"That's not football, there."
"Beat him with your play, not your fists"
... all the while not calling out the obvious unsportsmanship that is taking place on every snap, or not calling out the officials who turn a blind eye.
When you allow Finnegans to be Finnegans, you have to expect a Johnson to throw a few 'flags' of his own every now and then. I don't fault him. I applaud him...
...and any fine or punishment dished out by the league against Johnson will be an injustice.
By all means, sanction the trouble makers. And sanction the officials for allowing it. (And yes, they do allow it.)