Jerron McMillian isn’t feeling sorry for anyone and he’s not afraid to show it. McMillian delivered a hard hit on New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett Sunday that drew a penalty and a fine that came down on Thursday.
A $21,000 fine at that, McMillian plans to appeal and said his coaches couldn’t find fault in the hit either. However, Bennett didn’t feel the same way after the game: "I wanted to kick (McMillian's) ass." However, McMillian talks a tough talk after a tough hit:
"They (the coaches) said, 'I don't know what else to tell you. I don't want to change anything different about what you did,'" McMillian said. “‘You lowered your target, you led with your shoulder, and it wasn't helmet to helmet.
"I don't know what (the referees) are looking for me to do. I can't pull up; I'm already coming full speed. You can't just stop."
"I think (the NFL) has got a hit out on us," McMillian told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "We're trying to play a physical football game, and it calls to be physical in this game of football. Just to have rules and regulations on to how and to where to hit a player, it's hard.
"You want to go all out, you want to leave everything on the field, but that's a little bit of an aspect of the game they're trying to take away. They're trying to take it away."
"I guess it's for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot," McMillian said. "I guess something was wrong with him, but it was a clean hit. I think they more so threw the flag because of his reaction instead of the actual contact."