Fine against Dockett seems appropriate

The $7,500 fine against Darnell Dockett seems about right for pressing his elbow into Matt Hasselbeck's throat Sunday.

The lesser fine of $5,000 might seem like more of a slap on the wrist. The $7,500 amount is more like an elbow pressed to the throat -- not enough to do any lasting damage, but enough to get a player's attention.

And that is what I think Dockett was doing on the play in question. He seemed to be sending a message, not trying to injure Hasselbeck seriously.

Additional fines from this game:

These are all coming from Darren Urban of azcardinals.com. I am waiting to hear back from the league on those and others. Will update as new information becomes available.