"If they fine this kid, Trent," he said to ESPN colleague Trent Dilfer, "I'm going to pay half this kid's fine, because of one reason. One reason: Defenders has to be respected as men before anything else. Because, see, sometimes we just look at the position and say, 'Oh, they just defenders.' But they're men. They have kids. They have families. And you have to treat everybody fair and everybody the same in this game. And that man laid a clean hit, and it cost the San Francisco 49ers a complete football game yesterday and it could cost them in the playoffs."