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Saints' Harper should expect a fine for this hit (video)

Late hit on Steve Smith in the end zone was cheap. Matt Bowen

Print This October 10, 2011, 10:03 AM EST

I understand what goes on in divisional games in the NFL. You play a team twice a season and things happen. However, after playing for Saints’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, I know he doesn’t coach his players to take blatant cheap shots.

Play physical? No question. But what we saw from Roman Harper yesterday in the Saints-Panthers game down in Charlotte was cheap after Steve Smith caught a TD pass from Cam Newton.

And he should get a Fed Ex letter from the league office in his locker this week.

Check out the replay…

One thing to go back and take a look at here…

When one of your teammates takes a cheap shot, you should protect him. That’s exactly what we saw from Newton and the rest of the offense in the end zone. Don’t let someone take a free shot at your guy.

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