Shamarko Thomas Expects To Be Fined For Hits

When scouts wrote the book on safety Shamarko Thomas heading into the draft this year, one of the leading takeaways was that Thomas was a big hitter.

He’s only 5-foot-9, but Thomas runs fast and uses his body to regularly generate massive collisions with opposing players.

In today’s NFL, though, big hits often come with a heavy price tag for the players who dole them out. Thomas said that the Steelers have been working with him on proper tackling form to help avoid the fines that the league hands out on a weekly basis, but admitted that he’s expecting to get some envelopes from the league at his locker over the course of the season.

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk