Tonawanda News — Colon, however, said he would appeal his because it was “too much” — or a lot more than the reported $15,000 Ferguson was fined.
“I saw Nick and Brick over there in a scuffle, saw a wave of Patriots and my initial reaction was to go help them out, and help my brothers,” Colon said. “I’m always going to play like that, and obviously, it costs me a lot of money to play like that.
“But we’ve got to stand for something.”
NOTES: Ryan downplayed a report that backup QB Matt Simms has lots of support in the organization and could replace Smith if the rookie struggles. “I think there’s a lot of guys that like Simms, I don’t think there’s any doubt,” Ryan said. “But to say as our starting quarterback? I don’t see that. Again, I’m obviously not saying that that couldn’t happen or whatever, but we see Geno as our starting quarterback now.” ... CB Antonio Cromartie, hampered by a sore hip, said he’s feeling the best he has since the first day of training camp. “I was playing on one hip,” he said.