I heard the referee announce a penalty and couldn't believe what I was hearing:
"Personal foul, taunting, No. 72 on the offense."
15-yard taunting call against ... Eric Fisher?!?!— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) October 25, 2015
This set Twitter off because there are still people who believe Fisher is the Chiefs worst lineman (he's not). People were upset that Fisher, of all people, was flagged for taunting. What in the world would he be taunting?
As it turns out, Fisher had a pretty good reason to. Check out the play where Fisher got the penalty. This Steelers player appears to be twisting the ankle of Chiefs RB Charcandrick West.
That's when Fisher jumped in and said something, and he was right to do so.
Fisher told the KC Star's Sam Mellinger that "I guess if they want to play after the whistle, we gotta play after the whistle, too."
Andy Reid said after the game that "he was really just protecting Charcandrick there."
The Chiefs won the game so I don't have a problem with the penalty. In the big picture, I actually consider this penalty a good thing for Fisher and the Chiefs. You need that attitude that no one is going to mess with you, and that's what the Chiefs had in their best offensive line performance of the season.