With Antonio Smith's suspension being upheld while Scumbag-Future-Meth-Head-Sex-Toy Incognito lumbers on down the road to inflict his particular brand of disgusting on his next opponent, I'm reminded of all of those times where the Texans (in general) and Matt Schaub (in particular) have been on the receiving end of some extremely questionable to downright dirty cheap shots with the offending parties blithely skipping away unfazed.
Off the top of my head, and admittedly spanning several seasons, the Drayton Florence crown-of-helmet-to-chin "block" of Schaub on an interception return, Jared Allen's repeated charging at Schaub's knees, and the various instances of attempted bestiality by Fat Albert come to mind.
In each of these instances, the Texans took the "high road" and didn't retaliate. My opinion on that path is that it made/makes us more vulnerable to future cheap shots. It is my opinion that if we don't communicate that there will be "consequences" for taking cheap shots at our key players, people will continue to roll on Cushing's legs, step on Schaub's feet, go high on HopDaddy across the middle, etc...
I'm not saying make dirty play a policy... I'm saying make "Don't start something and there won't be something..." a policy.
What say you on the matter?