Jets special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey has no doubt. Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos "absolutely" should be subject to a fine for tripping kickoff return man Percy Harvin during Sunday's game.

But tripping is not a specific, fine-eligible offense. The NFL's fine schedule includes descriptions and fine amounts for 18 offenses, including leg whipping, low blocks and striking/kicking/kneeing. Tripping is not on the fine schedule.

Depending on the circumstance of the tripping incident, it can be reviewed under the striking/kicking/kneeing offense, according to the NFL. The striking/kicking/kneeing violation carries a fine of $8,268 for the first offense and $15,539 for the second.

The NFL's fines come out on Fridays, so it will be interesting to see how the league handles Santos's trip of Harvin, who likely would have scored a touchdown late in the first half if Santos hadn't stuck his right leg out and tripped him.

Harvin, who later said he didn't consider the play dirty, was credited with a 65-yard return, to the spot of the foul, at the Chiefs' 43-yard line. Tripping is a 10-yard penalty, so the Jets took over at the Chiefs' 33. They settled for a field goal on this drive.

"Well, it makes you sick, to be honest with you," McGaughey said of the frustration over having a potential kickoff return touchdown taken away by a trip. "You put all the work in just to see it all kind of go all out with a trip. It screws with you a little bit."

Santos, though, was better off taking the 10-yard penalty in this situation than letting Harvin run past for a touchdown. The NFL's rules, as they pertain to a play like this, basically make it a smarter move for a kicker (or anyone else) to trip the return man.