Michael Vick was banged around again this week as the Philadelphia Eagles took on the New York Giants, suffering a broken right hand as a result of the hits he took throughout the game. Just like last week, Vick was hit early and often, sometimes after the ball was released. And after the game, Vick blasted the officials, saying they have to do their job and protect him.
Here are the key quotes from Vick following the Eagles loss to the Giants.
"I was trying to protect myself," Vick said in his postgame news conference. "Still didn't get a flag and that's pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. I mean, obviously at some point something catastrophic is going to happen and I broke my hand."
"Looking at the replays, I'm on the ground every time, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated," Vick said in his postgame news conference. "The refs have got to do their jobs. And I mentioned it to the refs in training camp when I talked to them. I'm on the ground constantly, all the time. Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground. And I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard flags like everybody else does."
In a way, he's right. Many of the hits Vick took this week and last were borderline, though it's unclear whether they were worthy of a flag. Still, he's taken a beating in the pocket this season, suffering a concussion in Week 2 and the broken hand in Week 3. If this keeps up, it's tough to see him surviving the season without suffering an even more serious injury.
More from Week 3:
• Kenny Britt May Have Torn ACL/MCL, Reportedly Needs Season-Ending Surgery
• Lions Vs. Vikings: Detroit Stuns Minnesota In OT; Watch Calvin Johnson's Grab
• Video: Kevin Walters Catches 20-Yard TD Off Defender's Leg
• Patriots Vs. Bills: Tom Brady Throws Four INTs
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