Michael Vick was clearly unhappy with the officials following the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the New York Giants, lamenting the amount of times he got hit and the lack of flags for roughing the passer. Vick was knocked out of the game with a broken hand on Sunday, one week after being knocked out of a game due to a concussion.
But does Vick have a case? Does it even matter if he has a case? To answer the former, here's the hit that broke his hand.
You can read about Vick's comments here.
While it's debatable if the hit was late, it did catch Vick right under the chinstrap. Chris Canty lowers his helmet and hits Vick in the head/neck area with its crown. With the emphasis on protecting quarterback's heads, you'd think this would be a flag.
More importantly, Vick's comments serve a purpose. He's made enough of a fuss about it, in a highly-publicized way, that perhaps he's put the issue into the minds of officials who will be working Eagles games from here out. Vick's postgame comments planted the seed, something coaches do all the time across all sports.
Whether you agree with Vick or not probably doesn't matter here. Yes, it does seem like Vick has taken his fair share of shots this season, but the point of his statement was to simply draw awareness to what he feels is a wrong. And the more controversy the comments generate, the more the issue stays in the forefront of the public's, and the official's, attention.
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