Philadelphia QB Michael Vick fractured his right hand on what looked like a late hit from from NY DT Chris Canty during the Eagles’ 29-16 home loss to the Giants earlier today, an incident Vick considers just the latest in a series of non-calls from NFL referees. “My heads was fine,” Vick insisted in quotes supplied by Philly.com’s Les Bowen and Paul Domovitch, despite receiving a concussion last Sunday night in Atlanta.
“I’m trying to protect myself. I didn’t get a flag. That pretty much has been the story the last three weeks. Something catastrophic is going to happen and I broke my hand. Not to blame the refs, but more precautions should be taken when I’m in the pocket. If you look at the replay, I’m on the ground every time. I’d be lying, if I told you I wasn’t frustrated right now.”
Asked if he does not get the calls, other quarterbacks get, Vick replied, “Absolutely.”
Why? “Why? You all see. There’s no reason for it. I’m not going to go into a big dissertation about why I’m not getting the calls .. The refs have to do their jobs as well.”
And later, “Everybody seen the game. I’m on the ground constantly, all the time. All the highlights, watching film every time I throw the ball, I’m on the ground. I don’t know why I don’t get the 15-yard penalties like everyone else does. I am not complaining. I am just pointing it out and hopefully someone will do something about it … I’m not blaming the referee. Let’s not get it twisted. Everybody on the field has to do their job … I just want them to take notice.”