Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is well known as a cheap shot artist, and it may finally be catching up to him.
Adam Schefter of NFL Network is reporting that the league could decide to suspend Wilfork for his latest cheap shot, an elbow to Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler’s head after a play was over. The hit wasn’t caught by the TV cameras, but NFL Network showed it on the coaches’ tape, and it was blatant.
NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp called Wilfork’s hit, “Cheap, cheap cheap. That’s all that is, is cheap.” Marshall Faulk added, “I’m surprised that Vince would even stoop that low in the game, to try to take out the quarterback, who wasn’t even near the ball.”
Wilfork’s long history of cheap shots includes trying to gouge Giants running back Brandon Jacobs’ eye, driving his elbow into Bills quarterback J.P. Losman’s knee and hitting Cowboys tight end Jason Witten after the whistle blew.
Wilfork has said in the past that he doesn’t care that he’s known as a dirty player. Maybe a suspension will make him care.
UPDATE: If Wilfork gets suspended, he can use his down time filming another Three Stooges film. (Hopefully it won’t involve any dead babies and/or the Stooges being executed.)