Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty hopes the NFL cares about the safety of defensive players too.
Eagles guard Todd Herremans was called for two penalties against the Giants. In one, he dove at the back of Canty’s leg. In the other, Canty was engaged and Herremans dove at Canty’s knees.
“Two of them. Same guy. That kind of behavior, it’s either taught or it’s allowed,” Canty told Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger. “Either way, it has no place in our game.”
Herremans is likely to get a fine for one or both of the plays. They seemed to be textbook examples of unnecessarily trying to injury someone.
“In a league where we’re trying to crack down on defenseless players and things of that nature, that can’t be allowed,” Canty said. “You’re talking about defensive players taking shots on quarterbacks and wide receivers, well the league has to protect defensive players as well.”
Canty said that he told Herremans what he did was unacceptable. He looks forward to the team’s rematch.
“We all reap what we sow,” Canty said. “We all reap what we sow.”