Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes suffered a thigh injury when Panthers linebacker Sean Ware fell into him on a blocked field goal Saturday, and afterward Tynes was hopping mad that Ware wasn’t called for a personal foul.
“Where was the flag?” Tynes asked. “What happened to the defenseless player? I don’t care if you tip the ball, you still shouldn’t be able to hit a kicker when he still has his plant foot on the ground. I don’t understand where the hell the rule is, because I was the epitome of a defenseless player.”
A player who blocks a kick or punt is allowed to run into the kicker or punter, but Tynes thinks that rule needs to be changed.
Tynes did say, however, that he doesn’t think his injury is serious.
“It’s definitely sore,” Tynes said, “but I think it’s going to be alright.”