Michael Vick wants to know why he doesn’t get the calls

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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick broke his non-throwing hand Sunday. The injury came on one of many big hits Vick took, often after he delivered the ball.

After the game, Vick wondered why the Giants weren’t penalized for hitting him late.

“I felt like I got hit late,” Vick said via CSNPhilly.com. “No flag. Broke my hand. That’s it. Trying to protect myself. Didn’t get a flag. And that’s pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. Obviously, at some point, something catastrophic is going to happen, and I broke my hand.”

Vick said he wasn’t sure if he would play next week.  But his frustration with the officials was clear.

“Everybody saw the game,” Vick said. “I’m on the ground constantly. All the time. Every time I throw the ball, in all my highlights and just watching film in general, every time I throw the ball, I’m on the ground, getting hit in the head, and I don’t know why I don’t get the 15-yard flags like everybody else does.

We watched the Eagles game closely. The hit by Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty when Vick hurt his hand was a borderline late hit. We don’t remember any other hits that seemed especially late, but we’d have to watch the game again to see if Vick’s complaints are fair.

Vick isn’t happy with the calls, but he should also be unhappy with his own play. The Eagles offense has looked uneven for stretches in each game, which is partly why the Eagles are 1-2.

For now, Vick is pointing the finger outward.

“More precautions should be taken when I’m inside the pocket,” Vick said. “Look at all the replays, I’m on the ground every time. It’s unfortunate for myself, unfortunate my team, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t frustrated right now because of that.”

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107 responses to “Michael Vick wants to know why he doesn’t get the calls

  1. Is he REALLY whining about calls? THE EAGLES GOT EVERY SINGLE CALL TODAY. They weren’t called for holding ONCE all game, yet I saw JPP get undressed more than most supermodels during runway shows. He even got to the point where he was in the refs’ faces repeatedly about it.

    YOU LOST. DEAL WITH IT.

  2. Waaahhhhhhhh!

    Were the dogs complaining about late hits when you smashed their heads in for losing dogfights?

    C’mon…he was asking for someone to point that out, given his bitching.

  3. “Michael Vick wants to know why he doesn’t get the calls?”

    Because the refs best friend is a poodle…….

  4. Follow up: Because a QB doesn’t get a flag just for getting knocked down…He can’t be a runner and get one, only if he is defenseless.

  5. Tony Romo has never gotten that call. He’s had stitches in his chin, broken ribs, contusions on his back all from hits after the ball left his hand.

    He’s never complained once.

  6. In comparison to the other games this season, Vick got crushed today and no flags were thrown. On the play where he got hit and fell to the ground, holding his head, it was a helmet to helmet collision. If the league wide stance is to protect the quarterback, then be consistent. This poor guy got abused today and the refs sat on their hands (and hankies).

  7. The Canty hit was perfectly legal, the only borderline call was the one by JPP in the 3rd quarter, but I thought that was a clean hit also.

    Vick is just whining, trying to play the refs into giving him more calls. If Vick wants to avoid hits, he should:

    A. Get rid of the ball quicker.

    and

    B. Slide, you dumb@$$, you’re a QB.

  8. Glad to see the Diva coming out in Vick again. I guess a year of good behavior is all he had in him..

    What’s the over/under of him flipping fans off, or having run ins with the law? I say 5-6 months tops.

  9. If Vick is looking for the officials to change their calls based on his press conference rant, he’s barking up the wrong tree.

    …thank you, I’ll be here all week.

  10. In case we want a reference point, look at the roughing the qb call Cambell was awarded in the first quarter against the jets…

  11. yes the eagles look like less than the sum of their parts.

    look, their line isnt that good. he takes chances cause he believes he can run away from anything. reid calls too many passes. and vick isnt as fast as he used to be.

    i would bet the league told the refs to cut him all the breaks. they cant cover for everything.

  12. The dogs you tortured killed didn’t get the benefits of any penalty flags either you monster!

    Maybe NFL refs like dogs?

  13. Vick took 1 shot to the head. When he ducked into JPP barreling into him. His fault.

    There was another time where, after the irreplacable Steve Smith (again) tipped a ball in the air that was picked. In pursuit of the tackle, Vick was decleated in a completely legal manner.

    Canty hit him hard on a hit after the release that’s routinely not called week after week in this league, because it came instantly after the release.

    Meanwhile, Eli Manning took a blatant facemask, a lunge below the knees (both illegal I do believe), and instead of sitting on the bench sulking, went out and lit up their $165 million secondary.

  14. Maybe Reid should have put some of that money into beefing up the OL instead of putting together a dream team.

  15. this is embarrassing. Philly fans, make him stop. STFU and you lost. consider yourself lucky mr. vick, you should be 0-3. Dream On!

    Lastly, is this why atlanta ran you out.

  16. he’s got a point. if those same exact hits were put on rodgers, brady, manning, guys like that they would be called everytime and are. but when its guys like vick, romo, cutler, etc. they seem to be a lot more reserved when deciding whether or not to throw the flag.

  17. rjmarrella says: Sep 25, 2011 6:58 PM

    In comparison to the other games this season, Vick got crushed today and no flags were thrown. On the play where he got hit and fell to the ground, holding his head, it was a helmet to helmet collision. If the league wide stance is to protect the quarterback, then be consistent. This poor guy got abused today and the refs sat on their hands (and hankies).
    ——————————————————
    Go back and watch after the play. Even the ref standing there said he got hit in the shoulder. Defensive Player didn’t come crashing down on him, just shoved him to the ground.

    So go cry me a river that your “Dream Team” sucked today. Now you can have two QBs who can sit on the sidelines and cry rivers. Maybe Kafka can be your next QB since you traded 2 good ones away in the past two years.

  18. Vick is a scrambling QB, the call is designed to stop cheap shots on the QB, not to make it impossible for the QB’s to get hit like every other player on the field.

  19. How about the Ref that kept giving Vick a hand in getting up off the ground? I counted at least three times where a Ref helped him up after being knocked down.

    Have you ever seen that before? Ridiculous.

  20. Call me a homer as I am a Giant fan. However, this complaining w/o “complaining” is bull crap. Mr Vick you get paid to play a game, at least do it like a man. Every week QB’s take shoots w/o getting a call. Today Eli took a hit to the head while T Cole also got a hand in his face mask on a thrid down. Which should have resulted in a first down. The was no call. He didn’t even throw his hands up in the air or complain to the ref. Be a man, if you want to complain about being hit every drop back, at least come out and state it. Maybe you take up a non contact game like checkers.

  21. Eli’s head getting twisted like a bottlecap was far more blatant and obvious than anything the Giants did to Vick. Sour grapes on his part and a $100 million gamble on the Eagles’ front office’s part.

  22. Hey Vick, last week your teammate struck Ryan in the head with his helmet (helmet to helmet) and there was no call. The Eagles have been known as dirty and they seem to get a lot of calls their way, so get over it and used to it – your line isn’t that good.

  23. Brews doesn’t get them either. Today a defender jumped on top of him when he was laying on the ground and someone grabbed his facemask on the play where Mario Williams was injured. If you touch Brady or Peyton on the toe, it’s a free 15.

  24. Slight correction to the quote above – he actually said: “…and I don’t know why I don’t get the 15-yard flags like everybody else do.” Vick obviously got a great education at Virginia Tech.

  25. Vick, it sounds like your beef is more with your O-LINE than the refs. I mean, you’re complaining about how you are on the ground after EVERY play…well, sounds like the problem isn’t the refs. The “Dream Team” forgot to address it’s biggest weakness from last season so they will remain the “KEEP DREAMING TEAM”…and Vick will remain an OVERATED QB in the NFL, with a broken hand and even worse…a bruised ego.

  26. (As an Eagles fan) Vick needs to stop worrying about the refs and tell Jeff Lurie to get Jeff Fisher or Bill Cowher or someone else on the phone to replace Reid. Vick keeps getting beat up because Andy built a team with no offense line (as well asno linebackers and average safeties). If this season continues on like this, Reid may have to be put in witness protection!!

    Time to wake up Lurie…there are no more excuses for Andy. TO, McNabb and Sean McDermott aren’t there anymore to be the scapegoats for Andy.

    12 years, 1 Super Bowl appearance, 5 NFC championships but no tropies and there is only one constant of this very good but not great run Jeff…ANDY REID!! Time for a change…

  27. @rjmarrella says:
    as raiders fan i agree the call against the jets for that was rediculous but equally rediculous was the intentional grounding on the same call that OFFSET that penalty

  28. Watching the game, it seemed to me that the Giants were awfully careful not to take shots at Vick unless he was in the process of throwing. I didn’t see any hits on him that were clearly late, or clearly against the rules.

    He banged his head on the turf, too, but that was while he was a runner, and he wasn’t driven into the turf by a Giants defender.

    He did get lit up after the first quarter interception, but that was his own dumb fault. He tried to get involved in the play. If the quarterback tries to get involved in the play after an interception, he’s fair game. If he wants to be protected, he has to get out of the way. That’s the way the rules work.

  29. now introducing the “real Michael Vick”. a notorious whiner who never owns up to anything unless it somehow benefits him.

    blaming the refs…really? wonder how andy feels about that kolb decision now? vick will never win a big one……ever.

  30. I didn’t see any Eagles or Eagle fans complaining about the hit on Matt Ryan by Cullen Jenkins last week which was not called. It was a helmet to helmet hit.

  31. themage78..Eagles traded away 2 good QB’s in the past 2 years? I know we traded away Kolb and McNabb..am I missing someone? are you calling McNabb a good QB?

  32. Favre never got “that call,” neither do most QB’s, seems like everytime you turn around lately Vick wants special calls. How many times has he been given a call for hits while on the run, yet Josh Freeman takes a launched helmet to helmet hit on a run with no call.

  33. Richard Cranium212 S.T.F.U. you wouldn’t know a hold if they drew you a picture, if Eli took 1 hit after the release as Vick receives on almost every one you would be screaming from the roof tops. hate the Eagles but be fair to the game.

  34. Tell it to Ben Rothlisberger, or, if he was alive, Steve McNair…..I’m the biggest Dallas hater in the world, but like a previous guy said, Romo gets hit all the time, never whines. You sound like a B**** with your $100 Million contract whining. Tell it to any of 60,000 soldiers in Iraq…….

  35. As an Iggles fan…

    I didn’t see much to complain about today, as far as hits being late.

    Now…since he has been the Iggles starter, Vick has been illegally hit on a pretty consistent basis.

    If almost any other QB, save for Roethlisberger…is treated the way Vick has been, there’d be lots of 15 yard penalties, w/o question.

    That being said, there is nothing to be gained by Mike saying these things…let Andy lobby behind closed doors, and just play your game.

    Go Eagles.

  36. If jason campbell gets that roughing the passer call on a light push…vick should get a few more calls..and if he is not getting them because of his past then that’s wrong…he paid his dues and lost everything but got a second chance..so he should be protected like all the everyone else…and this is coming from someone who is not an eagles fan

  37. Everyone needs to let the dog fighting crap go. He’s done his time. Vick has done noting but try to gain support back since he’s been out of jail. He’s worked hard to get back on track. It was a BS game, refs at every level these days are power hungry. They need to feel like the game rest on their shoulders. The refs quietly have a problem with black athletes, and everyone sees it but no one cares unless it’s against the team you’re rooting for. Vick, keep your head up and I hope you get better. It’s fun to watch you play on game days.

  38. Maybe its because they refs call offsides on the Giants when the eagles oline is false starting all day and the Peters non false start was a joke when the Giants were called for offsides !

  39. I told every single one of you FILTH fans 6-10. I was pounding my chest about it and all you laughable joke bandwagon FILTHadelphia fans down voting me like the losers you are because you can’t handle the truth. Your franchise is a failure, your fan base is a joke, and your QB is a felon.

    Might I remind you ZERO superbowls? You’re only win is against an 0-3 Rams team ahahahah. ahahaha, how’s that Nnmadi contract working out for you? Eli Manning and a bunch of nobodies carved up that porous, overpaid, overrated secondary. Same old story, off-seaosn superbowl winners.

    the FILTHadelphia eagirls.

  40. how can this clown be complaining about the refs??? anyone else see the refs helping him off the ground?? this guy is a joke thats not playing well because teams figured him out, so he’s resorting to blaming the refs!!

  41. I agree that Michael Vick should not complain when he’s unhappy. He follow the example of the fans that post here, who take it all in stride and never complain about anything.

  42. Last week the Eagles were at a disadvantage b/c the league didn’t give them better replays, this week it’s not getting more penalities…do these guys ever own up to a loss? You got your butt kicked Mike, shut up and take it like a man.

  43. @titan40

    1) the refs do not have a problem with “black athletes”, thats as funny as watching Vick cry like a bitch after he was smacked around. The racism has no place in the NFL pal, the refs do not have it out for any player due to color. The reference is ridiculous, why is THAT ALWAYS the EXCUSE??

    2) stop telling others what to bring up, what to feel & say. If you feel that about Vick, so be it, others have EVERY RIGHT to feel as they do.

    3) to have a problem with Vick for his behavior for SIX YEARS, including knowingly infecting other humans with incurable sexual disease is a lot more legitimate than claiming the NFL refs have a “problem with black athletes”.

  44. the ref”s dont call nothin yo, seems like i’m always on the ground…..ppffttttt…… well let me break it down for you Mike, you are an average at best quaterback trapped in a kick returners mind set,
    you hold the ball like the defense is counting to ten one thousand, and your o line totally blows.
    mabey you should have a talk with juan castillo
    oh wait, scratch that fat boy made him your D Q
    another laugher, Eli shreded ” THE CREAM TEAM ” your secondary is a total joke ! this team should be throughly embaresed……. your locker room should stop going to chickie & petes , stop listening to the phanatic and stop reading the dialy news because you have bought in, well guess what , KABOOM….. YOU SUCK ! now let the excuses start…..

  45. For now, Vick is pointing the finger outward.

    ———————————————————
    Now THERE’S a surprise!

    Isn’t Vick’s claim to famehis “mobility”?

    Hey Mike, instead of standing in the pocket, how about using that great running ability to avoid getting hit, and gain some yardage?

    The wheels are coming off the Mike Vick bus, Dream Teamers!

    lol

  46. The officiating crews are all dog owners, you whiny little twit. Now, go play next week so you can break your other hand.

  47. “Michael Vick wants to know why he doesn’t get the calls”

    Because he doesn’t play for the PACKERS.

  48. @Mr. Wright 212

    The Eagles have four the 10 most overrated players in the NFL on their team.

    NAME THEM.

    1. Mike Vick – Whiny QB who will never win you a Super Bowl. At best will get you to the playoffs but never win you the big one. Keep gagging on games like this one.

    2. Nnamdi – Get burned by Victor Cruz – overrated hands down.

    3. Trent cole – Good pass rusher, can’t stop the run. AKA got pumped up when he tackled Bradshaw after a 9 yard gain. Way to go Trent, you’re a beast.

    4. The ENTIRE EAGLES DEFENSE- So much for dream team. You got wooped by a team with Ballard at TE and Victor Cruz as the #2 WR. Tell me how that’s not overrated.

  49. Dude, you’re so concerned about not getting calls but I’d be more concerned about your O line, that’s why you’re on your butt most of the time. Everyone knew coming into this season this was one of their weaknesses so don’t blame refs in all cases.

  50. He should try that cutting edge excuse what is it called again, the “race card?” If you ask me it doesn’t get used nearly enough

  51. What I saw was Jeff Triplette helping Vick up several times. That is BS to think if he is helping the guy up then he is watching for late hits. Here the deal, we Giant fans have withstood the Eagles abuse far to long. The Giants beat you at your own game (the big play) and were much more physical than you (minus McCoy great game). We went to your house with your all everything QB and all your FA pick ups and beat your ass. So you can try to make excuses but we got the W and you got the L. I respect the Eagles as a team but you Eagle fans could learn something from your coach, have a little class and dignity. One last thing if you want to build a championship team you build from the lines back. That’s what getting Vick beat up.

  52. I’m an Eagles fan, but giantblue92 nailed it on the head. Eagles got beat at their own game. Giants made the big plays. Eagles apparently were relying too much on O-Line coach Howard Mudd. Maybe he fixes some things with them as the season progresses, we will see. But the o-line right now is very subpar.

    I will also note that this is a concern that Andy Reid voiced last year. Here is the link from the PFT story: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/12/03/andy-reid-bothered-by-hits-on-michael-vick/

    So A) this is nothing new, and B) that was probably not a good example that Andy Reid set. You should never blame the refs as a coach or a player. Leave that to the fans.

  53. Vick stop complaining. Thats all you do. You are on the ground because your line sucks and you can’t figure out how to get rid of the ball always trying to run.

  54. The real problem is after all these years, Vick still can’t read a defense. That’s why he holds the ball so long.

    He fooled everybody for about a 5 or 6 game stretch but then defenses figured him out again. Blitz him, make him move right and he stinks.

    Just wait until his mobility leaves him with age. Randall Cunningham actually learned and became a good pocket QB later in his career. Vick is still a runner. That’s kind of pathetic at this point in his career.

  55. If I read it once I read it a dozen times before the season began that the Eagles O-line was a big question mark. Mike Vick’s playing style has a lot of run to it and it was obvious that taking a lot of hits would potentially lead to injury(s). He doesn’t get hit later than any other QB without it getting called. That being said the late “shove” call against Jason Campbell was probably the worst call I have seen since 1960.

  56. vick is a chump …always will be always have been …no sunrise with his game and his press conference, there’s no way philly is happy with there future

  57. U dont the calls for the same reason t joke, mcbadd, gabbert, newton, painter, collins etc…. Dont get calls… U havent earned it… And then theres that whole dog killing thing….

  58. You know it’s kinda sad that y’all are still harping on the man, for some s&*t he did years ago when he is one of the great come back stories of this decade. That’s not to say that I agree with what he did, but it isn’t like we all haven’t done stupid things in our lives. I mean if y’all are that sad about it you should be out trying to stop others from dog fighting because it still goes on the only reason any of you care is because it’s micheal Vick I’m sure Tom Brady or any of the mannings would get away with out so much hastle. And again I don’t agree with what he did and I doubt he has a legit complaint, and even if he did I’d say stop crying and play the game or get the he ll out

  59. Vick need to understand that he isn’t like other qB’s. If your gonna take off running all the time you should expect to get hit. Learning to read defenses would be a huge help as well. Maybe the NFL just needs to get out the flags. Just for the QB’s anyhow.

  60. Didn’t the Redskins try to assemble a team with big names and big contracts? For decades the Redskins have sucked. How is it that the Eagles can suddenly adopt a strategy of winning with a lack of chemistry?

    Perhaps the only thing Vick has left to use as an excuse is his race.

  61. @bigdaddyjada

    Tom Brady would not get away with dog fighting. That assertion is absurd.

    For Vick to be a great comeback story, he would actually have to play well and win something.

  62. Its football man, you get hit because you act like a running back who occasionally throws the ball, i think the eagles didnt spend $100 mill wisely!!!!

  63. You guys are just saying this because, what happen to him in the past… But Tom Brady and Peyton manning yell at the refs every time they get hit late. Brady had rule made for him after a injury don’t bring the guy personal life into this… Keep the convo about football not (dogs) but you guys are hateful forgive him I mean damn! If Brady was hit like that he would easily get a flag

  64. The EMPTY TROPHY CASE CLAN looks to be following suit.

    Dance like females when they score touchdowns.

    Cry like females when they lose.

    #7 = non factor

    #18 = HIV Positive non factor

    #10 = biggest bitch in the land of bitches

    Nnamdi: THANK YOU for coming to Philly!

  65. bigdaddyjada says: Sep 26, 2011 12:30 AM

    You know it’s kinda sad that y’all are still harping on the man, for some s&*t he did years ago when he is one of the great come back stories of this decade. That’s not to say that I agree with what he did, but it isn’t like we all haven’t done stupid things in our lives. I mean if y’all are that sad about it you should be out trying to stop others from dog fighting because it still goes on the only reason any of you care is because it’s micheal Vick I’m sure Tom Brady or any of the mannings would get away with out so much hastle. And again I don’t agree with what he did and I doubt he has a legit complaint, and even if he did I’d say stop crying and play the game or get the he ll out
    ___________________________________

    Thank you for proving everyone right on this thread.

    Philly: The only stadium where you can walk right out of the ghetto, and onto the front porch of the Link. Let me guess, you MUST be a season ticket holder?

    HAHAHAAHHAAHAHA! COME AT ME BRO!

  66. Saw his post-game press conference on NFL network.
    He was almost in tears !
    I d/n know if it was physical pain or his Ego …

  67. Let me get this straight, Vick goes in front of the cameras to say “I’m not going to complain about it” all while he is complaining about it. Get conflicted much, Mike?

  68. All you guys saying “forget the dog killing,” are sub-human filth.

    Vick is reaping what he sowed. You didn’t think people in the league were going to forget, did you?

    Vick deserves what he did to those dogs. If you don’t think so, you deserve it, too.

  69. mccormam says: Sep 25, 2011 8:38 PM

    @Mr. Wright 212

    The Eagles have four the 10 most overrated players in the NFL on their team.

    NAME THEM.

    1. Mike Vick – Whiny QB who will never win you a Super Bowl. At best will get you to the playoffs but never win you the big one. Keep gagging on games like this one.

    2. Nnamdi – Get burned by Victor Cruz – overrated hands down.

    3. Trent cole – Good pass rusher, can’t stop the run. AKA got pumped up when he tackled Bradshaw after a 9 yard gain. Way to go Trent, you’re a beast.

    4. The ENTIRE EAGLES DEFENSE- So much for dream team. You got wooped by a team with Ballard at TE and Victor Cruz as the #2 WR. Tell me how that’s not overrated.

    ———-

    THROW IN DOOSHSEAN and you’re perfect.

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