The Sunday post-game comments from Eagles quarterback Mike Vick regarding his belief that he doesn’t draw as many flags for roughing the passer as other quarterbacks have placed extra attention on the question of whether he’ll draw such flags in the future.
The process commences on Sunday, when the Eagles host the 49ers.
The NFL won’t identify the name of the referee who’ll be charged with standing behind the quarterbacks and determining whether any hits against Vick or Alex Smith merit 15-yard penalties. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said via email that, as a matter of league policy, the assignments aren’t disclosed publicly before the various games.
Undaunted by the league’s stance, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC has tracked down the name. He’ll disclose it near the beginning of Friday night’s NBC SportsTalk on VERSUS, which starts at 6:00 p.m. ET.
And, yes, it’s an extremely transparent effort to get you to tune in. But at least you know that you’ll be finding out something useful from Peter, as opposed to the general uselessness of pretty much anything and everything I’ll have to say.