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Eagles’ Jason Babin rips NFL for fining him

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Eagles defensive end Jason Babin was fined this week for a hit on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. He’s not happy about it.

Babin took to Twitter today to rip the league office, saying it should be on offensive linemen to protect their quarterbacks, not the league office.

“Attn:Guy at the NFL that decides on who and how much players get fined,” Babin wrote. “Stop being a puppet, if you want to protect QB’s, get better linemen.”

Babin, who leads the league with seven sacks, stands in contrast to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who complained that he’s not getting the calls other quarterbacks are getting. So Babin is in a bad mood because the NFL is going too far to protect quarterbacks, while Vick is in a bad mood because the NFL isn’t going far enough to protect quarterbacks.

Or maybe they’re both in a bad mood because the Eagles have lost three in a row.

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59 Responses to “Eagles’ Jason Babin rips NFL for fining him”
  1. dccowboy says: Oct 6, 2011 1:08 PM

    Bet he gets ANOTHER fine for that one.

  2. lucky5934 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:10 PM

    If the Eagles don’t choke away that 20 point win, this is a non-issue. Unfortunately, everyone in Philadelphia is angry these days at the 1-3 start. I mean the “Dream Team” is two games back of the Redskins, a team many predicted to finish last in the division. Perhaps Vick and Babin should quit whining and focus on actually winning a game against a credible opponent.

  3. hystoracle says: Oct 6, 2011 1:10 PM

    Babin can expect another Fine, soon.. Just keep running your mouth . Soon you will be paying them to let you play.

  4. ooops11 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:11 PM

    Vick never complained that the league wasn’t going far enough to protect QBs. He complained about the lack of consistency when protecting certain QBs.

    I guess you used your literary license to put that spin on the story though.

  5. dexterismyhero says: Oct 6, 2011 1:12 PM

    Dream Team…hahaha….Someone needs to smack Vince in the mouth…..Maybe Babin should do it….

  6. castigs says: Oct 6, 2011 1:12 PM

    7 sacks, great! Jason….too bad every running back has had an open lane running inside you all day with that stupid wide 9.

  7. sic62 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:12 PM

    He’s probably sad because besides the sacks he did nothing but get run on all day from a gimpy Gore.

  8. vickspreadherpes says: Oct 6, 2011 1:14 PM

    “Babin, who leads the league with seven sacks, stands in contrast to Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who complained that he’s not getting the calls other quarterbacks are getting. So Babin is in a bad mood because the NFL is going too far to protect quarterbacks, while Vick is in a bad mood because the NFL isn’t going far enough to protect quarterbacks.”

    What is the common denominator here?

    As Periera said “the Eagles clearly complained more than any other team.”

    Winners work through adversity, losers complain.

    Eagles=LOSERS!!

  9. greenbleeder says: Oct 6, 2011 1:15 PM

    At least we got 1 free agent right.

    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES!!!!!!!!

  10. mightymightylafootball says: Oct 6, 2011 1:17 PM

    So he’s made because he’s not getting stopped at the line?

    *Confusing*

  11. bh83 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:18 PM

    Not a bad point..

  12. joetoronto says: Oct 6, 2011 1:18 PM

    It’s always a good idea to bite the hand that feeds you.

  13. klee0384 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:20 PM

    He should get fined for those awful tattoos.

  14. supashug says: Oct 6, 2011 1:22 PM

    oh look another Eagle in the news, way to prepare for the Pats

  15. stampede101 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:24 PM

    Attn: J.Babin…that “Guy at the NFL” is your Uncle Roger G…so good luck with that.

  16. hendawg21 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:24 PM

    Sounds just like a cream I mean dream team…the Romo fallout and the Eagles possible demise life couldn’t be better keep it up both of you seems like the best way to shut both sets of fans up…

  17. sonvar says: Oct 6, 2011 1:31 PM

    I didn’t get to see that game so I’m curious as to what hit he actually got fined for.

  18. ronaldmexico says: Oct 6, 2011 1:31 PM

    Vick’s complaints were based on penalties being called in an inconsistent manner, while Babin was focusing on the league office fining defensive players.

    In any case, maybe Mike Pereira can do another detailed analysis of the calls and fines and conclude that the officials and the league are doing a splendid job on all fronts.

  19. benh999 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:31 PM

    No matter how you cut it, the Eagles will always be complainers.

  20. dukemarc says: Oct 6, 2011 1:36 PM

    I would run draws to Babin’s side all day long. Dude has one move, the speed rush around the end. He reminds me of KGB, could run around guys all day long but couldn’t defend the run worth a darn.

  21. jeffro33 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:41 PM

    supashug says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:22 PM

    oh look another Eagle in the news, way to prepare for the Pats

    ____________________________

    Check your schedule numbnut. Babin isn’t a Jet, and the Pats don’t play in Buffalo.

  22. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 6, 2011 1:42 PM

    Hold my nuts while I blurt something out… no logic required!

  23. citynative says: Oct 6, 2011 1:42 PM

    A recent report stated the Eagles have notoriously been the biggest complainers.

    This is par for the course.

    Go Niners!

  24. greymares says: Oct 6, 2011 1:46 PM

    as an Eagle fan i agree S.T.F.U. and go out and rip somebody’s effin head off. every time Vick gets hit, go put a helmet on somebody’s knee just shut up and take care of your business. stop being freakin babies and play the game as physical as possible stop the stupid false start penalties and star getting some unsportsmanlike penalties. i want late hits on Q.B.’s, i want head hits, low hits, legal hits,illegal hits what ever it takes man up and play the effin game teams like the steeler’s and raven’s have been getting away with it for years. S.T.F.U. and go play the game.

  25. phillychzstk2012 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:49 PM

    finally someone has a valid point! go Eagles!

  26. das14 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:49 PM

    How wonderful it must be to be a NFL Charity with all this money coming in week after week. It’s almost like a business. Hummm. Is it?

  27. jacunn2000 says: Oct 6, 2011 1:53 PM

    Babyn fits in perfect with the Eagles!! Classy guy.

  28. youdownwithjpp says: Oct 6, 2011 1:54 PM

    This is definitely what the Eagles need at this point.

    Andy Reid should just put muzzles on his players, the drama known as The Real Players of Philadelphia seems to continue.

    When will that trashy city learn?

  29. thefinestzip says: Oct 6, 2011 2:02 PM

    It baffles me how premadona this team is, you don’t even hear teams who won back to back championships talking the way they do. They suck, just like the Miami Heat did this year.

  30. kayotiicdat says: Oct 6, 2011 2:07 PM

    Does these Eagles players ever SHUT UP?? and get better O-Linemen?? Umm your team has some of the worst in the game you moron.

  31. sasquash20 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:10 PM

    Vick complained that certain QBs get protected and certain QBs don’t. And he is right. But The fat Walrus fraud coach should have stuck up for him, instead he had to do it.

    Babin is right as well. Protecting the QBs has gone way over the top. Its a joke. Of course the passing numbers are going to go up when you can’t hit a QB or WR. NFL is a joke.

    The wide 9 only works when you have good tough LBs behind it, and the Eagles have garbage LBs.

  32. chocolatebaconbutter says: Oct 6, 2011 2:13 PM

    More Eagles complaining and whining. My gosh. When will it end? I HATE this team.

  33. supashug says: Oct 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    ____________________________

    Check your schedule numbnut. Babin isn’t a Jet, and the Pats don’t play in Buffalo.
    ____

    Thanks, you helped me prove the point, the Jets and Eagles are both bitching in the news so much that I confused the teams. Pretty easy to do really..

    They both have fat coaches
    They both have crappy overated QBs
    Both Defenses suck, but apparently have the best CBs ever.
    Neither has a run game to speak of.
    Both teams have fans that…nevermind

    Both teams bitch about tons of crap every week and then play like crap on Sunday

    So it really doesnt matter if he is an Eagle or a Jet, they both should STFU until they have something to talk about

  34. oldbyrd says: Oct 6, 2011 2:20 PM

    HERE IS THE TRUTH….JASON BABIN IS THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF REID’S LACK OF KNOWLEDGE OF POSITION PLAYERS. LAST TIME HERE, BABIN WAS TOLD TO READ FIRST. BABIN IS A PURE PASS RUSHER. REID SAYS CASEY MATTRESS CAN PLAY. TRUTH, EVERY EAGLES FAN KNEW MATHEWS CAN NOT PLAY AT THIS LEVEL. DOESN’T MEAN HE IS NOT A NICE KID OR GOOD PERSON. JUST CAN’T PLAY. BABIN IS RIGHT REFS ARE RUINING THE GAME WITH THEIR DIAPER CALLS. EVER NOTICE FANS? THEIR IS A GREAT PLAY YOUR TEAM MAKES AND YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH TO SEE IF THEIR IS A PENALTY.

  35. test2402 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:21 PM

    Does anybody know where all of this fine money goes? Somebodys pocket? Its hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

  36. laeaglefan says: Oct 6, 2011 2:22 PM

    At least the Eagles are getting their money’s worth from ONE of their free agent signings. Just keep doing what you’re doing, Jason. Maybe Nnamdi will chip in some money to help pay your fine, since he’s not living up to HIS contract.

  37. fjdk4444 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:31 PM

    Babin’s also in a bad mood cuz he didn’t think he had to be around Vince Young as a teammate anymore.

    Vick’s in a bad mood cuz the ref’s don’t show him enuff puppy love on the field.

  38. cowboysp says: Oct 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    You can always tell when anyone in the Eagles organization is complaining about the NFL….

    It’s when their lips are moving, and you hear them speak……

  39. whiteskinsblackskinsredskins says: Oct 6, 2011 2:36 PM

    Michael David Smith: He is in a bad mood because the NFL is protecting qb’s not named Michael Vick.

  40. nickynick04 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:47 PM

    Like Periera said ” The Eagles whine more then any team in the league…..,”
    At least they are consistant somewhere

  41. sadskinsfan89 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:58 PM

    He’s so right these fines are getting ridiculous. Its ruining the game. I have never seen so many fines. Babins right if u don’t wanna be hit find another sport. Goodell is killing the sport we all love.

  42. cmoney20 says: Oct 6, 2011 2:59 PM

    I would like the Eagles to address why every time a skirmish breaks out in the game, why are our 2 WR’s are in the front getting into it with D-Lineman and LB’s while the rest of the Eagles pick thier nose. I mean granted the WR’s suck but at least they care.

  43. east96st says: Oct 6, 2011 3:14 PM

    greymares says: “i want late hits on Q.B.’s, i want head hits, low hits, legal hits,illegal hits what ever it takes man up and play the effin game teams like the steeler’s and raven’s have been getting away with it for years. S.T.F.U. and go play the game.”

    So, your team can’t win by out spending all the other teams, so you now you want to see if they can win if they cheat and deliberately try to maim another player and end his career? And ANY of you dare to complain how Eagle fans are viewed? Classic example of why you’re considered the worse fans in the League. This is the garbage that roots for your team. Remember this post, greymares, when you clowns lose Vick for the season. Don’t you dare complain even once or I will throw this post right back in your face. Given that Maclin struggled against a disease all off season and almost had his career tragically cut short, you might want to try to remember these are men with families and stop hoping for them to end up in an ambulance. It’s just a football game. Not combat.

  44. cmb79 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:24 PM

    What flavor of cheese with your whine, sir?

    Swiss cheese? Like your defense? Comin’ right up!

  45. pigskinswag says: Oct 6, 2011 3:27 PM

    Babin wrote. “Stop being a puppet, if you want to protect QB’s, get better linemen.”

    Based on this line, Babin is my new favorite player.

  46. cstanley028 says: Oct 6, 2011 3:57 PM

    Video of Babin’s penalty he’s complaining about. If Niners did that to Vick, eagles would be angry.

  47. greymares says: Oct 6, 2011 4:03 PM

    east96st if it’s just a football game why are you on every Eagle story posting derogatory posts about the city of philadelphia the team or the fans, after all these are just people with families and freinds that really should not have to read the nonsense you post. your just another computer punk. (punk is the word you used yesterday)

  48. terrellblowens says: Oct 6, 2011 4:05 PM

    The call that Babin got flagged for is pretty similar to all the non-calls on Vick…

    The problem with the Eagles is that the scheme does not fit the talent. The wide 9 is a fantastic system provided you have the LBs to fill the running lanes. Guess what the Eagle’s don’t have.

    Also Juan Castillo is calling a ton of zone coverage, which is incredibly stupid when you have one of the best man to man corners in the game and you have young, inconsistent safeties who look terrible at times. We have 3 very good corners, why can’t Juan take advantage of their abilities?

    And if Andy Reid would run the ball a little more that would probably help with the wins. LeSean McCoy is incredible the way he makes the first guy miss every time. Run it more! Guess what… in a game where the Eagles had a 20 pt lead, McCoy got the ball on 9 carries. How can you expect to win when you are so one dimensional while sitting on a big lead?

  49. howley1 says: Oct 6, 2011 4:32 PM

    Go get another douchey, overdone tribal tattoo, fool.

  50. patpatriotagain says: Oct 6, 2011 4:38 PM

    greymares says:

    if it’s just a football game why are you on every Eagle story posting derogatory posts about the city of philadelphia
    ————————————————–
    because philly sucks and you are the worst fans in the league. you threw snowballs at santa for crying out loud.

  51. reidstinks says: Oct 6, 2011 4:51 PM

    supashug says: Oct 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    Thanks, you helped me prove the point, the Jets and Eagles are both bitching in the news so much that I confused the teams. Pretty easy to do really..

    They both have fat coaches

    Neither has a run game to speak of.

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    If you would have just stopped at fat coaches you would have had a great comment but when you went to the run game you turned into an idiot. Eagles are second leading team in the NFL in rushing and before you jump the gun on the comment I know is already in your head, McCoy is fifth in the NFL so no its not just because of Vick. so go away until I have Rex and Andy sit on you.

  52. dawkattack says: Oct 6, 2011 5:48 PM

    @stampede actually it’s Merton. The Giraffe Hanks

  53. jagerbmb says: Oct 6, 2011 5:55 PM

    The “Dream Team” is flabbergasted

  54. lovethehate401 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:18 PM

    He’s a patriots fan. I live out here in New England, these douches r new to football. Fakest most non knowledgeable fans going. (football wise). I’m an eagles fan and they suck right now and the talents there to change that but JUAN (d coord)gets in the way and as much as it pains me to say, but with all the flash and numbers n blah blah. WE DON’T PLAY SMART FOOTBALL. I hate losing that way. Shoot they have a losers mentality as well.

  55. fjdk4444 says: Oct 6, 2011 6:45 PM

    This Iggles franchise and its fans is the best new comedy this fall…I give it 5 stars!!!

  56. drew05 says: Oct 6, 2011 9:27 PM

    cstanley028 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 3:57 PM

    Video of Babin’s penalty he’s complaining about. If Niners did that to Vick, eagles would be angry.

    Thanks for posting the vid…somehow don’t remember the play…

    That hit is similar to Vick’s complaints…I’ve seen defenders GRAB and TWIST Vick’s head in much the same way…

    Maybe the penalty was warranted…because it looked violent…but he never hit him in the head…never got his facemask…Why a fine?

    I don’t know the rules of the NFL anymore, as pass interference and roughing calls appear to be whims of the officiating crew…

    Those saying Babin is a one-trick-pony obviously watched that video…as he bull rushed the RT…and the TE…then beat the RG who was trying to help…and still got a hit on the QB, then was penalized…possibly rightfully so…I really don’t know.

    I understand his frustration, his comments are spot on…

    GO Eagles.

  57. drew05 says: Oct 6, 2011 9:36 PM

    And Greymares…

    That rant was seriously uncalled for…

    You do a disservice to all Eagle fans…who allready fight a bad reputation…spewing garbage like that.

    I allready take too much of my time reading through all the Iggles hatred from trolls…Karma Baby! Cream Team!…you know the drill…

    All teams have moronic “fans”…as this site surely proves…the Iggles seem to have a much higher percentage…and you aren’t helpin the situation with that Crapola.

    Go Eagles.

  58. hollaatyaboy says: Oct 7, 2011 12:26 PM

    ooops11 says:
    Oct 6, 2011 1:11 PM
    Vick never complained that the league wasn’t going far enough to protect QBs. He complained about the lack of consistency when protecting certain QBs.

    I guess you used your literary license to put that spin on the story though.

    —————-

    Well said!

  59. n0hopeleft says: Oct 7, 2011 2:16 PM

    The EMPTY TROPHY CASE CLAN can always refer back to the Miracles at the Meadowlands!!!

    Congrats on those wins!

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