Mike McCarthy: Hits that concussed Dupre, Randall were illegal

AP

Packers wide receiver Malachi Dupre was released from the hospital and back at the Packers facility on Friday after being taken for further observation on Thursday night.

Dupre was put on a backboard and taken off the field on a stretcher after a hit from Eagles safety Tre Sullivan in the fourth quarter of Green Bay’s first preseason game. Dupre’s brother told ESPN.com that his brother “did not have any extensive injuries to his head and neck,” but he was diagnosed with a concussion.

Cornerback Damarious Randall is also in the concussion protocol after getting hit by Eagles wide receiver Bryce Treggs at the tail end of a run by LaGarrette Blount. Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday that he sent tape of both hits to the league.

“That’s a process that you go through each and every game,” McCarthy said. “So I’m sure we’ll get an evaluation from the league on that with the emphasis [on player safety]. Obviously those two hits fit in that category. … If I turned them into the league, I don’t think they’re legal hits.”

Neither play resulted in a penalty on the Eagles, but the NFL could still issue fines.

31 responses to “Mike McCarthy: Hits that concussed Dupre, Randall were illegal

  1. There’s no place for illegal hits in this game and the players committing those hits should be fined. If the hits were legal, however, McCarthy should be fined for wasting time and whining.

  2. Packer or not, getting injured straight up in a game is one thing, getting injured on cheap preventable plays is another.

  3. My goodness, McCathy complaining already? It’s going to be a long long year Packers. Except the truth that Packers will suck all year. Sad but true.

  4. My goodness, McCathy complaining already? It’s going to be a long long year Packers. Except the truth that Packers will suck all year. Sad but true. Little Erin/Luigi going to suck so bad this year McCathy going to get fired finally.

  5. These young guys are all trying to leave an impression in order to get attention. They’re not discouraged from doing so either. As far as Packer injuries go………what else is new?

  6. codythao35 says:
    August 11, 2017 at 7:41 pm
    My goodness, McCathy complaining already? It’s going to be a long long year Packers. Except the truth that Packers will suck all year.
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    ……said every Viking fan, every year, for the last thirty years.

    How has that been working out for you?

  7. codythao35 says:
    My goodness, McCathy complaining already? It’s going to be a long long year Packers. Except the truth that Packers will suck all year. Sad but true. Little Erin/Luigi going to suck so bad this year McCathy going to get fired finally.

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    Evidently you were so anxious to post something stupid on a Packers story, you had to do it three times. And btw, if McCarthy were to get fired, he’d be the coach of the Vikings in less time than it takes to dust all those Lombardi trophies in Minneapolis.

  8. How about blitzing the kitchen sink every play against a team where you know they’re not game planning in THE FIRST PRESEASON GAME.

    Green Bay deserved it for doing that. That’s just wrong and probably gonna be remembered.

  9. Tough call on illegal
    Kid became a running back after the catch
    But
    He was a defenseless receiver
    Tough call
    On the calls
    Even the Eagle television broadcast mentioned 3 pass interference calls that should have been called against Philly

  10. I can’t speak of the hit on Randall, but by the letter of the law the hit on Dupre was legal. He was not a defenseless receiver. Did Sullivan launch himself? Yes. Did He rock Dupre’s world? Yes. But that was not an illegal hit, thats football. I wouldn’t let my kids play the game but I love it and that’s part of the game.

  11. The Packers blitzed 90% of a pre season game? Wentz played one drive, was 4-4, and put up a TD against the blitz. The 3rd and 4th string QB’s didn’t do much because they are scrubs and the Eagles didn’t game plan for all out blitzes. I lost a lot of respect for Green Bays last night becuae they made it hard to evaluate players by doing it that way. I know they have a horrid defense and are desperate but come on and grow some.

  12. I didn’t see the one on Randall, but the one on Dupree looked pretty obvious that the guy lead with the helmet and I’ve seen that flagged before…Mayock sounded like an idiot defending the hit on the broadcast, even as they showed their heads colliding in slow motion…hopefully both players will be OK…

  13. Despicable. This should effectively serve as a warning shot to any team who would cheat in their futile attempt to beat the 13 time World Champion Green Bay Packers.

  14. Dupree took 9 steps with the ball in his possession. There was absolutely nothing illegal or even dirty about that hit. Got hit square shoulder to shoulder, face to face.

  15. Couldn’t find any Eagles coaches complaining about blitzes. Didn’t seem out of the ordinary to me. I would expect it was good training fodder for the Eagles’ O-line.

  16. I guess the Viking fans, whose team runs a 4-3 defense thinks that anytime a LB rushes the passer it’s a blitz. Hello! In the Packers 3-4 defense it’s always the LB’s who do the majority of the pass rushing.

  17. I like physical football, thats why we watch it. Greenbay blitzed non-stop in a pre-season game, no complaints, Philly blows up a few players and the world ends. Tough luck GB, next time dont come to a pre-season game 1 and blow up the blitz constantly and not expect some form of retaliation in the legal form of hard hits.

  18. GB blitzed on every play? Did you watch the same game those of us in the real world did?
    They had their guys rotating in and out in different package groups, on and off the field.
    What are you smoking to think that they were blitzing constantly?

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