Skip to comments.Michael Vick exits with broken hand
Posted on 09/25/2011 7:20:23 PM PDT by doug from upland
PHILADELPHIA -- One week after suffering a concussion in a rough-and-tumble loss to the Falcons, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick broke his right hand on what he considered a late hit in Philadelphia's 29-16 loss to the rival New York Giants.
The hit in question happened in the third quarter when Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty delivered a hard shot on Vick after the quarterback completed a 23-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin.
"I was trying to protect myself," Vick said in his postgame news conference. "Still didn't get a flag and that's pretty much been the story for the last three weeks. I mean, obviously at some point something catastrophic is going to happen and I broke my hand."
It appeared on replays that Canty hit Vick in the facemask with his helmet. Vick sat on the ground, lifted his helmet off slightly before getting helped up by a teammate and an official.
"Looking at the replays, I'm on the ground every time, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated," Vick said in his postgame news conference. "The refs have got to do their jobs. And I mentioned it to the refs in training camp when I talked to them. I'm on the ground constantly, all the time. Every time I throw the ball, I'm on the ground. And I don't know why I don't get the 15-yard flags like everybody else does."
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NOTE: if Canty really did pull a deliberate dirty play and try to cause an injury, the NFL should sit him down for a year. I don't condone that, even against Vick.
Life is tough on running quarterbacks in the pros. I’m surprised he lasted this long.
He’s been complaining all year that the refs don’t call roughing the passer when he is the passer. I wonder what percentage of NFL refs are dog lovers.
Those years in prison did not seem to tough him up.
That’s, counting, three broken Vick hands on FR!
By his own rules if he aint tough enough to play/fight perhaps he needs to be euthanized
Nonsense. Late hits happen multiple times per game in the NFL. And I saw this particular hit -- it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. At most, Canty and the Giants should've been charged with a 15 yard personal foul penalty. But it was boderline, so I have no problem with no flag being thrown at all.
Maybe they should get a good offensive line that keeps him from getting hit so much.
Nonsense. Late hits happen multiple times per game in the NFL. And I saw this particular hit -- it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. At most, Canty and the Giants should've been charged with a 15 yard personal foul penalty. But it was borderline, so I have no problem with no flag being thrown at all.
I am a dog lover. He gets no forgiveness from me.
His coaches failed to "steal" smaller players from other teams to "blood" him. That would have made him meaner. I guess it's time to either body slam him or shock him to death with an electrical cord.
I didn’t see the play and modified my comment with an “IF.” I agree that penalties are the proper punishment for most late hits. My point was that, if someone tries to deliberately injure someone, far greater punishment is deserved than a 15-yarder. I don’t suspect that such is the case here. Hope that clarifies it.
The problem rests as much, or more, with Vick as it does with the offensive line.
The best NFL quarterbacks are the ones who make the right decisions quickly, get the ball out of their hands quickly, and consistently throw very accurate passes.
Vick does none of these things well. His strength is using his athleticism to extend out plays and allowing his receivers to get open. It's a recipe for hitting some big plays, but it's also a recipe for getting carted off the field a lot.
Vick is a great athlete, but he is simply not a great quarterback in the way that guys like Peyton Manning, Brady, Brees, and Rodgers are.
I always felt that they should apply the rule that if a player commits two personal fouls in game, they should be immediately tossed from the game, and suspended for the next one.
Sorry. I almost always do a check before I post. I apparently screwed up and didn’t check this time. Vick could not have three broken hands but a dog in his charge could have had three broken paws.
” By his own rules if he aint tough enough to play/fight perhaps he needs to be euthanized “
B U M P
Imagine the commentary if this had happened in the Dog Pound of Cleveland.
The old timers played when players where not nearly as big and fast, and they tended to tackle in the proper manner, wrapping up the runner with their arms, instead of launching into them.
Broken hand! He won’t be able to pet his dogs. Pity!
Absolutely and I totally agree.
Butkus used to try to rip QBs and RBs arms out of their sockets. Deacon Jones used to put a cast on his arm and then slam it against O-linemens' heads. Art Tatum used to try to decapitate receivers. What era are you referring to, the 1920s?
I think guys like Butkus tended to exaggerate a bit, how many players actually wound up getting hurt at the hands of Butkus or Jones?
Lots. The injuries just weren’t broken down on ESPN a million times back then. Ever see Chuck Bednarik’s Hit on Frank Gifford? More brutal (and cheap) than anything you’ll see today. Put Frank out for a long, long time. And he was never the same.
Every dog has its day.
Video with Vick being hit, breaking his hand, at 1:30
The hit was mild and a few years back any QB in either league would've been embarrassed to complain about it.
His coaches failed to “steal” smaller players from other teams to “blood” him. That would have made him meaner. I guess it’s time to either body slam him or shock him to death with an electrical cord.
To my recollection, a true running quarterback has never won the big prize. Also, Vick was a flawed quarterback and the idea he can be trained to become a brilliant quarterback probably is wishful thinking.
Vick would have plenty of sympathy for his injuries but complaining that he doesn’t get late hit calls (while saying he wasn’t complaining) struck me as a big mistake.
I’m not a Vick hater and I yell at the over the top OMG Vick killed a dog he should die! Freepers, however I think the Eagles have major egg on their faces this year.
The whole Vick thing is exciting, interesting, he’s a great athlete, but relying on him to bring a Super Bowl seems to run against football history. Also seems he gets injured every game.
“To my recollection, a true running quarterback has never won the big prize.”
Steve Young, SF 49ers, 1994 SB Champions.
Michael Vick is not a QB; he’s a running back that throws the football.
Steve Young also won the SB MVP for that game.
By that time in Young’s career he was no longer a running quarterback.
Fran Tarkenton didn’t win any SBs, but he should have.
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.
Well, he could run.
...”OMG Vick killed a dog he should die!” I’m afraid he did much more damage than kill one dog. Many, many animals needlessly suffered and died because of him.
Dang! No rib through a lung? A broken hand is to easy on him.
And they thought it was funny that smaller animals were ripped to shreds by his dogs. The evil this man committed deserved many years in prison and a lifetime of work saving animals. Instead, he gets a short time in prison and a 100 mil contract.
IN 1994, Young had 293 rushing yards and 7 rushing TD’s. Not the runner he was, but still very good for a QB.
Just amazing that Vick only had a broken hand.
As a QB, Vick took so many chances to get hurt, it almost looked like he was still playing HS football.
Perhaps he should be complaining that some big bully broke his back
Screw Vick and anyone who has a problem with me hating him. I hope the hand doesn't keep him out of the game long - he need to get crippled for life.
With 40 mil. guaranteed. I'd wager that his career will be over (most likely due to too many concussions) long before his 6-year deal is up. But that 40 mil. will be in the bank. The Eagles are insane for giving a guy that fragile and whose style makes him far more prone to injuries than most QBs that kind of contract. They deserve their fate. (The so-called "Dream Team" is now alone in the cellar of the NFC East....hopefully for good).
I completely agree with your first paragraph. Don’t really care what happened or who did it. Just can’t and don’t feel sorry for Vick. The animals he tortured are still living with that experience and dealing with it daily — those that survived, that is. No sympathy here either. None.