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Michael Vick Sick Of Late Hits

Michael Vick aired his frustrations after last night's game about the amount of late hits he's getting and the lack of flags that accompanies them. Here's the excerpt from the press conference where he addressed the situation.

On the play in which he hurt his hand:

"It was on the pass to [WR] Jeremy [Maclin]. [It was] Just an unfortunate situation, after such a great play, and I felt like I got hit late. There was no flag. Broke my hand."

On whether his hand was on his helmet when he got hit:

"It really doesn't matter where it was at. I was trying to protect myself. 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. Not to blame the refs or say that it was their fault. Its' just one of those unfortunate situations and I just think more precautions should be taken when I'm inside the pocket. I mean if you look at all the replays, I'm on the ground every time and it's unfortunate for myself and it's unfortunate for my team and I'll be lying if I said I wasn't, if I were to sit here and say I wasn't frustrated right now because of that."

On whether he feels he's not getting the calls other quarterbacks do:


On why he feels he doesn't get the calls:

"Why? I mean, you all see it. There's no reason for me to go into a big dissertation about why I'm not getting the calls. The refs, they have to do their job as well. I even mentioned it in training camp to the refs when we had our little meeting, so just for precaution. But hey, I don't know."

It's not really up for debate as to whether Vick doesn't get the calls other QBs do. We know he doesn't. But is it a major issue? He is getting hit a lot, most of which come after the throw... but are these hits flag worthy?

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