Tuesday, December 11, 2007

McCarthy Whines About "Low" Hits on Favre

In a press conference yesterday, Head Coach Mike McCarthy implied that DE Derrick Burgess made 2 low hits on his QB Brett Favre. As shown in the video highlights accompanying the McCarthy press conference, neither hit by Burgess should be construed as "dirty". In the Wisconsin Journal, McCarthy made the following comments:

McCarthy, though, said Burgess' first hit was the result of being pushed down, "but the other one, (Burgess) went low on him. It was clearly evident. It was unnecessary."

Brett Favre directly contradicted his Head Coach's opinion by stating the following:

"I got hit a fair amount. Some seemed kind of low, but I don't think any of them were on purpose," Favre said. "To me, it's kind of a vague call from a referee's standpoint. Sometimes I think (the defensive player is) either blocked into a guy's (legs) or is stumbling or falling. To me that's what happened on that play and the other ones."

I was pleased that Raiders Head Coach quickly refuted McCarthy's notion of "dirty play" and stood up for Burgess when he made this statement:

Raiders coach Lane Kiffin told Oakland-area reporters Monday Burgess slipped on the first play "and there's no way he was going low (on purpose). Being here with Derrick for a year, that's the last thing that Derrick would do. He has great respect for the game and he has great respect for the players in the game, too."

2 Comments:

Blogger dax said...

That was some 'cheesy' comments by the Packer coach and he should be thankful that Ryan decided to go vanilla on the pass-rush. Did I say pass-rush? I'm sorry, there was no pass-rush.

6:04 AM  
Anonymous Tooz 72 said...

Favre is a pro and a class act. And in terms of charisma he reminds me of our ol' buddy Kenny Stabler. His coach should shut his pie hole and take a lesson from the QB. It's a tough game. Don't like it? Take up ballet.

8:24 PM  

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