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Daily Madden: Vick’s Late Hit Complaint

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is complaining that he’s getting hit late and that officials aren’t throwing flags.

Vick was injured in the Eagles’ 29-16 loss to the New York Giants Sunday.

“I think he has a point, but I don’t think he’s a lone ranger,” John Madden told the KCBS morning crew. “There are some quarterbacks that seem to be protected a little more than others, and that would be the obvious — Peyton Manning when he’s healthy and Tom Brady and those guys. You know they’re not going to run and they’re going to be there in the pocket so they get a little more protection.”

Madden said it’s a different story for a running quarterback like Michael Vick.

“The guys that run I think always get less protection because they may run out of it… (The officials) are afraid of that inadvertent whistle… Do I blow the whistle to protect him or do I let it go a little while? But that’s still no excuse for letting a guy hit him after he throws the ball… That’s something that has to be looked at.” (9:05)

(Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.)

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