The Sunday post-game comments from Eagles quarterback Mike Vick relating to his belief that he does not draw as numerous flags for roughing the passer as other quarterbacks have placed added attention on the question of whether or not he’ll draw such flags in the future.
The procedure commences on Sunday, when the Eagles host the 49ers.
The NFL won’t identify the name of the referee who’ll be charged with standing behind the quarterbacks and determining whether or not any hits against Vick or Alex Smith merit 15-yard penalties. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello stated by way of e-mail that, as a matter of league policy, the assignments aren’t disclosed publicly before the several games.
Undaunted by the league’s stance, Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC has tracked down the name. He’ll disclose it near the beginning of Friday night’s NBC SportsTalk on VERSUS, which begins at 6:00 p.m. ET.
And, yes, it’s an really transparent effort to get you to tune in. But at least you know that you’ll be discovering out one thing valuable from Peter, as opposed to the general uselessness of fairly much anything and everything I’ll have to say.