Packers coach McCarthy not happy with low blow on Favre Print
Written by Admin   
Monday, 10 December 2007 12:27
NFL Headline News

 GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -Packers coach Mike McCarthy called a hit that Raiders defensive end Derrick Burgess made on Brett Favre low and unnecessary.
Favre, making his 250th consecutive start, got hit twice by Burgess, once on a play before the 2-minute warning that left Favre limping in Green Bay's 38-7 victory over Oakland on Sunday.
``It was one of those 'Ooooh' (hits),'' Favre said after the game. ``It didn't particularly feel good and it was an awkward way to fall for me.''
Favre fell from the contact, which caused his legs to stiffen from the shot to the shin. McCarthy wasn't as upset on that play as the one later in the second half, when Burgess caught Favre around the lower part of the knee.
``The (first) he was in contact with the tackle and then was pushed a little, but the other one he went low on him,'' McCarthy said Monday. ``It was clearly evident. It was unnecessary.''
Neither hit drew a penalty.
Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin said he thought the hit was questionable, too.
``It looked low, kind of right around here,'' Philbin said, pointing at the side of his knee. ``I'm not an official, I don't spend a lot of time on that and I don't claim to be a rule expert ... but one of them specifically looked like it was very questionable.''
Had backup Aaron Rodgers been available, McCarthy said he would have considered pulling Favre, who finished 15-of-23 for 266 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Rodgers was relegated to the third-string role with a hamstring injury that occurred in practice last week and also may keep him out of Sunday's game at St. Louis.
``I didn't feel we were in any danger with Brett as far as the point in the game and what we were doing with him,'' McCarthy said. ``It's a little concerning as you watch the tape today, a couple of low hits that he took from Burgess, the two low hits that he took in the pass rush. But at that particular point in the game, we were managing the game, managing the clock. I did not feel that he was in danger.''
Favre said after the game his knees and shin would be fine. He'd already battled through a bruised right elbow and separated left shoulder suffered in the loss to Dallas late last month. He also said he didn't think Burgess' hits were dirty.
``I got hit a fair amount. Some seemed kind of low, but I don't think any of them were on purpose. To me, it's kind of a vague call from a referee's standpoint,'' Favre said. ``Sometimes I think he's either blocked into a guys or is stumbling or falling. It just happens that way, and to me that's what happened on that play and the other ones.''
 

NFL Team Pages

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 480 Kansas City Chiefs 86%
#2 485 San Francisco 49ers 85%
#3 491 San Diego Chargers 81%
#4 488 Denver Broncos 73%
#5 475 Buffalo Bills 72%
#6 463 New Orleans Saints 72%
#7 490 Detroit Lions 65%
#8 468 Pittsburgh Steelers 65%
#9 484 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 64%
#10 469 Jacksonville Jaguars 64%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 9/4
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 15/4
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 4/1
GREEN BAY PACKERS 15/2
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 8/1
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 8/1
CHICAGO BEARS 10/1
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 14/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com