The Green Bay Packers took some hits on Thursday night in their preseason opener. The most vicious was certainly the one handed to rookie receiver Malachi Dupre, who took a helmet to the chest.
It looked like a clearly illegal hit during the game, but of course, nothing was called. Can’t lead with your helmet? Guess you can in the preseason.
Not only did Packers coach Mike McCarthy take issue with that hit, but he also took issue with the hit that knocked cornerback Damarious Randall out of the game. That happened early in the first quarter.
McCarthy submitted both plays for review to the league office. And what might come out of this?
Well, in theory, less shitty officiating. But also perhaps, some fines,
McCarthy spoke about the hits at his Friday press conference. And some of you might be surprised about this, but we aren’t. We’ve long known that Mike McCarthy thinks he’s better than the average man and has no time for your shit.
— Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) August 11, 2017
Yes, that’s a lot of small type, so let us redo it for you.
Wilde, a veteran Packers beat guy (and maybe the only one we think is worth a shit other than Demovsky), was just asking a simple question. A series of them, rather. And also for clarification from Gravy Head.
Well, of course Gravy Head just couldn’t handle such routine questioning. So here goes…
Q: Did you look at the hits that landed each of them in concussion protocol?
A: Yes. Saw the video. They’re definitely both plays we turned into the league. That’s a process you go through each and every game. So I’m sure we’ll get an evaluation on that with the emphasis. Obviously, those two hits fit in that category.
Q: Just to be clear, when you turn a play into the league, you’re turning it in because you thought it was an illegal hit, or you’re turning it in for them to be evaluated?
A: Different levels of that. I mean, we all watch the same video. There’s emphasis each and every year about how can we make the league better? Obviously, player safety is at the forefront of that, and when you see things like those two hits last night, they’re definitely of concern in the area of player safety. You don’t want to see your players ever get injured, specifically if it’s in the climate of what the league’s looking for as far as the proper way to block and so forth.
Q: So yes or no, do you believe those were illegal hits?
A: Jason, I don’t even know why we’re… if I turned them into the league, I don’t think they’re legal hits.
Q: (or more like a reply to Gravy Head) I was just trying to be clear.
A: I was trying to act intelligent.
So, I think, Fat Mike, stop trying to act intelligent. You are not. There’s too much goddam gravy flowing through your brain.