[NYPost] Mike Pereira flagged Michael Vick yesterday for unnecessary whining in the wake of the Eagles quarterback’s comments critical of the officiating following his team’s 29-16 loss to the Giants on Sunday.
Pereira, the former vice president of officiating for the NFL and now FOX’s NFL rules analyst, said he had heard it all before from the Eagles. He said he didn’t buy it then and he’s not buying it now.
He called Vick’s assertion that he doesn’t get the roughing the passer calls that other quarterbacks get “a bunch of bull” and said the Eagles historically complain more than any other team about their quarterbacks getting roughed up and not getting the calls from officials.
“It actually took me back to my job in New York when I worked for the league, and it was a constant complaint by the Eagles, whether it was [Donovan] McNabb at quarterback or whether it was Vick,” Pereira said. “They clearly complained more than any other team.
“And then I thought it was interesting to see stats that were presented by ESPN that showed that they got the most roughing the passer calls called for them on their behalf than any other team in the NFC East and, actually, they were the seventh best team in the league in terms of getting the calls. So it is difficult for me to sit back and look at that and say that there’s any validity to it.”
This is how I feel about the matter: (:50 second mark):