|Babin says he 'got the s--- knocked' out of him on a cheap shot from the Bears. (Getty Images)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
This would go a long way in explaining why the Eagles defense refused to tackle anyone against the Bears Monday night, although there's still the issue of what happened the first five weeks of the season when, you know, the Eagles defense refused to tackle anyone. Either way, defensive end Jason Babin had some choice words for Chicago.
On Thursday Babin said the Bears, on a play in the second quarter, brought a tight end in motion and blindsided him. Babin thinks he was a defenseless player.
“I got the s--- knocked out of me,” he said, according to CSNPhilly.com. “I knew somebody hit me from the side and I didn’t know where it came from or who it was. To me it’s one of those plays, where somebody could get really hurt, especially if you’re running full speed and not looking.” Babin also said that it was an “intentionally called play.”
“If everything is about safety and protecting players, then that should definitely fall under the safety rules and regulations,” he said. “I saw it on tape and I was like ‘wow, they did that.’”
Babin says the Eagles talked to the league about the play in question, although we don't suspect much will be done about it. And that's because, in the league's eyes, defense is boring. The NFL arithmetic goes something like this: more offense means higher ratings which means more money.
“It’s one of those things where we don’t get any protection,” He said. “We just get in trouble for it.”
Ryan Clark has absolutely no idea what you're talking about, Jason.
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