• Wade Phillips on hit that injured Cushing: ‘I thought it was unnecessary’

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 11, 2012
    Phillips: “I probably shouldn’t say it, but I thought it was an unnecessary . Whether it was legal or not . . . The disconnect between the Jets and the Texans over the block that ended Brian Cushing’s season continues, with those in New York saying Matt Slauson did nothing wrong when he hit Cushing in the knee from behind, and those in Houston saying the block was a cheap shot. “He’s thrown 10 touchdowns and only four interceptions,” Wade said. That’s been one of the recurring themes of the commentary coming out of Houston: Why is it illegal to hit a defenseless player in the head, but legal to hit a player from behind in the knee? That may be a rule the NFL changes next year.

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