Pace not happy with roughing call

December, 18, 2011
12/18/11
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PHILADELPHIA -- In the big picture, it didn't matter much, but LB Calvin Pace didn't agree with his roughing-the-passer penalty. He was flagged for a late hit on Michael Vick's 26-yard TD pass to TE Brent Celek in the first quarter of the Jets' 45-16 loss to the Eagles.

Pace suspects he will be fined by the league.

"I guess I'll have to deposit something into the Roger Goodell roughing-the-passer fund," Pace said. "I don't think it was roughing the passer. I don't think I hit him in the head, but I don't know."

It was one of 11 penalties for 93 yards for the Jets, who picked a bad time to have their sloppiest, most undisciplined performance of the year. The other penalties:

LB Calvin Pace -- offsides (5 yards)
RT Wayne Hunter -- false start (5), false start (5)
DT Marcus Dixon -- personal foul/roughing the passer (15),
TE Vladimir Ducasse -- holding (10)*
LG Matt Slauson -- false start (5)
PR Jeremy Kerley -- unnecessary roughness (4)
TE Dustin Keller -- false start (5)
WR Santonio Holmes -- unsportsmanlike conduct (15)
LB Jamaal Westerman -- holding (5)

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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