I've known New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty for about six years now, and I can assure you that he rarely says anything of note to reporters. Canty, the son of a Methodist minister (his mom), has been known to belt out gospel songs while singing in choirs, but he keeps his thoughts on football matters to himself for the most part. But apparently some low blows from Philadelphia Eagles left guard Todd Herremans caused Canty to sing a different tune.
"Two of them. Same guy,” Canty told Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger on Monday. "When you talk about players doing that to one another ... playing hard, playing between the whistles is one thing. But that was a dirty play. I think we all can agree on that."
Herremans was flagged for both plays and I'm sure he'll receive a fine over the Thanksgiving holiday. As Cris Collinsworth pointed out during the NBC broadcast, Herremans' first attempt to dive at the back of Canty's legs was a dangerous play. I didn't think the chop-block call on Herremans later in the game looked that bad, but I only saw it in real time from the press box.
"In a league where we’re trying to crack down on defenseless players and things of that nature, that can’t be allowed,” Canty said. "You’re talking about defensive players taking shots on quarterbacks and wide receivers, well the league has to protect defensive players as well."
Did you guys think those were dirty plays?