Friday, November 26, 2010
Report: Shaun Hill says Pats were dirty
Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill accused the New England Patriots of trying to re-break his left arm during a sneak play on Thursday, according to a report on Mlive.com.
During the second quarter, Hill ran a quarterback sneak from the Pats' 2-yard line and extended his arms toward the goal line. He had been playing with a fracture in his non-throwing forearm suffered against the Giants five weeks ago and said he felt someone in the scrum trying to work over his limb on Sunday.
"That's why I eventually gave up the ball," Hill said, according to Mlive.com. "Somebody was down there [in the pile] literally trying to break my arm, which is already broken. Literally, trying. And, uh, y'know, I guess [it] wasn't seen [by officials]."
The Patriots had no comment on the accusation. Hill didn't score on the play but picked up a first down, and the Lions punched it in the next play. Detroit won that battle but lost the war 45-24.
Hill had no problem with the QB sneak, injury or no injury.
"I loved the call," he said, according to Mlive.com. "I loved the call. Absolutely loved it. I have no qualms about running that play -- one-armed or whatever. I loved the call."