Protecting QBs is inexact science

Michael Vick has the right to complain, but being a running QB comes with risks

Originally Published: September 28, 2011
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Michael Vick was right and wrong when he stated officials don't throw penalty flags for him like they do for other quarterbacks.

Where Vick's wrong is that he does get his share of penalty flags. In the past 19 weeks of regular-season games dating to the start of the 2010 season, opposing teams received five personal foul penalties involving hits on Vick. Jay Cutler had eight in that span. Jason Campbell had six. Five is a reasonable number.

Where Vick's ...

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