CBS Boston – With concussions becoming a major concern in the NFL, and with general player safety at the forefront of the league’s focus, it’s been made clear over the past few years that any contact with an opponent’s head will almost certainly result in a 15-yard penalty and perhaps a fine from the league office.
So you can imagine Vince Wilfork’s surprise when Rajon Rondo got hit in the head and face by a flailing Dwyane Wade in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night, only to see no referee call a foul.
“Oh man,” Wilfork said when asked specifically about the play. “That’s a fine out here.”
Okay it was definitely a missed call and ended up being a 4 point mistake by the ref, but Rondo did over exaggerate out there. Not to take anything away from Rondo since he played his rump off, he still should have been running back on defense to prevent the break instead of hitting the deck like a fish out of water. We love Vince’s enthusiasm and Celtic cheering but if that happened on a football field it wouldn’t be too big of a deal. Sorry to be your bubble big dog.