Vikings defensive backs Captain Munnerlyn and Robert Blanton were not fined for their hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last weekend. The play resulted in a 15-yard penalty and some shoving from both sides.
As ESPN.com’s Ben Goessling writes, Munnerlyn opined that he shouldn’t have been flagged for the play. Brees respectfully disagrees:
“He said that wasn’t a penalty. I said, ‘Of course it was, you suplexed me,'” Brees said. “‘But listen, I like you, I think you’re a good football player. I appreciate the 15 yards, thank you.'”
Let’s check out some more notes from the NFC North…
- Jermichael Finley still wants to play in the NFL, writes ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky. The veteran hasn’t been cleared by the Packers medical staff and nothing has changed in his status.
- The Packers have plenty of cap space, and Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel writes that the team shouldn’t have any concerns about bringing back their 13 players with expiring contracts.
- You’ve likely seen Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch tear his ACL while celebrating a sack last week. The 29-year-old doesn’t regret the actions that led to a season-ending injury. “Hell, no,” Tulloch told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I’d do it again, brother. You do it every time. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. Just a matter of time.”