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Phillips Questions the Hit that Ended Cushing’s Season

Wade Phillips is sticking up for his own, as on Thursday didn’t argue with the legality of Matt Slauson’s cut block that ended Brian Cushing’s season, but he does think the NFL needs to change its rule regarding some cases like Cushing’s when a “defenseless” player doesn’t see the block coming, Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

“I probably shouldn’t say it, but I thought it was an unnecessary (hit),” Phillips said. “Whether it was legal or not . . . I think it’s just unnecessary to hit a defensive player when he can’t see you. If a guy’s coming in front and cuts me, he can see that and maybe get away from it. I think the league needs to look at something like that. He was defenseless in that case. If the guy had hit him in the head, it would have been a penalty.”


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