Jason Babin calls Mike Martz 'chicken (poop)'
Jason Babin was so hacked off with a crack block in Monday night’s loss that he called Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz “chicken (poop)” on his personal Twitter account.
The defensive end claims the Philadelphia Eagles have submitted the play to the NFL office for review, although he plainly admitted it was a legal play.
Bears tight end Kellen Davis came in motion and leveled Babin, clearing the edge and allowing quarterback Jay Cutler to roll out.
“I'd assumed Lovie Smith has enough professionalism to not do something like that," Babin said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I saw it on tape and was like, 'Wow, they did that?' It was definitely an intentionally called play. Technically, no, it’s not illegal, but if you look at the rules of a defenseless player, obviously I’m defenseless."
The Bears, and Martz in particular, were not fazed.
“Everything that we did in that game is certainly appropriate and there was nothing inappropriate,” Martz said. “It was certainly within the guidelines of the NFL. I’m sure if that was not the case then we’d hear about it. We went after the Eagles. I mean, the guys are getting better. We’re trying to get them to play physical football and that’s what they did.”
Davis shrugged his shoulders when informed about Babin’s rant.
“I don’t care what he said. It’s football,” Davis told the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t think he saw me coming but I’ve been hit plenty of times when I didn’t see it coming. Hey, it’s part of the game.”
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