The most controversial call stemming from the New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers bout last Sunday was, of course, the play in the end zone in which Ryan Clark was flagged for an unsportsmanlike penalty after hitting Victor Cruz in the chest.
In an appearance on NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access,” Clark said he had no regrets.
“The reason I don’t regret it, later on in the third quarter, Victor Cruz had the opportunity to catch a crossing route where Eli Manning threw it leading it toward me, and he kinda stuck one hand up and fell down,” Clark said. “And I felt like that was for a reason.
“I feel like because guys know if they come in here, 25 is still going to strike you, he’s still going to continue to play football the way he’s played it, and actually within the rules.”
Giants Nation — did Cruz shy away from contact after the hit? Does he need to toughen up? And what are your thoughts on the penalty?
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