Let me start this off by saying if you aren't reading Peter King's Monday Morning QB" column on SI.com each week, then you're just not that big of a football fan. It's loaded with great stuff every week and it's usually where I start out my weekly Monday reading around the internet. Really, it's great stuff. And no, I don't know King at all. But his thoughts and insight makes for some great reading.
So what does all this have to do with the Dolphins. Well King talks about, in the opening of his article, a text-messaging exchange he had with Trent Green on Sunday night. Here's how it went:
Green to King, 9:06 p.m.: "Will b ok. Not like lst yr. TG.''
King to Green: 9:08 p.m.: "hey -- how about johnson calling your block a malicious hit? feel better. peter.''
(And this is the one I found interesting.)
Green to King, 9:12 p.m.: "He outweighs me by over 100 lbs. Where shld I blk him? TG.''
And that's exactly right. Travis Johnson is a grade A asshole who clearly lacks any common sense or decency or class. You simply don't taunt a person who is lying motionless on the ground. Then you don't say the things Johnson said about Trent after the game.
But back to the question at hand. Was Trent's block "malicious"? I'd say no. Trent is right. Johnson outweighs Green by over 100 pounds. What was Trent supposed to do...hit him high? The bottom line, in my opinion, is that it isn't against the rules and therefore shouldn't be an issue. Somebody give Travis Johnson a tissue so he can stop crying and let's move on.
What do you guys think? Clean hit or dirty block?