Re: An unbiased look at
posted at 11/20/2013 1:53 PM EST
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to PatsGetScrewedFinally's comment:
First of all let's explain a few facts then we will discuss the play.
1) If a ball is tipped during a pass then there is no such thing as pass interference.
2) Holding and illegal contact can only be called before the ball is in the air.
3) Pass Interfernce can only be called once the ball is in the air.
During this play there was no contact of Gronk before the ball was in the air, so illegal contact or holding cannot be called on that play. The contact on Gronk didn't happen until the ball was in the air and Gronk was in the endzone. The issue here is the ball was intercepted (thus touched) so based on fact #1 above, you can't have interference. The other issue at play here was the fact that the pass was grossly underthrown and if you are fair to yourself you will understand there is no way possible Gronk could have caught the ball, which is why you hear all this "uncatchable" talk from the talking heads.
Bottom line is the whether or not you believe the "uncatchable talk" or not, the ball was touched prior to it getting to Gronk so it cannot be pass interference.
I don't believe this is correct. If the ball is touched prior to it getting to the receiver because the receiver is impeded by the defense from getting to the ball, then I think interference is still in play which makes the catchable/uncatchable question relevant.
Ultimately, this comes down to a pick your poison question - should the refs let players play or should they make calls when penalties occur? In the patriots last loss, the board, in general, complained about a call that was correctly made on a Jets FG try. Had no penalty been called, the pats would have cruised to victory. At that time, this board was very upset that any call was made believing that the refs should have "let players play" at that critical time of the game.
Well, that mentality played itself out in the last game but now the board wants something different. Now the board wants the call. It should be one or the other - not both.
You really aren't too bright Colts troll. And your dishonesty is legend here.
When the game is on the line you call blatant fouls that effect the outcome. You do not call chippy little wan-ker penalties that can be called on every play in the game. Got it?
No I don't get it.