Re: New MVP...Welker the cheapshot artist
posted at 1/20/2014 2:36 PM EST
In response to redsoxfan94's comment:
In response to JIMMYPROFFER's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
Here's the actual rule pertaining to Talib/Welker: "If the contact occurs as ball is being touched, there is no offensive pass interference. When it happens all at the same time - the ball being touched and contact elsewhere – it is not a foul. The contact has to be clearly before the ball is touched for it to draw a flag."
Look at the path Talib is taking then when he notices Welker he changes his path and goes right into Welker. Maybe Talib was looking to take Welker out. Interesting.
Or he was trying to cover his man? He was trying to take the easiest route to catch Thomas when welker hit him. Can't say I'm surprised welker did this. He is a bitter little man who has had his bell rung a few too many times.
This is a no brainer.
Contact before the ball is caught. It's not even incidental as he was lowering his helmet INTO Talib.
Sorry, there is a screen game downfield, which all teams use. Then there is this: a deliberate attempt to injure and remove an oppoising player.
And no, a flag wouldn't have fixed the game. But having Talib would have been huge. Demaryius Thomas went from zero receptions, to basically taking the game over.
It was deliberate. If I am Denver, I am watching my back next season. Put one of their precious WRs on a stretcher if the NFL won't do something about it, or take Welker's head clean off, and send him back with a concusion.
Retaliation, sometimes, is the only language that people understand.