posted at 11/20/2009 8:31 AM EST
In Response to Re: OROY
[QUOTE]Just a continued reminder amongst the fog that, in fact, the pats do benefit from calls. And Root the fog seems to be most dense in your neighborhood.
Posted by underdoggg[/QUOTE]
Don't even try to act like the Darius Butler pass interference call was in any way correct.
And the Patriots don't "Benefit" unless it's a call or an exception that's only made for them (like pass interference and illegal contact). I'm amuse that you honestly believe that, for EIGHT straight quarters against the Patriots, their defense hasn't even touched a Patriots receiver downfield.
When it came down to a "50/50" call, it went in the Colts' favor (4th and 2 was marked by a ref that couldn't have seen when Faulk secured the ball, while the umpire helped cover Welker; Butler's call went to the Colts, while no PI call was made on the corner covering Moss in the endzone for making the same amount of contact as Butler which is a double standard).
I'd LOVE to see the Patriots benefit from a call against the Colts. Never going to happen. The Patriots have to play perfect football because they won't get bailed out on drives with 31 yard pass interference calls. At this point, it's just a fact of life that they're going to have to live with
Even the NFL's own website is tacit admission of the wrongfulness of the Butler call:
Note 1: If there is any question whether player contact is incidental, the ruling should be no interference.
Note 2: Defensive players have as much right to the path of the ball as eligible offensive players.