02-04-2013, 11:50 AM
Originally Posted by blayze
I'm not disagreeing that there wasn't a hold - clearly there was - but I don't think it was clear-cut enough to substantiate a game-deciding flag. There's the "rulebook"... and then there's the context of the situation. It's just like hockey - it's an unwritten rule that the refs put away their whistles in the last minute unless there's something really blatant, and the players on both teams know that, and they fully take advantage of it.
If you want to go by the technical rulebook, there are dozens of missed/blown calls every game and it cuts both ways (ie: the Niner's NFC Championship).
And the "holding" going on in your 2nd link is weak... that shit happens on every single punt - it would have been embarrassing if they threw out a flag on that.
I get you, and I don't think the Niners deserved to win the game to be honest but I hate seeing blown calls like that late in a game, it sours it.
but how can you call that 2nd link 'weak'?!? the defender is BEHIND him with his arms wrapped around him, that shit does not happen on every punt, or if it does its called...blatant holding
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