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I think what is worse than the no call on PI is the no call on the bear hugging on the safety. SF's 24 could have taken the punter down within 3-4 seconds, however he was bear hugged from behind, allowing Bmore to run of 8 seconds or so. SF probably would have still lost, but they would have at least had time for a Hail Mary
That non-call was definitely worse. That was as blatant as it gets.
Anyone who doesn't think that was at least defensive holding is a freaking moron.
"Oh but Crabtree was pushing off with his left arm...." NO SHIT SHERLOCK he was getting freaking mugged as he was trying to get to the ball! Of course he's gonna try and push the DB away when he's getting bear-hugged on 4th down in the freaking SuperBowl. Did you expect him to put his head on Smith's shoulder and snuggle with him?
I have absolutely no dog in the fight but that was clear, textbook Defensive Holding. I played CB for years and helped coach the position and if/when one of my players did what Jimmy Smith did in practice I blew a gasket.
Yes, contact within 5 yards is acceptable, but HOLDING within 5 yards isn't. Smith did not jam Crabtree, or even grab inside Crabtree's shoulders. He got his hands too far outside as if he was hugging a barrel, and grabbed jersey on Crabtree's ribs.
That is holding whether it's 1 yard or 20 yards downfield.
Watch starting at 0:50. It's a clear Defensive Hoilding b/c Smith's arms go way too far outside and then he grabs. It should've been a penalty. Period.
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I have no reference for the correct calls during a football game since I primarily watch Big 10 football.
OK squeeler fan. Its funny how the guy who was involved, Crabtree, didn't even argue about the no call. It is only Raven haters like yourself getting all worked up about it. Are you going to bitch and moan about this for the next year? If so, let's go back to your fraud of a victory against the Seagulls in Super Bowl XL.
Pretty sure he's a Cowboys fan...
I saw multiple targeting with the helmet last night. The most egregious was Goldson #38 hitting Rice on the ground. They showed Rice complaining but never a replay. That would have kept a 3rd quarter drive going and could have been that one no call that made a difference.
Poor clock management by the Ravens hiking the ball with 12-18 seconds on the play clock multiple times.
Don't even get me started about the fraud called officiating in XL.
I particularly liked the one where Jones didnt touch the guy and got called for holding
Well that explains his bitterness. I'd be pissy too if I had Romo locked in as my starting QB for the next 5 years.
Fuc in urban legend status now. Go back and watch that game again moron. Watch the first half with all of the blown calls favoring Seattle. There could have been 20 holding calls against them and the game should have been a blow out for the Steelers. Grabbing the blogosphere rhetoric and repeating it does not make it true. Being a PSU fan should tell you that.
I was pulling for the Ravens esp after the lights went out.
Funny... I thought he had 1 year left on his contract.
But cool story bro.
We don't want your support jackass.
You are pretty upset for having your team winning the Super Bowl less than 24 hours ago...
If the Eagles just won, none of these penalty threads would piss me off. There are "Refs suck" threads after every big game, just how it works. Enjoy winning and don't worry about anyone else complaining cause in the end, your team won the SB this year and their teams didn't.
Pretty sure holding calls don't stop the clock. Flag or no flag, the end result is the same.
So, once this was all pieced together, Cleveland won the super bowl.
I'm not sure what the penalty would have done exactly, but had the guy not been held, the punter would've been down for the safety easily 5 seconds sooner since he wouldn't have been able to jog towards the sideline, which would've given SF a chance for a Hail Mary.
I get what you're saying about not getting time back on the clock with a flag though. But would the kick have been backed up, thereby putting SF closer to the endzone on the kick return, in which case they could have just knelt it and thrown it up in the endzone?
Right. The Steelers won by 11 and the officiating was horrible throughout that game. That's why Seattle lost? People just like to remember the one play because it stood out. Just like this game. The PI/hold stood out.
I wonder if you thought Ohio State should have won their NC when the PI occurred at the end of that game to let OSU get another shot at the TD?
It happens both ways. Good teams overcome bad calls in the beginning and middle of games. When they happen on the last drive with a minute to go, and 4th down, it sticks out. Truth is, like I have said throughout this thread, that it happened all game. They let everything go. So I am fine with it, but you can't say he didn't interfere.
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