OK - spare me any whining comments. The Texans got their asses handed to them. That doesn't eliminate poor officiating a valid issue for discussion.
The JJ Watt non-call was miserable and made a 30+ yard change in field position. It was inexcusable.
Really odd how inconsistently ticky tacky they were on pass interference. Not saying any one team got an advantage here. It's just that when you start getting so minor on calls it leaves almost every play up to discretion. On the flip side it was like they had never seen a holding call.
Originally Posted by Luv_ya_blue
Sorry bud, you're wrong on this one.
What Barwin did was 100% the right call.
Read up on the rules.
It's a textbook violation--and a STUPID ONE to boot.
He never even raised his arms to try and block the kick.
Maybe you need to read the rule - the official NFL rule (p. 79
(r) Clearly running forward and leaping in an obvious attempt to block a field goal, or Try-kick after touchdown and landing on players, unless the leaping player was originally lined up within one yard of the line of scrimmage when the ball was snapped.
He took one step and jumped - not clearly running forward.
Obvious attempt to block - seems your never raised his arms would argue against that.
He was very close to one yard from the LOS which might nullify the entire rule.