Originally Posted by klockWork
If wade cut back his blitz packages and emphasize our cb to turn their heads to play the ball we're easily a top 3 defense by the end of the season.
We need to get better at watching the plays for ourselves & "figuring out" what actually happened. Can't listen to the play for play guys.... "He didn't turn his head" is cliche & they say it before they even know what happened.
In everyone of our PI calls, our DB turned his head. Turning your head is supposed to make it look like you're playing the ball. But refs have gotten smarter. They're watching the play. If the receiver turns his head & he's not playing the ball, he's going to get called for PI. Can't push on the receiver, arm bar the receiver, or use your off-hand to pull the receiver's hands down.... that's PI (unless you make contact at the exact second the ball hits the receiver). Those were the things happening in all those PI calls that the guy on TV (or some of our fans repeated here) said our guy didn't turn his head.
That ball that was called a catch, but later over turned in the Baltimore game. Kj did not turn his head, but he didn't touch the receiver either. He put his hand between the receiver's hand, just like he's supposed to. When the ball got there, he was all over Torrey Smith, but that's ok. That's how they're coached to do it.
There was a play in that game where a DB was holding Martin's hand down, but since he looked like he was going for the ball, they didn't call it.
So the next time you hear the commentator say, "He didn't turn his head, that's going to get called every time." Watch to see if there's any contact before the ball when they show the replay. I guarantee you there will be & that's why the PI was called, whether the head is turned or not.