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  1. Txn_in_FL

    Txn_in_FL Lucky 13

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    By no means am I a Pats fan, but damn. This will probably be the one and absolute ONLY time I ever side with Brady. Those guys got robbed. At the very least that should have been a holding penalty, but it was pass interference.

    What say you?
     
  2. Mr teX

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    I mean, it could've been called, but i have no problem with the refs coming together and deciding on not to call it in that situation Gronk's a big guy, he could've shed keuchly and made a better attempt at trying to get to the horribly underthrown ball. Lots of times thats the difference in whether or not refs call it. He kinda just stood there.
     
  3. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Tuck Rule, so fk him.
     
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  4. CretorFrigg

    CretorFrigg Fire Rick Smith

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    This.

    The Patriots have had so many calls go their way. I don't feel bad for them at all.
     
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  5. chicagotexan2

    chicagotexan2 IDBLDogDareU

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    ^^^^that^^^^. I feel no sympathy for the them at all.
     
  6. toronto

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    This x 100000

    Brady has gotten so many bull**** calls over the years that I truly was thrilled they got potentially screwed on one.

    I'm sure Raider fans feel even less sympathetic.
     
  7. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    It was the right call. The ball was well underthrown, Gronk had no chance at getting to it, even with the LB hugging him.
     
  8. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    Yep. The Tuck Rule especially annoys me, because his entire legacy is kind of predicated upon it, and it was such a ****ty rule that they scrapped it.
     
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    infantrycak Lead Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the way I saw it.
     
  10. Texecutioner

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    That was a pass interference call and everyone in here knows it. Just because you hate the team that it happened to shouldn't ever change how you can easily view a play. Its always amazing to me to see how people will let their bias completely over rule their objectivity. If that same play happened at the end of a Texans game, everyone saying it wasn't a pass interference call would be screaming bloody murder. Lol!
     
  11. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Of course it was pass interference, but the ball was tipped/intercepted well before it ever made it to the receiver, therefore it gets called off. If Gronk had stopped moving towards the back of the end zone, and was making an effort to get back to the underthrown ball, then I think the flag would have stayed. But he didn't, so the flag gets picked up.
     
  12. eriadoc

    eriadoc Texan-American

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    It was pass interference, yes. But we do NOT know that the ball was catchable. You don't either. It sure as hell looked uncatchable to me. Judgment call by the officials, and they picked it up. Trying to act like it's indisputable is ridiculous.
     
  13. Double Barrel

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    I agree. I thought the whole thing was bogus and bush league. I'd feel the same if it happened to the Cowboys or Titans. The league's excuse was weak sauce, too.

    NFL AM had a poll among coaches and said the majority agreed that the flag should not have been overturned. Jeff Fisher even came out and talked about it.

    But it is what it is. The Pats are not blaming it for costing them the game like many other teams would claim. They know there was 59:57 of game that they had a chance to make plays to win the game.
     
  14. Blake

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    I dont get this logic. How do you know what would have happened with different variables? You are making an assumption. Saying he would have had "no chance" with a different set of circumstances sounds crazy to me.

    I could understand if the pass was intercepted and then the pass interference happened, similarly to a tipped ball and pass interference happening after that gets waved off.

    But I am not willing to act like I know how things would have played out had the linebacker not been committing the penalty.

    Where is Ben Tate with his wishy washy comments when we need him?
     
  15. Blake

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    I disagree. The act of pass interference by the LB was happening well before the ball was intercepted. Had the interception occurred before the act of pass interference then I would agree with you. But the fact that it happened before and during the interception I must call it pass interference.
     
  16. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I was super impressed with Cam. Maybe I just haven't seen a lot of him, but he can spin the heck out of the ball. I almost felt sorry for his WRs on a few on his passes. The velocity on his passes is ridiculous. I'm surprised his WRs haven't Torry Holt-ed their fingers. Impressive

    It was a very good game for MNF
     
  17. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    That's great for you, but that's not how the rule works. I've seen this happen before where a CB is called for a PI while the ball is in the air, but a safety undercuts the pass in front of the players, so the flag is waved off. It's uncommon for sure, but not unheard of.

    The distance doesn't really matter, it's just that the ball is tipped/intercepted before it gets to where the receiver is. Once the ball is in the air, you cannot have defensive holding or illegal contact, it can only be pass interference. If they had called holding or illegal contact, then the flag couldn't have been waved off.
     
  18. Blake

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    Talk about "thats not how the rule works." There is NOTHING in the rulebook that says if the pass is intercepted then PI is waived off.

    The only time PI is void is once the ball is touched. And as I previously said, the pass wasnt touched until well after the LB was commiting PI on the TE.

    http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/passinterference
     
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    Ripping the pats aside, the right call to me was holding or illegal contact.
     
  20. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    There is maybe a split second between the time the ball is touched and when Keuchly actually wraps up Gronk. Yes there was some contact there and it would normally be a PI, BUT the pass is undercut about 7 yards in front of them. Here's a gif of the play for reference:

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    When that happens, you employ this rule from your link:

    Gronk was too far away from where the pass was intercepted to make a play on the ball or even the player for that matter. Therefore it is an uncatchable ball, and the flag gets picked up.
     

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