The pick play

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  1. dream_team

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    Serious question about the 1-yd TD to Eddie Royal... where the refs initially threw a flag but later picked it up.

    So why did they pick up the flag? I'm not an expert in regards to the legalities of setting a pick for receivers, but it looks like a clear pick to me. Did it have anything to do with still being behind the LOS?

    I didn't see much protest from the Texans, so I assumed the refs made the right call.

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000241720/Lightning-strikes-twice-for-Royal
     
  2. EllisUnit

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    The WR was blocking with his body before the other WR caught the ball, thought it was illegal, hell i dunno
     
  3. JCTexan

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    I'm pretty sure it is. There was a play this weekend (too many games to remember) where the WR was blocking downfield before the receiver caught the ball on a screen pass: He was called for pass interference.
     
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    Yeah, good question. I'm still scratching my head on that one. Did we miss something? I never heard an explanation.
     
  5. pissknocker

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    It is legal because it happened less than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage. Per mike pereira
     
  6. dream_team

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    That's the only thing I can think of that would make some kind of sense. Thanks!
     
  7. 76Texan

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    It looks to me like the ball was already out of Rivers' hand when the receiver got ready to shield off the defender.
    I wonder if it has anything to do with it.
     
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    NastyNate I go kerplunk

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  9. DocBar

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    Off topic, but I'm watching NFL channel right now and they are saying that the penalty on the FG attempt and saying it wasn't warranted. Not a single comment on the pick play.
     

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