fan_in_tx, on 04 February 2013 - 08:22 PM, said:
Take a look at the Safety where the punter ran out of the endzone. There was holding all over the place linemen were tackled. What's the point? Few seconds maybe, maybe someone hits the punter and causes a fumble. Point is throw the flag when you are suppose to throw the flag.
This was the most ridculous "push" ever by the refs!
The league still has no answer to why the flages were not thrown on that play!
dave mcbride, on 04 February 2013 - 09:57 PM, said:
The holding (such as it was) occurred after the ball was released, which is interference. From the 5 to the 1, they were each battling each other, with Crabtree clearly pushing off. For anyone who thinks that ball was catchable, watch it again. If "catchable" mains that the greatest catch in super bowl history is made, then yes, it was catchable. Seriously, though - please. Kaepernick released the ball even before Crabtree had reached the end zone, and when Kaepernick released it Crabtree was over ten yards from where the ball actually landed (out of bounds near the right corner). The laws of physics would have to be pretty pliable for that ball to be catchable by a human.
I don't think the term "catchable" applies anymore. ?? Didn't they strike that interpretation out of the rule book many moons ago?
JR In Ann Arbor, on 04 February 2013 - 09:55 PM, said:
They were probably instructed to hold. I am surprised more guys didn't hold. Penalty was same as safety.
On final offensive play, you can't call holding.
Overall, thought the refs did an outstanding job. One of the best called games I have seen all year.
Wow. I saw it totally different... One of the worst called games... The head ref seemed very nervous. Terrible spot on a critical play, made up PI call.
Edited by ExiledInIllinois, 04 February 2013 - 10:04 PM.