Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A questionable call ends the Monday Nighter

From where I sit it looks like another controversial ending to a Monday Night football game...

With arguments flying all over the place I decided to check out the rule book. Thankfully, the NFL has a digest version on their webpage. The way I read it the question is, was that a “clearly uncatchable pass for the players involved”? Yes, Gronkowski was the intended receiver. And the ball may have made it to his general vicinity has he not been in a bear hug. But, the key to this for me is, the ball never made it there. Kuechly could have been giving Gronkowski a wedgie for all it mattered. The ball never arrived to where they were. Thus making it “uncatchable.” Gronskowski was running away from the path of the pass on his own accord when he was tied up. Gronk tried to make a correction to get back to the the ball, but by the time he started his situation was hopeless. When Lester made the interception there wasn't a Patriot within 4 yards of the ball. Even Tom Brady admits he made a bad throw. Could there have been pass interference called? Yes. Should it have been called? No.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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