Re: Bias still out there - kills ESPN to give NE credit
posted at 12/11/2012 12:54 PM EST
In response to MattC05's comment:
In response to patsbandwagonsince76's comment:
Todays highlights show the pass interference on Welker as a big play that extended a drive. All the ESPN commentators call it a terrible call because he could not have made the catch.
OK, look at a replay, when Welker is running full speed before he slows down because he was interfered with keep your finger moving across the screen at his pace, his path intersects the ball..he could have made the catch.
Secondly, why did they not showcase the bogus offensive holding call on Hernandez in the same way??..which was infact a drive killer? They showed a drive extending penalty on the Texan as if it was giving the Texans 7 points..why not show the play that took away 7 points in the same light??
Thirdly, Could Trent Dilfer make up more excuses for the Texans? "Matt Shaub played his worse game..he never does these things", mentioned the penalties..ball always bouncing NE way. The last being mostly true but listening to Trent you would think NE would have lost if these unusual lucky breaks did not happen.
I am baffled how they claimed this was not defensive PI, but the play later in the game where Arrington drew an offensive PI SHOULD have been a defensive PI.
On the Welker play, the safety was not playing the ball. He cut across Welker's path a good 10-15 yards short of where the ball landed, and bumped Welker off his route. It wouldn't have even mattered if he was looking for the ball, because he wasn't playing anywhere near where the ball was heading; he was bumping the receiver off his route.
Arrington WAS playing the ball. He got inside position on the receiver, and was running in FRONT of him; the receiver (Johnson?) ran up his backside as Arrington was going for the ball.
I was literally just discussing this with one of my buddies. Also, I'm pretty sure Gruden said the first pass interference that was on wes shouldn't have been called. Really? I didn't know it was legal for a defender to bear hug a receiver in the middle of a slant route. It's disturbing and uncomfortable to listen to. Arrington played textbook defense on Andre and he got called for the PI.
Although you MIGHT be able to declare the deep ball to Wes was "uncatchable" that PI could have easily been avoided, if, I don't know, maybe Manning didn't run right into Wes in the middle of the route? LOL
The post-game analysis was so annoying; in a nutshell, the Texans just had an off-game and the Pats got a lot of lucky bounces. Yeah Dilfer, Young, etc. that's exactly what the world saw, too. LMAO