Re: Chad Finn Column
posted at 10/30/2012 6:43 PM EDT
In response to Neal Page's comment:
In response to AFNAV130's comment:
In response to HOTBLITZ's comment:
Agreed, Wilfork as well..
I'm sure this goes on elsewhere in the league but wow 95 and 75 are getting ripped off big time.
True. I've been calling that out all along. Its so obvious, even more so with Wilfork. I don't know much about league wide, but it seems most prevalant with the Pats and the Packers from what I've seen. Raji before he was hurt was getting hosed too. I believe that its an NFL policy to stop the Pats from dominating games. People talk about the Giants D-Line and don't get me wrong they are good, but 75 equals JPP and Osi in one person. If you don't hold him, he'll be pounding your QB into the dirt every play. Did you see that lateral play he made to drop the RB on a swing pass for a loss? A man that big should not be able to do that. And thats why he's held. He would singlehandly domintate almostt every game if he wasn't.
Yep. I can't see how it isn't so obvious at this point. We have evidence that a replacement ref admitted that the league told he and his crew to not call offensive PI, so that info proves that the NFL strongly advises the crews on how to influence games and help offenses.
As for Wilfork, he's held on almost every play he penetrates through the line on. They showed a highlight the other day of the Broncos/Pats game and he was held through the line with an armbar on the Gomer TD pass in the 4th qtr. Not sure it would have mattered on the play, but he was held very obviously regardless.
Heck, he was held on the Sanchez Safety play last week!
Something we do agree on, and though it does affect the amount of time the secondary has to cover my beef is with all the 30+ yard completion they are allowing at a record shattering pace.
However, I will give it to you that you have called this out weeks ago.