posted at 10/2/2011 4:19 PM EDT
I was just watching PIT/HOU, about 10:35 left
3rd & 9
Ben scrambles then throws down the middle
Hines goes up to get it
Hines is drilled WHILE IN THE AIR MAKING THE CATCH
He didn't catch it, not because of the hit, he just didn't catch it
In the new wussified NFL, isn't that a personal foul?
Isn't that hitting a defenseless receiver. I don't know if I understand the rule.
I thought you couldn't hit a guy in the air trying to make a catch
Was it not a flag because he didn't lose the ball due to the hit?
Thanks for any help clearing that up for me
Re: Defensless Receiver
posted at 10/2/2011 4:43 PM EDT
Oh . . . you understand the rule . . . at least as well as the officials seem to understand it, which often appears to be not at all.
Last week against Buffalo. Wes Welker caught a ball, turned upfield, took a few steps and was tackled.
Perfectly normal football play, right?
Personal foul. Unnecessary roughness on a "defenseless" receiver.
The zebras just call whatever they want whenever they feel like it.
Get used to it.
This is your new, improved NFL, where the league claims to be promoting "safety," but Tony Romo is allowed to return to action with a punctured lung.
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