Re: Ed Hochuli Throws a Late Flag After Watching Jumbotron?
posted at 12/20/2010 11:54 AM EST
In Response to Re: Ed Hochuli Throws a Late Flag After Watching Jumbotron?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ed Hochuli Throws a Late Flag After Watching Jumbotron? : Like the hand to Banta Cain's face that he returned in kind only to be flagged... thereby keeping the Packs hopes alive?
Posted by wozzy[/QUOTE]
Perhaps you should have watched the WHOLE play on TBC.... it wasn't the initial hand that got him in trouble, it was the shove at the end. I don't care how big a Pats fan we all profess to be, that was a No-No. It's like a fight... refs don't see the first punch, only the action therafter. Both TBC and teeh OLineman had their hands in the grills. All's fair at that point. Then TBC gives the shove and here comes the yellow hankies.
Sitting 2800 miles away from New England, last night's game unfolded like the Browns debacle.... no emotion, they had the "we'll show up and take the win" attitude. With two exceptions, Brady wasn't Brady-esque.... ether tossing teh rock OR in his "getting after the guys", on teh field or bench. Their last possession was abysmal at best.... o drive, no attitude... NOTHING. Not even a stinking first down! As the game progressed, it was like they got "perturbed" that the Packers weren't rolling over for them, and the D got chippy. The results? The flag on the helmet to helmet and TBC's boo-boo. Guess what? A 100% focused/poised team doesn't make those mistakes! Especially with the world focused on the attention such activity draws (Thanks, GOD-dull!). If they lost last night, it would have been very deserved. The Pats as a colective franchise should have hit their knees after the game and thanked The Almighty for allowing them to escape with a win.
For my Devin McCourty for DROY, did you see the fist TD pass? I believe it was thrown AT McCourty, it went OVER his head into the hands of an OPEN WR, who scored. Did you notice the throws/completions made against him? Then again, we alrady talked about that penalty...... BIG SURPRISE they call stuff like that, huh? Yessir! I could see from the comfort of my Lazy Boy that the Packers FEARED McCourty.
The Pats won, they will more than likely have home field throughout the playoffs, but need to get their heads screwed on staight EVERY GAME. Last night was a warning.....