Originally Posted by Slapstick
i totally agree that the fg situation sucked, but to say that was the one reason the steelers missed the playoffs is foolish.
Not foolish. A stretch? Perhaps...
Originally Posted by squidkid
The reason? No...I agree...
But, it was definitely a reason why they didn't make the playoffs...the fact that they had to rely on another team was bad...the fact that the other team didn't get the chance to make a game winning FG that they should have, according to the rules, simply because the refs did not know those rules, ie. the main part of their job, is tragic...
I saw that as an either way call. It was as much that the plant leg hit the attempted blocker - as he bounced forward after kicking the ball - as it was the man hitting the punter. It would have been a very nit-picky 15 yarder.
Originally Posted by Captain Crunch
I was more annoyed at the SF broadcast bias during the game. On the 15 yarder for helmet to helmet on the Seattle receiver, they showed one angle that was clear H2H on a defenseless receiver. They then showed another angle from behind in which you could only see the two shoulders make contact, but the H2H was blocked from view. They then complained that the call was wrong, even though the other angle showed it happening.