Originally posted by Godsleftsock:
Originally posted by RDB4216:
He's actually be about 40 yards closer if the Refs hadn't blown it, when they called back that long TD run he had against us. They marked him "out of bounds" at least 40 yards back.
A lot will depend on this weekend. If they get into a shoot-out with the Colts, then no he won't be running much. But if they try to keep Manning off the field, he may have a huge day against a Colts D that isn't that great against the run.
Um, maybe because he was out of bounds?
Actually the last time I checked, NFL rules state part of your body has to TOUCH the line or TOUCH out of bounds to be "out of bounds"s. Just having a part of your body over or above the line doesn't count. Since his heel never TOUCHED the line, he wasn't out of bounds.
There was a replay that clearly showed his heel didn't touch. But it was explained to the Titans later, that was a television replay and they did not have access to it. However, since no replay clearly showed his heel touching - then there was no clear evidence to overturn the call on the field, so it "should" have stood - thus the refs blew the call.