Originally posted by zaghawk:I'll admit it. Our defense holds a lot. Hell even our offense holds a lot. But the times I do watch other teams and other plays. I see it happening everywhere and just about every play if you were to pause a frame and zoom in on every player I guarantee you'll find a hold somewhere. is it right...no. But is it a Seahawk thing only, absolutely not. But the Seahawks are finally getting success and for those who won't admit its because they're finally good, then they'll use that as the only reason they can win. You want an uber clean game, the refs have to set the tone, call all EVERY holding penalty in the first 4-5 plays of the game. If not, the refs have decided they're going to let the players play it out. Therefore deal with it, bring it right back to them, or quit crying about it because unless you're a ref on the field or Roger Goddell it's not going to change.
Look, I get what you're trying to say. I do. However, when someone wants to call themselves the best at what they do, they shouldn't have to cheat to get it done. It doesn't matter how you try to justify it.
Did Revis or Nnamdi have to cheat to be considered the best CB when they were at the top of their games? Absolutely not.
You can try to act like you see every team doing it (and I'm sure every team does do it here and there), but no team does it anywhere near as often as yours does. And guess what? Believe it or not, that's actually OK with me. What's not OK with me is for their fans to ignore it and act like they're head and shoulders above the rest when they know that's a load of BS.
Earl Thomas is a true stud. He is a beast. Period. But Richard Sherman. Absolutely not. If he stops his holding and illegal contact, he is an average CB.
[ Edited by Empire49 on Jul 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM ]