Originally posted by hofer36:
does it even have to be holding...isnt contact past 5 yards a seperate penalty--illegal contact
this kind of reminds me of the end of the superbowl where the refs--all of them--failed to call holding when each raven was purposefully holding niners defenders--
Illegal use of hands could have applied as well, but holding was the better call since Kuechly had his arms wrapped around Gronk.
Here's the deal with the Super Bowl.
Holding in the endzone is an automatic safety, which is what the Ravens were shooting for anyways. If the refs call it, the play still continues and the Ravens punter runs out of bounds with 4 seconds left. Either way, the Ravens give up the safety, take time off the clock and the end result is the same.
The clock doesn't stop when a penalty on the offense is called, the play continues and time is ran off the clock.
That's why those flags weren't thrown, it literally wouldn't have changed anything.
[ Edited by linkboy on Nov 18, 2013 at 10:02 PM ]