Originally posted by taney71:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Justin does look like he grabs and holds, I've paid attention to it since Gilbride mentioned it, but it's really hard to call for a ref because he perfected the technique
Of course he does but so do all other dline players on other NFL teams. What irks me is that opposing coaches are trying to get it selectively enforced on Justin Smith. If the NFL finds it is a problem then make a point of enforcing it on all players and teams. That's the practice and it is fair to everyone.
Perhaps other dlinemen do it too, but the 49ers are the most effective at it because they have Aldon Smith so I think that's why it's been pointed out twice now.
Good thing is, it's almost impossible to call, only way it gets called is if Justin starts tugging the jersey, but he doesn't. The line judge has no angle on it, neither does the back judge...and its the way Justin sets up the guard to an absolute perfection.