Originally posted by ginseng1000:
Originally posted by sfninerfanMax:
i didn't think Goldson's hit on Hernandez was a personal foul, just good hard nosed football.
Kaep has shown yet again that Harbaugh made the right choice.
I was wondering why the clock didn't run at 5:01 left in the 4th quarter after the Pats ran a 3rd down play that stayed in bounds, then they punted.
Ginn is too indecisive on punts and causes his own trouble, but the weather was bad.
James is a great asset on kickoffs.
I am worried about Justin Smiths elbow---the Niner's post season success I think depends on his health.
Agreed, Goldson's hit on Hernandez was not helmet to helmet. Can't believe they called that. I think the refs at that point were feeling sorry for the home team so they just threw the Patriots a bone.
They didn't call him for "helmet-to-helmet", they called him for the new rule, "hitting a defenseless receiver".
Basically, the rule is, "You can't hit a receiver hard, immediately after he catches the ball." You can hit him softly and then tackle him, but you can't hit him hard. Believe it or not, that is essentially the rule; or at least, that is how they call it in a game.
That is what I have been saying about Goldson, his hard hitting ability is overrated because, well, you aren't allowed to hit hard immediately after a catch. Goldson should know this rule by now. If he doesn't, then be prepared to see a lot more penalties like this in the future.