Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by SportsFan:
No homers here. I was at game so didn't have as great a view as those who watched on TV.
Were the refs really that bad? Was Seattle getting away with lots of penalties?
The one I clearly saw was the hold on Whitner on Lynch's first TD. Also heard RJF was held as well.
They do every game, that's their defense. Their corners do illegal contact (pushing/bumping WR after 5 years after the line of scrimmage) and get away with it all game, week after week. The refs might call it once or twice a ame but they won't call it ALL game. Pretty dumb
The bigger question is that every coach in the NFL knows this is no secret...and nothing is going to be done about it. So, you counter it by asking your WR's to be equally as physical and when the ball is in the air, you hand fight and shove off the DB. You practice it all week with timing between the QB and receiver. Then, you run schemes that disallow them to be physical off the LOS. You run delayed routes, drag routes, quick slants, wheel routes, WR and RB screens, stop and go's, fly sweeps, reverses, Q offense, wham blocks, etc.
Then on defense, you pull your head out of your ass and do the EAXCT same thing they are...go man and physical and hold and P.I. all game long. Period. At the end of the day, everyone and their mother knew EXACTLY what we were getting into and they played straight up like we thought...the difference wasn't the refs. It was the inability of the coaches and players to adjust and play this type of game. Period. W-W-L.
[ Edited by NCommand on Dec 25, 2012 at 11:22 AM ]