Originally posted by Chico:
well, refs & the league cost us the playoffs
the refs? Are you blaming the freak play from Osgood on the refs?
It was a complete tactical move and/or freak coincidence that at the exact moment Sproles called for a FC, Osgood was looking up tracking the ball. Sproles DID flinch when he caught the ball so I believe he baited Osgood into it. Refs made the right call. You could see it on one of the replay angles.
The Brooks roughing penalty was so ticky-tack that I can't decide if I'm made about it or if it was right because with another QB besides Brees and Wilson that is a textbook chest tackle and we win. But again Brees is just about 6'0" so when a 6'3" player hits you at his chest height it'll look like a high hit. Situationally the refs made the right call even though Brees' helmet moving was not a result of Brooks' arm but of his shoulder pad which would be legal.
Luck didn't go our way and bad situational play calling killed us again.
[ Edited by sfout on Nov 17, 2013 at 5:23 PM ]