Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
I'm getting a lot of slack for this, but refs are being told to call this. Many of you have made valid points, but at the same time I completely understand them calling it. Does that make it right for them not to do the same for Kaep? No not at all. Can't argue that, but I can argue that the hit was "close" at the very least and that refs are going to call it. Maybe not 100% of the time, and maybe more or less depending on the name of the player, but it's not like it was the worst call ever made. Again it was close and with all the former players forcing lawsuits down the NFL's throat what is the NFL supposed to do? That's the thing people don't put into context. They have to call it.
I guess it goes a little more in depth than what I've presented. Me I totally understand the call. Should they be more consistent with it? Yeah, but it was a call they have to make.
JiksJuicy, we still love you...you're a Niner fan...always good to get the other-side perspective to keep us all objective. I think we understand the call b/c it DID look very violent (remember when Brooks hit Dalton so hard his helmet flew off)?
I think where some diagree with this legal hit was also when
it was called. If there is any doubt in your mind, you don't call a penalty kick in the box in the closing seconds of the game, even for the home team. THAT call can determine the outcome of a game. So it HAS to be 100% a foul, no question. And of course, the consistency by which these calls are made is clearly an issues (as well as them not being able to be reviewed).