Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Originally posted by Liono:
Ok, so what exactly was Whitner penalized for? Hitting a defenseless reciever, or helmet to helment contact would be a personal foul right? Unneccessary roughness is another type of pentalty. But he was flagged for "unsportsman like conduct". That makes it even more WTF. Was he actually flaged for something he said, or for taunting?
He was flagged for both. Two flags to Hitner on that play.
yeah this was what got me. to me, yes, the overall officiating seems to be kinda sloppy this year. obviously we're not experts but even a guy who is (mike pirerra) has made comments agreeing to that. seems to be getting worse. but hey, bad calls happen, good teams overcome.
but more importantly, i am going nuts with the explanations on these so called "illegal hits". the thing that drives me most crazy is when people defending the call say "well thats just gonna get called now so live with it". If thats true, then make the rule "you cant hit guys too hard".
hiter got him right in the friggin strike zone. i mean right perfect on the ball, no helmet, a marine sniper couldnt have hit it any better.
(then jackson gets right in his face and starts yapping, and hitner gets flagged for UC???
but this stupid BS explanation of "you cant hit a guy in the head, but if its a big hit and it sounds bad, then were gonna throw a flag! even if it was perfectly legal, and when you complain about it were just gonna say well, tough s**t, thats how it is now"...its totally bogus, and i worry about that level of hypocritical stupidity
[ Edited by GreenReaperTT on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:57 PM ]