Originally posted by brodiebluebanaszak:
Even Pete Carroll is happy the WIlliams rule is in effect. He stated repeatedly last year that he would be fully compliant if such a proposal was enacted. I don't think anyone liked the technique although smaller lines use it, including seattle.
The bowman rule is smart and good. But it would have wound up hurting us if we had been rightfully awarded possession at the 1 foot line against Seattle d as opposed to what unfolded. Sorry, but that's the truth. Instead, I am convinced that the call was so egregious that seattle deliberately gave us the ball the next play in a near touch back position. Otherwise the entire game itself would have gone down as the most rigged in super bowl history. As it is, the call is a strong candidate for worst, most impactful call in SB history. The officiating crew appeared simply inept.
I'm not sure how the "Sherman points " differ from what is currently in effect.
lol wut? I find that highly, HIGHLY unlikely. Seattle was lucky that ball wasn't scooped up and ran back 99 yards the other way. Even if it was done purposely, had the 49ers won the game then Wilson goes down as one of the biggest choke artists in NFL history. I doubt he'd be cool with putting his reputation on the line. That would be the single most pathetic turnover to lose a game since Tony Romo's botched FG snap.
I'm sorry, but NFL teams do not compromise their ability to win. It's not their job to correct the officials mistake. They play to win and work way too hard to get to that point. They take any advantage they can get. We didn't give the ball back to Green Bay in '98 after Rice clearly fumbled it away. The Packers win the game if the refs get it right, and you know what, tough luck.
[ Edited by SofaKing on Jul 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM ]