Homerclease wrote: Bad-Thoma wrote:
Knee had nothing to do with it. He wasn't touched and it isn't college. It was overruled because he didn't hang on to the ball as he hit the ground.
Exactly, the ground can cause an incompletion even in the end zone as long as the player hasn't made a "football move" beforehand, and catching on the way to the ground without controlling it all the way through the landing doesn't qualify as a football move. **** way to lose for Pitt and I'm sure all the haters will assume Brady somehow whisked air out of the ball from the sideline but we'll take the win.
He caught the ball and reached for the goal line, it was a football move and very similar to the Dez call of a few years ago. Terrible application of the rules. That was a clear touchdown
I disagree, whenever a receiver catches the ball in a dive or semi dive and the ground knocks the ball lose they consistently call that incomplete. The rule is consistently applied but people only remember it when it costs the team like this or like Dez. I don't find it all that subjective, and apparently you don't either so let's agree to disagree on this one, we both have better things to do.
edit: going add this in from CBS sports, it's an excerpt from the NFL rule book:
If you read the NFL rulebook, it was not a catch (again, even if the rule is stupid). From Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 1 in the NFL rulebook, which explicitly lays out the situation at hand:
Item 1. Player Going to the Ground. A player is considered to be going to the ground if he does not remain upright long enough to demonstrate that he is clearly a runner. If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball until after his initial contact with the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.