The non-call on the 4th Down Hold

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The non-call on the last 4th down play was....

  1. The Right call....let the players play

  2. The Wrong call...he was held after five have to call that

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  1. DarrylStingley

    DarrylStingley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Is it me or was that a HORRENDOUS, EPIC terrible non-call?

    I have friends telling me that you need to let the players play and the refs made the right decision. That the Ravens outplayed them and the Niners play calling on the last drive was bad, so it was kind of OK that the zebra swallowed his whistle.

    I think my friends are nuts. Like totally nuts.

    What say Pats Fans?
  2. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    I say the critical missed call was the illegal hit to Crabtree's helmet on third down, which would have given the 49ers a first down and the ball inside the 5. They could have ran there, killed the clock and the game would have been over.
  3. Observer

    Observer 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    This is the NFL. Rules change depending on the situation. Better get used to it.
  4. OneMore87

    OneMore87 Rookie

    That was absolutely a hold, there is no doubt about it. At the expense of sounding bitter or whiny, it’s BS that it almost SURELY would’ve been called versus us, that’s for damn sure. But it wasn’t called there? Give me a break
  5. Patsrock

    Patsrock Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Amazing all year the call everything on helmet to helmet hit, but on the final drive of the season they let it go.
  6. Spiral

    Spiral Supporter Supporter

    The officials were clearly afraid to make the obvious call. Reed was also lined up offside on the two point conversion. The side judge on that side of the field during the second half was terrible.
  7. Sciz

    Sciz Supporter Supporter

    That's the problem. The Ravens' DBs two weeks ago as well as Culliver tonight got away with tons of contact. What's the rationale for different rules? The refs affect enough games to change playoff seedings in the regular season, so why do we want them to sit there and watch in the playoffs?
  8. brady199

    brady199 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    If your not gonna make that call, then you can't make the one they made when Torrey Smith got held on 3rd down.

    Then again, early on they didn't make a call against SF on a deep throw down the right sideline to Smith that could of been a TD.

    But thats how it typically goes in big games, Refs swallow their whistles.
  9. DarrylStingley

    DarrylStingley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    The poll results thus far restore my faith in football humanity.

    My two friends claiming that it was the right non-call are so into being non-homers that they lose their minds on a regular basis.

    Thanks for being smart and sane.
  10. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    I think at the end of the day and when it's the last game of the season being shown world wide, the league and it's refs are more afraid of making a bad call than a non call. This game was set up with a crew chief if not crew that didn't get there for the right reasons. Bogger was jerryrigged into this game by Ray Anderson clearing all the dings off his in season record on appeal. Otherwise Jerome never sniffs a superbowl or even a post season gig this year. Non or missed calls are easier to dismiss than overtly blown calls from a referee grading standpoint. This crew was crap top to bottom. How the hell does that zebra that got pushed not drop his own flag? Only by sheer determination not to rock anyone's boat.

    In many ways SF saved the league's ass on this game by making it one in the second half. Otherwise all they'd have talked about was how poorly this stinker was officiated. Sadly SF ultimately had the Lombardi within reach and just threw it away, literally.
  11. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

    THE critical play of the game to determine who wins and what the print says in tomorrow's headline...and.....receiver held win TWO Hands in plain call....gee...never seen that before...oh wait....Big Ben down a yard and a half short of the goal line...TD!!!...Steelers win!!!...Patriots rush hold, two holds, there's an arm around Seymour's neck from behing..a fourth hold...and Eli is held in the grasp longer than ANY in the grasp call that calls...Giants WEEEEEE-UN!! Biggest upset in history PROVES Lord Goodell's pronouncement of parity!!!!!

    now everybody wotk real hard and save your money for those season's tickets...prices ARE going up...way way way up!!!! Cucaracha!!
  12. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #24 Jersey

    Its def a penalty but it was consistent with the way the game was being called so no complaints here.
  13. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #12 Jersey

    You mean this The REAL MVP of Super Bowl 42 - YouTube

    Not a month goes by I don't think of that hold.
  14. Thunderkyss

    Thunderkyss On the Roster

    I think it was the right call. The ball is on the five yard line, the DB gets five yards to check the receiver. I think the receiver initiated the contact, the DB wasn't trying to stop the receiver from getting to the corner, to me it looked like the receiver was trying to push off, then saw the ball going the other way & tried to run through the DB who had every right to be where he was.
  15. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #12 Jersey

    Funny thing is they actually called a critical hold late in the following SuperBowl with Arizona and Pittsburgh.
  16. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

    jeezus...c'mon what are you, a Ravens fan???
  17. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    #22 Jersey

    I can't be the only one who thought f*** s*** why didn't Hobbs just hold?

    But on a side note how bout the stones on Peas to call the all out blitz again in that situation.
  18. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

  19. josh24

    josh24 Practice Squad Player

    #12 Jersey

    What bugs me about this one is that our NE secondary would get 10 flags if they did what Jimmy Smith did on that play. So biased.....
  20. condon84

    condon84 In the Starting Line-Up

    They made the right call by calling nothing. They've been letting the DBs and WRs be physical all night. At least they kept it consistent.

    Culliver's PI on Smith on an earlier drive was WAY too obvious to let it go so they called that one.
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