I and everyone I was watching the game with did not think that David Thomas was trying to be cheap. Everyone said it was the right call, though. David Thomas' back was to the play. It was a key play and his penalty was huge. If he truly did not hear the whistle and could not see the play then he was doing exactly what he was coached - play to the whistle. So was it the right call? Yes, the whistle had blown. But if he didn't hear the whistle then it really wasn't fair. What can the NFL do about this? Why not wire up every headset with a simple receiver for the ref's whistle? Give the ref's custom whistles that they push a button on and it makes an audible sound for the audience and also sends something to the player's headset. There is too much at stake in a game like that for us to lose tons of valuable yardage because our guy didn't hear the freaking whistle.