[qt] You could make a case that the pass might have been uncatachable, but the flag was thrown and you should stay with it. My thoughts [/qt]
[qt] My thoughts..Since the flag was thrown they should have stayed with the call. There was clear contact before the ball was intercepted. More. [/qt]
Sounds to me that he just doesn't want to say the Patriots should have lost the game.
In regards to "they threw the flag the should have stuck with it", it looked to me he one reference threw the flag so they could discuss it. Easier to pick up the flag than to not throw it then decide later it should have been a penalty. My main evidence to this fact is that the guy that threw the flag is the one that called the other official over to discuss it.
His logic that "because the flag was thrown, they should have stayed with it" is complete and utter bullshit. Whether they stayed with the call or not, the discussion by the refs was EXACTLY what they should have done. The ref that threw the flag was watchign Gronk and Keek.....and there was some contact. He was not focused on the ball.
The other ref focused on the ball and the catch clearly made the right call that the ball was completely uncatchable. It was nearly 10 yards away from Gronk.
The refs made the right call that you don't let contact with a player who has zero shot at catching the ball be a call that decides the game.
And if the whiney fuging chowder heads and medio don't like it....they can kiss my white hairy ass.