Pretty sure they also backed the Seahawks vs Packers "simultaneous catch" too. I'm happy with the win, but it was a bad call. If what Luke did is legal, then everyone in the NFL is playing defense wrong...
If the ball is uncatchable, which anyone with even a basic understanding of physics and body mechanics can see, it's not a penalty.
Keep in mind that even if he wasn't grabbing him, he was still between him and the ball, as was Lester. Mike Mitchell was also just off camera in a good position to help defend it, especially given where the ball was thrown.
Why is no one on ESPN/NFLN still not bring up the fact that even if Keek wasnt "hugging" Gronk, he still would have been standing there. So Gronk would still have to get around Keek, then somehow prevent Lester from jumping the route.
All that while gronk has to stop his momentum, plant his foot and jump BACK through 2 of our guys to catch that ball, all in a matter of 1/3 of a second. Not happening
Both Cris Carter and Gerry Austin, among others, have defended the no-call, and they were right.