manders2600 wrote:Hollandhawk wrote:
Alex Smith's interception also came on a 3rd down after a helmet-to-helmet hit on the backup QB that was not called, but would have resulted in a first-and goal inside the 5 yard line.
Wut? He was running the ball. We call helmet to helmet on running plays now?
Leading with the crown of the helmet, or "spearing" while making no attempt to "wrap up" is most definitely a personal foul. You could also make the argument that at the point the defender lowered his head, the backup QB was "defenseless", as he was being taken to the ground from behind.
Either way, there were a large number of non-calls that went in Seattle's favor without that play.
The point being that this was close to being a completely different game if Seattle's receivers catch every ball thrown their way, just as it was close to being a completely different game if the refs had made every call.
You really want a flag for helmet to helmet there? At that point he is treated as a runner.
May I suggest tennis for you from here on out, madame? The game has been neutered enough as it is. Stop mollycoddling it.