Daddymike59 wrote:I think it was just a natural reaction. I saw it then, and i've seen it 15 times since then. He was just trying to protect himself.
If he's trying to protect himself, why does his arm not go toward
his body? The Ref should be trying to make himself small in that situation, not reaching out, which he clearly does. Even if he's trying to ward the player off, that's an awfully strange way of doing it.
I'm not saying it's a certainty that this guy was trying to knock the QB down, or even hit him. It's just that it's awfully strange to me, all of it.