Munboy wrote:Um...rules are pretty clear. When blocking, keep your hands within the framework of the shoulder pads. Look at the slo-mo from the ends zone at the 49-50ish second mark. The Ravens defender clearly grabs the outside of his shoulder pad. It didn't cause the Steeler to fall down, that was the tangled feet, but he did grab his shoulder pad....hence, holding.
Not quite sure why everybody jumps all over tiny little plays during a game and start yelling THE STEELERS SHOULDN'T HAVE WON!
Annoying actually. Now, lets go over all the ignored holding calls against James Harrison and we have a discussion. Otherwise, read the rule book.
Easy [mun]boy. Not everyone is saying the Steelers SHOULDN'T HAVE WON! Only one person did, C4L. As for the call, while the "Um...rules are pretty clear," everyone knows that holding could be called on every single play. I stick by my previously stated opinion that:
joejlitz wrote:...all the replays I saw live and in this video did not show any indication of a holding infraction that warranted a penalty...
While his technique was against the rule book as you state, it did not impede the defender from making the tackle, IMO. The defender wasn't going to get there.
Chill out, dude. Your in the AFC Championship Game, again.