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Ball once again underthrown. Wallace would have walked in for a TD if that was anywhere near on target. Guy was beat by 4 steps.

 
I'm not getting into a debate about whether or not it was or was not a hit on a defenseless player. Looked like he led with his shoulder and arm, but the crown of his helmet made at least a little contact with the facemask.

But if that kind of hit can't be done, what's a defender supposed to do? LET the WR catch the ball and then hope he drops it?

This is seriously getting ridiculous when people can complain about a non-call on hits like that.

 
I'm not getting into a debate about whether or not it was or was not a hit on a defenseless player. Looked like he led with his shoulder and arm, but the crown of his helmet made at least a little contact with the facemask.

But if that kind of hit can't be done, what's a defender supposed to do? LET the WR catch the ball and then hope he drops it?

This is seriously getting ridiculous when people can complain about a non-call on hits like that.
It wasn't a "little" contact though. He launched at an upward angle and the crown hit the facemask. Was obvious and absolutely should have been called.

FWIW...didn't think last week's non-call was all that egregious as I don't think Gronk had any hope of catching that ball

 
I'd just like to see refs own up on these judgement calls, especially after initially throwing a flag.

 
I'm not getting into a debate about whether or not it was or was not a hit on a defenseless player. Looked like he led with his shoulder and arm, but the crown of his helmet made at least a little contact with the facemask.

But if that kind of hit can't be done, what's a defender supposed to do? LET the WR catch the ball and then hope he drops it?

This is seriously getting ridiculous when people can complain about a non-call on hits like that.
It wasn't a "little" contact though. He launched at an upward angle and the crown hit the facemask. Was obvious and absolutely should have been called.

FWIW...didn't think last week's non-call was all that egregious as I don't think Gronk had any hope of catching that ball
I guess that's the point. If the WR has to jump a little to catch the pass and the LB is running towards him, he's going to HAVE to get up a little bit to make solid contact. In this case, Keuchley definitely led with his shoulder and arm, but also had to reach up a little to hit Matthews in the chest. His head has to go somewhere, and it's almost impossible to know where the WR is going to end up and aim your head to the outside.

This is getting really, really weak. I hate this ####.

 
I'm not getting into a debate about whether or not it was or was not a hit on a defenseless player. Looked like he led with his shoulder and arm, but the crown of his helmet made at least a little contact with the facemask.

But if that kind of hit can't be done, what's a defender supposed to do? LET the WR catch the ball and then hope he drops it?

This is seriously getting ridiculous when people can complain about a non-call on hits like that.
It wasn't a "little" contact though. He launched at an upward angle and the crown hit the facemask. Was obvious and absolutely should have been called.

FWIW...didn't think last week's non-call was all that egregious as I don't think Gronk had any hope of catching that ball
I guess that's the point. If the WR has to jump a little to catch the pass and the LB is running towards him, he's going to HAVE to get up a little bit to make solid contact. In this case, Keuchley definitely led with his shoulder and arm, but also had to reach up a little to hit Matthews in the chest. His head has to go somewhere, and it's almost impossible to know where the WR is going to end up and aim your head to the outside.

This is getting really, really weak. I hate this ####.
If the WR is up in the air, with his head UP (as opposed to ducking down), then there is ZERO excuse to still make H2H contact. The DB had PLENTY of target area to hit there.

I agree that the calls have become ridiculous...I LOATHE seeing that flag come out when a short WR is ducking his head and making himself smaller...but that penalty was meant to stop hits like this...an out-stretched WR with his head up in the air having his head knocked off. THIS ONE was an obvious penalty that absolutely should have been called.

 
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Surprised they didn't call him in the grasp. Now if someone lit him up when the guy had his ankle, they would have thrown a flag.

 

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