|Yeah at some point Jim Harbaugh has to eat it and move on.
Posted: 2/9/2013 11:06:58 AM
IMO it was not a hold or pass interference. Smith released Crabtree, in fact he even fell down. The problem was, the pass wasn't anywhere near Crabtree.
9ers had 4 chances to get the ball in the endzone.
And, the 9ers had a gift timeout of almost 40 minutes when they were about to get blown out of the bulding.
Article with quotes from the former head of referees, and the current head of referees.
Former NFL head of officials Mike Pereira isn't one of them. He said
earlier in the week on KNBR San Francisco that the officials were right
to eat their whistles.
“Would I have called that? No," Pereira said.
"The dreaded fade pass into the corner of the end zone where there is
always going to be a little bit of contact. I thought Phil Simms put it
perfectly, when he called it it was a straight incomplete pass. When
they showed one replay, ‘Good no call,' he said. Another replay, ‘Still
good no-call by the officials.' And then the third replay, ‘Well, maybe
there's a little grab there.'
The man who now has Pereira's job, Dean Blandino, agrees.
"When you watch it at full speed, to me, it was a good non-call," Blandino told Newsday.