Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Sep 26, 2007
Push-Off Conspiracy Theory
I have uploaded 2 versions of this play on youtube. There is no arm extension by Pearson to justify an alleged push-off. Use the replay feature to and review the play frame by frame. At 0:19 seconds #43 takes his eyes off the ball and looks toward the end zone. Ther is obvious incidental contact between them (0:20 seconds) as Pearson moves inside to make the catch. #43 got off balance trying to turn back around and make a play on the ball..... his brief head turn led to the incidental contact between them between the 9Yd and 6Yd line. At the 6Yd line, Pearson plants both feet to make the catch. Still off balance, the defender's momentum from the contact carries him across Pearson's right leg/foot and causes him to fall sharply to the right.... as Pearson backs straight into the end zone. In my other posted youtube clip of this play, the defender doesn't even get up to argue that he was interfered with---because he knew he was beaten on the play.
Per my other youtube clip, you will see that Pearson is the only receiver down field. Why is #22 (free safety) not assisting in coverage? WTF is he doing? -- covering the referree??? or just "watching" the game ???
After the play, the defender just walks off and doesn't go and pleading his case to the referee that he was interfered. .