Saturday, January 24, 2015

Shields convinced Bryant made controversial catch

Packers CB Sam Shields isn't exactly taking the side he probably should on Dez Bryant's NFC Divisional incompletion. 

Shields believes Bryant caught the ball, according to a recent article.

Shields called the controversial play a catch in the article, adding it was a "helluva" one at that. The overturned catch, coming on a late 4th-and-2, essentially doomed the Cowboys in the contest, one which they would eventually lose 26-21.

Bottom line: it appears common sense is continuing to trump technicalities when it comes to the play, though said technicalities are in fact part of the league's rule book. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

He's not the only one. A lot of people thought it looked like a catch. I haven't read one trustworthy source who thought it was a catch based on the NFL rules. I'm not a fan of the rule either, though it sure helped the Packers in their playoff game.