Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard
You're kidding, right?
Please tell me you're trolling and I'm having such a mental lapse that I can't see the most obvious thing in front of my face.
Collinsworth was dead wrong about that call and has been widely criticized for it. You only need a pair of eyes to see that Moore wasn't pushed back a quarter of an inch. Sanchez inexplicably ran right into a stationary object.
Not trolling, that's how I saw it, still do. Finding that photo tonight really clarified things, but looking at the video from the NBC broadcast with all the different views and Collinsworth's commentary is what I've felt all along. As far as "widely criticized", I only see that in this discussion forum from fans who want to pin all our woes on the QB.
Originally Posted by 32green
My take on it was that Wilfork (to his credit) saw Mark scrambling up and gave an extra burst that culminated in exactly what you describe.
As goofy as that appeared, I dont consider that Marks fault like I would his low throws into linemen, etc.
Just one of those things, more likely Wilforks vision and experience paying off in a memorable way.
Yeah, that's how I see it. If you look at the NBC footage and then many of the GIF's out there, you can see Wilfork just torque Moore around, pick him up, and stuff him towards Sanchez. Mark knew the play was busted, decided to scramble forward, and tried to slide. As you say, I'm sure Wilfork's peripheral vision saw Mark coming and he gave Moore a forearm shiver and that's that.