Right, I guess we've never seen his Super bowl winning catch?? I guess his survival instinct kicked in to protect his face/head... oh well...
I don't think it's survival. Just reflex. I think his foot took longer to come down than he thought it would. You see the replay, and it looks like it takes unnaturally long to get down. Kind of like when you try to move just two fingers. It's not natural and you have to concentrate to do it. He does have great body control, and I'm looking forward to a great year with all the receivers happy, and Shotty free. Should lead to many more opportunities to prove himself.
Because the real refs never make mistakes. They would never do anything crazy like mess up a coin flip, give a guy a touchdown when he never broke the plane, call an incomplete pass a catch, botch a replay challenge - oh crap. Never mind.
The replacement refs were not good yesterday. They make a lot more mistakes than regular refs.
Did anyone else catch Marv Albert and Rich Gannon totally confused as to how the refs counted Stephen Hills second TD? They have no clue about the "goal line extends around the world" rule. They were saying "oh, he MUST'VE got a piece of the pylon."
What ticked me off even more about that is it was CLEAR AS DAY that it was the DEFENDER who hit the pylon. Hill wasn't even close to it yet they continue to insist that he must've hit the pylon and when the replay showed, not one peep came out of them.
I guess they didn't want to acknowledge that they made a mistake....