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    Roughing the passer penalty decided the game

    In my opinion, that play changed the entire outcome of the game against the Falcons. It wasn't much, but they always call that when you touch the quarterback anywhere in the head area.

    49ers kept the ball as a result for that drive that resulted in a fumble at the 1, then stopped Falcons on 3 and out to keep their great field possession to go ahead for the game winning TD drive that started at the 38 yard line. The 49ers had the ball for so much of the 4th quarter because of that play, and it caused the go ahead TD. Cant imagine losing on a play like that.

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    Especially in a game of this magnitude, awful call. Guy just grazed the helmet. Ref is a dunce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Especially in a game of this magnitude, awful call. Guy just grazed the helmet. Ref is a dunce.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Especially in a game of this magnitude, awful call. Guy just grazed the helmet. Ref is a dunce.
    It was a good call, but a dumb rule. They call that every single time when it comes to the protection of the QB.

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    They made up for it with the Douglas catch. Falcons had their opportunities, they blew it. As usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetglass View Post
    It was a good call, but a dumb rule. They call that every single time when it comes to the protection of the QB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetglass View Post
    It was a good call, but a dumb rule. They call that every single time when it comes to the protection of the QB.
    Respectfully disagree. It wasn't a punch or even a slap. It was a light rake that did not even cause Kaepernick's head to move.

    Refs need to be better judges as to whether there was malicious intent by the defender, or if the blow affected the play. In today's play, IMO, neither was the case. Should not have blown the whistle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    Respectfully disagree. It wasn't a punch or even a slap. It was a light rake that did not even cause Kaepernick's head to move.

    Refs need to be better judges as to whether there was malicious intent by the defender, or if the blow affected the play. In today's play, IMO, neither was the case. Should not have blown the whistle.
    Dude. You are completely wrong. The two conditions you set forth have absolutely nothing to do with the rule.

    Should it be? Yea, probably, but whether there was malicious intent or whether it affects the play is completely irrelevant under the rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny Testaverde's Niece View Post
    They made up for it with the Douglas catch. Falcons had their opportunities, they blew it. As usual.
    Agreed.

    Both were questionable and not easy calls. Sticking purely to the rulebook I think each call was correct.

    The outcome of the game wasn't determined by that one roughing call.

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    The ref who threw the flag was behind Kaepernick. From his vantage point, all he saw was the QB's helmet get jerked suddenly. That certainly was enough to throw the flag.

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