The NFL has tried to clean up the game of some dirty hits, and that’s a good thing. But it becomes a bad thing when defensive players can’t play football anymore.
Washington Redskins cornerback Chris Culliver had what looked like an interception for a touchdown on Sunday, which would have put his team up 21-14 over the Carolina Panthers. Huge play.
But there was a flag, and if you can watch the play and figure out what exactly Culliver did that should be penalized, you’ve got me beat. Everything about that play looks like football. I can't even tell you what the officials thought was illegal about it – that's how bad of a call it was.
Culliver hit Olsen, who had to reach a bit for a pass from Cam Newton. That hit looked normal and legal in every way. But a flag was thrown, the officials talked about it for a while (“Wait, you actually saw something illegal that play? Like what?” is what I imagine was said) and decided to penalize Washington 15 yards instead of letting a legitimateRead More »from Chris Culliver has INT called back for ... well, a really, really bad call