Originally Posted by zcoop
Doesn't matter during the game that they screwed up the call. My point is that the whistle had not blown, so AB chould've jumped on, or kicked the ball out.
And while that's true, it was obviously incomplete, and his initial reaction was to let the play die as it should have, then he went for the ball and then was knocked away. He never really had much of a chance to react after it occurred to him that he should react.
The new NFL is a double-edged sword. Play to the whistle and get a personal fowl called in the endzone and a new rule written about that mid-game, especially if you're a Steeler, or pull up expecting the obvious and get an incompleted pass ruled a fumble after a phone call from Der Komissar during the review. Either way it ends in San Diego getting unearned points.