Originally Posted by Steelers5895
There was a push off too. Can't pick and choose when you want the refs to let them play and make calls. It was a good no call. It wasn't a killer call and if he had a free release the ball was 5 yards out of bounds.
Watch the replay. The ball landed literally 2 feet out of bounds. Certainly not 5 yards.
You can't wrap both arms around a guy while the ball is in the air there and get away with it. Receiver had his hand on Smith's helmet, but didn't look like much of a push off to me. I couldn't go back to it, but it was Simms or Nantz who pointed out both arms around the receiver and it taking place 7 yards from the LOS.
I WILL say that was a terrible series of play calls, though.
Just my opinion, of course.