Originally Posted by Tim
The ground can't cause a fumble, that much is true, but it's also true that you have to establish that you have possession for it to be ruled a catch.
The instant he had the ball he got crushed and upended, when he came down the ball came out. I'm not sure how he could have had possession of the ball.
he had 2 feet down before he was flipped.... = a catch (possession).
today was another fine example of the refs not being perfect.