There are going to be a million different scenarios thrown about and opinions on the controversial no-call of pass interference from last night’s Patriots game against the Panthers. Basically it boils down to this from a player’s perspective: if you’re an offensive player (or a Patriot) you wanted the flag. If you’re a defensive player (or a Panther) you thought it was a good call.
Two-time Super Bowl winner and still New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross joined Sports Illustrated Now to discuss the play Tuesday and surprise, he says he agrees with the no-call. The caveat is that he actually agrees somewhat that a flag should have been thrown. Heck, he even admits that he’s a little biased because he plays defense.
“I’m a little biased, you know, I’m a defender. Watching the play at normal speed you would have to throw the flag, there’s only one receiver in the area…
But when you watch it in slow speed it seems like it’s an un-catchable ball. So I think the refs made a great call, but in normal speed it’s hard to tell. In slow speed it looks like he couldn’t have gotten to the ball anyway.”
Boy, I tell you I watch the play again and again, as we all have. The contact begins at the spot where the interception takes place so I don’t see how anybody can make the case that this was “un-catchable”. Gronkowski and many other NFL athletes make that catch regularly.
Typical cornerback response. But at least he admitted that he was wrong before he made his final decision.