By now, we have all heard everyone’s opinion on the play that ended the Monday Night Football game between the Patriots and Panthers. Tom Brady attempted a pass in the end zone to Rob Gronkowski, but it was under thrown and intercepted. Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly interfered with Gronk, and there was a flag thrown. After a short conference, they picked up the flag, and the game was over. The Panthers move to 7-3, and that was that. Except it wasn’t.
There have been differing sides on this topic, but the flag was picked up because referee Terrence Miles believed that the throw was uncatchable, as it was intercepted because it was under thrown by Tom Brady.
In his latest press conference, Rams coach Jeff Fisher weighed in on the topic, via ESPN Boston:
“I personally feel like the flag went down for a reason, and it looked like a foul to me,” Fisher said at his Tuesday news conference. “So, that’s my opinion. Because I was not on the sideline, obviously, I can voice my opinion [without getting fined].”
Fisher is a member of the competition committee, and he probably understand things better than most people. There is no right or wrong answer in this case. The call is a matter of subjectivity, and no one knows whether Gronk could have caught it or not. This is all opinion, and this debate may go down in infamy.