Those who don’t like the NFL’s interpretations of its rules on how to complete a catch are not happy about this one.
Bills wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin appeared to complete a beautiful, 4-yard touchdown catch just before halftime of Buffalo’s 37-16 loss in New England on Sunday. The call on the field of a TD, however, was reversed upon replay review and ruled an incomplete pass.
NFL vice president of officiating Al Riveron ruled that when Benjamin gained control of the football, his left foot was not touching the ground.
CW: I think we looked at the angle where we had a foot drag early before he had control, and then we looked at when he had control and then we went back again to look at the feet. It was determined clearly that he was not able to get his second foot down after he had control.
Belichick was reportedly the main person behind the change, and although Belichick declined to address the matter on Monday in his weekly interview on WEEI, Brady offered insight into his relationship with Guerrero.
“I don’t have any comment on that other than to say Alex, it’s been well-documented, has been a huge part of what I do, and I’m so fortunate to have him not only as a friend, but with everything that we’ve been able to do together,” Brady told WEEI.
Brady added that Guerrero “has been a huge, huge reason” why he’s still playing at age 40.
Tension between Belichick and Guerrero date back to 2015, when reports said the Patriots’ medical and training staff were concerned Guerrero’s alternative treatments clashed with the team’s methods. According to the Globe, Belichick indicated to the training staff that his “hands were tied” because of Brady’s elite status on the team.
It’s already been entire year..Gwynn was playing a baseball video game with his kid.I have no problem reaching out to him.If we ‘t, I got to keep pitching.