Defining a catch doesn’t have to be this hard
The Steelers suffered a devastating loss to the Patriots, in large part, thanks to a replay reversal of Jesse James touchdown, which was ruled incomplete after the ball dislodged from his posession after he crossed the goal line.
Colin thinks the call was right according to the rule, but thinks the league’s definition of a catch has become unnecessarily complicated. In James’ case, he crossed the plane of the goal line, which is a TD in literally every other instance. The call was right by the letter of the rule, but when a game-deciding touchdown, and potentially homefield advantage in the playoffs, is decided on a technicality, the rule could use some tweaking.
The Rams have overtaken the Seahawks as the dominant team in the NFC West
The Seahawks got crushed by the Rams on Sunday, but Colin thought it was more than just a bad loss. He thinks it signaled a changing of the guard in the NFC West.
The Seahawks have been inconsistent all year, and the Rams exposed numerous weak spots in the roster, including an aging version of a once dominant defense and an offense that too heavily relies on Russell Wilson to win.
Meanwhile, the Rams have young talent at almost all the key offensive an defensive positions, and offensive visionary Sean McVay so thoroughly out coached Pete Carroll, Colin thinks it’s fair to ask if Seattle’s best days are behind them.
Dean Blandino – Former NFL VP of Officiating is in-studio talking about the Jesse James catch ruling; and Derek Carr’s goaline fumble and touchback.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB joins the show to discuss the end of Pats/Steelers; why the controversial TD reversal was called as the rule dictates; and if Green Bay has the roster to contend, even with a healthy Aaron Rodgers.
Greg Jennings – FS1 NFL Analyst is in-studio talking Jesse James’ reversed TD catch; why he disagrees with the call; and why Seattle may be in trouble in the NFC West.