Steelers lost. Got it. Accept it. They played too confident. Had their head up their butts and half their starters on the sideline most of the game. Got it.
But still, where in the hell were the referees that was supposed to be watching each receiver. They seemed to be present with all the yellow they gave Ike Taylor, (who by the way could not cover a kitchen table with two tablecloths and a roll of plastic), however, where were they when DJ Williams hit Cotchery helmet to helmet?
No flag, hell not even a mention of illegal hit. Cotch bounced straight up and went to the huddle but still the hit was a direct violation of what the NFL has so mightily busted Harrison for all year.
There are no highlight reels available for me to post or I would, but I know I was not DREAMING when Williams dropped his head and hit Crotchery helmet to helmet on a tackle mid 2nd quarter (not 100% on game time).
Later, he hit Johnson on a crossing route, and even tho it WAS NOT helmet to helmet it still violated the intent of the "unprotected receiver" rule. Still, no flag or penalty and even today no mention of either hit.
Anyone that recorded the game last night, if you can go back and find the clip I would appreciate it even tho I know the NFL will do everything in its power to not let it get posted to Youtube.
Just because everyone was caught up in the Tebow hype last night way too many other things went flagrantly aside.
And it was not just, bad calls going the wrong way. At least twice I noticed uncalled Face Mask penalties against that should have went AGAINST the Steelers.
The backwards pass from Ben to Wallace was totally blown.
So all in all, I was disgusted by the entire game's officiating. For a playoff game it was horrendous to say the least.
But the bottom line is equality on the illegal hits that SHOULD have drawn fines from the league and NOT ONE SINGLE FRIGGING word about them have been mentioned.