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Jimmy Smith: Michael Crabtree ran into me

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06:56 PM ET 02.08 | The most talked about play in the Super Bowl remains one of the final plays where Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith appeared to have interfered with San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree in the end zone on a fateful fourth-and-goal situation. The aisle remains divided, as Ravens fans obviously still contest that any contact was incidental while everyone else in the world believes Smith illegally interfered with Crabtree. Not surprisingly, Jimmy Smith thinks that the right call was made, and even insinuated that if there had been a penalty it should have been on Crabtree and not him. Smith was asked if he thought he felt he was guilty of a hold and should have been flagged. Beyond this being a stupid question to ask a person who obviously isn't going to say, "Yeah, I held him," Smith reiterated that if there has to be a guilty party in this whole controversy, it's Crabtree.

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Comment #1 has been removed
February 8, 2013  08:25 PM ET

Thanks for 15 new threads of nothing, interns.

February 8, 2013  08:27 PM ET

The isle remains divided?

February 8, 2013  08:41 PM ET

This article was posted earlier, then removed. Well............it's still pointless, YAWN!

February 8, 2013  08:46 PM ET

No Call, Yawn!!!

February 8, 2013  08:49 PM ET

Come on Mods, put up some interesting artilces!!!! This article is history as the ship has sailed!!!!

February 8, 2013  09:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The isle remains divided?

that's an isles job...to be divided....LMAO

February 8, 2013  09:37 PM ET

At some point soon, the players have to let it go.......talk isn't going to change anything....

February 8, 2013  09:46 PM ET

If the refs didn't call it, it wasn't a penalty. Get a shovel...bury it.

February 8, 2013  09:53 PM ET

If the zebra was going to throw a flag it would have been on both of them because there was a lot of contact from both players

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February 9, 2013  12:51 AM ET

Just another Fansided article (JAFA)

February 9, 2013  02:13 AM ET
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It just burns the 49ers that they let that game get away. It will sting for some time. Good.

and Jim not ready to accept that his play calling on that series sucked

February 9, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Here's some stats for you:

1. Jerome Boger's officiating crew did not call a defensive holding penalty the entire game (against either team).

2. Jerome Boger's officiating crew only called pass interference once all game (and it was against the Baltimore Ravens).

That's with two physical receiving corps and two very physical defenses on the field. Obviously the officials were letting the players play. Once again, that goes for the entire game not just the final two minutes.

Every officiating crew is different. Every coach and player in the NFL knows that. It's up to the teams to recognize the way the game is being called and adjust to it. By the time you get into the final two minutes of the game, there's no excuse for not being aware of the way the game is being called.

I have no problem with the no-call because it was consistent with how the officials had been calling receiver/cornerback contact the entire game for both teams.

February 9, 2013  08:30 AM ET
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and Jim not ready to accept that his play calling on that series sucked

Jim sucks !!!

February 9, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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...I have no problem with the no-call because it was consistent with how the officials had been calling receiver/cornerback contact the entire game for both teams.

Un - couldn't agree more.

It will never make Niners fans happy... But I had the same sense after the game. You can argue whether or not the officiating was good or not. But it was consistent. They did "let them play" and I certainly didn't get the feeling that one team got the shaft over the other.

February 9, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Un - couldn't agree more. It will never make Niners fans happy... But I had the same sense after the game. You can argue whether or not the officiating was good or not. But it was consistent. They did "let them play" and I certainly didn't get the feeling that one team got the shaft over the other.

I liked the lack of penalties. The officials actually let the teams play football.

February 9, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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This article was posted earlier, then removed. Well............it's still pointless, YAWN!

Why don't we all go over to the 'Fansided' site and read all the articles in one place for ourselves, rather than the 'copy & paste' portions strewn all over this site?

February 9, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Un - couldn't agree more. It will never make Niners fans happy... But I had the same sense after the game. You can argue whether or not the officiating was good or not. But it was consistent. They did "let them play" and I certainly didn't get the feeling that one team got the shaft over the other.

You damn right I'm not happy. But now because of that play....it is what it is on that one. My problem is we had 1st and goal on the 5yard line AFTER Gore hauled off a 33 yard run. Everyone on planet Earth could see that running off the pistol formation was destroying B-More in the second half. Why go away from your bread and butter on all 4 downs? Why give the ball to LaMichael James (a speed back) up the middle on 1st down? Leave Gore in the damn game! And the clock management was just atrocious. Every time Kaepernick line everyone up for a play there was always about 10 seconds left and he has to try and get his Peyton Manning on by having to audible. And that caused us to burn another timeout. And PLEASE don't get me started on Chris Culliver's performance. Just an awful game all around.

Message to 49ers -- Release Culliver and sign Revis!!!!

 
February 9, 2013  09:58 AM ET

Revis is damaged goods and most likely will stay with the Jets.

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