trixR4kids wrote:I don't think you can just throw off your helmet. And no it didn't just come off, it was loose and then he sorta just threw it off. Nothing prevents him from simply putting it back on...
That being said the referees literally got everything wrong that game. Even as a Packers fan I have to laugh at that missed block in the back that allowed Cobb to score.
I think the helmet thing was a bit of a joke call. I agree with Slap Shot about the whole thing. You can go jump in the stands like a douche bag but a guy can't remove his helmet after a play? Just seems a little inconsistent to me.
I can sort of see why the penalty was called but I think it should have been let go. It was certainly knocked loose on the tackle on Rodgers and I do think his intention was to fully take it off and put it back on in a normal fashion... but he got a little too caught up in the emotion as he tried to grasp it and I can see how the ref could think he flung it.
The refs in that game did make their share of mistakes but I thought a number of the calls I saw the Packer sideline whining about were actually good calls. They complained about being call for hands to the face and the replays showed it was a good call, they correctly called Jones for the push off, Jennings was whining about interference on a short pass when the LB simply had a great angle, etc. There were mistakes in that game but not nearly as much as the bellyaching from the Packer sideline acted like.