I was pretty damned depressed by the disgusting showing from the Steelers vs. the Browns on Sunday night, but if I were a Bucs fan I would be suicidal after that Colts comeback. They seem to be handling it well, though.
Just to clear something up- I hear a lot of people grousing about the Simeon Rice call at the end of the game that gave the Colts a second shot. First, the Bucs did not deserve to lose the game after that hideous letdown (21 pts in five minutes- c’mon). Second, by rule, the call on the field was correct:
16. A defender who takes a running start from beyond the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block a field goal or point after touchdown and lands on players at the line of scrimmage.
As my brother stated, you can argue that the rule is stupid (ala the ‘no-fumble’ rule that cost the Raiders vs. the Patriots two years ago), but the call on the field was correct. He ran several yards, jumped, and landed on people- precisely the definition of leaping.
Re: leaping – you’re exactly right. And, as they said to us Raiders fans at the time, it wouldn’t have mattered if your team hadn’t blown a big lead and then let them get in field goal position. Them’s the breaks.
One of the best games ever.
He didn’t ‘land’ on anyone – he landed on his feet. He did bump some players on his way down though. That call wasn’t nearly as clear as you make it out to be.
Who cares! All I know is my beloved Brownies spanked Hell outa the Squealers and on Ketchup field no less!!!
Even if the leaping call never happened, I’m pretty sure the Bucs would’ve lost. Their offense was nowhere during that game.