As a first time poster, I was not sure where this fit best as I could not find a similar discussion going. (I looked, I promise).
I heard Darren Woodson on the radio today say that the Packers played the Hail Mary exactly as they should have. He said that teams do not preach the knock it down as much as they used to because of tipped balls being caught for TD's. (ie. Titans-Lions) He said Shields did exactly what he should have, blocking out the receiver, with the another player going up for the ball at its highest point. Problem was, Shields was out of position thanks to the blatant push by Tate. Had he been there, Tate would have had a much more difficult time elevating to get to the ball.
My 2nd point is that, while many people have said that OPI 'never' gets called on a Hail Mary, I hope that the regular officials would have called something so obvious. Also, I think that if the regular officials are calling the game, it doesn't even get tried. There is no question that WR's and DB's have been more physical these first few weeks. This, I think, is a direct result of the current officiating crews.
Thanks for taking the time to read my first submission here. I am curious about your thoughts.