Special Teams Duplicity Helps Rams To Big-Ass Lead Over Seahawks (St. Louis Wins With Yet More Punt Trickery)
Rick Chandler 02:26 pm, October 19th, 2014
This marvelous bit of pettifoggery on a punt return has given St. Louis a 21-3 lead over the visiting Seahawks (it's now 21-6 at halftime) ... notice the Rams had two punt returners, and most of the Seattle defenders chased wrong one. Stedman Bailey, the one on the top, actually caught the ball, and ran for an 88-yard TD. Tavon Austin, the one on the bottom there, appeared to signal for a fair catch, and drew quite a lot of attention.
So, no one watches the ball on defense? Anyway, Pete Carroll argued that Austin's fair catch signal was illegal, but the refs disagreed. Lost in all of this is that the Rams are dominating even without this play. Is it time to wonder, what happened to the Seahawks?
The greatest thing about this? Carroll accusing another team of cheating.