Originally Posted by VR
If PI was called, it would have been both ways.....as the other Seattle receiver was mugged by 3 defenders.
But yeah, it's rarely called....which is a gray area that I think is fair.
In reality, if the ball falls incomplete, no one would care.
But had the guy who gave a shove in the back wound up catching it there would be uproar.
The onus really is on the offense to make a clean catch, dirty play in the end zone is ignored if it is picked or goes incomplete. Just the way it goes. Unless you are the Browns, who lost to Detroit recently on a defensive PI in the end zone (which was blatant).