Originally Posted by LoganBuck
It was there, probably shouldn't have been called, but it was there. Newman was in contact with Hartline as the ball was in the air. However Hartline wasn't looking for the ball, and the pass was hurried to avoid the rush. I am not even sure that the Tannehill and Hartline were on the same page as what route to run. The better call there would have been no call.
The real problem is that Newman is toast. He can't cover anyone, and he is a penalty magnet. He plays chippy. Not a good combination. He is picked on relentlessly when he is in the game.
From my perspective at the game Hartline was into Newman, back to the ball, but Newman's were inside where he was making contact. It was one of those players where there was contact but Newman in no way, shape, or form was impeding Hartline from getting to the football. It was one of those very questionable calls that should not have been thrown.