NFL Says They Screwed Up the Trevor Davis PI Call
Watching live, I didn’t think it was pass interference. On review, Shawn didn’t think it was pass interference. It was called as pass interference. We’re, of course, talking about Green Bay Packers’ receiver Trevor Davis’ lone pseudo-highlight this season, a 66-yard pass interference call against the Detroit Lions.
Lo and behold, the NFL reviewed it and they don’t think it was pass interference either.
The defender on the play, cornerback Nevin Lawson, revealed that the league apologized for making an incorrect call.
“It’s definitely frustrating because you get that call wrong,” Lawson said. “The worst part about it is that it affected that drive, and we gave up a touchdown, you know what I’m saying? So we can’t get that back.
“So the only thing we get is an apology, so it’s frustrating. But like I said, we got to continue to play and move on.”
The Packers scored on the “drive,” which was largely made up of that penalty to take a 21-3 lead.
Was there contact? Sure. Very slight contact, but none of us thought it was interference. Call it incidental contact, call it part of the game or whatever you like. It just didn’t look like a penalty. It still doesn’t.
It looks more like Davis took a dive there at the end.
Some people have marveled at Aaron Rodgers’ throw. He did fling it 70-odd yards while rolling to his left and that is impressive. However, the toss looked slightly overthrown to me then and it still looks slightly overthrown.
And no, I’m not on the Detroit Lions’ side, but a lot of people are a little too overexcited about the Packers offense right now. We’re here to bring you back to earth.