More than just New England Patriots fans are voicing their frustrations over the officials overturning Hunter Henry’s touchdown reception in Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
You can include former All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant’s name to that list.
The former Dallas Cowboy knows a thing or two about having a big-time catch overturned after having a similar experience in a divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers nearly eight years ago.
So it’s no surprise he was infuriated after seeing it happen again on Thanksgiving night in a game that could have huge playoff ramifications for the Patriots. He fired off a slew of Twitter posts, via PFF’s Doug Kyed, condemning the officials for overturning the catch that was originally ruled as a touchdown.
Henry could clearly be seen hauling in the pass and reaching the ball over the plane, but the officials argued he didn’t maintain control throughout the catch.
It was déjà vu all over again for Bryant.
Maybe one day we’ll get to the point where the definition of a catch is universal and boiled down to its simplest form. But then again, I wouldn’t hold my breath considering it’s still a point of contention nearly a decade later.