So I’m getting on the board around 10 PM Sunday for the first time since the game yesterday (I never like to join in after a loss…like to give the knee jerk reactions time to come and go). But I have a feeling someone else has posted about this already; if so, please point me in the direction of that discussion.
But in re-watching the 2 point attempt a few times, I was struck that the guy “guarding” Burkes essentially bear-hugged him from the time he took off until he was 5 yards deep into the EZ. By that time, Jefferson had been rolling out and ready to throw for a second or two, but no one was open. Eventually, Jefferson did the only thing he could, which was to lob it toward the EZ and hope for a miracle catch by someone.
To me, it was a clear case of defensive holding, if not pass interference.
If you still have a recording of the game, replay it, focusing on TB, and see if you don’t see the same thing.