The San Francisco 49ers found themselves trailing the Seattle Seahawks 3-0 midway through the first quarter, and that field goal came in no small part to a 15-yard personal foul called against Eric Reid. The 49ers safety blew up Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson on a pass play over the middle. He hit Richardson in the shoulders, and Richardson had taken several steps before lowering his body, but that was not enough to avoid the penalty.
It was a ridiculous penalty, but I was not overly surprised it was called given the recent history of NFL referees when it comes to so-called defenseless players. It is BS, but it happens. And former 49ers cornerback Eric Wright is pissed, but is not shocked by it. He spent a limited amount of time with the 49ers, but grew up in San Francisco as a 49ers fan. It is not surprising that he is getting into this game.
Maaaaann @nfl get entirely the FUCK up outta here with this bull!!! If that receiver curl up like a lil bxxxh then what u want the DB to do?— Eric Wright (@EWrighteous21) December 14, 2014
Oh I know.. Don't hit him at all huh?!! Let him catch it and keep running!! Score a TD! Offense sells tickets! #MultiBillionDollarBusiness— Eric Wright (@EWrighteous21) December 14, 2014
Here's one version of the play. We'll find a slower version.