Catch Rule Frustrating, Baffling to Texans Offense

HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – The Texans were negatively affected by two questionable officiating decisions in Sunday’s victory over the Chiefs.

“No one knows,” said Texans tight end Ryan Griffin when he was asked what a catch was.

A fumble was wiped away after replay determined tight end Demetrius Harris didn’t catch the ball and have it knocked away by Texans safety Andre Hal. Harris was deemed to have dropped the ball by officiating.

Griffin didn’t understand it.

“That was unbelievable,” he said. “The guy took four steps and just because he was going to the ground I guess they called it incomplete.

“He clearly had the ball in his grasp before.”

The second questionable result cost the Texans points.

After it appeared DeAndre Hopkins had hauled in a touchdown in a corner the official watching the play deemed it incomplete, and upon further review, the call remained incomplete.

“That crushed us, man,” said left tackle Chris Clark. “We all felt that he dragged his knees and it was good.”

Hopkins thought he had six as well.

“I had control,” said the Pro Bowl pass catcher. “I don’t know how deep the rules are you know I don’t look it up but I felt it was a touchdown.”

Hopkins then said he thinks there should be a display of the play where people can weigh in via survey to determine if he made the play.

Griffin noted the team has to focus on what the league wants and determine how they need to adjust.

“We do take a look at game around the week and see what the calls are being made but it’s so tough you know?

“It looks like we’re getting mixed signals and not exactly sure what we’re looking for but we’re going to do the best we can.”

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