ST. LOUIS - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals calls a play against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on November 22, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Rams 21-13. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
This quote from Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt certainly makes it look pretty bad for Lions HC Jim Schwartz.
“They make a point of telling you before the game, on turnovers and scoring plays, you can’t throw the flag,” Whisenhunt said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.
Good ole Schwartzee must have been blinded by rage at what he saw on the field. He apparently was reminded of the rule before the game as Whisenhunt's claim is true, and he must have been aware of the mess involving Mike Smith merely four days earlier.
I think we all can agree that it is an absolutely stupid rule, but as for giving Schwartz a pass? Tough call.