The New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 27-20 on opening day for the rest of the NFL.
Of course a Patriots win doesn’t go without controversy as Texans CB Aaron Colvin took some issue with the catch by Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski late in the 1st half. When asked about the catch that wasn’t reviewed under two minutes by the replay booth, Colvin played the Patriots cheating card:
Aaron Colvin on the Rob Gronkowski catch "It's tough man, but I mean we're playing in New England. So you know what that means."
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 9, 2018
Here’s the play he was referring to:
Brady fits this ball to Gronkowski into double coverage and he makes the great catchpic.twitter.com/ATOYK13DKq
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 9, 2018
Be it a close play, the Texans had a timeout they could have used to give enough time for the replay booth to take a look at it, but Tom got up to the line as fast as he could, and got off the next play (Nantz brings this up in the clip above). Be angry at your coach who wasn’t smart enough to call a timeout. Was it a close play, sure. Do these things happen all the time in the NFL, you better believe it. If Colvin thinks the NFL is out to help the Patriots, he’s sadly mistaken or is severely concussed. Wonder what Colvin thinks about that non safety call on the intentional grounding play, didn’t look like that TE blocking was ready to receive a pass to me, but you don’t see me crying about it. What a whiny baby. Take your L and head back home.