I personally think the officials in the NFL are out to get the Steelers and I might be considered paranoid but I have some facts to back it up. Never mind the ridiculous fine on Troy for calling to tell his wife he is okay after suffering a concussion.
Yesterdays game in Cinci Heath catches a ball at the 5 yard line and is clobbered by the safety, no flag. The same hit is delivered by Ryan Clark against the Ravens the previous week and Clark gets flagged for a 15 yard penalty and is fined $40,000...yes I know the additional ducats was for a combination of a hit previously. Now someone is going to argue with me about this defenseless receiver crap rule...before you start doing it please tell me how Heath was not defenseless!? As far as I am concerned, same hit different call from the ref.
Again in yesterdays game Ben gets hit late while he is on the ground and no call, he got hit late another time when the defender could have stopped, again no call...Timmons falls into a tackle near the Cinci goaline, he was coming and couldn't stop so he ended up falling into the guy...penalty and first down.
The referees don't have a clue week to week, day to day, or play to play on how to call the game and what's legal or not. It's a shame because the best game I have ever watched in football was the Ravens vs. Steelers AFC Championship game a few years ago when the contact was incredible...that's the type of football I love to watch...not what they are calling football today. I personally can't wait until Roger Goodell is gone and I hope things change. If someone catches a ball now you let him catch it I guess!?