Ref Trying to Protect Watson's Health with in the Grasp Call

Watson said touchdown in that spot 'would've made a big difference'

Jeremy Branham
October 20, 2019 - 4:59 pm

USA TODAY

HOUSTON (SPORTSRADIO 610) – A Deshaun Watson to DeAndre Hopkins touchdown pass on a 3rd & goal in the second quarter was wiped away when Watson was ruled to be in the grasp of a defender.

“I went back and forth with the ref, he said that I was down.  If you watch the tape of all the plays that I extend and make plays, especially in the red zone.  He said he was trying to protect my health, it goes back and forth, but hey that’s the call he made, we have to live with it,” Watson said after the loss.

The Texans would have to settle for a field goal instead of a go ahead touchdown.  Watson added that if the touchdown stood it ‘would have made a big difference.’

Watson finished 23 of 34 for 308 yards, a touchdown and was picked off twice by the Colts’ defense. 

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