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Week 7

Week 7 review: Disconcerting acts called, illegal contact not called, a safety declined

Some of the big calls from Week 7 were unusual ones. We break them down in our weekly column at the National Football Post. This week’s topics include disconcerting acts and the ending to the Saints-Buccaneers game. Also, we took a look at the fate-sealing play in the Seahawks-49ers game where a safety was called…

Bucs use bush-league tactic, flagged for 15

The Buccaneers thought a little trickery could get them to draw the Saints into a false start penalty. They did not fool Jerome Boger’s crew, as umpire Tony Michalek, in particular, stepped in with a rarely called foul. Boger’s announcement: Unsportsmanlike conduct, defense. Making a disconcerting move in an attempt to make the offense false…