and the reason he had to do that is because crabtree initiated the contact and you don't seem to be getting that part of it. When the WR runs into a defender with arms extended and grabs the defender with both of his hands and is trying to push off on the defender to get seperation, the refs are going to allow the defender to defend himself and his position. and that's exactly what happened and that's why nothing was called. crabtree initiated the contact and was 'holding' and grappling just as much as the DB. the niners tried to draw the flag and it didn't work. again, there's a reason i wanted to wait a while before having this discussion. every person i've talked to about this play who did not have a rooting interest in the game agrees with the non-call. the only people i've talked to that have a problem with the non-call are some niners fans here. that pretty much tells me everything i need to know.