both were solid calls... i would support them either way.
The intentional grounding was inside the pocket.... and a deep heave to the sideline.... whether there was a player there or not, it was a desperation throw away.... convienently the Receiver broke in the wrong direction.. Orton should have cranked it deep down the middle.... but he didnt, he threw basically a post corner route for a receiver that ran a post. SOLID CALL.
The PI call- You cant go through the receiver... although thats not what he did. I think it was a ticky tacky kind of play, but if Miami was on defense, that would have been called regardless, so screw them. No seriously.... watch the defender's hand, thats all that needed to be seen. The defender did not play the ball, he played the jersey number of the miami WR... Blocking the number is not playing the ball.... blocking the ball is playing the ball..... and he never attempted to play the ball..... he was in bad position, and was timing the play to strip the ball. I would defend the call..... and we sure as all heck know that that flag would have been thrown against miami 9.5 out of 10 times... so Im glad it went our way for a change.
SkyHigh is 100% dead on the money about both calls. Think about it.... If Miami did the same thing to a Patriot receiver in Boston, you know darn well that is called 9.5 times out of 10.