Press Conference

Referee Walt Coleman Explains Santonio Holmes Touchdown Review Reversal

(On why it was ruled a touchdown)
“You have to have two feet down to complete the catch. He had two feet down and completed the catch with control of the ball breaking the plane of the goal line.”

(On if the ball broke the plane)
“Yeah, the ball was breaking the plane. He had two feet down. When he gained control of the ball, the ball was breaking the plane and then he fell into the field of play. But to have a touchdown, all you have to have is a catch, which is the two feet down, possession and control of the ball breaking the plane.”

(On why was the original call was not ruled a touchdown)
“[Head linesman Paul Weidner] felt like when the receiver gained possession of the ball, the ball was not breaking the plane of the goal line.”

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