"He made the tackle, so to say," pass rusher Terrell Suggs told reporters. "But this is a rivalry game, and you do what you've got to do to win. It isn't a foul if the ref doesn't call it."
As the coach watched the play unfold on the massive RavensVision boards, the officials saw nothing wrong with Tomlin standing stationary with his back to Jones on the strip of white paint that hugs the field. Tomlin hopped out of the way just as Jones was volting by, but the Baltimore wide receiver acknowledged it "broke my stride a little bit" during his 73-yard return.
"I eased up," Jones told NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Friday. "At the time when I was looking at him, I was like, 'I ain't going to run through him.' Everybody was like, 'You should've ran over him,' and I'm like, 'Man, good God, I'm not that type of person.'"