"I wasn't giving the touchdown back."
It was the play of the game, a second-and-10 handoff that should've been marked down after an 8-yard gain. No whistle was blown, however, so Forsett regained his footing and took off running. Eighty-one yards later, he was in the end zone. That set the stage for the most embarrassing moment of Schwartz's career (Non-Harbaugh-Related Division).
"Give him credit for continuing to play football," Kubiak said of Forsett. "We talk about that all the time. You don't stop, you play."
Kubiak didn't sound like a man with much sympathy for the coach on the other sideline.
"A rule's a rule," he said. "I know one thing: You've got to keep your flag tucked in your pocket."
The man's not wrong.