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The 49ers star TE was in good spirits after having two touchdowns taken away by penalties

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle would have had quite the box score if it wasn’t for two penalties on Sunday afternoon. Kittle scored two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they were wiped because of penalties. The first score was called back on a ticky-tack offensive pass interference call on the do-it-all Kyle Juszczyk, who happened to be lined up at tight end on the play. The referee probably should have let that one go. To make matters worse, Kittle likely reaches the end zone if “Juice” didn’t commit pass interference on the play.

OPI is generally called when it’s blatant. For example, a wide receiver goes up for a pass and shoves the defender out of the way. Or if a receiver lowers his shoulder on a screen giving the referee no choice to flag them. If it bothers me this much, imagine how the offense feels about it.

The second touchdown that was called back was a mental mistake. Mike McGlinchey wasn’t on the line, and the 49ers were flagged for an illegal formation. This was a “wow” play from Kittle that we would have seen on the highlights all week. Kittle caught a quick pass over the middle, and it was him and a safety. The safety tried to go low, and Kittle ran him over and waltzed into the

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