Re: Look on the bright side
posted at 12/17/2012 11:43 AM EST
In response to coolade2's comment:
In response to RockScully's comment:
I suppose that's one way to look at it. The other positive thing to look at is the idea that they seem to play better on the road, for whatever reason.
The team just looked flat after last week's big game, so it is what it is. Maybe it's a good thing going into January. They get 2 more games to tweak, get Gronk back and get it moving again.
What a maddening game to watch overall, though. Each QB was skitzo, each offense came and went, each D did the same, and the weather hurt NE/helped SF. Odd game overall.
But, I am afraid the officiating was yet again a factor:
Ed Hochuli and his crew need to be investigated for the display on the Ted Ginn play where he fumbled, tried to go back for the ball, and then the refs claimed NE illegally touched it. What an embarassment for the league on national tv. I still have no idea what even happened. It appeared the ball softly richoceted off the side off Ginn's leg and they called holding on NE and "illegal touching" on NE.
Has anyone figured out just exactly what the officials were looking to do there?
This is the same moron who 3 years ago totally screwed up a call in a Denver/SD game, not knowing the rules, affecting the outcome. Terrible. The last thing I want between two evenly matched teams is horrendous officiating. Even the call for NE with Lloyd falling in the end zone was weak.
Any news on Dennard? I know Spikes has been battling injuries the last few weeks, so maybe they can be healthy in a few weeks.
Yeah Scully... Hocholi was off his game. Didn't he look like 10 -15 years older ? he's the 60 year old guy that lifts weights to look 40, then wakes up and he's 60 again...lol.
Replayed that ginn fumble like 20 times. Not sure it hit him. His flinching reaction was consistent with him realizing he was close to touching it so inconclusive imo. I don't get the ruling and why it took an hour to figure out. Hoch-a-loogie is over his head now, needing to retire. Hasn't recovered from embarrassing botch of san Diego game years ago.
Much as I would like to say that it did, that ball did not hit him. It was an illegal touch. The call was correct. As to why he ran after the ball, players are taught to do that for a "just in case" the officials get it wrong. IOW, you play to the whistle. Why it took so long is a complete mystery to me.