Re: Review question
posted at 9/26/2012 12:01 AM EDT
In response to AZPAT's comment:
In response to Bradysgirlforreal's comment:
Just heard the Direct TV NFL sports anylists say all plays under 2 minutes of the game are reviewed. They reviewed the interecption,(yes it was a pick), at the end of the GB game----why was the Ravens FG not reviewed? This is why BB chased down the official! Does anyone have a % of games that these refs have blown? I've got the ZONA game with Ridleys run for TD called back wrong and a missed FG called good and an interception called a TD for a win for Seattle---that's 3 games out of five I've watched thru week 3!!!! These refs must go---period.
FG's are NOT reviewable by NFL rules. They are judgement calls. The ref under the goal post is looking UP the goalpost to make his call. If, in his judgement, the kick goes through, then it's a FG. Any other view/camera angle is one dimensional and a video review will never be definitive in this case.
Last night's game? As an ex-player, and as ALL players know, when you are staring down the final play of the game where a TD is needed to win on a Hail Mary situation, if the ball comes in your direction, you KNOCK IT DOWN. My guess is that Jennings either casually disregarded this or opted to be a stat hog. He could have been just as big a hero for breaking up the play by knocking it down (or, over his head, seeing how close the play was to the back of the end zone, with NO Seahawk player between him and the OOB line). He knocks it down or OOB and there is absolutely no question as to "possession".
Poor player judgement can never equate to a ref's "blowing the game". Because it was the PLAYER(S) that brought that ref into the play to HAVE to make a call, or "calls", in this case. Besides, the Packer OL stunk up the joint in the 1st half allowing 8 sacks. One can only speculate as to what they could have done, offensively, if Rogers wasn't running for his life for 30 minutes.
Didn't a Titan DB try this the other day and a Lion receiver managed to shag it and send it to overtime. Packers got shafted, plain as day. The play wasn't even close. The one official had it right before switching his signal without at least discussing it.