Re: Should the Pats Protest the Game
posted at 9/24/2012 2:27 PM EDT
In response to DelGriffith's comment:
The ball clearly would have hit the upright. Thanks for posting the wording of the rule because it shows us why they missed this call. That was not vertical whatsoever. It was fading at an angle to the right.
It cannot be argued or denied. Add on the idea that they didn't at least review it, it makes the whole play bogus.
The Pats should protest this game just to go on record that this play was incorrect. Doubtful with Kraft in charge and the lockout about money, but that's ridiculous. He missed the kick.
You just thanked nyjoseph for quoting the rule. Did you not read what he wrote.
The rule states that if the ball passes over the upright, the outside of the post is the imaginary line for the ref's to go by. THIS means that if you think the ball would have hit the left or middle of the upright and bounced out (which is likely what would have happened), it is still a made field goal, because any part of the post except the outside of it is considered to be good.
Now, with that in mind, go back and look at the picture that pcm put up and try to imagine that the ball is hooking toward the right.
I hate the scab refs as much as anyone, and for many reasons but....this is not one of them. They got the call correct. They got many others wrong, but not this one.
Don't panic though, this is gonna be one of the best Pats teams ever if they stay healthy.
When all the offensive players have a chance to swallow McDaniels system, just watch what happens.