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 Post subject: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:36 pm 
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I try not to cry about this too often, but there were several instances where we got hit with phantom holding calls at inopportune times today. I'm sure that Cappy will catch these when he reviews the game tape, but I wanted to be sure to point it out because thus far, I have only given blame to the coaching staff.


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 Post subject: Re: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:44 pm 
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Well the ones they showed on replays were "holds"

This team needs to learn how to win, most of Smiths other teams learned this;
and it isn't playing good for 4 quarters. Its playing good when you must!!

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 Post subject: Re: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:59 pm 
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I saw two replayed, "holds," that weren't even remotely holds.


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 Post subject: Re: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:39 am 
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We clearly covered the punt fumble as well, then the refs took forever to get their and a bigger stronger guy from the other team jumped on the pile and pulled it away. :beef: Anyways, it happens, there have been games we won where we were gifted calls as well. We just need to keep working and improve. I still think we are a playoff team.

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 Post subject: Re: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:26 am 
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It should be noted that there was a game last year (I can't recall which) where the Flacons were given possession of a fumble on a play where a Falcon didn't come up from the pile with the ball. My recollection is that it was a pivotal play that impacted the result of the game.

Officiating helps teams lose every Sunday, and helps teams win as well. There's going to be several instances where refs miss calls. It goes with the territory. I saw nothing that was blatantly wrong that swung the game, so I have to disagree with your initial premise Robert.

When you want to criticize officiating, just think back to the first 3 weeks of last season.

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 Post subject: Re: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Saints game, I'd agree with you but not this one.

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 Post subject: Re: Officiating helped us lose today
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:38 am 
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When I was a kid first learning to play football they had a penalty they called "piling on." If this were enforced K. Brooking would have half as many tackles as he is credited for. :wink: But I always wonder about these fumble plays where what is basically a two man scramble ends up with 12 guys worming around for the ball. In the case of Harry's fumble it looked like DeCoud had it and you wonder why this would not be reviewable. I mean, I know that it isn't but if they use it to determine if a man is down when, say, his forearm hits the ground causing a fumble it seems they could use it similarly hear as in most cases like this the guy is immediately down when he covers as someone else soon touches him. you would obviously gte into "did he have control of the ball" and it all happens so fast it would be hard to tell--esp if ten more guys are allowed to leap on the pile without repercussions. Anyway, just a thought. Rules morph through time. There used to be penalties in basketball called traveling and palming. :lol:

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