Discussion in 'Smack Central' started by RavensDan, Jan 11, 2009.
Maybe the new saying is "well as long as I didnt screw up as bad as Ed did, I'll still have my job"
The roughing the passer on Collins happened in the regular season, bad call or not it was a regular season game. This was a playoff game and it was a much more egregious non call than that roughing call was. You can't miss a call that obvious that point in the game.
That's true to a degree. But the "game clock" non-penalty wouldn't have mattered if the Titans had defended that pass better or pressured Flacco in a incompletion.
It's not the same as a bogus interference call that gives the offense 25 yards and a 1st and ten when they should be on 4th and six. Whether a flag should have been thrown or not doesn't excuse the fact that Tennessee failed to stop the Ravens when they really needed to.
Ravens' fans on the Suggs RTP call = Bills' fans on the Music City Miracle call.
Get over it. We handed you this playoff game and you're still whining about that call like Veruca Salt. STFU already. Damn.
If you want to whine about it to someone, whine to the players union or whoever makes up the rules.
Yea, anything that can be shown on tape should be reviewable. The refs are going to make some bad calls, they are going to make some questionable calls, and they are going to be forced to make tough judgment calls. Keep the # of challenges the same, but allow coaches to challenge things like pass interference, roughing the passer, etc... If it's a big enough play, allow teams to ask for another look.
I also wish they would get rid of the gray-area calls as much as possible. I love that they dropped the force-out rule. I've never understood why the play clock doesn't have a buzzer like basketball. I'm not wild about the whole "football move" concept - if 2 feet and control of the ball is good enough on the sideline then it should be good enough in the field when you get hit.
Anyway, the refs blew the delay call, but our secondary also blew the coverage to give up 23 yards on 3rd & 2. Then after they get a false start and face 2nd & 15, Kearse jumps and makes it 2nd & 10. Then after holding McGahee to 21 yards all day we give him 11 on that 2nd & 10. And then Stover attempts a 43 yarder going WITH the wind because we decided to give them the wind in the 4th Q?? We fell apart, and nothing on that last drive tells me a 5 yard penalty would have kept them from still picking up the 1st. The game should have been over at halftime anyway - you can't leave that many points on the field.
Come on!!! Simple statistics will show you that your success rate on 3rd and 7 is MUCH lower than on 3rd and 2!!!!!!!!!!
And frankly, the Titans needed to play run first which is a big contributor to the Ravens success on that play. On 3rd and 7 the Titans would be playing pass first and you'd have a much smaller chance for success.
Of course it mattered...and that led to the game winning FG. HELLO!
It makes me wonder if Fisher would of thrown his red flag out when the clock was blatantly at zero and the ball wasnt hiked yet that the refs would of then called it....Im not going to blame Titans losing on it, but it was a game changing no-call, and unfortunately now, always going to be a "what if" scenario.
The play is not reviewable...Fisher asked. The refs blew it for whatever reason. And there explanation makes you wonder how a delay of game could ever be called....lol
It was just one more thing in the game that went against the Titans. They needed 1 or 2 of the 16 things that went against them to go for them and they probably win the game. Unfortunately, those 16 things went against them and they lost. That's what happens when you commit a zillion penalties and give away 3 turnovers.
There are plenty of what if's to go around...but it's over.
If you ask me, any and every call should be reviewable. **** this 'judgment call' crap. The *** crack officiating this year should be reason enough for that.
For every call that is not reviewable, that is a call that absolves the refs from any accountability whatsoever. Refs should be held accountable for their calls. This isn't pee wee football. This is the NFL; you are professionals. Start acting like them.
Actually I wasnt talking bout throwing the flag after they play had happened, I meant during the actual moment the clock is at zero and the ball wasnt hiked yet. Im not 100% at this moment, but I am pretty sure that their were players on the sidelines waving for the whistle to be blown.
I just said that out of speculation, if Fisher would of thrown a flag after the late zero, before the was ball hiked maybe the refs would of made a call...but they probably would of just penalized Fisher for doing that.
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