Blown call (whistle)

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  1. Mitch86

    Mitch86 Pro Bowler

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    I didn't see Burrow say he didn't hear a whistle. That's funny because it would have been right in his ear if the side judge watching him go out of bounds is the one that blew the whistle.

    And I agree, can't pick and choose when to enforce rules. But in this case, it would have been messed up either way. Make the Bengals redo the down and they don't score, there would be the same uproar. There was just no reason to blow the whistle. Not even close.
     
  2. HurrayTitans!

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    Post game press conference he did. He kept a mostly straight face, zac Taylor was obviously lying about hearing it.

    I think there’s argument for when the whistle is blown too. How does anyone physically stop a play while no one possesses the ball? Best you can actually do is stop the play the moment the ball is possessed. In this case, the play actually ended at the exact same time.
     
  3. HurrayTitans!

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    Thinking about it, it seems the NFL treated it like they do fumbles.

    If a player fumbles but the whistle is blown as if runner was down, and the defense clearly recovered, they can challenge and receive the ball at the place of recovery.

    Maybe change the rule that it can be challengable, but this would be the exact same scenario. A whistle was blown, challenge that it shouldn’t have been and an unquestionable catch/TD/“fumble recovery” if you will, took place. Uphold the TD just the same.
     
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  4. Mitch86

    Mitch86 Pro Bowler

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    I get the point of the rule. Whistle blown, everyone is supposed to stop and the play is dead. Which is the right thing to do in most cases. In this case the whistle was "inadvertent" so the play WAS dead and the only thing to do is replay the down like it didn't happen. That's the rule, anyway.

    Kind of telling that there is a rule to cover "I'm stupid and blew the whistle when I shouldn't have". But in this case, I feel like the Bengals would have been the victims if they had followed the rule book.
     
  5. rock8titans

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    That looks like something that would happen to the Titans, hear a whistle, stop playing and other team scores a TD that stands.

    Hope the Titans play a solid 60 minutes of football and never let up, whether they are tied, up by 2 or 3 scores or not.

    I think about how the end of the Patriots game ended and that scares me.
     
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  6. Titanic_Sub

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    He and Taylor both said they didn't hear a whistle in the post game presser. Yeah it was a blunder either way but gotta play it by the book imo
     
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  7. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

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    Computer refs. It's time. It can be done. Someone just has to program it.
     
  8. LANGSTER

    LANGSTER Pro Bowler

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    The whistle was not blown until ball was in the air and almost at the time of the catch, the way I heard it and saw it. Raiders were not in position to make a play anyway. Most of those db's raiders were not starters. I feel like we will do a better job against chase, boyd, and Higgins. We better
     
  9. Titans2004

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    In watching the interviews it was very obvious that they both were tongue in cheek saying that they didn't hear a whistle.....you can see the side judge put the whistle in his mouth and then Burrow releases the ball and then whistle blows...Booger blew another call...I'm sure they will adapt the rule this offseason.
     
  10. HurrayTitans!

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    Hope if they change the rule, it’s to do exactly what they just did.
     
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