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[Week 18] Wild Card Weekend

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Jan 7, 2012.

  1. RoxSqaud

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    Sad, but true.
     
  2. TheFreak

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    I doubt he figured that out by himself if true.
     
  3. DreamShook

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    too much of a coincidence; NFL got jokes.
     
  4. Mr. Space City

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    the steelers just have way too many key injuries.
     
  5. MosKeemYao

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    can someone confirm the tweet i cannot find the officials names
     
  6. Mr. Space City

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    he's lying

    * R — #14 Ron Winter (17th year, 14th as referee)
    * U — #49 Rich Hall (8th year)*
    * HL — #52 Julian Mapp (3rd year)
    * LJ — #108 Gary Arthur (15th year)
    * FJ — #88 Scott Steenson (21st year)
    * SJ — #62 Ronald Torbert* (2nd year)
    * BJ — #83 Richard Reels (19th year)
    * Alternates — Ed Camp (#134, HL from Walt Coleman’s crew), Dyrol Prioleau (#109, FJ from Scott Green’s crew)

    http://www.footballzebras.com/category/assignments
     
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  7. Duncan McDonuts

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    Lol Steelers. That was a backwards pass. Tebow football.
     
  8. Rocket River

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    Broncos just got hosed

    Rocket River
     
  9. Duncan McDonuts

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    Wooooow. Can't challenge incompletion vs. backwards pass. Terrible rules.

    Broncos got screwed.
     
  10. Rocket River

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    These Refs seem kind of bad all around

    Rocket River
     
  11. Amshirvani

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    What exactly is the rule there and why couldn't they challenge it?
     
  12. Commodore

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    game changing miscall by the refs
     
  13. Duncan McDonuts

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    I'm not sure of the exact rule, but here's how the play happened:

    Roethlisberger threw a backwards pass to Wallace that was bobbled and dropped. It was clearly a half-yard behind Roethlisberger, but the line judge blew the whistle as soon as it hit the turf, half a second before a Denver player fell on it.

    Denver challenged the call on the field. However, the refs explained to the Denver coach that since the play was whistled dead, the only outcome of the challenge would be is a backwards pass that was not recovered before the whistle. It would be spotted where the ball landed, but since Denver did not recover the ball, possession stays with Pitt.

    The official blew it by whistling the play dead too early, and not seeing the backwards pass.
     
  14. torque

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    Tebow is playing a hell of a game.
     
  15. Major

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    You can't assume anything after the whistle blows, and Denver hadn't recovered it before it did. Same thing last night with the Lions - they recovered the ball and had a clear path to the endzone, but the whistle blew so the play ended there - with the Lions having the ball, but not the TD.

    If there's any question, refs have been more willing to wait on the whistle and let the play run its course and then make the official call. But not on either of those two plays, and they both could have been game-changing.
     
  16. MosKeemYao

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    he is doing enough which is what the team needs from him. people are so mystified by the bradys brees and rodgers that they feel you need that in order to win. In playoffs i think a good balanced team beats hi powered any day
     
  17. torque

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    Steelers are probably the most balanced team in the playoffs.
     
  18. Mr. Space City

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    not with all these injuries
     
  19. Major

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    The teams with the Brees, Bradys, Rogers, and Mannings win Superbowls a lot more often than the teams without them.
     
  20. Rocket River

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    They seem to get the benefit of calls like that backward pass
    and Tuck rules also

    Rocket River
     

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