I was going to write up a long post about how awful Nelson Agholor is, but it's not worth the effort and I'm going to drop it.
Well, that is what is called "inadvertent whistle".Remind me why that Hopkins play (touchdown) is not reviewable? Smh stupid NFL
Because of that, you can't review anything. The correct officiating mechanic here would be the same as they did at the DEN @ NO game. Wait for the play to end, then go to the booth and review it.NFL Rule Book said:- when an official sounds his whistle erroneously while the ball is still in play, the ball becomes dead immediately;
- If the ball is in player possession, the team in possession may elect to put the ball in play where it has been declared dead or to replay the down.
So yeah, for everyone else, the game was poorly officiated. For an official, to watch that many items being disregarded by the official in question is infuriating.Common-Sense Axioms said:1. If you are in doubt, don't throw the flag or blow the whistle. (man, it's the very first one for a reason)
27. Never guess what may have happened.
31. Be consistent in declaring the ball dead.
42. Officiate in a manner that no one will ask who the officials were.
55. No fan ever paid to see an official officiate.
57. Let the play kill itself.
59. Don't call it unless you can hang your hat on it.
61. It can be understandable when an official doesn't see something -- it is never understandable when an official calls a foul that wasn’t there. (in this case, it applies to killing the play by guessing)
67. The best officials always seem to be in the best position to see things.
68. When you watch great officials, you'll always see great mechanics.
75. Knowing what to look for and where to look is a requirement of every official on every play. Some do -- some don't. The great ones always know.
74. Never sacrifice accuracy for speed in making officiating decisions.
81. Be great dead ball officials.
Basically, yes. The only exception in which a play blown dead can have its result reversed is the Hochulli Rule, that says that, if a play was considered a fumble after review, and there was a clear recovery by the opposing team, the team can keep the possession. If there was a player nearby and he didn't jump onto the ball, even if he were the only player close to the ball, it is not considered recovered, so all the players now get instructed that, should they see a lose ball, they have to try and secure it, just in case they rule it a fumble.In summary, the rules have to be this way because the alternative is guys being forced to play through/ignore the whistle in case it is reviewable, which would lead to more late hits/injuries. It's rough, but we live in an era in the NFL where judgement calls are being questioned like they have never been before, and some of them will never be reviewable. (But some like certain penalties definitely should...)
Some people are calling Dak the MVP, even though he's been having enough time to brew tea before throwing the pigskin before that O-Line of his. Carr is the same. He's behind a great OL. But yesterday's game showed several flaws of his game.I think Derek Carr is a bit too overhyped right now
Some people have him in the MVP conversation which is crazy.
I usually try as hard as I can not to be a biased homer but in this rare instance I am throwing that out the window and saying the STEELERS will be in the AFC Championship because raisins\
AFC, is anyone else at this point expecting any team other than NE or an AFC West team in the Championships?
Not sure what you're saying here. All i see are losses to teams above .500, including the two best teams in football and with a fully healthy qb for only one of those games. not exactly a good argument against their championship viability.
If i said the jags would win the sb you'd have a point but instead you just look like some hero rn so you should probably drop it.Not sure what you're saying here. All i see are losses to teams above .500, including the two best teams in football and with a fully healthy qb for only one of those games. not exactly a good argument against their championship viability.
I mean, it's not like we're the jaguars or something ;D
Lol you must not have read all of my post, because I actually said I was abandoning my objectivity in favor of being a homer this time. although I do believe Pittsburgh can make the afcc, recent performance makes that far less believable to others.If i said the jags would win the sb you'd have a point but instead you just look like some hero rn so you should probably drop it.
Of course the Giants have a shot at winning the SB if they make the playoffs. They're a team that can stop the run and have talented pass rushers and defensive backs. With Odell on offense they're a very, very dangerous team that just needs a couple of bounces here and there to beat any team. Week to week they are extremely dangerous and would be in the playoffs because Odell has a very good chances of closing the season on a hot streak along with the pass rush which seems to have woken up finally. They basically have the players to win it all with some luck like the 2007, 10, 11 and 12 SB winning teams.For NFC, anyone get the feeling that the Giants are the dark horse for a deep run or even the Super Bowl. Out of all teams, they're the most inconsistent (to me), especially with Manning, but have done enough to somehow have one of the better records. I mean, they have pieces on each side of the ball, but ya know. They have to settle for sitting behind Dallas obviously.