Re: Blandino's Explanation (NFL VP Officating)
posted at 11/19/2013 11:20 PM EST
In response to ccsjl's comment:
In response to MeadowlandMike's comment:
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
My issue with these kinds of calls is when the guy who makes the call is over-ruled by a guy way across the field.
And the lead ref just accepts the over-ruling on a dime and then ends the game.
To me, it's unacceptable as a fan. THere are so many things wrong with it.
1. Integrity of the game.
2. No one knows what is a penalty and what isn't anymore.
3. Applying rules at different times (or not) vs specific teams, namely ours.
This is TWICE this year where what should have been a final play in our favor, was over-turned into the favor of the opponent.
With the Jets bagob game in OT, it was reported when they were teaching teams about the new rule, they only showed players who were lined up behind the down linemen.
I am sorry, but this is unacceptable to have this many new rules every year, to the point no one knows what they are, how to uphold them fairly, and in turn, ruining the experience for the fans.
I have been mocked here for years, but there is an anti-Patriots thing not only in the media but on the field.
One set of rules for 31 teams. One special set for us.
Which set of rules were used when the refs didn't call the pushing rule against the Pats in the Saints game? Which set was being used when the refs let Gonzalez be mugged near the end of the Falcons game? All this crying about the refs is just pathetic.
And why arent you complaining? You spent a whole week after the ONLY flag in NFL history for pushing on a kick was thrown on Pats to give Jets win, explaining cheating as you called it had to be penalized. You should be aghast this one was picked up - unless of course your a fraud and hypocrite,,,,
PI is a judgement call. The ball was uncatchable. The leg whip by cannon was not called. That bothers me. A leg whip is not a judgement call.