Re: Holding the NFL Officials accountable
posted at 11/20/2009 10:06 AM EST
In Response to Re: Holding the NFL Officials accountable
[QUOTE]Root, The NFL never said Faulk made the play. The NFL never said the ball was spotted incorrectly. [/QUOTE]
Exactly what I said. They aren't saying it. When asked about it directly, Pereira did not answer directly. He said he liked the "quick decisive decision" and he never said that decision was right. If you watch his other reviews, he has always said the ref made the right call when he felt the ref made the right call. Not this time.
[QUOTE]Some of the media are saying it, and I could say they are biased against the colts. This is a common refrain used on this board to rationalize pats transgressions and shortcomings. But I don't buy any of it. Taking the controversial view in the media is the easy way to keep stories alive. Any pats fan should know this. [/QUOTE]
Really? Bias AGAINST the Colts. That one just made my day. Has that ever even happened in the Dungy/Manning era?
[QUOTE]Here's the fall back position. If Pereira is lying to protect his Ref on this play, then this play would have obviously been overturned by replay. [/QUOTE]
That isn't true. If he is lying to protect his ref, it could just as easily mean the play could not be overturned. Also, I never said he was protecting his ref.
[QUOTE]Its EXACTLY what replay is for. The NFL admits that due to the speed of the game and other circumstances that its refs get plays wrong. And for this very reason, they give the teams a minimum of 2 challenge opportunities related to the team's availability of timeouts. The Pats blew their last challenge opportunity due to poor timeout management. You can't blame that on the refs, the media, George Bush, or Miss Piggy. [/QUOTE]
True, but irrelevant as it is used to back up a logical fallacy. Not to mention, I never said anything about it. The fact is the ref gave the game to the Colts.
[QUOTE]The pats have NO position to complain. [/QUOTE]
Are the Pats complaining?
[QUOTE]Given the speed of the game, the bobble of the ball, the closing speed and hit of the defender, and the very small margin of error allowed due to the very short route, it is more than understandable how the ref made the call he made. The pats lost their opportunity to complain when they wasted their last timeout. Posted by underdoggg[/QUOTE]
Exactly. The spot was wrong. That wasn't so hard was it?