In response to seawolfxs' comment:
Rex was informed by Saints or Rob, or on their own
He wanted to make sure it was called if it happened
The nfl by omission colluded with a team , the jets,
Rex on the sidelines KNEW it was called
Rex in his presser deflected from this call and made fun , but all the while knew what happened. When asked about the 56 yd attempt he had the guilty Cheshire Cat grin
There was also a small push, but a push for you legal beagles, by the jets. do you think if it were called earlier in the game?
The nfl is also guilty of not calling the penalty about 20 out of 400 times by multiple teams
They are guilty when ever they tell the refdesk to start calling penalties with out telling ALL teams, which in this case helped only the jets
They are guilty of poor officiating by calling it for the first time, in OT, on an extremely poor odds 56 yd fg , in a game with playoff considerations for more than just theses 2 teams
I do not trust the Nfl or any organization that will always cover there oholes . they hide behind the word safety, but that is the biggest farce.
whatever happenned to the integrity of the game?
We were screwed and we won't even get a white paper
The league has opened themselves up for accusations of munipilation and bias.
Yes the pats could have played better, but they played equally to a tie, and then there should be equitable treatment by the refs
There were times I thought there was holding by the jets. the chandler unsportsmanlike penalty was a marginal call at best. I think the refs were listening to the jets on how they babied Brady
So jests fans , you have a loser owner and a loser coach , get ready for 45 more years without a SB
YES!!!!!!! This is exactly the point.
If a coach relays information to a referree about a specific violation, THE REFERREE must be obligated to transfer this to the OPPOSING COACH!!!!!!!! Otherwise you have created a bias or unfairness that corrupts the process. RYAN wanted the flag called. The ref is supposed to be concerned with calling a fair game and protecting players . Any of this talk among official should be shared with both teams.
The only reason to put in a rule is to PREVENT THE VIOLATION.... NOT try and "catch" one team or another in a crucial time of the game which is what happened.