posted at 9/18/2011 8:17 PM EDT
In Response to Officiating
[QUOTE]Probably the worst I've seen in years. Years. That side judge made 3 incorretct holding calls on NE and SD. Bodden was flagged twice for a simple jam/man coverage move and Cason on Welker. Just flat out incorrect calls. ' The roughing on Carter was grand larceny. A textbook, simple follow through into the numbers. My god. What on earth is the problem? And finally, the Sergio Brown, textbook turn and not make contect with Gates whatsoever/PI call. I am just speechless. The defense was outstanding outside of the two big Rivers 3rd down passes where his throws were perfect, but those penalties not only extended drives, they gave SD 1st downs on GREAT plays by the D. Not big on conspiracies, but my good god was that bad officiating. I started to concede the loss after the Sergio Brown call. GREAT game by the D. Shutting down Gates like that was pheomenal under those circumtances. The run D wa superb. Tolbert did kill them in the passing game, but overall, a nice job against a what everyone was saying was a top flight SB caliber team.
Posted by RidingWithTheKing[/QUOTE]
You've read my mind !
The flag-happy official with the holding calls on Bodden and the late-game joke of a PI Call certainly made his best effort to extend Chargers' drives.
The thing that pisses me off the most in Goodell's NFL is that the defenses are getting dinged with these ridiculous fines left and right and when was the last guy on offense fined ? The ratio is so lopsided.
I actually phoned into the FOX radio guys about this as I listened, post-game, on XM. I got kind of a "you'll never see the NFL consider the defender" response. Doesn't make it right. That head first blow by the Chargers back on Arrington certainly seems like a fine-able offense to me. I mean, hell, if Arrington, the defender was to initiate the helmet-first contact he'd be coughing up Ten K next week. Instead, the Pats may be without a cornerbacks services due to concussion and ......... so what, according to the NFL.
I really, really can't stand this guy, Goodell and feel this P-O-S really needs to go.