Re: old buddy walt Coleman to ref pats/Atlanta
posted at 9/28/2013 7:55 PM EDT
In response to CatfishHunter's comment:
In response to p-mike's comment:
I suppose that in order for there to be "bad" officials (and there are) there would have to be comparatively "good" officials as well. It's difficult for me to differentiate as I think that the game is being officiated to death and nobody seems to care very much. At least one of the networks even has a retired official on stand-verybody by to tell all the viewers at home what a swell job the officials are doing every time they screw something up and it takes forever to sort it out.
It's even gotten to the point where I'm noticing play-by-play announcers going out of there way to mention that they don't see any flags after a big play (which is becoming rarer and rarer).
I don't know . . . maybe I'm just one of those old guys who doesn't remember things the way they really were, and maybe the officials have been ruining the game all along -- the same way Ben Dreith ruined that game in Oakland all those years ago.
It just seems so much worse to me now.
Now you listen here! He's not the Messiah . . . he's a very naughty boy!
Yeah. At this point on a downfield pass you expect the following things to occur with every incompletion:
1) The receiver gets up with his head on a swivel, arms outstretched begging/looking for a flag
2) The home crowd (where applicable) gets louder, egged on by the player and the "Jumbotron" replay
3) The officials take stock of their lives and randomly toss flags (this can occur as late as 10 seconds after the play)
Pretty much... All you can hope for is that it's even for both teams and that the flags have some merit.
Pass coverage is an art , at this point. makes you appreciate great coverage when it happens.