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Divisional Playoff liveblog: Colts at Broncos

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2014 NFC Divisional Playoff

Follow us here for rolling coverage of the calls and rules interpretations of the Colt-Broncos Divisional Playoff game from Denver.

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Today’s crew his headed by Bill Leavy.

Yrs 2014 crew College Occupation
R 127 Bill Leavy 20 San Jose State retired firefighter
U 71 Ruben Fowler 9 Blakeman Huston-Tillotson retired firefighter
HL 48 Jim Mello 11 Allen Northeastern facilities manager
LJ 10 Julian Mapp 6 Parry Grambling State software QA tester
FJ 33 Steve Zimmer 18 Wrolstad Hofstra attorney
SJ 95 James Coleman 10 McAulay Arkansas electrical engineer
BJ 133 Steve Freeman 14 Triplette Mississippi State custom home builder
  • Replay official: Larry Nemmers
  • Replay assistant: Bill Tracy
  • Alternates: R Walt Coleman, LJ Tom Stephan, SJ Michael Banks
  • Supervisor: Neely Dunn

8 thoughts on “Divisional Playoff liveblog: Colts at Broncos

  1. The overturn on the muffed punt should exclude Levy et al, from employment from future NFL contests. The receiver touched the ball, never had possession and Denver recovered. 4th Qtr no call on Davis pass interference ( arm around receiver while slapping down ball) was egregious. At least poly graph all post game, phone records to check. Otherwise, fire all, just incompetent.

  2. How about the inadvertent whistle on the Broncos interception in the second half? What a joke. The second coming of Tom Symonnette, the original Mr. IW.

  3. I know this will never happen but every fan of football needs to boycott NFL until they do something about the refs

  4. Is muffed punt vs. catch a reviewable aspect of the play? It normally wouldn’t matter, but it seems like muffed punt vs. catch then down by contact are the two possibilities here.

  5. There’s no football move requirement for possession on punts. The ‘going to ground’ ‘football move’ part of the rule only applies to completed passes and interceptions, if that helps anyone understand why the officials got it right and why Mike Carey was wrong during the broadcast.

    So this was not a muff. The player had possession, was hit, landed on ground (and therefor down by contact) and then the ball came lose after. No muff. No fumble.

    I hope that helps!

  6. How many times has Mike Carey been WRONG this season? Geez…good thing he didn’t train the replacments in 2012.

  7. Was there a revision in this season’s rulebook?

    I’m looking at 3-2-7, Item 2 in the 2013 rules:

    Possession of Loose Ball. To gain possession of a loose ball that has been caught, intercepted, or recovered,
    a player must have complete control of the ball and have both feet or any other part of his body, other than his hands,
    completely on the ground inbounds, and maintain control of the ball long enough to perform any act common to the
    game. If the player loses the ball while simultaneously touching both feet or any other part of his body to the ground,
    there is no possession. This rule applies in the field of play and in the end zone.

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