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4 thoughts on “Quick calls: Week 13”
Any idea why umpire Bill Schuster #129 is working a second game this weekend (MIA@NYJ)? He was also on GB@DET on Thanksgiving day with his regular crew.
Falcons at Bills
4Th quarter – 1:47 remaining
3rd & Goal from the 5 yard line
Steven Jackson run to 1 yard line. Personal foul called against Falcons. Buffalo accepts. Ball is placed on 16 yard line and it remains 3rd & Goal.
Shouldnt it have been either:
3rd & Goal from the 20 yard line or
4th & Goal from the 16 yard line???
Well, once again the clown officials end another week with a huge mistake! End of skins game, the clowns rule first down incorrectly (it should have been 3rd and one) but the fools moved the chains and put a one on the box. Skins then throw a 20 yard pass incomplete, coming back expecting second and ten and the idiot crew chief GOES BACK AND RESETS THE CHAINS AND SAYS IT IS FOURTH AND ONE! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? GET RID OF THESE CLOWNS. Shanny is not happy and all that big goofy linesman can do is sit there and look stupid. Week in week out these officials are horrible and are affecting the outcome. Why can’t they hire officials that do not miss things like this weke in week out….two weeks ago they blew the DPI in the Pats game by wrongfully picking up the flag! Will it never end?
I’m always interested in process-of-catch vs. incomplete vs. fumble, so I just want to make sure I get what happened in CIN at SD, 9:42 left in 1st. Gates catches it, seems to lose the ball like an inch above the ground, and it’s ruled a fumble (possibly in order to send it to automatic review?). It stands, and I think it’s because him going to the ground was part of a football act that included turning upfield (so it’s a catch and not incomplete), and because it was then too close to overturn. I think I’m getting the hang of this, but it also begs the question, does it ever play out that the call on the field is sometimes made so as to trigger automatic review, and then the review lets the call on the field stand because it’s too close? Are officials encouraged to err on the side of a turnover or score because of automatic reviews?
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