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IDEXAN
12-27-2013, 06:28 PM
HOUSTON -- Upon further review, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning shouldn't have set the NFL record for touchdown passes in a season last weekend, Houston Texans interim coach Wade Phillips said Friday.
Phillips said the NFL informed the Texans that Broncos receiver Eric Decker's second touchdown catch from Manning on Sunday shouldn't have counted because Decker was juggling the ball.

Phillips acknowledged that the league's mea culpa wouldn't reverse Manning's record, but he couldn't help but get a dig in before he left.

"Poor Manning," Phillips said. "He thought he broke the record."

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10200749/nfl-admits-peyton-manning-td-pass-disallowed-houston-texans-coach-says
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Mannings great, but he also still gets special treatment (or atleast benefit of the doubt treatment) by league officials. I mean that receiver was obviously juggling the ball in the EZ.

dream_team
12-27-2013, 06:36 PM
That was one of the worst calls I've ever seen, considering it was reviewed. After I saw that, I was thinking, "Someone must really want Peyton to break the record tonight!"

Sucks for all the fantasy footballers that poor call affected.

Thorn
12-27-2013, 06:46 PM
For God's sake, who really cares?

LonerATO
12-27-2013, 06:57 PM
For God's sake, who really cares?

Agree. Sounds like spilt milk to me.

CretorFrigg
12-27-2013, 06:58 PM
For God's sake, who really cares?

Yup. Not like we were going to win anyways.

bah007
12-27-2013, 06:58 PM
Wasn't a TD but does it really matter? Does anyone think our scrub defense wasn't giving up the record that day?

Thorn
12-27-2013, 07:17 PM
If the Texans aren't in the super bowl, I don't give a **** about the nfl anyway.

Sigma
12-27-2013, 07:39 PM
HOUSTON -- NFL informed the Texans that upon further review 4 of Matt Schaub's passes for a TD will not count as "TD passes" for the QB

:)

PS: manning is going to break the record this sunday anyway
PPS: I know he already has the record, but he will score at least another one just to be sure noone complains about his record (at least untill someone else get to 51 or 52 or whatever he'll end up with)

Thorn
12-27-2013, 07:48 PM
Whatever. Of greater interest is who is our freaking coach next year? Who the **** are we drafting? I don't give a rats ****ing ass about Manning and his goddamn records. He'll be out of the league in a few years anyway. And the sooner the better so everyone will quit worshiping him

Speedy
12-27-2013, 08:50 PM
For God's sake, who really cares?

I care because the NFL has a system in place to get it right......and they still don't. That's a problem. If you are going to have a system in place to get it right, then get it right. If you use it and still can't get it right then get rid of the damn thing.

Trap_Star
12-27-2013, 08:56 PM
well... (http://youtu.be/BvTNyKIGXiI)

Playoffs
12-27-2013, 09:00 PM
For God's sake, who really cares?

I do.

If they still can't get it right then the integrity of the statistics and subsequent records are all just "ballpark" numbers.

Do you think it would have mattered to Eric Dickerson -- and most every football fanatic -- if someone went back through 2012 and found those extra 9 yards Adrian Peterson needed to break Dickerson's all time rushing record? It matters. They should be able to get these calls right.

Big Lou
12-27-2013, 09:37 PM
I do.

If they still can't get it right then the integrity of the statistics and subsequent records are all just "ballpark" numbers.

Do you think it would have mattered to Eric Dickerson -- and most every football fanatic -- if someone went back through 2012 and found those extra 9 yards Adrian Peterson needed to break Dickerson's all time rushing record? It matters. They should be able to get these calls right.

By the rules they made the wrong call, but the NFL Marketing Department was fine with the call.

The integrity of the game has been broken over the last decade. The NFL is a business now and not a sport.

I understand the sentiment regarding who cares at this point. To an extent who cares, but when Manning getting a record is more important than getting it right, then why bother playing the game.

2012Champs
12-27-2013, 09:43 PM
What about the texans td where the rb was down by contact but it couldn't be reviewed because of bad challenge ? End of the world

houstonhurricane
12-27-2013, 09:48 PM
Good lord, Wade. Why don't you focus on this week's opponent, the Titans, rather than wasting more time discussing a TD in last week's 37-13 loss? His interview for HC should last five mins...

Thorn
12-27-2013, 09:49 PM
What about the texans td where the rb was down by contact but it couldn't be reviewed because of bad challenge ? End of the world

That should have never happened. We got a gift. Not like it really mattered or anything.

Thorn
12-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Come on guys, for Christ's sakes we ****ing suck this year. Let it go.

Maybe next year we'll do better. If not, we'll all still be here to ***** about it anyway.

chicagotexan2
12-27-2013, 10:19 PM
What about the texans td where the rb was down by contact but it couldn't be reviewed because of bad challenge ? End of the world

That's what comes to mind also. Of all the Tds wade defense allowed all season long to whine about this one is just petty.

dc_txtech
12-27-2013, 10:20 PM
Whatever. Of greater interest is who is our freaking coach next year? Who the **** are we drafting? I don't give a rats ****ing ass about Manning and his goddamn records. He'll be out of the league in a few years anyway. And the sooner the better so everyone will quit worshiping him

Don't **** with Thorn when he's drunk and ornery!!

HJam72
12-28-2013, 12:15 AM
Haha. When we are 2-13 and Peyton has 6 TDs next week and goes on to be the MVP of the Superbowl, he will know that he really didn't set that record against us and we didn't want him and his crummy old Superbowl trophies anyway.

PS-for the clueless: :sarcasm:

Pollardized
12-28-2013, 12:52 PM
I believe that call was just the NFL being nice to the Texans. You see, Manning was going to throw the touchdowns needed to break the record any way. By reversing the call, the NFL would have just been adding to this miserable season. It's not like the texans were gonna stop him, why prolong the inevitable.

Speedy
12-28-2013, 01:07 PM
It's not about the Texans sucking or their inability to stop Manning, it's about getting the damn calls right. The NFL goes through the trouble of reviewing every scoring play to make SURE it's a score. They did NOT make sure even after reviewing it. So what's the point of replay? Why have it you you aren't going to get it right?

That's my problem with it. I couldn't care less that is was done against the Texans or that the Texans suck and it made no difference in the outcome of the game or the season. You have a system to get the calls right, get the damn calls right!

ChampionTexan
12-28-2013, 01:16 PM
What about the texans td where the rb was down by contact but it couldn't be reviewed because of bad challenge ? End of the world

I believe you were replying to Speedy and his insistence on getting the call right, but in actuality, your example supports his point perfectly.

First, as opposed to the system to maximize accuracy simply failing to work (as it did in the instance of the Decker TD), the system was precluded from even being utilized, and the rule in place at that point in time prevented it.

Secondly (and more importantly) upon observing the impact of the rule, the NFL subsequently modified the rule (or at least the penalty for violating the rule), so that recurrences of the violation don't render the review system impotent.

In my mind, that totally validates his assertion that the most important aspect of this should be getting the specific call correct, regardless of the context of the occurrence.

Runner
12-28-2013, 01:54 PM
For God's sake, who really cares?

That acknowledgement by the league is the biggest Texan win in months! Yippee!

Double Barrel
12-28-2013, 02:20 PM
We should all care about the 'integrity of the league' as pro football fans.

Otherwise, the sport runs the risk of eventually devolving into WWE-style entertainment where we start to question if outcomes are predetermined based on sales instead of competition.

I'm not trying to sound alarmist, but the only reason we do not care about this specific incident is because the Texans are cellar dwellers this season and seeing Manning set records at Reliant is just like old times. We have been conditioned by a decade of Manning's dominance.

Big picture, though, is that the league needs to hire full time referees for its $9 billion dollar empire, and it is ridiculous that they are the only big time pro sports league that does not have full time refs.

How they can bounce this TD upstairs for a review (like all scoring plays) and still come out with this verdict is suspicious, to say the least.

texanhead08
12-28-2013, 05:05 PM
I am not surprised at all it was a game with Peyton Manning and Ed officiating. Its to be expected for the texans to get ****ed in that situation.