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powerfuldragon
09-12-2010, 04:37 PM
hold tight while i try and find video of it.

ziggy29
09-12-2010, 04:39 PM
I heard an explanation of the rule from the former head of officiating in the NFL, and from that explanation, it was the right call.

But it's like the Tom Brady and the Tuck Rule -- they got the call right according to the rule, but the rule is absolutely terrible.

powerfuldragon
09-12-2010, 04:40 PM
I heard an explanation of the rule from the former head of officiating in the NFL, and from that explanation, it was the right call.

But it's like the Tom Brady and the Tuck Rule -- they got the call right according to the rule, but the rule is absolutely terrible.

yeah, CJ clearly had control of that ball.


can't find video yet. if anyone else comes across one, post it in here.

axman40
09-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Butch Johnson says TD!
:tiphat:

powerfuldragon
09-12-2010, 04:45 PM
only video i've found so far.. got it at huffington post of all places.. (?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkc-Rk6fHDw

looking for higher quality and with sound.

powerfuldragon
09-12-2010, 04:47 PM
the rule:

"If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete."

he had complete control the whole time, i thought.

powerfuldragon
09-12-2010, 04:52 PM
here we go, nfl.com video:

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81a77070/Controversial-call-on-Megatron-non-TD

ziggy29
09-12-2010, 04:55 PM
he had complete control the whole time, i thought.

The question was whether or not he had the ball when it hit the ground and het let it go (very quickly) or if it popped loose.

The officials apparently ruled the latter, and based on that judgment, the rule says it's incomplete. I guess this rule is designed to eliminate judgment calls in terms of whether someone had the ball long enough, but that also eliminates situations like this one where CJ had the ball in clear control for a *long* time before the ball hit the ground.

False Start
09-12-2010, 05:00 PM
That looked like a TD to me.

toronto
09-12-2010, 05:01 PM
That was a complete screwjob. That was a touchdown and its just garbage. Be proud of that fake win Bear fans.

Kulluminatii
09-12-2010, 05:01 PM
BS rule and an equally BS call. IMO, Megatron clearly had possession and the only time he didn't was when he let go of the ball to celebrate.

Kulluminatii
09-12-2010, 05:23 PM
This Lions fan certainly isn't happy with the call.

(NSFW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGX2q_eer1g

:kitten:

MojoMan
09-12-2010, 05:26 PM
Did anyone see the game? How did Ndamukong Suh look?

steds
09-12-2010, 05:56 PM
What a ridiculous ruling. If I were a Lions fan I'd be running around breaking shit right now.

Pantherstang84
09-12-2010, 05:59 PM
Just saw a replay on NFLNet. The refs even mixed pumice into the Vaseline.

jaayteetx
09-12-2010, 06:03 PM
This Lions fan certainly isn't happy with the call.

(NSFW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGX2q_eer1g

:kitten:

thats classic

toronto
09-12-2010, 07:02 PM
This Lions fan certainly isn't happy with the call.

(NSFW) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGX2q_eer1g

:kitten:

That is just awesome.

Blake
09-12-2010, 07:08 PM
hold tight while i try and find video of it.

Nothing new. See Raiders Murphy last year. They say you must end up with the ball basically until you hand it to the ref when you catch a TD pass and are untouched.

Stupid, I know, but thats the way they call it.

Spled
09-12-2010, 07:22 PM
There was a point where Johnson had both hands on the ball which should have been enough for the touchdown.

mattieuk
09-12-2010, 10:04 PM
The halftime of the Skins and Cowboys just said the rule was interpreted correctly, and its the rule's fault.

Either way, it STINKS. That should be a TD.

GP
09-12-2010, 11:29 PM
Every year, some team in the opening weekend gets hosed.

Happens every year.

What's funny is that if you run the ball into the end zone, and the ball crosses the plane of the goal line...and you fumble the ball juuuust after it crosses the goal line...it's ruled a touchdown.

Why is that OK, but planting two feet and having control of the ball is suddenly NOT a touchdown?

This is a rule that should be stricken from the books. You catch the ball, it's secured, and two feet hit the ground, and it's still secured at the time the two feet hit the ground, then it should be a TD.

So if he had flipped the ball to the ref, instead of dropping it, it's NOT a touchdown? LOL. It's an asinine rule. One of the worst rules.

Dread-Head
09-13-2010, 01:21 AM
The Lions got Joey Buttafuccoed!

Texecutioner
09-13-2010, 01:25 AM
Oh, the Lions got hosed big time.


The NFL has the absolute worst rules when it comes to what they consider a damn catch. They expect you to catch the ball with your hands and then hold onto the damn thing for like 30 seconds before they want to call it a catch and I see it in games all of the time where it drives me nuts. Hell, we had an INT on Manning today that they called an incomplete pass but it was clearly an INT that turned into a fumble. I hate the rules of the NFL on catches as it is, but Calvin Johnson's catch today was clearly a catch and cheated their team out of a win.

powerfuldragon
09-13-2010, 02:35 AM
not saying it's what the nfl's up to, but forcing this sorta controversy this early in the season just lowers credibility. /2cents

Scooter
09-13-2010, 03:37 AM
"he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground".

has control with both feet on the ground - check
"after touches the ground" ...
has control with rear end on the ground - check

is he supposed to call the officials next thursday to let them know he's still walking around with the football?

lions got jobbed.

Thorn
09-13-2010, 08:02 AM
Yeah, the Lions got ripped off on that one. That should have been a TD. And if it's in the rules that it wasn't a TD, then the rules have to be changed.

If something like that every happens to the Texans, there is going to be a medical emergency in Houston when about 100,000 heads explode.

axman40
09-13-2010, 08:26 PM
Now a receiver has to control the ball until his next visit to the menís room.
:kitten:

TexansFanatic
09-13-2010, 10:36 PM
That is the most incredible thing I've ever seen. And outrageous screw job.