Discussion in 'The National Football League' started by powerfuldragon, Sep 12, 2010.
hold tight while i try and find video of it.
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.
Butch Johnson says TD!
only video i've found so far.. got it at huffington post of all places.. (?)
looking for higher quality and with sound.
he had complete control the whole time, i thought.
here we go, nfl.com video:
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.
That looked like a TD to me.
That was a complete screwjob. That was a touchdown and its just garbage. Be proud of that fake win Bear fans.
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.
This Lions fan certainly isn't happy with the call.
Did anyone see the game? How did Ndamukong Suh look?
What a ridiculous ruling. If I were a Lions fan I'd be running around breaking shit right now.
Just saw a replay on NFLNet. The refs even mixed pumice into the Vaseline.
That is just awesome.
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.
There was a point where Johnson had both hands on the ball which should have been enough for the touchdown.
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.
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