Originally posted by crabman82:
so your telling him a very similar play is called 1 way then 2 weeks later handled differently in an nfl game? shocker
As a high school referee watching these two calls make me change the way I would call this type of play. I can see an argument for both sides. I think next year for a runner to get his forward progress spot and not a fumble he is going to have to be more than a yard behind his forward progress spot for me to give him the spot of his forward progress and not a fumble.
Seeing this call being made against the 49ers did make me feel better about the call I made in a pee-wee game. It was the same situation but the runner was knocked two to three yards behind his forward progress spot before the ball came out. Needless to say the defense sideline went crazy.
Refereeing is not as easy as some of you think it is. Can you make the right call even though you know your call will cause an up roar? Sometimes it's a thin line between the right call and the wrong call and you have to make the call after seeing the play once in regular speed.