Originally posted by BadgerHawk:
This whole things was BS. The ref had to run around him and never even thought of throwing a flag? Tomlin knew exactly what he was doing because if you watch a slowed down version of the video where you can see his eyes he was watching for it. The refs are so worried about illegal hits that officiating for even simple rules has gone right out the window. I'm seriously getting so fed up by bad calls made by jumpy, flag happy refs and offensive oriented rules. The game is getting watered dopwn so much its the equivalent of movie theater soda.
Conspiracy Ray?! Conspiracy! Can't wait to say what he has to say on Sunday. Not that I really care but I'm sure he'll complain about another bad NFL decision in which his team won. Its always "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha"! The Ravens are the Jan Brady of the NFL in his eyes.
I didn't see the game. Are you serious? The ref didn't even throw a flag?
Not only should there have been a flag, but a touchdown should have been awarded. Remember when Flacco was talking about tackling Ginn if he breaks it at the end of the Super Bowl? He was being serious, because he thought that the worst that could happen was a penalty and another play. The reality is that the refs have the power to award a touchdown if a coach or player or even a fan comes onto the field and disrupts the play.
The confusion among refs in the NFL, no consistency, not knowing the situation, not knowing the rules, is becoming sad when you compare them with other pro sports. The NFL rules and officiating looks like amateur hour compared to the NBA, NHL and MLB.
In any other pro sport, if a coach interfered with the play, there would have been some type of ramification or penalty. SOMETHING would have happened. In the NFL, it's like watching a high school football game where nobody knows the rules and nobody knows what's going on.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Nov 29, 2013 at 4:27 PM ]