Originally posted by NinerForLife:
Originally posted by dwy621:
Originally posted by dirtysouthniner:
The niners were going to call a timeout to stop the clock anyways. It made no difference. I can't believe the annoucers didn't realize this. It's got a lot of fans talking about nothing. Singletary challenged to call because it wasn't going to hurt one way or another.
I thought the same thing too, but it looked like Rodgers might have fumbled the QB sneak on 4th down nd we didn't have a timeout to challenge the play.
In that fumble situation, could a non-call on a fumble be challenged? I know it could be challenged if the call was a fumble, but since it was never called a fumble (play whistled dead), could the niners even have challeged a non-called fumble?
People could be making a huge deal out of a complete non-issue if that is the case. Might be why no one in the media is even talking about it.
I am pretty sure that is the change they made this year, which is why they check to see who recovers it afterwards.
Because I know you can challenge on whether an incomplete pass is a fumble or not, which you couldn't do last year. And also you can challenge whether or not someone is down by contact before they lose the ball.
But if the play is blown dead because the player is no longer moving forward, then you cannot review it as a fumble since the play was over already. Which is probably what the refs would have said in that sitaution since Rodgers was never down by contact before they blew the whistle.
BTW for everyone saying the challenge is fine, you have to remember the challenge isn't the spot of the ball, the challenge is whether or not the play resulted in a first down. Basicly we were challenging that the packers made the first down. So even if they moved the ball back we would still have lost the timeout.
It's IMO just a stupid move leaving yourself without a chance of a challenge, look at our game against Atlanta and the Patriots-Colts game. Because you never know what will happen on the next play.
[ Edited by Bille on Nov 25, 2009 at 8:33 AM ]