Originally posted by jdt84_2:
i have always argued it was not a BAD call, but it was not the RIGHT one. i can understand how the referee can come to that decision, especially when nobody has it in the pile, but they both have it.
Yeah, I never argued at the time that it was a CLEAR OFFENSIVE CATCH, as those blogs I referenced seem to. I was mainly defending the replacement officials because I could immediately tell that the announcers and the rest of the country were letting the officials' incompetence over three weeks blind them to an objective evaluation of that particular play. The bottom line is that there is a list a MILE long of all the horrendous and incompetent things the replacement officials did, but this particular play, (1) could EASILY and understandably been called the EXACT same way by the best officials in the game, and (2) ironically, the officials' correct understanding of what exactly they were allowed to review and their fortitude in sticking with the unpopular decision AND forcing the Packers back on the field were both departures in a positive direction from what we'd seen from the replacement officials previously.
If we lost the second seed to GB it will suck to loose the bye, but playing in the Lambeau Filed with extremely bad weather may be interesting to our running game and running defense. I´m not saying its better (beacuse its not) finishing #3, but it may be not a disaster after all.
If anyone believes that was a completed catch by Seattle should do everyone a favor and stop watching football... It's not about being a 'sheep'.. It's knowing that the Wr NEVER had any type of control of the ball what so ever. Horrible call which is why the refs were shown the door 3 days later. Please spare me with this crap...
Tate pushed off for an uncalled offensive pass interference that would have ended the game, but this is irrelevant when history shows no referee in football will make such a call on a Hail Mary. Seattle's win is legit.
But, there is an unwritten rule that you do not call pass interference on a Hail Mary at any level of football, whether you are a real ref or a replacement. It just does not happen.
from the first link............... it doesn't make it legal.
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