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The Fumble that wasn't

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by Roman529, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. Roman529

    Roman529 Senior Member

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    I just got home from the sport's bar....I normally don't drink during games but I had a beer, a shot of Cuervo, and three bloody mary's and it still didn't numb the pain.

    Can anyone tell me why the Texan's player who caught the ball and took three strides before getting smacked, and losing the ball was ruled NOT a fumble? Were the refs paid off???? I saw the replat at least five times and every time I watched it it was clear the WR caught the ball and lost it.

    Then Ginn also makes a great catch for a TD and some dumb dumb gets called for tripping....These things only happen to Miami. Anyone else have similar thoughts about the fumble that wasn't???? :angry:
     
  2. NoCalFinFan

    NoCalFinFan ALLLLRIGHT MIAMI!!!

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    A "tape recorded" conversation:

    Goodell: Hey head ref, my buddy Bill Bellicheat says he doesn't want to meet Miami in the Wildcard round, so make sure any close calls go the way of the Texas.
    Ref: Well, if I make bad calls, won't Mr. Sparano send in a protest to the league?
    Goodell: Don't worry about that, we'll just fine his players to make it look like we know what we're doing.
    Ref: Well isn't that a bit unethical?
    Goodell: Don't you want to keep your all expense paid, high paying, high profile part-time job?
    Ref: Roger that.
     
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  3. Merauder

    Merauder Perseverance

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    Miami challenged the fumble but the ref said it wasn't reviewable since the idiot ref blew the play dead. The Texan only took 4 steps before losing the football. Wasn't like it was close or anything. :/
     
  4. bbqpitlover

    bbqpitlover Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned this before wasn't a new rule passed saying plays where the whistle blows it dead are reviewable ? If I remember right San Diego was robbed by a call against Denver last year and that caused a change in the rules.
    Now part two- Ginn caught a ball earlier in the game he was loosey goosey with and the defender took the ball, the replay I saw it was clear the Texan player took the ball but it wasnt challenged.
     
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  5. Merauder

    Merauder Perseverance

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    Ginn was down before the ball came out. And the ball wasn't loose before he hit the ground either.
     
  6. mroz

    mroz F the Browns Club Member

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    I thought the NO game was a poorly officiated game. The Titans game was another porr game by the officials. Todays game took the cake for me, when will Miami get a break on a game changing play?
     
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  7. mroz

    mroz F the Browns Club Member

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    Ginns butt was on the ground before he lost the ball.
     
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  8. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    From what they said, you cannot challenge an incomplete pass. My question is why we have challenges in the first place if we can't pick what to challenge.
     
  9. DolfanTom

    DolfanTom Livin' and Dyin' w/ Ryan!

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    This was - perhaps - the single-worst call in NFL history! How a guy can make a catch, run three steps, then get smacked to lose the ball, and then have it called an incomplete pass ...... you'd have to either be an idiot or have money on the game. I don't believe in fixes, so I'm going with idiot!!
     
  10. High Definition

    High Definition No Smoke / No Drink 2011+

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    That holding call on the Ginn TD was the biggest bull**** call ever. The "hold" and flag was thrown after the ball was in the air. That needs to be eliminated from football, or be added on after the play. I am so sick and tired of seeing holding penalties being called BEHIND THE ****ING PLAY.
     
  11. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    wasnt a holding call......was a tripping call......but just as BS. Carry on!
     
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  12. Gitrdone

    Gitrdone New Member

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    I always thought on a play like that, the refs were supposed to delay blowing the whistle till the ball was recoverd, just in case.
     
  13. BigDogsHunt

    BigDogsHunt Enough talk...prove it!

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    NFL OFFICIAL REVIEW has to discuss this play. Eisen was talking about it last night.

    Doesn't add up for several reasons

    1) Complete vs. Incomplete Passes are REVIEWABLE regardless of whistle
    2) The Ed H. rule no longer lets the WHISTLE end a change of possession play
    3) This was a completed pass (even though ruled incorrectly as incomplete)
    4) Even though the whistle blew, per the Ed H. rule, a change of possession trumps that so you play past the whistle to recover

    All those things happened, yet, the explanation given was "incomplete + plus Whistle" therefore NON-RE-VIEWABLE.

    It just doesn't add up. So, hopefully Eisen with ask, and we get to hear some explanation (which may only muddy the waters). If this is the case, wouldnt be surprised that the RULES/COMPETITION COMMITTEE change it to match Ed H. rule, etc.
     

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