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Of all the teams we play this season, the Denver game worries me the most. I think that one could get really ugly for us.
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From what I heard from Norvel didn't go far enough. He should have explained over about 15 minutes what an embarrassment this crap is to the league, etc, etc, etc, and earned himself about $100K in fines. He should have called out Jolly Roger to immediately suspend Hochuli. They specifically told the refs to quit blowing the whistle so quickly, I think it was last year, so this ***** doesn't happen. The refs can't just say "sorry" and move on.
Agreed.... He basically said Hochuli came over and said "sorry, I fukced up. Deal with it". Not zackly what you want to hear at that point. I generally despise Norvo (and all things Chargers), but I have to say.... hard not to feel bad for them here. They took a screwing and it absolutly cost them a game.
But yeah.... justified as it may be. Ole' Rodger Dodger will certainly smack down a fine on Turner for his comments.
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Because the numb nut ref blew the whistle and called it incomplete making the play dead immediately.
Obviously the play can't technically be reviewed after the play is blown dead by the ref. That is the fundamental reason why refs should the the play run out if they are not sure because you can always challenge going back.
I don't understand why challenge rules like that have to be so rigid. So much of the game is left up to the referees discretion, almost every flag is a judgment call (besides 12 men on the field LOLJETS) from pass interference to holding... so if the outcome was obvious (I mean theres no way the broncos were recovering that, the whistle was completely irrelevant) let the Ref decide that and make that call, and if its a situation where you can't tell, then let the Ref say you can't tell, and they make the same call that they did today anyways (accidental whistle, team keeps the ball at the spot of the fumble)
I was just watching some NFL Network highlights and they showed the end of the DEN/SD game. DEN got a TD to make it 37-36 and if they kicked the extra point it would have been tied and they would have gone to OT.
Instead Shanahan went for 2 and they made it and won by 1 point.
That takes some jumbo sized balls.
Agreed on that. When he made that call my first thought was "RISKY,very risky" but they pulled it off Shanahan's definitely got game.
The point was made earlier that the blown call(s) had NOTHING to do with the outcome of the game. The game was won when the Chargers failed to stop Cutler's pass to the end zone, and then again on the ensuing 2-point conversion. All San Diego has to do is stop either play, and they win.
Same could be said of any of the other Denver drives. Just stop one, and the Chargers win.
This game came down to execution, and the Norvettes failed to live up to their own hype. Plain. Simple. Fact.
I am NO fan of Denver, but they won this games without help from the Refs. All that is accomplished by focusing on the mis-calls is you are handing a crutch to the Chargers and their fans that distracts from the real reasons for the loss: Failure to execute, especially by the vaunted SD defense.
I just can't get upset about the ref blowing a call, even when it happens to the Patriots, which it does. It happens, and the way that a team reacts to it and either overcomes it or succumbs to it says a great deal about the caliber of both the players and the coaching staff.