Originally Posted by LeonPowe
LOL, are Faider fans still looking for "revenge" from the playoff game 7 years ago? The call was right, btw
Pats fans still talk about Ben Drieth 30 years later, so we have 23 more years to catch up.
I love how Pats fans are quick to dismiss football fans who still feel it was a fumble by "it was the right call", without even trying to look at it objectively. Most football fans would tell you it was a fumble, not because they're anti-Patriots, but because they know a fumble when they see it.
I know what the tuck rule is - it's designed to eliminate the need for the ref to judge whether the QB is throwing the ball or in the process of tucking the ball into his body. I'm not against the tuck rule. It makes sense.
But that did not apply to Brady. He had stopped his pump-fake, might have had two hands on the ball, it was not secured, the QB was definitely not trying to tuck the football back into his body as the rule says, and clearly had no intention to pass. It was a bad interpretation of the rule, and it wasn't in the spirit of the rule to call that an incomplete pass. What would happen if the QB finishes the throwing motion and just holds the ball there, and never tucks the ball back into his body? Is he immune from fumbling? According to the interpretation of the tuck rule that night, yes he is. Would that make sense to you? It doesn't to me.
Brady himself is on record as saying he thought it was a fumble.
It is what it is. I still think the Raiders were a better team. But the Pats got lucky, and they certainly made the most of that gift, as good teams do.