All this talk about the play clock going to 0...

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  1. Michael

    Michael Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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  2. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't know, but in XL, did that play sustain a game winning drive.

    PATSYLICIOUS Pro Bowl Player

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    It helped Pittsburgh run the clock out. Anyway, I'd say the refs taking away every big Seattle play on ticky tack calls at best was shady enough.
  4. Real American Hero

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    I think everyone acknowledges that was one of the worst officiated football games ever.

    I don't really have a problem with the clock going to 0 unless it is being inconsistently called in favor of one team. I'd also rather they goof in favor of letting it go and a play counting than they goof the other way around.

    It does seem that they should update the technology used to enforce the rule - I always understood that the refs may be keeping time separately on the field and that explained this away, but yesterday explanations appeared to be that the field play clock was indeed official time and the ref in charge of this watches the clock all the way to zero then checks to see if the ball is snapped, almost always giving a team an extra second.
  5. Gwedd

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    I think it just evens things out for Balmer, who got jobbed by the refs the last time those two teams played. It all comes out in the wash. :cool:
  6. ALP

    ALP Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    this time it was agaisnt the titans, who ohh btw have a head coach by the name of fisher, who ohh btw is in the competition committee

    who the hell do the seahawks have? no one

    i wouldnt be surprised polian got pissed off, and intervened...(as usually happens, in favor of the ravens)
  7. T_Brady12

    T_Brady12 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    There was a game a week or two ago, where the play clock on screen was at 0 for atleast 3 seconds, and the whistle never went for a penalty.

    Is it always correct?
  8. nashvillepatsfan

    nashvillepatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    There's actually been a few games this season where the playclock would expire, and the ball hiked 1 to 2 seconds later. I don't care either way because it happened to the crappy Titans. Now the fans down here will shut up about the "dirty, cheating Patriots" , and instead, focus on the Refs, and Ravens. :D
  9. TN Patriot

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    Circa 2000..... All over again around here.
  10. Palm Beach Pats Fan

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    Could there not be a buzzer, or horn, or something triggered when the clock goes to zero, like in... well... almost every other sport?

    And why isn't a timing error reviewable? That seems to be one of the things that replay could do best, assuming that the play clock on the screen is the "official" time.
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