Officials getting in the way of passes

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  1. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    Nothing infuriates me more than a catchable pass falling incomplete because the official can't get his fat a** out of the way. Yesterday that killed one of our drives, and I can think of at least 2 other times in the past few years this has happened to the Pats.

    The same thing also happened in the Cle/Jax game yesterday. An official took a ball in the chest that was destined for Joshua Cribbs. A completion woud likely have led to a field goal at the end of the half.

    Why has the competition committee not looked into this. It should not count as a down.
  2. ChoWZa

    ChoWZa Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Well. To be an NFL referee you have to referee in high school/college for like 10 years, and jump through all these hoops to become an NFL ref. So that when you actually do they're all 60 years old. Blind. Immobile. Probable senile and definitely incompetent. Whats to look into?
  3. theONLYJerseypatsfan

    theONLYJerseypatsfan On the Game Day Roster

    Be happy the ref didnt square up and throw an elbow into Cassel's helmet.........stranger things have happened
  4. xmarkd400x

    xmarkd400x 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    "Whoever gets this sack gets an ice cold Bud Light!"

    ".... What?!? It was a clean hit!"
  5. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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    Not as bad as this.
  6. PatsFan2

    PatsFan2 In the Starting Line-Up

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    That's an excellent point, they will change the ruling when it cost some Team a Game in the Playoffs or Super Bowl. You are right it should not count as a down.
  7. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson Veteran Supporter

    Or when the Colts complain
  8. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    It infuriates me too, but its just part of the game. If it didn't count as a down, what'd stop a QB from rifling a ball at a ref to avoid a sack, if he had a receiver in the vicinity? You'd have to bring more subjectivity into the mix, and ultimately it'd be more trouble than its worth. It's up to QBs and receivers to know where the refs are on the field and not let them get in the way. Heck, sometimes offenses use the refs to their advantage by using them as picks and whatnot. Its just part of the game.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  9. maryjane

    maryjane Banned

    Those referees should be beaten, and beaten harshly. There's no excuse for that. The fat goons.

    Why not have a weight/agility test for these fatsos?
  10. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    That official needs to be stripped of his stripes and barred from ever officiating again. That was CLEARLY on purpose.
  11. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams I'm no Mona Lisa Vito.... Supporter

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    The Pats have actually used the Umpire (that is the guy in the middle who is always getting hit) as a screen for thier TE for years, they go across the middle and run right behind the umpire and he scraps off the LB covering the TE.

    If the Umpire wasn't there, the defense would not be able to stop the run, because the O-line would hold (even worse than they already do) on every running play.
  12. Lloyd_Christmas

    Lloyd_Christmas I can delete my own crap! Supporter

    The ref is having to watch a ton of stuff... like potential holding on the line. He can't watch the game like a fan does and just keep himself out of the way of any pass plays.

    He is part of the field and the QB, WRs, and defenders need to take that into consideration during the execution of plays. No game will ever be perfect. No officiating will ever be perfect.

    Given the fact that we had very few penalties called against us in this game (none accepted), we really don't have a lot of ammuntion to be complaining. We probably should have had a couple of other penalties called against us that weren't.

    Not that I think that is the reason we won... just as teams should not use petty calls against them as the reason they lost.
  13. Boston Jay

    Boston Jay 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    First thing I thought of was the ref for the LSU-SC game.

  14. JAYHAWKS34

    JAYHAWKS34 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I hear ya it frustrates me at the time but you have to realize how fast the ball is coming and how un-athletic they are
  15. Leave No Doubt

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