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#71 HeatCheck

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

no. no confusion on my part. they are all reviewed/confirmed from the booth.

http://www.nesn.com/...ant-replay.html

The new system doesn't mean that referees will be required to review every scoring play. Rather, it will be similar to the final two minutes of the second and fourth quarters, during which all plays are subject to official review.


It doesn't take any time at all. Like I said, it only goes under the hood if it's questioned by the people upstairs.

Edited by RadioKiller, 24 January 2012 - 03:38 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:08 PM

Can you give me an example of a penalty that you'd like to see reviewed? Or a situation? Because I just don't see how it'd work with judgment calls.

just a few without doing much work looking



In the Giants' 37-20 upset of the reigning champion Packers last weekend, there were a couple of rulings that stood out: A phantom blow-to-the-head penalty on New York defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora, and a "He fumbled the ball; no, wait, he didn't; upon further review, we'll stick with no fumble" call on a play involving Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings.
http://online.wsj.co...a6a6f7256d.html

http://sportshl.com/...enalty_/1115911

and then there were several against the panthers this year. a phantom holding call against smith during the vikings game and of course the PI call against shockey against the bears.

but there have been quite a few so called questionable "illegal" hits on the QB or on the WR that were said to have been leading with the helmet but when you look at the replay it becomes obvious that the defensive player turned his head and made a clean hit.

one of many discussions about this...


again, i can't understand for the life of me why anyone would approve of less than excellent play calling by officials in what turns out to be key moments in a game. are they going to be perfect? nope. should we expect it? nope. should we expect for them to be held accountable and questioned for calls that are suspect? absolutely and preferably when those questionable calls are made.

if the coaches get the challenge wrong...fine. they lose a time out and a challenge. if they get it right, though, it only makes the game better.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 04:37 PM

I can not stand the direction the league is being driven by rule changes. It is not broke do not try to fix it.

We can have low scoring games NFL...... Some fans enjoy them even more than the 54-68 scores. We are not a large group of mindless idiots only excited to see a number get larger.


and another thing, player safety. FU*^ Player safety. We buy tickets, jerseys and watch these players on TV because they are modern day gladiators. They get payed well because there is a risk for injury.

I am a military veteran and my life was on the line every day and we got payed crap. Let these millionaires get there blocks knocked off. ITS WHAT WE PAY FOR

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#74 R0CKnR0LLA

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:20 AM

EVERYTHING should be reviewable. Teams only get 2 challenges, there's absolutely no reason why they can't challenge whatever they want, even judgement calls.

Change the OT rules to where it's basically just a 5th quarter, no sudden death.

Remove that "defenseless receiver" crap. You should be able to make a hit on a receiver in order to dislodge the football and prevent a reception. That's football. Helmet to helmet obviously would still be a flag.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:24 AM

Everytime the panthers score one of drew brees' fingers are broken.



I like that rule.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:32 AM

Yeah, reviewing flags is a weird thing.

It could definitely help out on these refs getting calls horribly wrong. We're in an age and time where games shouldn't come down to a random judgment call from a ref.

But, on the other hand, if the head ref throws the flag, goes to review it, what's that going to accomplish? He's going to see the same thing he thought he seen the first time.

It becomes this weird cycle of judgment/instant replay.

Also, for the love of all that is holy, put a microchip in the ball that tells us when the ball crosses the goal line. It is impossible to tell if a guy got into the end zone on a QB keeper when there is 21 guys laying at the goal line.


Thats why it should be reviewed by the booth like the TDs are.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

Also I think if a WR or RB lowers his head that the Helmet to Helmet should not count. The guy is basically putting himself in harms way. Cant count how many time I have seen a WR lower his head to get that flag. Kinda like the tuck rule, if his head is going forward and lowered there should be no penalty.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:32 AM

Change the OT rules to where it's basically just a 5th quarter, no sudden death.


Damn that'd be a long game.

I say switch it to college OT rules. Maybe move it back 5 yards if needed.

My last statement on reviewing penalties, I don't think reviewing is the issue but it's the way the rules are applied. It's not consistent. I agree that the rules are making the NFL pussified. Some of the rules I don't agree with. The problem I see, is that officials need to call it consistently even though the rules are not agreeable with the fans. The are some missed calls and there are some calls that are questionable. Many think the calls become more crucial as the game goes along, but whose to say a random holding penalty in the first quarter that stops a drive at midfield as no effect on the outcome. But it's part of the game as long as the refs are there.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:45 AM

Damn that'd be a long game.

I say switch it to college OT rules. Maybe move it back 5 yards if needed.


How about adding more of a shootout quality and bring the kicking game into the spotlight even more. have kickers match distances with snapper and holder nothing else.

Sudden death.

Just kidding that would be terrible