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#1 UNCrules2187

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

Jonathan Jones @jjones9
Asked Rivera about ATL calling a 4th TO just before CAR's last possession. ATL had 10 guys on the field and Smith motioned for a TO w/o one

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RR: Ref shouldn'tve blown whistle and they should've let the play go. "I asked, 'Isn't that a penalty for asking for TO when you don't have one?'"

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RR: Explanation was, 'No coach, you can call all the TOs you want. We know you don't have any and we're not supposed to give it to you.'

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Rivera wasn't sure if it was a penalty at all, much less if it's 5, 10 or 15 yards. I'll check rule book after lunch

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And Mike Smith said postgame if he has 10 men on the field at the end of the game, he'll call TO every single time no matter if he has 0

Jonathan Jones @jjones9
They did indeed RT @pfish68: @jjones9 but refs did blow whistle stopped game and allowed falcons to adjust


wtf?

#2 thefuzz

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:23 PM

I was wondering the same thing.

I think that they should have been penalized.

#3 RunFasterJumpHigher

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

Yeah that was ridiculous

#4 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

Mike Pereira said on Twitter yesterday


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A request for an excess timeout is ignored. There is no penalty unless it's an attempt to freeze the kicker.


#5 SZ James

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

I'm glad we have the regular refs back.

(Had to do it)

#6 Jase

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

Noticed this at the time.

Old jase would have thrown his remote through the TV.

New jase just hung his head in resignation.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

^^^ We know that it's not a penalty. The question is did the refs, knowing that the falcons didn't have any timeouts, blow the whistle and allow the falcons to adjust..

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:36 PM

Lol.. You guys are reaching now... This is not basketball where you get penalized

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:38 PM

Lol.. You guys are reaching now... This is not basketball where you get penalized


Lrn2read

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

Obviously I don't know the exact rule, but you shouldn't have allowed the Falcons to stop the play and adjust.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:44 PM

ill have to rewatch that when i get a chance this week

#12 UNCrules2187

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

^^^ We know that it's not a penalty. The question is did the refs, knowing that the falcons didn't have any timeouts, blow the whistle and allow the falcons to adjust..


Yeah, seems like the refs fuged up here. No surprise.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

Anything to blame the loss on anyone else but the team... I love it

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Yeah, seems like the refs fuged up here. No surprise.


If the gametape backs this up I don't see why more people aren't talking about this.



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 01:49 PM

Yeah they fugged us good, we had them out of postion and down a man.... Could have very easily been a TD had they not granted the falcons a 4th timeout.


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