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Falcons phantom 4th Timeout

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the right thing for the refs to do was to ignore the time out and not blow the whistle. they didn't owe smith anything at that point.

That was the refs decision... Dude came to tell Coach Smith he didnt have a timeout

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I thought there was a penalty for calling a TO and not having one... but, this is all could could find on Time out calls.

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/timingfinal

A team cannot buy an excess time out for a penalty. However, a fourth time out is allowed without penalty for an injured player, who must be removed immediately. A fifth time out or more is allowed for an injury and a five-yard penalty is assessed if the clock was running. Additionally, if the clock was running and the score is tied or the team in possession is losing, the ball cannot be put in play for at least 10 seconds on the fourth or more time out. The half or game can end while those 10 seconds are run off on the clock.

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This was weird but at that point, who gives a fug. We threw this game away. Give them 10 timeouts

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That was the refs decision... Dude came to tell Coach Smith he didnt have a timeout

^ That's not "ignoring" the request. Ignoring the request would be to allow the play to continue.

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That was the refs decision... Dude came to tell Coach Smith he didnt have a timeout

HOLD UP STOP THE PLAY

Coach you can't call a timeout to stop the play, sorry..

OK TIME IN

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yeah made a thread about this, once again i don't think it would have change much but after that poorly officiated game i don't understand why they were not flagged or the play was stopped i rarely ever bitch about the refs but they really fugged up alot of calls that game last 2mins were brutal to watch

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Mike Pereira said on Twitter yesterday

Mike Pereira@MikePereira

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

So is Pereira saying that the "real" refs went all "replacement" ref on the Panther's azzes since they seemed to have given the Falcon's a needed timeout anyway?

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

Did punching that strawman right to the ground feel good?

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That was the refs decision... Dude came to tell Coach Smith he didnt have a timeout

So you're telling us he took an official timeout to tell Smith that he didn't have a timeout?

That'll show Mike Smith!

Man... I'm sure glad the regular refs are back.

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http://blogs.ajc.com/mark-bradley-blog/2012/10/01/mike-smith-about-his-sideline-tantrum-very-sorry-about-my-action/

Matt Bryant’s field goal had given the Falcons a 30-28 lead with five seconds remaining, but they still had to defend one last play. After a touchback on the kickoff, Carolina took possession at its 20. Smith saw that the Falcons had only 10 players on the field — he would not identify the missing man — and was less than pleased.

Said Smith: “We were trying to finish the game. We were trying to get the right personnel. We didn’t have the right number of players.”

Fox cameras caught an angry Smith putting both hands on Hamilton’s arm and administering a slight shove. Said Smith: “I was on a tirade — that’s all. I did not push him. I was on a tirade and I threw my hands.”

Thinking quickly, Smith signaled for a timeout before Carolina could snap the ball, knowing full well the Falcons had used their final allotted timeout just after the two-minute warning. He also knew that NFL rules don’t levy a penalty when a team tries to call a timeout it doesn’t have.

The Falcons were able to send an 11th defender into the game while the officials were telling Smith he couldn’t have a timeout, which was his intention all along. “I was trying to get 11 guys on the field,” he said. “We didn’t have 11 guys.”

Mission accomplished.

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So you're telling us he took an official timeout to tell Smith that he didn't have a timeout?

That'll show Mike Smith!

Man... I'm sure glad the regular refs are back.

Cam got sacked before his guys even reached the end zone.... Our 3 man rush was on the field before all that.

I just feel like its no big deal at the end of the day

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Seems palpably unfair to me.

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