Why did we not challenge the TERRIBLE spot that robbed us of a 1st down?

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  1. N-E-O

    N-E-O Well-Known Member

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    I was yelling for Philbin to throw the challenge flag but I guess he was saving it for today...
    Why not at least make them lie again after looking at the film?
     
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    Because we had 1 TO left for the game
    Also, i didn't see anything definitive that said we would have gotten a better spot. You never saw the ball!
     
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    Those types of challenges are rarely overturned.
     
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    N-E-O Well-Known Member

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    Gotta try...He had that yardage
     
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    poor coaching
     
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    The kicker missed a FG and tanne threw a pick in OT. That 1st down didn't cost us the game
     
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    N-E-O Well-Known Member

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    How do you know it didnt cost us the game?
     
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    Any play can influence the outcome of the game. We DID get that first down. We got a HORRIBLE spot. That could have been the drive that put it away. You never know.
     
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    Did he? I mean sure I have seen refs spot that ball better but it wasn't a god awful spot and I rewinded the play several times. He needed to be on the 32 and I don't think he got all the way there . . . though I think he was a few inches further than the spot.

    Point is, the Fins had one timeout left and Philbin knows that wasn't getting overturned. For all we know, Philbin challenges that call, loses and then with those change of events the whole game is changed and the Fins end up wishing they had that timeout and we are crucifying him for wasting it on a play he should of known that wasn't getting overturned.

    Whether we made the spot or not . . . . that wasn't getting overturned.
     
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    Real time I thought we had it too, wanted a challenge. After seeing the replay, I wasn't sure, and there certainly wasn't enough to overturn it. Philbin felt the same.

    Your nickel and diming Philbin when he made the right call.
     
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    No good camera angle to give proof that he made the line. I think the other ref should have spot the ball.
     
  12. N-E-O

    N-E-O Well-Known Member

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    For the record I like Philbin but he should have threw the flag...the knee's stayed up a long time.
     
  13. ANUFan

    ANUFan A True Fan Donator

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    Isn't this the entire thing? The entire catch 22? Players, Coaches etc will never win w/o winning against "fans." Damned if you do damned if you don't. So i say be damned and do!

    ---------- Post added at 11:12 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:10 AM ----------

    I doubt that....But sure if you say so.
     
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    I'm sure you would've been the same person who started a thread killing Philbin if he challenged that call and lost because he only had 1 timeout left. No way that was getting overturned. Philbin was right not to challenge that.
     
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    Yea...You sure know my feeling better than I do...

    You guys are a hoot...
     
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    It's not hard to tell since your still trying to debate a clearly mute point.

    1) Their were NO camera angles to suggest he got the 1st
    2) You never saw the ball it was somewhere in his belly
     
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    N-E-O Well-Known Member

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    Again...He should have challenged the spot.
    Its like the lottery...You never win if you dont play right? Well a bad call never gets overturned if you dont try...It was a BIG stop in the game and someone should have yanked the flag and made them review it. I bet Coach would review it right now if he could...
     
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    I bet coach is more concerned with us turning the ball over 4 times and not being able to stop the Cardinals when it mattered most. The lottery isn't in the hands of the replay refs . . . . I have seen spots that most definitely were off and the refs not budge. This replay was farrr from conclusive . . . it wasn't getting overturned. You have to let it go man.
     
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    I can't help but believe that if Philbin HAD challenged the spot, and lost, there would be at least 3 more of these threads chewing his *** out for it.

    And this is the last thing coach is thinking about after this week.
     

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