Discussion in 'Beasts of the AFC East' started by Brumdog45, Dec 17, 2017.
if you are watching the Patriots game, this is the reason the NFL sucks. The Steelers won that game.
Damn straight they did.
Tight end catches the ball. Knee down, stretches across the goal line. after the ball crosses the end line, it moves as he goes to the ground.
Ruled a touchdown on the field.
Reversed on replay.
The NFL has no ****ing clue what a catch it. Viewership will continue to tumble as old ****ing people ruin this game.
Straight up robbed....the Patriots always get the benefit of the doubt.
In the history of the NFL NO team has got more zebra gifts than NE....Even when you are sure they are dead the zebras rush in and save them.
Krafty owns the league and they make sure he stays happy
Absolute disgrace. One of the many reasons the NFL is losing more fans every year.
If that's not a catch then what the **** is?
Can't have the Patsies lose two in a row. No way.
I’ve seen so many big plays get overturned this year for ticky tack flags and awful overturned calls, almost always related to catching the ball. No one wants to watch Refs decide who wins football games. It doesn’t even matter if they fix the rule, they’ll just use the rule to justify rigging whatever game they decide to for the week.
At the very least, Jesus Christ, if a guys butt elbow knee hits the ground and he’s holding onto the ball, it’s a catch. Are coaches gonna go up to their receivers this week and tell them to not make plays and just worry about the catch? YAWN.
Yeah that was pretty ridiculous.
To me, he had possession of the ball and his knees down - NOT TOUCHED - extends ball across end zone, then it moves, but shouldn’t it be a td once it crosses, or is that not considered a football move
Hope Tomlin uses his balls to flame the officiating on that replay.
The NFL has no clue what a catch is. So.....you are allowed to trap the ball against the ground 'if it doesn't aid in the catch' but if you stretch with a ball already possessed, it isn't a catch.
Forget the fact that it was the Patriots. The NFL has decided home field advantage in the playoffs -- and possibility the difference between who wins the superbowl, by a caught ball that crossed the end line because of something that occurs AFTER that.
Pats will dismantle the Rams in the Super Bowl.
Exactly. BTW, what in the **** is a 'football move'? Is it not catching a ball and then going to the ground? That's what he did.
So we have the following rules:
1. You are allowed to trap a catch against the ground, as long as it 'doesn't aid you'.....as if you can use a camera replay to determine that.
2. 'The ground can't cause a fumble'.
3. Apparently after catching a ball, you have to keep the ball in your hands through the post game shower and into the parking lot.
I legit have no idea what a catch is anymore.
And the ESPN headline is "Gronk returns with career performance as Pats clinch East". The league doesn't even try to hide what they do.
No, you do. The NFL doesn't.
They're saying he technically didn't have possession. But if you have it, turn and extend forward, that is possession. The review team has been awful this season. Some of the worst overturns I've ever seen. If review didn't exist this season, it'd have been for the best.
I know this is a dumb thought before I say it, but how can NE be prideful after that game where everyone knows the refs robbed the Steelers.
It hath been foretold however I have already one upped you.
I have already predicted NE has won the AFCE through 2030 and the SB 8 times in that period including this year against the Rams. Its so easy picking the Globe Trotters against the Generals.
This is the thing: they would have ruled if he caught it and had his knee down and then didn't extend over the end line, that it was a catch. So how can he not have possession if he did that and THEN extended over the end line?
These are the same fans who think it was okay that the Pats inflated their balls. They assume that it's jealousy....thing is, we are jealous of their success. We aren't jealous of the crap that has been done to keep them there.
They cheat. They are prideful of every win no matter how it comes to them.
Not only did the Dolphins look like **** today, but the Patriots cheat they way into another win.......what a crappy day
You knew it wasnt the dolphins so you knew it didnt belong in the dolphins forum. Please use the correct forum in future
OMG that was a pure bs. This proves the games are fixed and the refs control the games. The point spread was Patriots -2.5 surprise, surprise they win by 3 in extreme controversial fashion!
My problem is I never saw an angle where u could definitively overturn it . . . i mean it was ruled a TD on the field, by overturning it you are saying u are 100% sure that it was incomplete.
That is BS and the NFL knows it.
Also he caught it cleanly, knee down should be clear possession and it broke the plane.
I thought the personal foul on Mike Hull today was bad, but this was a disgrace.
I guarantee you if the tables were turned, the Cheatriots would have gotten the call - and w/o a review. This is as egregious as those officials pulling "The Tuck Rule" out of their asses.
Screw Goodell, any pretense of these matches being anything more than pre-ordained exhibitions have obviously been conceded, let's bring a Vince McMahon, a real showman in!
The fans will either defend the call or say "well we get robbed all the time by the refs so it's fair". Not joking. A lot of cheats fans think the refs always rule against them. All the calls for them are just 'make-ups'.
Oh look. Refs deciding yet another game. Thank god there are only 2 more Dolphin games this year because I need a break from this **** league.
And that piece of s@#! shouldn't even be playing. A freaking one game suspension for what was essentially a criminal act.
I’ll NEVER understand how these D-Coordinators sit back and let Gronk single handedly down the stretch win the game.
How do you not double him and dear Brady to find someone else?
I hope Jacksonville comes out and destroys both the Steelers and Scumbags in the playoffs.
You'll have to forgive me.....if the NFL doesn't know what a catch is, how am I supposed to know what a Dolphins topic is?
That's the thing....once it breaks the plane WITH the ball in your possession, the play should be over.
Honestly, these kinds of errors don't happen at the high school level.....instant replay isn't, and never was -- necessary for the product to be entertaining. And when it's getting things wrong as much as it gets them right, then all it does is slow down the game and randomly assign winners.
It was a failure on the part of the Steelers. You gotta make that catch and not lose control of it.
I'm just getting sick of Brady getting lucky week in and week out.
I think that's why ratings are going down so much.
Another point: while it's clear that the ball moves when he is past the goal line, there is no video evidence that it actually hits the ground. The only angle we have is from the side and when he hits the ground, his hand is underneath the ball. When he gets up, the same is true.
Since the call on the field is a catch, there would have to video evidence showing the ball on the ground. There isn't.
The Patriots gave up a 69 yard catch and run while playing prevent. Have to say that was a bigger failure than the fact the NFL can't recognize a catch.
BTW, the Patriots had exactly four yards of penalty against the Steelers.
1) The Tuck Rule play
2) The fumble in the AFC title game last year
3) The Jenkins play
4) The play today.
All four of these calls were correct