Skip to comments.Green Bay v. Seattle last play 09/24/2012
Posted on 09/24/2012 9:05:50 PM PDT by FoxPro
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BS BS BS!
The push off was blatant!
Persistence paid off for Seattle. The touch down call came when there was simultaneous possession. Rule 8 - Section 3 - Article 1 - Item 5: Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is caught simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.
It may have looked like M.D. Jennings had possession first, but possession did not occur until Jennings had both feet on the ground. If you review the replay, Jennings had one leg way up in the air as he was coming down with Tate. By the time both feet were on the ground Golden Tate had already taken possession. Thus, it was ruled simultaneous possession and the ball goes to the offensive receiver. Touch down.
But do we know at what instant the photo was snapped?
I will defer the judgement to referee on the ground versus some picture snapped who knows when. It could very well have been snapped well after the referee had blown the whistle.
Anyways, it is just a game for entertainment, not a life and death event. We all had a good debate and I am now looking forward to another entertaining game next weekend.
One was clearly a touchdown call.
The other looked like the “pass completion” call.
I don't know what the hand signal is for “intercepted pass in the endzone” or “touchback,” but one of those refs was definitely NOT calling a touchdown.
With two conflicting calls in the endzone, it seems like a video Review would have been mandatory.
Comments from anyone?
I'm certainly not an expert on this.
There is no possession until there’s possession. The defender had two hands on the ball but was in the air. By the two two feed came down the receiver had at least one hand on the ball and from what I’ve seen had two hands on the ball. I personally could live with the call going either way! What the refs completely blew were the two instances of blatant pass interference by the offense during that play!!
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Until both the defenders feet touch the ground he has not gained control. Here is a pic from a different angle:
Both of Tates feet are down and he is clearly doing more than just touching the ball.
In post 82 the Green Bay player has the ball.
And in this pic, Tate has the ball.
Both pics are meaningless as they came after the play was over.
Go Boltz! Go replacements!
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Revenge for Super Bowl XL.
(Signed, Vindicated and defiant Seattle fan)
That's different from catching the ball at the same time and showing that he had control.
That's what the picture shows.
That’s what my wife and I said too!! Of course this game doesn’t compare in importance to the Super Bowl.
I liked Tate’s answer on if he thought it was a touchdown. Something like “Hey - we went too far for it NOT to be a touchdown”. My reply would have been “Well - the ref is always right”.
Right. So before anybody boo-hoo’s too much for Green Bay, ask the
Seahawks about Super Bowl XL.
“The GB player was still upright when Tate grabbed the ball.”
It seemed to me (haven’t looked at it again) that Tate had both hands on the ball (along with the GB player) before the GB player touched his feet to the ground.
Terrible call, the NFL needs to get the real Refs back on the field pronto!
The Offensive player never had possession, it clearly was an interception.
How does the post game grading of replacement officials compare with that of prior seasons?
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