peachesenregalia wrote: HalG6 wrote:
In viewing it again and again it looks like Russ had the football and starting backward BEFORE the clock went to :00; live play. Clock @ :01 when ball was snapped. TD Rice RIGHT. 34-30 Hawks-thought there should've been a TO to review that in the booth.
Great season and looking forward to next year; all the teams in this league will be afraid to face the Hawks..In my mind though we still won this one.posting.php?mode=post&f=2&sid=89f94b90d444f5694ac4465f727f2c15#
Nope, this has been debunked a number of ways. Firstly, the fox broadcast playclock was slightly off from the official playclock. They went back and looked at it and the clock was at 00. Secondly, a flag was already thrown for a false start, which would have had a 10 second runoff, ending the half. It's basically on sweezy. If Wilson doesn't take that sack, it's either a TD or a FG.
I wish it hadn't happened that way, but wish in one hand, shit in the other and see which one fills up first.
I watched that play at least a dozen times. I didn't see a flag come out from anywhere. Who threw it? I'm not saying they couldn't have thrown one had they not said the clock expired, but I never saw one.
As for the clock expiring issue, we don't know that the clock we saw was incorrect, we only have a superimposed clock that they showed us 15 minutes later showing that factor. This too could be factual, or it could just be them quieting the issue.
Finally, on this play, there can be no review. Certain things cannot be reviewed (only plays which are listed as reviewable per the NFL rules may be reviewed). This is one of those things that even if the officials were wrong, it's just part of the game and cannot be reviewed.
With all that said, none of it matters. Sweezy whiffed on that play, and shouldn't have been out there IMO. Moffitt was the more solid player with more experience at the position. I don't think he lets this happen the way it went down. Of course this is just my supposition, but I believe it whole heartedly.