Today there was a fumble in the endzone. McCarthy throws the challenge flag (same thing Schwartz did). Carey announces that the replay booth had buzzed him BEFORE McCarthy threw the challenge flag, so the play was still going to be reviewed. WTF? How does this guy still have a job. The NFL should fire him for that. Seriously, after they made a big point about that rule, and how they'd leave it for this year (and never mentioned buzzer timing), then I am wondering how on earth Carey can even consider calling it the way he did.
the discrepancy and the bias in todays officiating was yet again, HORRID
so many poor calls that directly effected the scores it was ridiculous, specially the Hawks game
I guess thats what we get when the media dictates the parameters of this sport, the league wanted performance based scheduling meaning if you are not consistent and constantly make bad calls you're the low man on the totem poll and will sit out games..
its a great format for officials but thanks to Monday night football and all the whining the league felt they had to give it to negotiations and forfeit that format, for another 7 years
also ALL helmet to helmet, personal fouls and unprotected player penalties should be automatically reviewed to insure;
1. contact was indeed avoidable
2. helmet to helmet contact was actually made (sherm)
seems to me unnecessary roughness should be intentional otherwise its not really unnecessary is it?
officials have way too much control today
also, since the double jeopardy rule is in our constitution it should be adopted by the NFL, players either get a fine or a flag, not both, the entire team should not be penalized for a personal foul, hire lawyers and hold a hearing, if its legit apply a fine accordingly, the NFL holding a blank check for this type of play is nothing more than extortion and innocent players can be fined and teams penalized, very, very flawed system for implementing safety if you ask me. they could use an intimidation rule, all that pushing and shoving should be nothing more than an intimidation foul, 3 strikes your benched, too many yardage fouls the entire team must pay for..
or, just suit em up with tutu's and tuck flags in their panty hose,