|Posted: 22 January 2018 at 6:11pm | IP Logged | 2
Calls I disagree with: The PI right before the half was a horrible call
Bouye made tons of contact with Cook way beyond the 5 yard halo (about 30 yards downfield!) and pushed him out of bounds nearly a second before the ball arrived? Pass Interference.
The defender had position. That's what caused the contact. And the ball never arrived. The pass wasn't close.
The holding on the fleaflicker by the Pats was obvious but ignored.
There is holding on almost any play when the QB stands there for more than two seconds, including plenty of times when Bortles stood in the pocket with time, but I don't see anything that rises above the usual on that play. What I notice there is that the Pats had seven men guarding a scant four pass rushers, which far from cheating is just good play design.
When you have ahold of someone's jersey, it should be called. It certainly gets called against other teams.
After the fumble recover, why was the whistle blown? Should have been a return.
I'm not sure what you mean. There was one play where the refs stopped the clock when there should have been a run-off, is that what you mean? If so, I agree. But it wasn't the difference in the game and mistakes are made in every game.
The turnover. When the ball was recovered the player wasn't touched. He even gets up to start a runback.
the main reason everyone calls the Pats and Brady cheaters is...everyone knows they cheat!
So you're saying the Pats somehow bought off the refs in some massive conspiracy? Riiiiiiight. I say the Jags committed a bunch of obvious pass interference penalties which were called and it cost them the win. It was a good, close game but Brady delivered at the end and Bortles didn't. The End.
They've been caught cheating. But that has nothing to do with the officiating. There are 3 problems that I see:
1--the rules are stupid and arbitrary.
2--the officials are horrible
3--the officials are obviously biased
Compare to Baseball. When the Indians, a team I love, lost the Series, I never even thought about bad calls. They lost a close contest to a great team.