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SD goes 0-2 because of one of the worst calls I've ever seen! (1 Viewer)

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What a joke!

SD is now 0-2 because of the worst call I've ever seen. The sad thing is tomorrow the NFL will issue a statement saying they F---ed up, but oh well. Sorry we could have possibly cost you getting in the playoffs (we'll see but the odds of a team going 0-2 and making the playoffs are slim) but it's just our mistake. What a joke! What is replay for anyway?

 
The play at the end was the right call after review, just should never have been blown dead. Now the call at the beginning of hte game of the int/fumble by Bailey was pretty damn poor.

 
Big win for the Broncos. Congrats Bronco fans on pulling out the win.

Horrible officiating, but, these things happen.

 
Take it easy on me Bronco fans. You have to admit that the replays in this game went for the hometeam when in fact they got both calls wrong. I know what the rules are but the ref shouldn'tr have blown the whistle unless he was sure, which he wasn't. The refs blew it. Hope it doesn't end up costing the Chargers a playoff spot.

 
I don't know why the ref blew the whistle. Even if his arm was going forward the ball went behind him. The ref should have seen this and seen it was either a backward pass or a fumble.

 
He messed up by blowing the whistle, but his ruling after was technically correct. You gotta remember too that Hocule is consistently regarded as the best ref in the league - he just made a human error. It sucks, but it happens. Nonetheless, his application of the rules was technically correct - so it wasn't a bad call per se but moreso an unfortunate whistle.

 
Big win for the Broncos. Congrats Bronco fans on pulling out the win.Horrible officiating, but, these things happen.
.Once in a game and you can say "these things happen," but twice because of technical and official screwups is just stupid. The Bolts got screwed and there isn't anything else to say about it. I would suggest suspending big Ed for a couple weeks. His lost salary will probably be about what each Charger player will lose if they miss the playoffs. There was absolutely NO need to blow the whistle as the play was headed towards out of bounds anyway. He jumped the gun and it cost a team a certain win. Officials shouldn't do that and then get to walk away without even having to answer to the press or suffer any repercussion. I don't have that kind of lattitude in my job.
 
I don't know why the ref blew the whistle. Even if his arm was going forward the ball went behind him. The ref should have seen this and seen it was either a backward pass or a fumble.
Pretty sure he did, but it was a big situation and his nerves probably got the best of him. It happens. :popcorn:
 
While I agree the call was bad. Who's fault was it that SD gave up a TD and 2pt conversion?
That sort of goes out the window when they wouldn't needed to do either. This isn't a call that -might- have decided the game, the game was OVER if they call it correctly.
 
Big win for the Broncos. Congrats Bronco fans on pulling out the win.

Horrible officiating, but, these things happen.
.Once in a game and you can say "these things happen," but twice because of technical and official screwups is just stupid. The Bolts got screwed and there isn't anything else to say about it. I would suggest suspending big Ed for a couple weeks. His lost salary will probably be about what each Charger player will lose if they miss the playoffs. There was absolutely NO need to blow the whistle as the play was headed towards out of bounds anyway. He jumped the gun and it cost a team a certain win. Officials shouldn't do that and then get to walk away without even having to answer to the press or suffer any repercussion. I don't have that kind of lattitude in my job.
yeah okalso, considering the guy is partner in a law firm, i don't think he's doing it for the salary.

 
Shanahan was kind enough to give San Diego a mulligan by going for the 2 point conversion. That was a bad call but bad calls happen. Despite the terrible call they still had a chance to win the game and couldn't get it done.

 
I may be one of the biggest Bronco homers on these boards, and I agree - SD got robbed. Despite some fantastic offensive performances, Denver did not deserve this win.

But, I'll take it anyways!

 
Love Hochili, but he should have to watch that replay 1,000 times before he officiates again. My God. You can always rule a play incomplete after the fact. Why these morons always prematurely blow the whistel is beyond me. SD got robbed in the worst freakin' way. Horrible.

 
He messed up by blowing the whistle, but his ruling after was technically correct. You gotta remember too that Hocule is consistently regarded as the best ref in the league - he just made a human error. It sucks, but it happens. Nonetheless, his application of the rules was technically correct - so it wasn't a bad call per se but moreso an unfortunate whistle.
:shrug: Everyone makes mistakes, tonight one of the best made a bad one.
 
That blown fumble call cost me my game too!! Giving the ball back to Cutler on the 10 was the only way he could pass for 350 yds which gave my opponent a 10 pt bonus +td+2pts conversion and I lose by 1 pt!!!!!!!!!!!

If SD gets the ball like they should or even if they give Denver the ball back at the 2, I win big....

I use to think fantasy was 50/50 luck, but lately I'm going 90/10 luck.

 
Inadvertent whistles happen all the time at every level of football.

If the game was that close, you should have made another play elsewhere.

Its not because you gave up the final 8 points you lost. Its because you gave up 38 in total.

 
Shanahan was kind enough to give San Diego a mulligan by going for the 2 point conversion. That was a bad call but bad calls happen. Despite the terrible call they still had a chance to win the game and couldn't get it done.
You know what, in my book they did get it done, they recovered a fumble that would have ended the game. All the proof I need will be tomorrow when the NFL issues a statement saying the ref's screwed up and SD should have won.
 
That blown fumble call cost me my game too!! Giving the ball back to Cutler on the 10 was the only way he could pass for 350 yds which gave my opponent a 10 pt bonus +td+2pts conversion and I lose by 1 pt!!!!!!!!!!!If SD gets the ball like they should or even if they give Denver the ball back at the 2, I win big.... I use to think fantasy was 50/50 luck, but lately I'm going 90/10 luck.
I know what you mean. My opponent had Cutler and Royal.
 
Shanahan was kind enough to give San Diego a mulligan by going for the 2 point conversion. That was a bad call but bad calls happen. Despite the terrible call they still had a chance to win the game and couldn't get it done.
You know what, in my book they did get it done, they recovered a fumble that would have ended the game. All the proof I need will be tomorrow when the NFL issues a statement saying the ref's screwed up and SD should have won.
I'm not sure they will have too. Ed said it was a blown whistle.
 
Tough break for SD, but I admire that the ref just flat out said he screwed up without any pretense.

I hate that "once you blow the whistle the play is dead" rule with regard to fumbles like this. I don't know what can be done to change it, but it really lays it out there how clearly the officiating (or the lack thereof) is the most important factor in determining the outcomes of games.

If I was a SD fan, I'd be pretty PO'ed.

 
I have no connection to either Den or SD, and as a Bills fan I honestly don't know who I was supposed to be rooting for in this game, but I am personally offended by how this played out. San Diego won this game, and the officials handed it right back to Denver. This is a disgrace for the NFL that people will remember for years.

Edit: I had Royal in my starting lineup, in case it matters. This is still disgraceful.

 
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1. Yes, that was a game turning bad call.

2. I hate Phillip Rivers after his redneck cat calling from the sidelines last year.

3. Karma... it's real.

:thumbdown: :thumbdown: :shrug: :thumbdown:

 
I just watched the highlights on NBC....Terrible.

Chargers totally got robbed.

Refs having a bad week this week all around the league.

And that bonehead analyst Chris Collinsworth (on NBC) was trying to explain how it was somehow the right call...made no sense at all...he wound up saying it was the wrong call, but they made the right call. WTF? :grad:

I'm not a fan of either team and I don't have any fantasy players from either team...but I hate to see a team get robbed by the refs.

 
Both those call were terrible; "We don't have the Replay available Right now".... WTF was that!!!!

Atleast Big Ed was man enough to admit that he made the worst call of the yr to the Crowd, on national TV... That takes ballz.

 
First of all, yes it was a bad call. Probably as about a bad a call as you can make in that situation.

With that said, the Chargers aren't 0-2 because of a bad call. The Chargers are 0-2 because their defense isn't capable of stopping a decent high school offense in the last minute of the game. They have had the lead with less than a minute to play in both games this year, and they lost both of them. If they can't get that fixed, this one bad call won't really mean anything.

 
Just remember this game when there's a log jam of teams trying to get into the playoffs at the end of the year. I'm sure this will affect someone getting into the playoffs b/c I expect both teams to be competitive.

 
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Zow said:
MNTom said:
I don't know why the ref blew the whistle. Even if his arm was going forward the ball went behind him. The ref should have seen this and seen it was either a backward pass or a fumble.
Pretty sure he did, but it was a big situation and his nerves probably got the best of him. It happens. :eek:
A regular season game with an experienced official and his nerves got to him?That statement above might be one of the worst calls I've ever seen. After that many years in the league and you want to blame nerves?

 
Glad to see Ed got the check Shanny sent him this week. Woot!

Didn't deserve it, but that's the game. Broncos 2-0. Double Woot!

I do feel like a whore though.

 
I realize it's a rule that if a ref blows the whistle that a play is dead but... they get some calls wrong sometimes and they're reversed -- why can't a wrongly blown whistle be reversed? I don't get it.. :mellow:

 
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Wasn't it thte open palm rule anyway??? So, it was still dead when the ball hit the ground?

While the call was incorrect, I think the net result was the same.

 
Terrible calls. The worst part is that those calls make Shannon Sharpe look like he might actually know what he's talking about rather than looking like the Bronco homer that he is (referring to Sharps 'analysis' of the AFC West). The Chargers started 1-3 last year and ended up doing okay. Rivers looks pretty good right now and is stepping up quite well with LT being hobbled. Sproles is doing pretty good, too. But as others have said the defense needs to stop people. I'd like to see them play more aggressive as that is their strength (with or without Merriman).

 
As much as I love taking jabs at the SD fans around here, that was a seriously bad call and rule. SD got hosed.

 
Zow said:
MNTom said:
I don't know why the ref blew the whistle. Even if his arm was going forward the ball went behind him. The ref should have seen this and seen it was either a backward pass or a fumble.
Pretty sure he did, but it was a big situation and his nerves probably got the best of him. It happens. :wall:
A regular season game with an experienced official and his nerves got to him?That statement above might be one of the worst calls I've ever seen. After that many years in the league and you want to blame nerves?
have you ever reffed a basketball or football game before? Sometimes one inadvertantly blows a whistle. Nerves add to that.
 
I realize it's a rule that if a ref blows the whistle that a play is dead but... they get some calls wrong sometimes and they're reversed -- why can't a wrongly blown whistle be reversed? I don't get it.. :wall:
Once the whistle blows the play stops and the players, theoretically, stop.Perhaps the Broncos would have jumped on the ball without a whistle, who knows, but you can't put all the players back where they were are tell them to scramble for the ball on the count of three.Human error. Not much you can do about it. Part of the game, I guess.
 

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