Orgasmatron138: I agree that something needs to be tweaked, but Schwartz only needed to know one rule: all scoring plays are reviewed. That's it.
Farkn Yaj Yenrac: roc6783: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: roc6783: Farkn Yaj Yenrac: ***snip***[www.suntimes.com image 240x423] Joe Buck
IAmRight: thesloppy: Note that the previous 2 Lions possessions ended in a reception that was fumbled by Pettigrew and an interception that was overturned, and Stafford had (uncharacteristically) already twice taken sacks that knocked them out of field goal range.Yes, I already know all that, as I pointed it out as factors that lessen the stupidity of it. Still dumb, though.
Doogled: ***snip***/Done with watching the NFL for the season
stewbert: IamKaiserSoze!!!: ***snip***Who (besides Ford) would promote Millen's #2 man after that fiasco? Mayhew may be doing ok, but that is the straw that caused me to turn against the Lions and replace it with college ball.I'm sick of hearing how nice a guy Ford is. Nice hasn't done jack.
macadamnut: Is that like the time the Steelers "Steratore'd the game" away from my team?
Mr Guy: IamKaiserSoze!!!: I can't disagree with one word in this article. I was thinking the same thoughts as I watched the game last Thursday. As a life long Lions fan, they deserve better. They are the most undisciplined team in sports led by the least disciplined coach.Nonsense, and the rule interpretation is incoherent. The refs just aren't used to dealing with the new automatic review process, and applied the rule incoherently. All rules in the NFL are applied individually, and sequentially, in a way that most benefits the team not being penalized without breaking any other rules. It should have been applied in a way that made sense:1) Coach throws challenge flag incorrectly. Coach can not challenge, penalty applied after result of play.2) Automatic review process takes place, review calls the touchdown back.3) Ball spotted at the down, 15 yard penalty applied or declined, based on where the ball was spotted, either first down or automatic first down.The coach can't benefit from throwing his flag at the time he threw it, engendering a future penalty. Once the play continued, as a seperate isolated event, the referees automatic should have started a second review, as all scoring plays are now reviewed. The refs thought of the play as "one review chance", but it wasn't. It was two seperate events, a review event started by the coach, and a later review event initiated by the referees. The rule change to an automatic review made this equivalent to a chop foul on the defense followed later by a blocking foul down the field on the offensive. Two different events.
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