re: NFL Thread: Week 4 - RIP Steve Sabol GOAT - Anyone see that GB/Sea game?
Until now I didn't really realize how bad the replacement refs were. Last night the Patriots/Ravens game was a disaster on the national stage that got 13.4 ratings.
Belichek most likely will be suspended a game for putting his hands on a ref and I'd agree with it.
From Yahoo Sports:
This, from New England linebacker Brandon Spikes on his Twitter account:
Can someone please tell these f&^%ing zebras foot locker called and they're needed Back at work !!!! #BreakingPoint
Now the field goal ending without a replay is more of an issue with the rulebook than the officials. The rule states the field goal is not reviewable, however ALL scores plays MUST be reviewed. So what rule supercedes here? That has to be clarified. How can you not review a game winning kick? If it was a TD it would of been reviewed automatically. That's just ridiculous.
The penalties were awful:
#1. Offensive pass interference on Endleman. The defender never even turned around.
#2. Two 15 yard penalties on Baltimore for late hits/fighting. Logan Mankins headbutted a guy-no call.
#3. Holding call on Gronkowski. "Wow, No" was the comment from Al Micheals.
#4. False start call on Baltimore after Wilfork jumped offsides first.
#5 Reversal of first down call on a challenge in the first quarter.
It's time the NFL gets it act together-pay the pro refs the money and send these guys back to Division 2.
TNA is a dumpster fire.