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Was it the one where Redding stood there open arms looking at the Refs?  I reviewed it  and ball was moving as he tried to catch and move to secure it.  By the time he had it secured, he was hit at same time.  It was bang - bang play and two Refs immediately signaled Incomplete-

 

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As Redding kept pleading his case the Bottom ref, who had full view of the ball in front, then signaled the juggling motion.  So he feels it was not secured at the defender hit and the catch all the way through the process rules applied. Remember the Megatron TD catch, that wasn't?  That rule still exists.

 

 

 

"If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete."

 

 

 

Here's is ref with left hand up doing his juggling motion.  Thus his ruling of incomplete.  His interpretation in real time.  

 

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(I didn't want to do all the juggling motion pix, suffice to say that was signaled on the field immediately). Note: This blurb is also in the rule book-

 

Note: If there is any question whether a forward pass is complete, intercepted, or incomplete, it is to be ruled incomplete.   I doubt we get a letter about it.

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"If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete."

 

Im not sure if that was the play or not, but it does not matter if the player was going to the ground or not because the play in question he had already caught the ball, tucked it away and taken THREE steps prior to the ball being stripped and going to the ground....  They went to replay and CONCLUSIVE evidence showed that it was a fumble yet they screwed it up AGAIN!  That is THREE replays that the Colts have been totally hosed on this year!   These officials this year should all have their pay docked!

 

 

 

I like how they called that crap penalty against Landry when he did nothing but avoid a serious collision.

 

YEP, another blown call ... he did everything in his power to avoid contact and it actually looks like he did and if not he only brushed the guy with his arm - it should NOT have been a penalty.

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Im not sure if that was the play or not, but it does not matter if the player was going to the ground or not because the play in question he had already caught the ball, tucked it away and taken THREE steps prior to the ball being stripped and going to the ground....  They went to replay and CONCLUSIVE evidence showed that it was a fumble yet they screwed it up AGAIN!  That is THREE replays that the Colts have been totally hosed on this year!   These officials this year should all have their pay docked!

 

 

 

 

YEP, another blown call ... he did everything in his power to avoid contact and it actually looks like he did and if not he only brushed the guy with his arm - it should NOT have been a penalty.

 

Well not according to the ref.  He basically said receiver never had possession, was juggling it. It's a challengeable call. Did we?  I thought we did. And if so, evidently the 3 steps wasn't clear to the head official either. 

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Well not according to the ref.  He basically said receiver never had possession, was juggling it. It's a challengeable call. Did we?  I thought we did. And if so, evidently the 3 steps wasn't clear to the head official either. 

 

The wr was not "juggling" the ball, he had tucked the ball against his body and also took three steps after catching the ball.  It should have been ruled a fumble.  Just because it was not clear to the Ref. does not mean it was a good call.

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The wr was not "juggling" the ball, he had tucked the ball against his body and also took three steps after catching the ball.  It should have been ruled a fumble.  Just because it was not clear to the Ref. does not mean it was a good call.

 

Not only was it a fumble. But we were in position to return it for a likely TD were it not for the whistle blowing. Poor officiating cost us a turnover and a fumble return TD.

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The wr was not "juggling" the ball, he had tucked the ball against his body and also took three steps after catching the ball.  It should have been ruled a fumble.  Just because it was not clear to the Ref. does not mean it was a good call.

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I saw it live and in slow mo and took the pix.  I saw it moving in his right hand and he was trying to get the left over to keep it from popping out when he got hit. Thought the new catch through the process applied. It was bang-bag.  You see 3 steps.  I admit I did not.  And neither did three other officials.  I saw ball movement, and so did they. They win.  Whether you think it was a catch or not, this always applies as it is the final straw in the NFL rulebook-

 

"Note: If there is any question whether a forward pass is complete, intercepted, or incomplete, it is to be ruled incomplete." 

 

Now how about the horsecollar that was hand on the shoulder pad that was agift to us, then?  Refs do mess up, usually both ways.  All teams have the same issue, and all must overcome them.  

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The NFL needs to put an official upstairs who has the ability to review every play, and singularly overturn terrible calls. Making these calls on the field are just too much for the officials. We have HD so clear that we can see the Adderol oozing from richard sherman's pores. The NFL needs to make every play reviewable, and have an official upstairs working "damage control" if you will. 

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The NFL needs to put an official upstairs who has the ability to review every play, and singularly overturn terrible calls. Making these calls on the field are just too much for the officials. We have HD so clear that we can see the Adderol oozing from richard sherman's pores. The NFL needs to make every play reviewable, and have an official upstairs working "damage control" if you will. 

 

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I didn't think the fumble call was poor officiating. I think the receiver completed the catch, but I understand the call being made the way it was on the field. And the ref's call was allowed to stand because the replay was not conclusive. This is one of the harder calls to make, and often times it comes down to judgment. Because the play happened so fast, I understand not overturning the call on the field.

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