September 09, 2013

Lamest Call of the Day on NFL Sunday Week 1

And that would be this one:

That's Lavonte David of the Tampa Bay Bucs pushing Jets QB Geno Smith out of bounds with mere seconds left in the game. David was flagged for unnecessary roughness, and the additional 15 yards for New York put them in field goal range. Jets Kicker Nick Folk then promptly booted the game winner.

Keep watching that image. Smith is not yet out of bounds when David makes contact with him. And David merely shoves him, he doesn't all-out tackle him. But the latter is irrelevant -- if Smith is not yet out of bounds, David has every right to shove him there, despite whether Geno was obviously heading there or not.

The referees gave this game to the Jets, period.

Posted by Hube at September 9, 2013 04:29 PM | TrackBack

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Hube, they're the Jets and hence, very delicate so must be treated with care.

Posted by: Duffy at September 10, 2013 01:09 PM

Looks out of bounds to me, but I don't know how anyone could tell that at actual speed.

Posted by: Darren at September 16, 2013 05:51 PM

It was only the fact that Geno Smith slipped and/or acted that the flag was thrown. Smith's foot wasn't yet out of bounds when the push occurred, too.

Posted by: Hube at September 16, 2013 06:23 PM

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