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Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Posted on: October 25, 2010 4:52 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 6:58 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday night, a curious decision to overturn Visanthe Shiancoe's 17-yard touchdown from Brett Favre midway through the second half, following a Mike McCarthy challenge, cost the Vikings four points and theoretically the game.

The NFL admitted on Monday that overturning the touchdown call was the incorrect move.

Brad Childress, who called the game the "worst officiated" he's "seen in a while" afterwards, told reporters that the NFL informed him the replay call was incorrect and that Carl Johnson, the head of officiating, was "disappointed" that the replay decision was made.

It was pretty clearly a catch, too -- though the ball did make contact with the ground as Shiancoe dove into the end zone, he had possession throughout the entirety of the catch. Unfortunately, the NFL can't retroactively give the Vikings an additional four points, so they remain stuck at 2-5 with a superstar quarterback limping around in an ankle brace as they get ready for a trip to New England.

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Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:45 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

That's the question I have. If the nose of the ball can hit the ground, why can't the side of the ball hit the ground if the receiver has his hands tightly around the outside? I can't see how there's a difference between the two "catches" yet the one last night should have counted and the other one described would be automatically overturned. When I saw the replay, I thought it had to be overturned based on the observation that every other ball I've seen hit the ground in any way was ruled to be incomplete. I would have thought he needed to have his hand under the nose (in this case) to make it a catch just as a diving receiver needed to have his hands under the ball in order for it to be a catch. Not saying I'm right; I'm saying I'm confused.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:37 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Movillieflash.... take of your Greenbay glasses and open your eyes... Read the print in the article moron! Quote "The NFL admitted on Monday that overturning the touchdown call was the incorrect move."  Now pull your head outta your A$sss and learn how to be a big boy!




Since: Feb 28, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:34 pm
 

Lotta idiots out there

I love it when people are so adament about their own idiotic takes.

 

Example 1: "The second the ball touched a blade of grass, it was DEAD!!! Period".  That is obviously not the case, being that the point of the story was that the NFL admitted they made a bad call last night.

 

Example 2: "don't leave any doubt and don't leave it in the officials hands".  Sure, this is a good attitude for the team to have, but it is a terrible way of excusing poor refereeing.  So the team is supposed to play perfect football in order to blow out a good team on the road, but the refs have a free pass to screw up and make that task more difficult.

 

And I'm not sure if Harvin got interfered on his last almost TD, but if he hadn't caught the ball he might have gotten a flag.  Instead, they think "well he caught a TD so any contact didn't matter" which is so flawed I don't even need to go on

 




Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:27 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

The head of officiating told him that you idiot, it was a catch, they messed up, big deal.  You are way off, understand the rules better before you post.



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:22 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Only thing is in the Chicago game the bears did not challenge had they the call more likley would have been overturned. That was a Touchdown being a skins fan we got lucky with that one.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:19 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

The second the ball touched a blade of grass, it was DEAD!!! Period, NO CATCH, END OF PLAY!!! You can't control a ball through the catch, if at some point it contacts the ground, it is not possible. Same as an outfielder charging in on a line drive if the ball touches grass, is it a catch? NO! The Favre to Shiancoe pass was incomplete, the replay officials nailed it. BTW, who informed Childress this should have been a catch, Favre or Shiancoe?



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:17 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

While the officiating this weekend, and indeed this year, has been atrocious, I wholeheartedly agree that it should never come down to a zebra's call. Jimmy Johnson said a long time ago don't leave any doubt and don't leavt it in the officials' hands.  If the Dolphins score TDs instead of FGs early, that game might be different.  If Favre doesn't throw 3 picks, the game might be different.  If calvin Johnson uses 2 hands, that game might be different.  You can never, ever leave it up to the aloof azzclowns in black and white, or even worse, anybody who is an exec w/the NFL.  They wouldn't know football if it was their own kid.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:15 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Did anyone besides me see what the ref was looking at when Harvin caught that  ball at the end of the game! He wasn't even looking at his feet at all? The ref's are horrible anymore, even with replay!!



Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:14 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

In addition to that lousy call, Childress should have challenged the third down touchdown pass for GB that was really incomplete. In addition to that, Percy Harvin was interfered-with and the end of the game. I should have been first and goal on the one yard line ... the refs absolutely stink.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2010 6:09 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

By the way, that should read 2-4, not 2-5 idiot.


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