Bad call in Super Bowl

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Reverend Conehead, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    There was a receiver there, so it doesn't have to reach the line of scrimmage. That's the rule.

    The line of scrimmage comes into the play when the QB is throwing the ball away to no one outside the pocket.
  2. KevinU

    KevinU Active Member

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    I believe there was a TE within a couple yards of the imcompletion.
  3. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    The bad call was the non PI call on Earl Thomas towards the end of the second quarter. At that point the Broncos were in the game and it was a real momentum killer. Lest you think they were letting the DBs play and calling it the same both ways, Denver did get called for PI in the end zone on a third and goal which gave the Seahawks a touchdown instead of another field goal.
  4. KB1122

    KB1122 Well-Known Member

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    Intentional grounding is one of those penalties that needs simplifying. If he's out of the box, in the box, yada yada yada. There are too many rules that are too conditional to the situation. Either he threw it to avoid a sack or he didn't.
  5. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Apologies for the low quality, but here's the screen grab.

    Intended receiver, Kellen Davis marked.
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    It's really tough to synchronize when the ball lands with my choppy work connection, so the ball is still in the air. Since the quality is poor, I put a yellow dot under the football.

    It actually lands right on the 45 yard marker. Kellen Davis ends up closer to the line of scrimmage, and the ball lands about 2 yards from him before bouncing into his hands.
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  6. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Nice work...........clearly the receiver is close enough to the ball to avoid a flag.
  7. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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  8. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I thought that happened when it was still 15-0, but it was actually 22-0 at that time. Still they missed the call.

    If Earl Thomas had've been there already, then he's entitled to that space, but he meets Julius Thomas there and impedes him, not even playing the ball. Missed call there.

    Don't think it would've affected the game that much, but you cannot miss something that obvious. Honestly, I thought it was more blatant than the one called on Denver that led to the TD.
  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Excuse makers never cease to amaze me.

    Broncos lose by 35 points and there are people here talking about bad calls, lolol. Get real
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  10. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    A lot of replays of Seattle's coverage included holding and illegal contact. Not sure if the same is true of Denver because coverage wasn't much of an issue really and they didn't show much.
  11. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    What part of "it wouldn't have affected the outcome of the game" did you not understand? No one's making excuses for the Broncos. We're just talking about one play in the game and whether it should have been grounding.


    Thanks for the screen shot. This clears it up. I stand corrected. It was a good non-call after all. At the time, I didn't think a receiver was close enough, but clearly one was.
  12. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Denver looked intimidated, maybe being physical with them got in their heads.
  13. morasp

    morasp Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, those two plays add up to an 11 point swing. Three points instead of seven for Seattle and possibly seven points for Denver. 18-7 would have been a lot more manageable going into the third quarter.
  14. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, he was close enough.
    Good stuff.
  15. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    if the receiver would have made any effort whatsoever to fight through the contact he probably would have gotten the call.
  16. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Well explained...
  17. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    Doesn't matter if he was close or not, Wilson was out of the pocket.
  18. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Right, but if there hadn't been a receiver close enough, it would have been grounding, because it didn't get back to the LOS.

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