Twitter: Mike Peirera believes Cruz TD catch was incomplete

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  1. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Interestingly it doesn't say that a coach can't challenge a scoring play in the abscence of of a review requested by the booth. Or is that another section?
  2. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Good summary, and exactly why it was incomplete.
  3. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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  4. whynot

    whynot Active Member

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    I still don't understand why a coach can't challenge this. If the team has to simply accept the assistants snap judgement on whether the play is reviewable, then it's no different to having to accept a refs snap decision in the field of play. If the ref is wrong you can challenge, but if the assistant is wrong you can't?

    Seems to go against the spirit of the challenge system entirely.
  5. CT Dal Fan

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    I would be in therapy right now if this ended up costing Dallas the game.....
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  6. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Just watched it again. That 's an incomplete pass all day...........
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  7. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Do we know for a fact that a coach can't actually challenge it?
  8. whynot

    whynot Active Member

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    From the new rules 2013:
    "If a coach challenges a scoring play, a turnover, a play that began inside the two-minute warning of either half or during an overtime period, that team will be automatically charged a timeout. If the team has no timeouts remaining, it will be automatically assessed a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct."

    They did change the bit where if a coach does throw a flag on a scoring play then the play cannot be reviewed (as happened to the lions last year http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap10...hwartz-regrets-challenge-of-houston-texans-td )
  9. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    What a dumb rule.
  10. theranchsucks

    theranchsucks Well-Known Member

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    I said the same thing........it looked worse than Calvin Johnsons so it couldn't have been a td
  11. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    I think this SHOULD have been a TD, just like Megatron's earlier that day....but by rule, it is not. Dumb rule. Dumber the fact that they review the scoring play and still don't get it right.
  12. AdamJT13

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    From Rule 15, Section 9, Article 1, Note 1 -- "A team may challenge any reviewable play (see Article 4 below) except when the on-field ruling is a score for either team, an interception, a fumble or backward pass that is recovered by an opponent or goes out of bounds through an opponent’s end zone, or a muffed scrimmage kick recovered by the kicking team. A team is also prohibited from challenging any ruling after the two-minute warning of each half, and throughout any overtime period."
  13. CowboysYanksLakers

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    What?????
  14. Bizwah

    Bizwah Well-Known Member

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    I think some folks are confusing what happened with a fumble.

    They don't realize it was an incomplete pass.
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  15. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    Exactly SMH
  16. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    meh, it only matters for the stat freaks and FF players, we still won
  17. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    I don't think the call was incorrect. Cruz wasn't going to the ground in the process of making the catch. He came down with the ball and Allen then started to tackle him and that is what forced him to the ground. Before he hit the turf, he stretched the ball over the line for the TD. It's a stupid rule and open to too much interpretation, but I think it was the correct call.

    The error was not reviewing the play. They are supposed to review every scoring play and the ball popping loose is more than enough to warrant a closer look.
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  18. Primetime42

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    Meh. No harm, no foul.
  19. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Great. That's your opinion lol lol. That's neat. I stated my opinion and i think im correct. Stating that they had one more penalty doesn't in in way show that they were called equally. If one team commits or gets away with some like they did and I mentioned some then they aren't equal. Lol. I'm positive we have some fans who don't really know how to observe what happened during a game.
  20. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Also, how many touchdowns,(that's 6 points) were called incorrectly for the Giants?

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