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Squealers Squawk About Refs Making Right Call

December 19 2017 at 5:04 PM
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To read the commentary from some of the scribes, you'd think a travesty of the first degree occurred Sunday when a Pittsburgh TD was overturned against New England. We're being told this play is Exhibit A for why the league should change the rule. And of course the Squealers themselves are only too happy to play the victim card.

The replay:
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18GWrZLOpAA

The squawking:
-http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/12/19/ben-roethlisberger-jesse-james-catch-steelers-patriots-overturned-touchdown-nfl-officiating/stories/201712190113
-http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/12/19/mike-tomlin-steelers-patriots-jesse-james-overturned-touchdown-nfl-catch-rule/stories/201712190156
-http://triblive.com/sports/steelers/13088138-74/bunch-of-bull-steelers-fans-unite-behind-overturned-touchdown


While the "continuation" rule is unpopular, most fans will agree that a "catch" is not a catch if the ball moves a whole lot when the receiver hits the ground. That's what happened here. TE Jesse James initially caught the ball, but it spun in his hands when he landed in the endzone.

That's right, it "spun". His left lost its grip but maintained contact with the ball as it sort-of rolled over it, eventually touching it from the knuckle-side. The other hand stayed in place. That's a lot of ball movement, regardless of how atypical it might be.

It amazes me whenever people refuse to see what's right in front of their eyes.

As to changing the rule, do we really want to go back to Golden Richards holding the ball for only a spilt second while he crosses the goal line?

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Re: Squealers Squawk About Refs Making Right Call

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December 19 2017, 5:06 PM 

That cost me a playoff win


But worth it to see Steeler fans cry
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December 19 2017, 5:10 PM 

Squeelers blew their chance at going to the Super Bowl there. Can't see them going to Foxboro in the AFC title game and winning. Brady owns them.

 
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December 19 2017, 8:36 PM 

I actually think it would have been bad for the Steelers to win. They would have gotten complacent even before their bye week and would have had a hard time turning it up again.

The bigger loss for them wasn't the final score, it was Antonio Brown. I maintain he's the league MVP.

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December 20 2017, 7:25 AM 

That and any team and/or their fans would also be griping. Yes the call was absolutely 100% right. Dumb rule, but good call.

However if the same thing happened to the Bengals they would be just as incredulous over the same thing. It's human nature. It would be refreshing for someone to concede the facts in this situation, but as we've seen even in all of these discipline situations seemingly no one wants to take the high road in these situations.

 
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December 20 2017, 1:19 PM 

High road, schmigh road. When the same thing happened to Eifert, the play immediately plunged into the memory pit with nary a ripple. Only the nerdiest of the football mega-nerds know anything about it today, including Bungs fans. When it happens to to the Squealers people are ready to call for Congressional hearings.

Where's JB? We're talking about Pitch-a-fit-spurgh here.

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Continuation

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December 20 2017, 2:55 PM 

Dudes...Steeler Fan. Non-Steeler Fan. Who gives a sh*t?

2 reasons why this wasn't a catch.

1. The ball hit the ground on the way down
2. Non-continuation. You must control the ball all the way to the ground. The ball cannot touch the ground without the hand(s) being underneath the ball controlling it.

In other words, NOT A F*CKING CATCH.

How do I know? Because I paused for a moment when LeBron-Center...I mean SportsCenter was replaying it.

That's how.



 
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