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On Further Review

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by boltssbbound, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    From the UT:
    On further review - SignOnSanDiego.com

    Norv Turner said his coaches did not get a good look at a replay of Jaguars cornerback David Jones’ second-quarter interception in the end zone Sunday until a few minutes after the play. When they did, the view confirmed that Jones did not have possession of the ball as he went out of the end zone.

    Turner said, in hindsight, he still should have challenged the call, even without knowing for sure.

    But the fact he had lost a challenge on Ryan Mathews’ fumble just one series earlier played into the decision to not challenge. A team is allowed just two challenges per game unless they get both right and earn a third challenge, and each lost challenge means a lost timeout.

    As for the Mathews play, Turner said he still isn’t sure it was a fumble. And we may never know.

    Referee Terry McAulay told him when he came to the sideline after upholding the call that he didn’t get a good enough look on the replay. Thus, since it was ruled a fumble on the field it remained one.

    Referees are at the mercy of the television crew. The Chargers’ game was seen in only a small portion of the country and didn’t have as many cameras as, say, Sunday’s New York-New England game did or a prime time game does.


    Even watching the replay on a choppy internet feed I could see that wasn't an INT on the very first replay. I was going out of my mind screaming about the lack of a challenge there. At least it didn't cost us.
     
  2. robdog

    robdog Code Monkey Staff Member Administrator

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    Just to close to call. Either way, Matthews should of held on to the ball. If he did that, this wouldn't of been an issue AND Norv would of challenged the other plays.
     
  3. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    It was not too close to call on the non-INT. It was obvious. Watch the reply. It should have been challenged. You challenge a turnover in the red zone, even if it's your last challenge of the day.
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

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    Mathews = No fumble It was pretty clear on the jumbotron he had it when his back hit the ground, thus he is down, play over
    Jones = No INT This happened right in front of where we sit, it was obvious he only got one in when it happened, and even more so on the jumbotron, and the crowd was pretty furious and booed when Norv didn't challenge it
     
  5. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    The bigger question how the **** do the refs miss the call if it was that obvious

    lol - H E double hockey sticks is filtered?? lmao
     
  6. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    Like I said, I saw it live on a choppy internet feed. The replay made it obvious. Not sure why the guy's upstairs didn't figure it out until five minutes later. The defender made a great play to get both feet down, but he bobbled the ball. Once he had full possession, he only got one foot down.
     

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