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NJ-STEELER
09-10-2012, 12:55 AM
whatever happened to if you're going to the ground holding the ball thru out the catch? that shouldnt have been a TD


granted the defense gives em a TD on the next play. but, what happened to the automatic review on all scores

pittpete
09-10-2012, 01:02 AM
I thought the same thing.
Need full control of the ball unless they changed it

hawaiiansteel
09-10-2012, 01:24 AM
Tamme touchdown brings convoluted rule back into focus

Posted by Mike Florio on September 10, 2012

The short touchdown pass from Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme that gave Denver the lead over the Steelers in the fourth quarter raised few eyebrows in real time.

But it should have.

The Tamme touchdown calls into question the rule that has been known by various names over the past few years. From Louis Murphy in 2009 to Calvin Johnson in 2010, NFL officials both locked-out and otherwise have struggled with the question of whether a catch is a catch when the player is going to the ground and loses possession of the ball upon impact.

The rule comes from the effort to rectify the Bert Emanuel play from the 1999 NFC title game, when the catch was made, a portion of the ball struck the ground, but Emanuel never lost possession of it. Now, the ball may hit the ground as long as it doesn’t move — and as long as whenever a player going to the ground while catching the ball maintains possession through the act of going to the ground.

That’s what apparently happened with Tamme on Sunday night. He caught the ball near the end zone, and while crossing the plane also was falling and when he landed the ball squirted out.

The replay official — who is not a replacement employee — failed to buzz the referee for a closer look. If a closer look had been taken, a tough decision may have arisen.

Yes, the player crossed into the end zone while falling down. And, yes, he performed the so-called “second act” of lunging the ball forward, even though he already was in the end zone when he did.

Still, Tamme was going to the ground and he failed to maintain possession once he hit the ground. Despite multiple discussions and examples and analyses over the years, the rule continues to require possession through the act of going to the ground, with no example for breaking the plane of the end zone while falling or otherwise performing a second act. If you’re going to the ground, you’re required (per the rule book) to maintain possession after hitting the ground. Tamme didn’t.

We’re not saying that the ruling should have been overturned. But a closer look was justified. And the thing about taking a closer look at any play is that the referee could overturn the ruling that was made on the field, even if the referee makes a mistake by doing so.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/10/tamme-touchdown-brings-convoluted-rule-back-into-focus/

NJ-STEELER
09-10-2012, 01:38 AM
Am I crazy or is t every scoring play supposed to be reviewed?? Isn't that a new rule??

Why should the replay official have to buzz down if every score (except I guess obvious ones) are supposed to be reviewed

Everyone got so enamored by Peyton's 1st TD in a year they all forgot about it

Slapstick
09-10-2012, 06:08 AM
I was wondering what the hell happened with that play...bu, you aren't supposed to complain about officiating, even when it's as horrible as it was last night and affects the outcome of the game as it did last night...

Eich
09-10-2012, 07:37 AM
I was wondering what the hell happened with that play...bu, you aren't supposed to complain about officiating, even when it's as horrible as it was last night and affects the outcome of the game as it did last night...

Sorry - better officiating wouldn't have helped us stop Demaryius Thomas. It wouldn't have lifted the curse against our O-line with injuries. It wouldn't have helped us score TD's instead of FG's. It wouldn't have helped our run game. It wouldn't have helped stop their pass rush. It wouldn't have helped our secondary against Manning. And it wouldn't have stopped Ben from doing his best Tommy Maddox impresson on that last "pass".

Donkeys were the superior team and it sucked to watch.

D Rock
09-10-2012, 07:47 AM
If Calvin Johnson's wasn't a touchdown, then that sure as heck wasn't one either. Megatron's catch a couple years ago is the most ridiculous implementation of that rule I've ever seen.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N83jLhwHME4

Slapstick
09-10-2012, 09:01 AM
Sorry - better officiating wouldn't have helped us stop Demaryius Thomas.

There were three different Broncos who had handfuls of Steelers' jerseys...and they were all guys who could have either made a tackle or slowed Thomas down enough for someone else to make a tackle...

He may have scored anyway, but it was terrible...

D Rock
09-10-2012, 10:05 AM
There were three different Broncos who had handfuls of Steelers' jerseys...and they were all guys who could have either made a tackle or slowed Thomas down enough for someone else to make a tackle...

He may have scored anyway, but it was terrible...


yeah Ike Taylor was clearly held on that long catch and run.

Slapstick
09-10-2012, 11:39 AM
yeah Ike Taylor was clearly held on that long catch and run.

And, unfortunately, he wasn't the only one...