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 Post subject: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:30 am 
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This NFL rule of how a catch is ruled has got to go. It is very bad rule.
https://www.yahoo.com/sports/steelers-g ... 43632.html

In the old days, this would be a catch because he caught it, had possession, got both feet down, and the ball hit the ground, would then be considered a fumble, then recovered by the receiver again, and would be a touchdown. Or just simply having possession and crossing the goal line would have been enough to end the play as a TD. The old rule is far better than the current one.


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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:02 pm 
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IMHO, the Steelers need to go by the recall officials office and collect their kiss, they definitely got screwed. It was a TD when the ball crossed the goal in the hands of the receiver. Down here in the SEC when playing Alabama we call it "Alabama Privilege." I think this may be Pat's Privilege.


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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:15 pm 
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Didn't his knee hit the ground before the ball went over the line?


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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:47 pm 
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JD wrote:
Didn't his knee hit the ground before the ball went over the line?

That would make him down in college but not in NFL.


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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:55 pm 
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who cares

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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:31 pm 
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the knee is irrelevant, as he made the catch while going to the ground, so possession was not yet established

the rule is pretty black and white, officials like it.....and ironically mike tomlin is part of the competition committee that made the rule


what's more galling, is tomlin, kaley & big ben stared at the screen while the review was going on, instead of preparing plays in case it was overturned......and they threw a short pass that allowed the runner to be tackled in bounds, then were caught unprepared and went fake spike without letting half the team in on it.....then BR threw to a single receiver in the middle of 4 defenders instead of throwing it away, taking the gimme FG and taking it to OT

well, that and leaving gronk in single coverage


but the salty steeler tears were almost more satisfying than the win


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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:33 pm 
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Uncle Jesse wrote:
IMHO, the Steelers need to go by the recall officials office and collect their kiss, they definitely got screwed. It was a TD when the ball crossed the goal in the hands of the receiver. Down here in the SEC when playing Alabama we call it "Alabama Privilege." I think this may be Pat's Privilege.




false

it didn't matter if he crossed the line, as by rule he had not yet established possession.....when attempting to make a catch while going to the ground, the player must maintain possession to the ground.....he did not, he laid the ball on the ground....no possession established, so where he was in relation to the goal line was irrelevant

there have to be rules about what constitutes a catch.....and the rule is very clear


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 Post subject: Re: Catch or no catch?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:44 pm 
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Thank you gentlemen - most informative.


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