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It is hard to describe the ending of the Titans and Chargers game

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12 hours ago, rook said:

but I would have fired both coaches for stupidity. Tannehill is a much better QB than Marriota. Titans have their first 300 yard passing game of the year. Next week should be their second 300 plus yard passing game of the year.

Tannehill was a first round draft pick. Eighth overall. I wonder what the Fins past up in a possible trade down. Just sayin...

 

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You would need the entire video of the game and focus on the last three minutes. Here is my summary.

They blew a spot by a good half yard but the Chargers had used all their timeouts so they could not challenge it since there was more than 2 minutes left. Despite the favorable spot the Titans failed on the QB sneak. But then the replay showed the spot on the sneak was was wrong. The Titans had timeouts to challenge the spot but did not do so. Firing offense one since a first down ends the game.

The Chargers appear to score a TD to go ahead with 30 plus seconds left. As a scoring play, it is automatically reviewed. The refs were wrong. It was short. The clock is suppose to run off 10 seconds but the Titans call a timeout in case they score on the next play. The Chargers commit a false start on the TD run. The next play they throw an incomplete pass but PI puts the ball at the 1. The Chargers run it for a TD. Replay review of the scoring play shows Gordon their RB had fumbled before he got in the end zone but recovered the ball in the end zone. TD? No, in the last minute of a game only the person that fumbles the ball can recover it. While Gordon fumbled and recovered it, the ball can not be fumbled forward in the last two minutes. The ball is spotted inches short. The Titans accept the 10 second runoff. Gordon runs it in again. Refs are unsure about calling it in a TD. The clock keeps running while they are making up their mind. The Titans literally run off the field to try and prevent the ball being snapped again before the clock expired.

The refs call it a TD. Again they missed Gordon fumbling the ball. It is clearly not a TD but the clear recovery that is required by the fumble rule is not established.. CBS's referee analyst is totally confused as the clock was not stopped during the replay. It looked like the fumble was recovered by the Titans after the runner's progress was blown dead. He did fumble but the clear recovery occurred well after the whistle. By rule the 10 second run off would win the game for the Titans. However, the clock was illegally run by the operator. The Titans running off the field could be considered a delay of game penalty which would allowed an untimed down.

The League in NY decide that the Titans clearly recovered the fumble and end the game for the Titans with a win. It is hard to say the Chargers were cheated as no one including CBS' expert referee had a clue on what happened. One thing that was clear. The refs called a play a TD three times that was wrong. One was short. The other two had fumbles the refs did not see. I have never seen instant replay more fucked up than I did in that game.

I know my explanation is clear as mud but it accurately reflects the fucked up way the refs handled it.

 

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The first fumble was foiled by the Stabler rule. The NFL designed that rule after Kenny Stabler who deliberately fumbled forward to Pete Banasek who fumbled it forward to David Casper who fumbled it forward to the end zone since it could not be picked up and advanced to the end zone legally. Inside the last two minutes of each half this rule is in place. Gordon did not deliberately fumble the ball forward and to recover in the end zone, If it had been outside the two minute window, it would have been a TD.

Refs were correct to spot the ball where the fumble occurred based on the Stabler rule. The second fumble is more screwed up. Gordon fumbled but the refs did not see it . They did not make a call for 15+ seconds. There was a long scrum going on for the fumble while they were deciding whether it was a TD. It is difficult call that a clear recovery as that ball changed hands multiple times before the Titans got it. Titans run off the field before a ruling is made which is a penalty that could have negated the ball being short. I have watched football since I was 5 years old. I have never seen anything like this. I almost want give both teams a loss and have the  referees fired.

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17 hours ago, rook said:

The first fumble was foiled by the Stabler rule. The NFL designed that rule after Kenny Stabler who deliberately fumbled forward to Pete Banasek who fumbled it forward to David Casper who fumbled it forward to the end zone since it could not be picked up and advanced to the end zone legally. Inside the last two minutes of each half this rule is in place. Gordon did not deliberately fumble the ball forward and to recover in the end zone, If it had been outside the two minute window, it would have been a TD.

Refs were correct to spot the ball where the fumble occurred based on the Stabler rule. The second fumble is more screwed up. Gordon fumbled but the refs did not see it . They did not make a call for 15+ seconds. There was a long scrum going on for the fumble while they were deciding whether it was a TD. It is difficult call that a clear recovery as that ball changed hands multiple times before the Titans got it. Titans run off the field before a ruling is made which is a penalty that could have negated the ball being short. I have watched football since I was 5 years old. I have never seen anything like this. I almost want give both teams a loss and have the  referees fired.

Right on, rook!

Fire the lot of them!

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2 hours ago, SamuraiBuc said:

Right on, rook!

Fire the lot of them!

In the last 44 seconds of the Titans crew, this crew was reversed three times by the league office in NY. On the third reversal, it was only partially right and not consistent with the ruling they made in the Saints game where they denied Anthony Auclair's fumble recovery as a clear recovery. https://www.pewterreport.com/2-point-conversion-refs-screw-bucs-in-loss-to-saints/ They made other mistakes in that game but the Auclair recovery was clearer than the Titans recovery.

Fire them too!

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