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lsutigers1992
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Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
It's bull shite that they'll always review a touchdown in New York, but if they call a controversial play in the end zone an incomplete pass, the team has to waste a challenge, and then lose a challenge and a timeout if there's no indisputable evidence.

So why not call everything even remotely close a touchdown and not screw over a team?
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RLDSC FAN
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Yeah Rams got screwed. Luckily they ended up scoring a TD anyway. That was just terrible.


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GeauxAggie972
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Because you still want to make the right call on the field. You're putting the defense at a disadvantage at that point


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Mingo Was His NameO
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Changes the burden of proof. If they call it a touchdown it has to be indisputable that it's not.


lsutigers1992
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Member since Mar 2006
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Okay. So let's try this again a different way:

Why should a team lose all their challenges and timeouts if they weren't necessarily wrong, but the camera evidence can't prove that they were right?


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ReauxlTide222
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Why the shite did they just blow Dalton's pass dead?

Easily could be a backwards pass.

How Cle won't get the TD of the review says it's backwards.


lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
18523 posts

re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Cleveland just got fricked. You couldn't tell from available replay camera angles. Now they lose a challenge and a timeout.

If they just called it a turnover, they could just review it automatically.


lsutigers1992
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Now the Lions have to waste a challenge for an obvious Abdullah TD.


Bestbank Tiger
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
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Now the Lions have to waste a challenge for an obvious Abdullah TD.


If you're right you don't lose the challenge.


lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
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If you're right you don't lose the challenge.



Only if it get the other one right or it's not your bonus one.


The Boat
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
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So why not call everything even remotely close a touchdown and not screw over a team?


You know that little "call on the field stands" thing? It's not always conclusive and you can blow a call by calling it wrong on the field on purpose.


lsutigers1992
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2006
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
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You know that little "call on the field stands" thing? It's not always conclusive and you can blow a call by calling it wrong on the field on purpose.



I'm not saying deliberately call it wrong. But if it's even close or questionable, err on the side of not taking away timeouts in a close game.

Or, like I said, just don't charge a timeout or make them lose a challenge if there's no proof either way.

It worked the right way in the Jags/Jets game. They didn't blow the whistle or instinctively call it an incompletion. If they called it an incompletion just because, Myles Jack doesn't have a possible game-changing TD.


The Boat
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
Just make it like the college system. The NFL challenge system has always been stupid.


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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
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Only if it get the other one right or it's not your bonus one.


Which means you need to use your challenges carefully. Don't risk one in a situation where it isn't important or you're not likely to get the call overturned.


offshoretrash
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Member since Aug 2008
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re: Why don't the NFL refs call everything touchdowns (or turnovers)?
The Refs are just terrible. The Giants got screwed on a 2pt conversion. Odel was knocked out of bounds and came back in to catch the ball. They called illegal touching which is correct but no penalty for being knocked out of bounds to start with. Should have been illegal contact or a PI penalty.


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