I just have to say WTF with the refs this week. I know we probably get some calls our way because of Brady, but last night was on another level with calls against us. So many missed or just bad calls. I know holding happens every play but there were times last night that was blatant and no calls. The fumble that was reversed, the pylon call, and phantom defensive P.I calls. Even collinsworth and Michael’s were commenting on it. Is it my imagination or is it worse this year? For as much money as these officials make (six figures for a part time gig) why can’t we get some decent officiating league wide?
even still, there was a call on one of the last drives which moved the ball to midfield for our Bucs.
Brady was off last night. If we lost, it would have been on the offense; not the refs.
I do agree the refs are bad…but in almost any game i watch
Football is a game of inches and its unfortunate when Refs decide some games. it does appear that the favorable calls tend to go to teams with elite QBs but last night they certainly weren’t favoring one team over the other….even though everyone in the stadium wanted Brady to win that game.
The NE fumble that was reversed early in the game was particularly egregious. Don’t tell me that wasn’t a fumble. And if it was borderline, stick with the call on the field. I nearly went insane when they reversed it.
And a couple of those DPI calls, especially the one on Henry, the ball wasn’t catchable. BS calls. Fucking refs suck ass.
Agreed RHbucfan. For as much as these guys get paid there shouldn’t be that many issues. And the inconsistency from one crew to the next is crazy too. People have been saying for years that the nfl needs to go to a full time officiating positions. I could see this type of oversight and lack of attention from someone making 8 dollars an hour, as I said it shouldn’t be that bad someone making over 100k a year as a part time gig. For the most part they’ve been letting them play, but I don’t like it when refs alter the outcome of the game. Also the way the nfl handles it, basically never publicly questioning or publicly admitting fault( not talking about apology letters from the league) needs to change.
THE WORST CALL EVER!!! About 10 years ago or so there was a bowl game between Michigan and a Steve Spurrier coached South Caroline team. Late in the 4th QTR SC was ahead but MI was driving for a go ahead score. MI had a 4th down which they tried to covert. After the play the ball was marked and the refs called out the yardsticks. The ball was over a 1/2 yard short of the first down, but the ref signaled a first down. Steve was going berserk on the sidelines. Thankfully the refs were save for their horrendous call by DE Clowny who, on the next play broke through the O’line and blasted the RB who fumbled the ball. Clowny recovered the ball and SC won the ball game. Anyone else remember that play?