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Peter Carroll defends call that gave Seahawks the win

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The standard for determining whether a call should be overturned by replay review, as once explained by former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren, is whether 50 drunks in a bar would agree that it was a bad call.

As to the final play from last night’s Packers-Seahawks game, millions of sober people believe that the ruling on the field should have been overturned.  Those millions don’t include the league office — and they definitely don’t include Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.

“They said that the call was correct, and after review [it] was correct . . . because it was a simultaneous catch,” Carroll said Tuesday, on ESPN 710’s Brock & Salk.  “So that’s it.  And that’s the NFL who’s in charge of the whole thing.  That’s not the officials on the field, that’s the league office said that.  And so, you know, it’s hard for everybody to accept, but that’s what it is and I don’t care.”

Regardless of whether there was indisputable visual evidence to reverse the touchdown, Carroll seems to think that the call as made on the field was the correct call.

“They were right on the point, looking right at it,” Carroll said of the officials.   “Standing right over the thing.  And they reviewed it.  Whether they missed the push or not, obviously they missed the push in there, in the battle for the ball.  But that stuff goes on all time.  They see it, they don’t see it.  That happens with the official officials.  And so the result is they called it, the league backed it up, game over, we win.”

Carroll may feel that way, some of his players may feel that way, and some of the team’s fans may feel that way.  But most objective observers believe it was a bad call, that it should have been overturned, and that the NFL’s stubborn insistence on winning the negotiation with the locked-out officials has created one of the most dubious moments in league history.

Congratulations, NFL.  We can only wonder what the encore will be.

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84 Responses to “Peter Carroll defends call that gave Seahawks the win”
  1. yahmule says: Sep 25, 2012 4:40 PM

    Pete Carroll also implicitly defended illegal payouts to college football players.

  2. cali49er707 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:40 PM

    Carroll may feel that way, some of his players may feel that way, and some of the team’s fans may feel that way.  But most objective observers believe it was a bad call, that it should have been overturned, and that the NFL’s stubborn insistence on winning the negotiation with the locked-out officials has created one of the most dubious moments in league history.
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    Couldn’t have said it better.

  3. annes22 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:42 PM

    Pete Carroll would defend it. He was dancing in the official’s face trying to persuade them. That was a crappy result for Green Bay, and I couldn’t care less about either team. But please someone was blind there, it’s obvious GB caught the ball. There were penalties all night long, that never got called.
    It was a complete mess all around, and Green Bay got cheated out of something they should have won.

  4. 6ringofsteel says: Sep 25, 2012 4:42 PM

    Good call.

  5. Pacific NW Mark says: Sep 25, 2012 4:43 PM

    It is unreasonable to expect Carroll to say anything other than what he’s saying, and there’s no need – everyone from the President on down agrees it was a blown call.

    What would Carroll’s criticism of the call net, other than a fine? I doubt it would make anyone feel better about the call in any case.

  6. eyeh8goodell says: Sep 25, 2012 4:43 PM

    And we all know Pete Carroll is a man of integrity. That’s why he left USC before he could be held accountable for the sanctions that resulted in his improprieties…….much like the NFL is refusing to be held accountable for their mistake in this lockout. The NFL has now crossed into the territory of the WWE.

    The hubris displayed by Roger Goodell and the league over the past year is just unprecedented in pro sports history.

  7. Slackmo says: Sep 25, 2012 4:44 PM

    Replays ought to be reviewed by a panel of 50 drunks in a bar, would be great for fan engagement.

  8. thejuddstir says: Sep 25, 2012 4:44 PM

    Remember, Carroll encouraged cheating at USC so why would his asinine comments now be of any surprise. Hiding behind the skirts of Roger Goodell, “the nfl said it was good……”

  9. knackstermyea says: Sep 25, 2012 4:44 PM

    Really Carrol ? This from a guy who bolted outta USC before they dropped the hammer on em. Whatever you don’t have ant credebility… blah blah.

  10. itsthemelman82 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:45 PM

    Tate had his left hand on the ball the whole time so Pete should defend & be happy about the call, it was close enough to get him that simuletaneous catch and the win

  11. mjhdmc says: Sep 25, 2012 4:45 PM

    Games done. Lets move on.

  12. hoopieguy says: Sep 25, 2012 4:46 PM

    It’s a freaking GAME people. There are real issues happening in the world right now. Me thinks ya’ll need to re-focus and get some real -world perspective. I for one am sick to death of hearing people act and talk like this was life and death stuff.

  13. pologroundsvet says: Sep 25, 2012 4:46 PM

    You expected something different from the Seattle coach?

  14. rugdog100 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:46 PM

    Like Johnny Unitas said while doing TV color commentary when Drew Pearson shoved Nate Wright 5 yds through the air in the 1975 NFC Championship Game, “Viking fans, that’s the way it goes”.

  15. honkeyt says: Sep 25, 2012 4:47 PM

    Hanging it in S.Cal, now this.SMH. At least man up and say “No one wants to win like this”

  16. terrellblowens says: Sep 25, 2012 4:47 PM

    Peter Carroll has a weird ring to it. Also can we get the real refs please?

  17. wipackman1265 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:48 PM

    Ignorant statement and respect for Pete is gone… The TRUTH will set you free Pete

  18. jacunn2000 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:49 PM

    First of how can anyone believe anything Carroll or Tate has to say??
    USC is finally recovering from Carroll’s cheating.
    If Tate will break into a business to steal a donut, then he will definitely steal a football game by cheating.

  19. garyman1 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:49 PM

    I just really don’t like this guy.

  20. fifel1144 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:50 PM

    to everyone that is saying don’t watch the games on tv, the tv contracts are already done. CBS, NBC, ESPN, and FOX would be affected by that, not the NFL.

    If you want to make the NFL and owners feel it then do these things.

    1. Do not watch the Thursday Night game on NFL Network

    2. Do not go to the games this week(even if you already have season tickets) concessions make alot of money for the owners.

    3. Do not buy NFL merchandise.

    The NFL is a product, and we are the consumers. The league and owners make a lot of money off of us and continue to treat us like it’s a privilege for us to enter their stadiums, buy their products and watch their teams……As long as we are willing to spend our hard earned dollars on a bad product then we will continue to receive a bad product.

  21. packerscanada says: Sep 25, 2012 4:50 PM

    Carroll should admit the Seahawks got away with one, and demand proper referees. Carroll has never respected the integrity of the game – ask USC about Reggie Bush. I look forward to the Seahawks losing their next game due to botched calls. We will see what he has to say then.

  22. headonaswivel says: Sep 25, 2012 4:51 PM

    Carroll confirming what I suspected all along… the man has zero integrity.

  23. jaymc1988 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:51 PM

    pete carroll is absolutely 100 percent correct. it was a great double catch.. and should go down as one of the best ending plays in nfl history.. but it got overblown and directed unfairly by hype that refs always make bad calls (which is more than fair to think bec replacement refs suck and need to go asap, expect on that play).. great call, great no reverse.. both players clearly had posession when they landed on both feet each, then on tates back. idk how people cant say that..

    i also dont understand how ppl says tate never had posession he obv had posession with his left arm the entire process, minus his right hand for a split second MID AIR adjustment. but regained control by the time both players feet hit the ground.. OBVIOUS CATCH by 2 players..meaning tie goes 2 tate..

    thank god im a giants fan..eli would of put that game away well before that. blame packers for letting them get another opp. when benson almost fumbled and needed 2 punt, blame seahawks for beating the hll out of rogers all game, blame all the other p.i calls that wernt called all game..but dont blame the refs for calling the right call and not reversing.!

  24. randallflagg52 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:52 PM

    If they overturn this now, the NFL needs to go back and overturn SB XL. Seattle got jobbed harder than anyone in history, the zebras cost them a SB. Let’s just let the Seahawks and their fans have this one game.

  25. tfinger56 says: Sep 25, 2012 4:53 PM

    Here is the problem with Carroll’s load of BS. Tate never caught the caught the ball, Jennings did. Tate just stuck his arm in there and he never ever gained an advantage. Carroll is trying sell some legitamacy in the gift that was handed to him. It is all trash!

  26. thehighhat says: Sep 25, 2012 4:56 PM

    Slippery Pete trying to save his job. Is he really this dumb?

  27. Nevis says: Sep 25, 2012 4:56 PM

    Too bad it didn’t go the other way so we could see what Slick Willy Pete would have to say about it then.

    He’s the only man on earth defending this trash. Even (some) his own players said they didn’t win.

  28. andylucksneck says: Sep 25, 2012 4:56 PM

    Peter Carroll doesn’t have an ounce of integrity.

  29. buffalohogan says: Sep 25, 2012 4:56 PM

    It was a ‘simultaneous catch’. You see Jennings did clearly catch the ball first and have control of it in the air, but that’s not a “catch”. A catch is when you make contact with the ground and make a football move. When the 2 hit the ground, Golden Tate had his arms wrapped around the ball…making it a simultaneous catch.

    Take off your green and yellow glasses…it was a TD.

  30. andylucksneck says: Sep 25, 2012 4:57 PM

    In other news…… Peter Carroll announces that USC also won the BCS fairly. He contends that not all of his players were paid.

  31. rr2000k says: Sep 25, 2012 4:57 PM

    Gasoline meet fire. What about the pass interference, Pete?

  32. chrismatthewsucks says: Sep 25, 2012 4:58 PM

    Pete Carroll has the right to celebrate, hell they sacked Rogers 8 times in 2qtrs.

  33. jhein23 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:00 PM

    Pete Carroll and his team are class acts – just look at the no name who decked Jennings 40 yds downfield for no reason.

  34. sarkent says: Sep 25, 2012 5:00 PM

    Carroll said that but you are not noting the laughter in his voice or the fact that when asked specifically about the play he never actually called it a catch. Instead he praised Tate’s effort and so on. He also pointed out that all they can do is play with the refs they are assigned. Carroll came out rather clearly in last nights post-game press conference in favor of seeing the regular refs come back.

    I don’t know why anyone would expect Carroll to come out and publically say the refs made the wrong call any more then you would expect Tate to admit that. They all know they got lucky, but they aren’t going to say that any more then Harbaugh was willing to admit he got two extra timeouts due to ref mistakes in the loss to the Vikings.

  35. jcspiggle says: Sep 25, 2012 5:01 PM

    Pete Carroll is a cheerleader, not a coach. The way he was acting last night at the end of the game was as shameful as the call itself. There are only 32 grown men who can call themselves NFL head coaches at any given time, and 31 of them wouldn’t have acted like he did last night.

    This guy has always been, is and will always be a disgrace to the game.

  36. phluff127 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:02 PM

    No one ever accused Carroll of having class

  37. clarkisgod says: Sep 25, 2012 5:03 PM

    It stinks the Refs botched this and the NFL has to back them up. At the same time, it’s week 3. Go home and figure out the best way to stomp an 0-4 mudhole in the Saints.

  38. finbukake says: Sep 25, 2012 5:03 PM

    Tate shoves a defender to the ground while the ball is in the air (unbelievable). Carroll feeling like the luckiest SOB in the world for 1, escaping USC before it imploded and 2, stealing a win while scab refs are in(that’s his MO). If the tables were turned what do you think he’d say?

  39. kevpft says: Sep 25, 2012 5:04 PM

    Forget the refs – I’m getting more and more disgusted with what I’m seeing and hearing from players and coaches.

    It really is just about winning by any means necessary, isn’t it? Cheating, getting away with it, whatever. So long as we win, who cares if we earned it.

    What’s great about this game, again? I’ve watched it since I was a little kid. I don’t like what I’m seeing.

  40. meytonpanning says: Sep 25, 2012 5:04 PM

    Just like when a QB throws a game-ending interception, it’s not all on the one play. There’s usually others bad plays before that, and it’s the reason we don’t pin responsibility on ONE person in a TEAM sport.

    Officiating is no different. Yeah it was a garbage call, but there were plenty of garbage calls going both ways, and many missed calls too.

    Saying they lost because of this would be no different than saying Peyton Manning is the reason the Colts lost to the Saints.

    I saw many what should be false starts on Green Bay that didn’t get called, whilst Seattle hardly got away with any. It was bad officiating for BOTH teams.

  41. dstep24 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:05 PM

    The offensive P.I. on Tate was much more blatant and obvious than a Jennings INT. Where was the ball when Jennings got 2 feet down? Not where it was when he was at the high-point. The former is much more relevant than the latter. Was it clearly a catch? No. Would the Ref’s have overturned it if it had been called an INT initially? No. But the P.I. was obvious. Unfortunately, that can’t be overturned.

  42. zingo1978 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:05 PM

    See, this actually pisses me off more than the incorrect call itself.

    It’s kind of like catching your significant other in bed with someone else, and they tell you that your eyes are deceiving you and nothing was going on. They we’re looking for a lost contact lens.

    Everyone in the free world saw that the defender had control first and the receiver then latched on. To tell us otherwise is blatantly calling us morons.

    Just admit what everyone knows, it was the wrong call.

  43. adventistgroup says: Sep 25, 2012 5:06 PM

    What do you expect him to say?? The fact is that it is in the NFL rules this way. Jennings may have had 99% possession, but even 1% joint possession would then end up going to Seattle.

    That is what happened. I hate to say it but the refs got it correct by the rules of the game. This happens so rare I dont see what all the fuss is about. Yes, we should bring back the real refs – but calls are bad on both sides, so it does equal out.

  44. clarkisgod says: Sep 25, 2012 5:08 PM

    hoopieguy says:Sep 25, 2012 4:46 PM

    It’s a freaking GAME people. There are real issues happening in the world right now. Me thinks ya’ll need to re-focus and get some real -world perspective. I for one am sick to death of hearing people act and talk like this was life and death stuff.
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    I’m pretty sure your reading the wrong website. This is for football fans!!!

  45. 88ibis says: Sep 25, 2012 5:09 PM

    …one of the most dubious moments in league history.

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    Seahawks Top 3:
    1.) Refs give Superbowl XL to Steelers on bad calls. Years later the refs admit they made several bad calls that affected the outcome of the game.
    2.) In December ’98 Refs give Jets a game winning touchdown against Seahawks when the ball is over a foot short. The ref later says “I thought his helmet was the ball.” This is a Jet’s helmet, not a brown helmet with white laces. Seahawks finish one win short of the playoffs.
    3.) Last night against Packers.

    Where was the national outrage when real union refs blew the first two on the list? Why didn’t the president weigh in on those?

  46. goldrush36 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    Bad calls happen even with the regular officials even with the game on the line. the problem is the side judge with the worst view of the play overruling the official standing right there. Regular officials would’ve talked that out at the very least. These guys so scared to make a mistake called TD knowing it would go to review anyway. Thing is it would’ve gone to review anyway if ruled an interception

  47. theashleyguy says: Sep 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    Did you see the way the replacement refs sacked Aaron Rodgers 8 times in the first half? Just disgusting!

    And did you see the way the replacement refs completely neutralized Clay Matthews, even though he was leading the NFL in sacks coming in? Terrible job by the replacement refs.

    And even though everybody in the stadium knew Marshawn Lynch was going to get the ball the whole game, did you see the way the replacement refs let him gain 98 yards? How dare they?

  48. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Sep 25, 2012 5:18 PM

    Why did you call him Peter?

  49. ytownjoe says: Sep 25, 2012 5:20 PM

    The Packers was robbed. Seattle fans are laughing their asses off.

  50. scott28078 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:21 PM

    I respect most NFL coaches. However, even before this incident Pete Carroll made my skin crawl. He is disingenuous, insincere and just creepy. Atleast he didn’t disappoint, nor change my opinion.

  51. goldrush36 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:30 PM

    Seattle should have beaten them anyway. The call was outrageous but they were all game. Got no problem with them winning but the way it happened was poor. Seattle staff and fans afterwards is more distasteful than the call itself IMO. I just hope when December rolls around a more deserving team doesn’t lose a playoff seed due to it. Other than that nothing can be done about it now, but seriously Seattle fans stop gloating or saying it’s poetic justice.

  52. fifel1144 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:33 PM

    They might as well put a tag on the back of the NFL shield that says “Made in China” because it lacks the quality it use to have.

  53. baily67 says: Sep 25, 2012 5:44 PM

    I respect most NFL coaches. However, even before this incident Pete Carroll made my skin crawl. He is disingenuous, insincere and just creepy. Atleast he didn’t disappoint, nor change my opinion.

    OMG, I was thinking exactly the same thing. I do not respect any cheaters and that’s exactly what he is, and a coward. hope they bomb the rest of the season.

  54. melikefootball says: Sep 25, 2012 5:52 PM

    Every year there are plays that cause someone the game. This year is much easier to critique the replacement refs and get away with it. Every fan out there in football land can point to a play that the refs screwed up and cry foul. Not one player or coach wants to point any blame for total lack of respect and own responability, towards the refs.They could care less and when these players open their mouths and say fine me and pay the refs…give me a break. How many time the normal refs were in the way of a play or a football hit them. How many times did it take them forever to call a play. How many plays did they screw up?

  55. musicman495 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:06 PM

    It is fine for Carroll to tell us what the refs mistakenly told him, but please, Pete, don’t pretend that after seeing the replay yourself that you think that was the correct call.

  56. offthelows says: Sep 25, 2012 6:11 PM

    What every coach in the league would say.. It would almost treasonous towards your team if you, as the coach, said your own team should not have won.

    That all said, I’m entirely unimpressed with Russell Wilson and believe Matt Flynn would have Seattle at 3-0 right now without the benefit of the officials. There’s too much he is missing because of inexperience and inability to see downfield. Sorry.

  57. mezanine10 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:14 PM

    Millons of dollars switched hands because of that decision. I have no doubts that some of these refs bet on Seattle to cover the spread. That’s one reason why they made such a blantant call. These guys know their time is limited so why not bet on some of the games they ref and financially capitalize on their opportunity.

  58. infectorman says: Sep 25, 2012 6:20 PM

    “They said that the call was correct, and after review [it] was correct . . . because it was a simultaneous catch,” Carroll said Tuesday, on ESPN 710′s Brock & Salk. “So that’s it. And that’s the NFL who’s in charge of the whole thing. That’s not the officials on the field, that’s the league office said that. And so, you know, it’s hard for everybody to accept, but that’s what it is and I don’t care.”

    ___

    Did anyone inform “Pumped n jacked, Mr Feeling Dangerous” that the same NFL he so blindly puts his faith into also stated that Tate committed offensive PI prior to the ball ever getting there? And that the game should have ended right then?
    Where was THAT followup question in this interview?

  59. filthymcnasty1 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:43 PM

    It’s as if they think we don’t know what a catch looks like.

  60. mgdsquiggy17 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:44 PM

    “There are only 32 grown men who can call themselves NFL head coaches at any given time, and 31 of them wouldn’t have acted like he did last night.”

    Clearly you have never seen Jim Schwartz

  61. orangecrush1 says: Sep 25, 2012 6:48 PM

    I am hoping and wishing that the next replacement ref debacle causes the Seahawks to lose.

  62. seacolt213 says: Sep 25, 2012 7:11 PM

    Oh and to everyone crapping on the Hawks for this—- gain some perspective. It’s not like the Seahawks called it a TD and that was that. It was the REFS. If you can honestly say you would give up a win by turning to a ref and saying “no, I didn’t catch it.” You are both a liar and know nothing about competing. Jabronis.

  63. fmwarner says: Sep 25, 2012 7:24 PM

    I understand that he’s not going to come out and say his team doesn’t deserve the win. I wouldn’t either, and I don’t expect it from him. But at least have the decency to refuse comment instead of defending it.

  64. duffer58 says: Sep 25, 2012 7:27 PM

    seacolts,
    Nobody blames Seahawks for play. But to suggest it was called properly is absurd. Carroll should be ashamed.

  65. vikingsgohard says: Sep 25, 2012 7:28 PM

    PC!! D-Bag!!

  66. mattyk72 says: Sep 25, 2012 7:30 PM

    Carroll is a straight up liar.

  67. polapea says: Sep 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    Pete Carroll didn’t “see” any of the illegal benefits Reggie Bush got either.

  68. schlitzy says: Sep 25, 2012 7:40 PM

    It’s a freaking GAME people. There are real issues happening in the world right now. Me thinks ya’ll need to re-focus and get some real -world perspective. I for one am sick to death of hearing people act and talk like this was life and death stuff.

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    slow down. relax. most of us are aware of the real world issues going on and realize this isn’t life or death stuff. but for many of us this is where we turn when we are looking to get away from everything else going on in the world and in our own lives. this is our timeout from everything else. this is our chance to take 3 hours away from the real world and enjoy a game. when that game is being tarnished/mismanaged/corrupted/…howerver you want to put it…we are going to get upset about it.

  69. orcahawk says: Sep 25, 2012 7:47 PM

    Hawks fan here. Three things:

    1) The incident at the end overshadowed a really good game. Seahawks defense breaking records in the 1st half and the Packers fighting back and taking the lead in the second. Too bad it got ruined !

    2) The Pack had the ball and the lead with less than a minute left. One first down and it was game over. They put themselves in the position for the outcome to happen. Also Jennings should have swatted the ball away like a well-coached professional player.

    3) My Hawks can make the plays, but they can’t make the calls too. Don’t trash-talk our coach, players and fans for what Goodell’s flying monkeys have wrought.

  70. nitro276 says: Sep 25, 2012 8:10 PM

    I don’t know who is worse here Golden Tate or Pete Carroll. Neither have any character or class. There used to be video games in the 90s called Arch Rivals and Pigskin. They were basketball and football games, respectively, with no rules at all. A lot of fun to play. And, I saw those games come to life last night. Tate’s deliberate two-handed push off on Shields was incredible. Only, he outdid himself by jamming one arm into Jennings’ chest area, when Jennings made the interception. That was Jennings’ ball all the way. And then, actually stand there fist pumping, when you should have just run to the nearest exit with your stolen victory. A couple of friggin’ bush leaguers! Lastly, nice lesson to the kids Pete and Golden, cut corners, cheat, do whatever you have to, to win. Look in the mirror boys, I wonder what you see.

  71. nitro276 says: Sep 25, 2012 8:12 PM

    To follow up on my comment. I have no vested interest here other than saying, what is right, is right. The Packers were royally screwed. I am an Eagles fan.

  72. realfann says: Sep 25, 2012 9:02 PM

    Congratulations Florio for a well written & sensible article. I could not agree more with your sentiments.

  73. nathanbetz91 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:04 PM

    Of course he would defend it! Why would he argue against something that have him a win he wouldnt have got with good officials.actually let me restate that “decent” officials, because right now a decent official would be a step up from what we have right now

  74. jgava19 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:50 PM

    Jerry Markbreit was an NFL official for 33 years, the referee in eight conference championships and four Super Bowls.

    He never saw anything close to what he witnessed Monday night.

    Markbreit was at home outside of Chicago, watching Green Bay play at Seattle, and — like millions of other viewers — he was stunned by the officiating calls that were made, the ones that weren’t made, and the Seahawks’ game-winning Hail Mary that wasn’t a catch but an interception.

    Photos: Was it a touchdown or an interception?

    “I don’t like to see injustice at all,” Markbreit said by phone Tuesday morning. “And I think that injustice has been served on our officials. But this is injustice against a team that deserved to win this game, and it’s terrible. It makes you feel bad. It puts a stain on officiating everywhere.

    “The officials that work all the other sports look at this thing and say, ‘My gosh! How could the NFL put these inexperienced guys, to represent the officiating world, on the biggest stage they have? Shame on them.’”

    Markbreit, 77, who retired as a game official in 1999, has spent the past decade as an officiating trainer with the league. When the league locked out the officials in June, the trainers were told their services would not be needed either.

    Watching Monday’s game, Markbreit found it especially galling that, when the two officials in the end zone had opposite calls, one calling a touchback or time out and the other a touchdown, the referee didn’t step in get both zebras on the same page.

    “This is a routine play from our guys,” he said. “It’s a wonderful play, and it’s a great play to officiate, and it’s a great play to get correct.

    “The head referee should come down. Anytime you have a play where you have two decisions — one yes, one no — the referee comes down, ‘What’s going on guys?’ that’s negotiation. That’s what a referee does. He doesn’t just call fouls, he negotiates the game.”

  75. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 25, 2012 9:57 PM

    Its all Jennings’ fault. He had no business trying to intercept that ball. As d-backs, were all taught as far back as pee-wees to knock that ball down. I’m constantly replaying a play from high school in my mind because I forgot that rule and got greedy. The opposing teams star WR was destroying our other corners all day and for some reason(maybe because I’m only 5’8″) I wasn’t on him until the second half when I had him 1-on-1 with no safety help. He ran a go route and I was with him step for step. Te
    he QB launched it, about 45-50 yards in the air. I remember as I looked back and saw the ball clear the line of scrimmage, there was no one within 30 yards from us, streaking down the sideline. I was in perfect position. Ball came down, I leapt, two hands up, ball coming down straight through the middle of them. I’m about to intercept a pass intended for an all-state receiver later destined for D-1A ball. Then I see his two hands come over top mine. We clench the ball at the same time but he had leverage. I was fully extended. He was 6’3″. He yanked it from my grasp and jogged to an 80-yard touchdown.

    All I had to do was knock it down. Instead I looked like a scrub.

  76. jgava19 says: Sep 25, 2012 10:50 PM

    Look how well knocking it down worked for Titans this past Sunday.

  77. purplebleeder says: Sep 25, 2012 10:53 PM

    Karma from one year ago. Remember this play with the real refs? http://youtu.be/9WU9I4Xb-Rc

  78. dhoier says: Sep 25, 2012 11:10 PM

    Well, Peter, it’s not a catch if your receiver never touches the ball.

  79. dudeustupid says: Sep 26, 2012 12:09 AM

    “But most objective observers believe it was a bad call, that it should have been overturned”

    Problem is no one watching the game was truely objective. We all know these officials are replacements and we all hate that. But the fact of the matter is this wouldn’t be such a big deal if the regular officials made that call. Would it be controversial? sure, twitter would have exploded last night like it did but NO ONE would be talking about it today. Packers players wouldn’t be taking hits in the wallet for saying something stupid after that and the only ones who would still be thinking about this are the packer fans themselves. We are biased against the replacements, we scrutinize every call they make more than we would the regular officials. We are not objective when it comes to this.

  80. onebucplace says: Sep 26, 2012 12:26 AM

    I love the fact the Seahawks are pouring gas on this fire, good stuff. Seeing the “packers” take it in the rear is pretty hilarious.

  81. joetoronto says: Sep 26, 2012 4:50 AM

    Keep running, Pete!

  82. orcahawk says: Sep 26, 2012 10:59 AM

    What a bunch of whiners. You know, sometimes you lose because of a blown call. We know what thats like in the PNW. When we complained about Vinnie Testaverde’s head scoring a TD or game-changing mistakes in the SB we got called sore losermen.

    So here’s your chance to show us how to take it like a man. And it’s not looking good so far.

  83. dragonfly99 says: Sep 26, 2012 11:47 AM

    What a joke. It is sad when teams & players need to cheat to win. Like many fans I will now be cheering against the Cheathawks in every game they play and hope they loose them all.

  84. jaymc1988 says: Sep 26, 2012 12:22 PM

    this quickly went from great game, to wild ending, to attacking seahawks and fans really anyone else you guys can attack if they get in line of fire haha. i guess that finally answers the question on if packers fans are whiney tools and classless themselves? haha

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