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PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with his teammate Vareen after connecting for a touchdown during fourth quarter of their NFL AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Houston Texans in Foxborough Reuters

The Patriots put up an impressive performance against the Texans on Sunday afternoon, allowing them to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second straight year.

They’ll be facing the Ravens next week, just as they did last season, and Tom Curran of CSN New England will join Mike Florio on Monday’s PFT Live to discuss the team’s chances of making another trip to the Super Bowl. The injuries suffered by tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Danny Woodhead could impact those chances and we’ll hear from Curran what the Patriots need to do to achieve the same result as last season.

One of the Patriots’ earlier trips to the Super Bowl came with the help of the Tuck Rule during a snowy playoff game against the Raiders. The Tuck Rule was not invoked on a fumble by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the third quarter of their loss to the Ravens, a decision that’s been met with some confusion given the way the rule is written. NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos will join Florio to talk about whether or not that was the correct ruling.

You can watch it all live at noon ET.

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7 Responses to “PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos”
  1. yyyass says: Jan 14, 2013 12:02 PM

    The tuck rule should go the way of “force outs”. If the ball doesn’t go free in the process of throwing, then it’s a fumble. This stuff about what is tucked, in the process of being tucked, incomplete pass, is ridiculous. If it hadn’t been Princess Tom Brady versus the Evil Sith Raiders years ago, the rule wouldn’t even exist. Any other QB would have been stuck with a fumble in that case and life as we knew it would have gone on with one less NE Superbowl and one less really stupid rule.

  2. portnoychunk says: Jan 14, 2013 12:15 PM

    …yeah, Brady who had started 2 games in his pro career at that point was a “princess” and favored by league officials….it was def. a conspiracy against the Raiders. Dumb rule, but Tom Brady didn’t make the call.

  3. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 14, 2013 12:19 PM

    ” If it hadn’t been Princess Tom Brady versus the Evil Sith Raiders years ago, the rule wouldn’t even exist. Any other QB would have been stuck with a fumble in that case and life as we knew it would have gone on with one less NE Superbowl and one less really stupid rule.”

    You might at least check your information so you know what you’re talking about.

    The tuck rule was added to the rule book in 1999, after which statistics show each team has had it called against them in favor of the other team’s QB an average of once per year.

    Earlier in the 2001 season the Jets won a game against the Pats in part because the tuck rule was called in favor of the Jets after a “fumble” by the Jets QB.

    So please, stop pretending the rule was made up on the spot in that playoff game because it most certainly wasn’t.

  4. geniusfan says: Jan 14, 2013 12:37 PM

    People are never rational when it comes to the Patriots, this team keeps churning out deep playoff runs and elite play but instead of appreciating it fans of other teams just insult the Patriots and their players.

    The tuck rule has been around for a while and for all those who think the Patriots get every call last night Houston benefited from pretty much every bad call made in that game (especially that bogus forward progress call that erased a fumble recovery for the Patriots) and the Patriots still won by double digits.

  5. j0esixpack says: Jan 14, 2013 3:45 PM

    OK – so the officials clearly – and apparently correctly – determined that Manning was never in the process of “tucking” the ball

    Thus the Tuck Rule was not applied.

    Can someone clarify what the controversy is here?

    The Tuck Rule has been called in countless games before and after the Patriots played the Raiders. The Competition Committee – chaired by Patriots-hater Bill Polian at the time – confirmed that the Tuck Rule was appropriately applied.

    The Competition Committee has chosen to keep the Tuck Rule as is for over 10 years since.

    Where is the controversy? Is it just that Raiders fans cry foul and want to change the rules when it doesn’t benefit them?

  6. xcerebus1 says: Jan 14, 2013 4:28 PM

    was there anyone watching the Broncos/Ravens game that didn’t think the Broncos were getting some pretty partisan officiating? Forget the two morons announcing the game who thought the raven player with his hand on a bronco receiver was ‘definitely holding’, but a bronco defender with his arm on a ravens receiver is ‘perfectly legal’? As for the Patriots/Texans, how does someone score, not one, but two touchdowns while not being in the endzone? RB has the ball in his LEFT hand and that hand, on every single angle never crosses the line. The second, the receiver got full control while on the out of bounds line.

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 15, 2013 11:24 AM

    Me….ssshh you won, were lucky,were good, benefitted from a dumb opponent …I know whining is the raven way ..rise above the babies my man.

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