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Old 01-10-2012, 09:23 AM   #41
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Default Re: Incompetent Referees

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Again I'll make my self clear... I did not put this up to say we were screwed by the refs out of a victory. Just showing another example of how bad the officiating is.

The rules say you have to be with in a yard of the LOS. The LOS is the 20 yard line. Knowing how bad the officials / NFL hates James Harrison it does not surprise me that they would ignore the fact that the offensive lineman are allowed an extra yard of cushin. That is a huge advantage btw when blocking a pass rusher. If you could just lineup 2 yards back it's pretty easy to react to what ever the LB is doing.

This is a penalty that should be called every time because it gives a huge advantage to the blocker. I'd consider illegal hands to the face, illegal motion, and most facemask penalties, and backward laterals to be ticky tack...as those penalties are not so much a player trying to gain an illegal advantage...but more a technical issue or a safety issue. For example the lateral pass by Ben that most think was backwards. I'd love to see a replay because I'm not so sure it was backwards...but even if it was you are talking about inches.... that did nothing for anyone. But allow your OT to lineup 2 yards back so he can handle the rush....that's blatant cheating....much like holding or pass interference. (not of the ticky tack variety either) Just saying.... the refs were not ignoring a ticky tack penalty.

look at it this way...lets say Troy times the snap wrong, blatantly crosses the LOS before the ball is snapped and sacks the QB on that play. What would Denver fans (and the talking heads) be saying?
I agree with you that not lining up properly at the line of scrimmage gives the Offense an unfair advantage over the D and should be sanctioned all the time. It should even be challengeable, even if there's no penalty, the same way the spot of the ball can be challenged today.
There are way too many rules, most of which make no sense whatsoever in the spirit of the game. This is why the refs can't enforce them all otherwise they could throw the flag on each and every play.
More often than none, these infractions are not even seen by the refs and they only throw a flag because the opponent on the sideline points it out. The worst part is when it takes 10mn of intense scrutiny of a replay to determine if a score is valid or not. It is absolutely insane.
Football has becoming a travesty of a sport. It's no more than a TV show now where money controls all aspects of the game ( TV, Corporate, ownership and betting money included).
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I agree with you that not lining up properly at the line of scrimmage gives the Offense an unfair advantage over the D and should be sanctioned all the time. It should even be challengeable, even if there's no penalty, the same way the spot of the ball can be challenged today.

Football has becoming a travesty of a sport. It's no more than a TV show now where money controls all aspects of the game ( TV, Corporate, ownership and betting money included).

....EXACTLY what Goodell and his office colleagues want.
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