Evidence Of Questionable CallsNovember 8th, 2010
Look, the Bucs lost. No amount of kvetching and hand-wringing and b!tching about referees will change that.
But Joe sure thought the Dixie Chicks were getting quite a few favorable spots all day, not just in the two plays in question above.
Joe must point out that in the call in the first photo, the yellow first down line is not official. Understandable. But Joe has never seen the first down line be off by that much, what appears to be a full yard.
In the second photo, Joe wrote yesterday he thought this call was trivial. The Bucs got a huge first down. Huge. A first down in the red zone. On the 11. If the Bucs couldn’t get a first down when they had only inches to go, what makes people think they could have scored from the five-yard line?
Still, sure seems like the Bucs were getting raw deals on spots all day yesterday. Joe continues to be confused as to why Raheem Morris didn’t ask for a measurement on the LeGarrette Blount fourth-down run late in the game.
Joe sends out heartfelt thanks and a hat tip to reader Ken Boehlke of TalkingChicagoBaseball.com, who provided Joe the photos.