Painful Miss By The Refs

November 24th, 2020

The picture tells the story here, but not the whole story.

As you can see in the screen shot above, the Rams should have been flagged for delay of game on this big 3rd-and-2 play. Instead, the Rams converted a first-down throw, 19 yards to Robert Woods, in part thanks to a hearty Carlton Davis cushion.

Five plays later, Shaq Barrett had a critical offsides on 3rd-and-4 at the Bucs’ 12 yard line. And the Rams scored a touchdown on the next play.

What happens if the zebras made the delay-of-game call? We’ll never know. But it was a rather bad miss.

Joe’s not sure if the Bucs could have thrown a challenge flag there. If so, it was a whiff by Bucco Bruce Arians and staff.

This kind of stuff really sticks out after a kick-in-the-groin loss by three points.

13 Responses to “Painful Miss By The Refs”

  1. Lamarcus Guiton Says:

    This is the same team that didn’t know it was 4th down …. how they supposed to know the play clock?

  2. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    It was Brady’s fault!

  3. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Mike got away with enough push offs that it does not matter.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    …wow Joe, I can’t believe you went there. You know you’re not allowed to criticize this historic crew. The St Pete Times is going to do a 4-page special investigation on this story now.

  5. Richard Dickson Says:

    The Rams even rushed the next play because they knew they’d burned the clock and wanted to get the snap off before we could challenge.

  6. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Delay of game is definitely challengeable. Nice job Bruce.

  7. Roy T. Buford Says:

    It all balances out. The first DPI on Evans wasn’t really strong IMO.

  8. Kalind Says:

    Look I was had watching most of the game…but was it me or did the Rams get away with like 3 or 4 DPIs??? It felt like every drive they hit our guys early.

  9. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Yeah, speaking of the refs, why was the all black crew a big deal? We’ve had a black President, Supreme Court justices, heaven knows how many key leadership positions in government, military, sports, anywhere. We’ve had black coaches in the NFL for years, etc. I don’t think folks would have noticed this so-called amazing breakthrough if they’d not addressed it numerous times (which would have been a great thing to say AFTER the fact so we can all gut check oursevles privately). I thought this was where we wanted to get to in this country…where race doesn’t matter, where no one notices what color you are? And then they put up Magic Johnson’s tweet where he said he never thought he’d see this in the NFL. Why? Later on, they commented BA had all black coordinators on his staff. I remember reading that somewhere earlier last year, and never crossed my mind then.

    What I do know is BL sucks as OC, and that has nothing to do with his race.

  10. ClodHopper Says:

    The quality of the officiating is unimportant. The real story here is the melanin makeup of the crew. So many super famous people were tweeting how great it was that this poor crew of officials were a certain demographic. Expecting them to do a good job comes from a place of privilege

  11. Sesteprenelicus Says:

    Delay of game isn’t robotic, it’s the ref looking up and seeing it. So there is often a second or two delay at the 00 mark. This was no big deal to me.

  12. unbelievable Says:

    Another failure by Arians letting that slide without a challenge.

  13. Coburn Says:

    Biggest failure to me was their first 2 TDs were the result of getting extensions on 3rd downs from our knuckleheads jumping offsides