Bucs Victimized By A Worse Blown Call

October 10th, 2022

Super Bowl coach says the Bucs, not the Dixie Chicks, were hosed by a bad call.

Please do not get Joe wrong: Joe loved how the Dixie Chicks got totally robbed on the Grady Jarrett sack that the zebras claimed was roughing the passer.

That play saved the Bucs’ bacon, atrocious call though it was. Referee Jerome Boger ought to at least get stock tips from Team Glazer for that hand-wrapped gift.

But if you listen to former Super Bowl coach Mike Martz, there was a much worse blown call in the game, which the Bucs won 21-15. And that happened on the play immediately before the Jarrett pseudo-sack of Brady.

On second-and-five with the ball on the Dixie Chicks-47, Brady tried to hit Scotty Miller along the right sideline. Right about at the 13, before the ball even got to Miller, Atlanta defensive back Dee Alford basically tackled Miller knocking him out of bounds.

No flag.

Martz, speaking for the 33rdTeam.com, wasn’t too disturbed about the Jarrett pseudo-sack, saying that’s the way the rule for roughing-the-passer is written into the rule book.

Miller getting tackled? Martz said the move by Alford is nowhere in the rulebook other than to describe pass interference. If someone wants to holler how the refs had an awful call, Martz said he understands, but don’t use Jarrett as an example, use Miller.

You can see and hear Martz explain in the video below.

41 Responses to “Bucs Victimized By A Worse Blown Call”

  1. Stanglassman Says:


  2. J Ghotier Says:

    I literally just wrote this on another forum not but 5 minutes ago Joe and glad you brought attention to it. This is exactly what I said verbatim…

  3. J Ghotier Says:

    The missed Pass Interference call against Scotty on the bomb down the right sideline (which would’ve put us into scoring position) earlier in the same drive was just as egregious and could’ve decided the game. We just have this habit of remembering what happened last.

    But it was just as bad a no call as that was a bad call…we just overcame our bad call is all. Lest not we forget!

  4. Buc Neckid Says:

    That would have given the BUCS the ball within the ATL 15 yard line with a first down.
    And the BUCS could easily have scored at the very least 3 points assuring that ATL would at the very least get a dramatic comeback tie in the final seconds.
    This was a BS missed call and the Jarrett sack was a BS made call. But they evented themselves out in the end. Too bad it is the focus and not the CRAP play of the ENTIRE BUCS TEAM in the final quarter.

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Calls generally level out. No game is won or lost ona call because there were plenty of opportunities to play better.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    No way to prove it, but it seems that some refs compensate for an egregious bad call against one team by later making yet another egregious bad call against the other team. Seen that happen too many times over the years.

    Either that or some refs just consistently make bad calls at really inopportune times. BOTH of those calls yesterday COULD HAVE influenced the game’s outcome. Since there were no points scored on either play, we’ll never know.

  7. HC Grover Says:

    It was a great call.

  8. FrontFour Says:

    I wrote this yesterday.

  9. Buc Neckid Says:

    That would have given the BUCS the ball within the ATL 15 yard line with a first down.
    (My Math was bad at 6:00am- edited out ATL’s chance to tie w FG. BUCS FG = 24-15. No way for ATL to tie w/FG)
    This was a BS missed call and the Jarrett sack was a BS made call. But they evented themselves out in the end. Too bad it is the focus and not the CRAP play of the ENTIRE BUCS TEAM in the final quarter.

  10. rrsrq Says:

    I thought was about Bert Emanuel no catch when the Bucs played the Rams since I say Marta picture

  11. Adam’s Angry Says:

    That Cajun dude is the worst ref in the league.

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    The evil genius speaks wisely. Wonder if he’d consider becoming Bucs’ OC.

  13. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    Boger may be the most incompetent crew chief of any officiating group in the NFL-think back to Ravens and Niners in the blackout bowl in New Orleans-most poorly officiated game in Super Bowl history. The NFL has needed full time officials for decades and until that change is made , you will continue to see bad calls by the dozen , and especially from Bogers’ crew.

  14. Irishmist Says:

    Refs should have also called punt catch interference on the Darden muff. Darden actually never got a chance to touch it, the ball went off the defenders arm because he was right up in Darden’s face.

  15. Buccobill99 Says:

    It all evens out at the end

  16. BucsFanSince76 Says:

    At the end of a season maybe.

  17. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Irish, you are correct but that wasn’t a muff on Darden and believe me I don’t like Darden returning punts but that one hit the back of the Atl player, it could have been a muffins if it hit the other Bucs player instead of him picking it up and securing it.

  18. Hodad Says:

    I’m calling it the Tua tackle. D linemen are going to get called if they violently whip the QB to the ground using centrifical force. That tackle on Tom was the same type tackle that took Tua out. He was whipped around, and slammed to the ground. I’m sure the league is sending tape of both tackles around the league saying this is another QB no, no.

  19. Casual Observer Says:

    Irritating that the (biased?) announcers only focused on the second bad (questionable) call. One-sided reporting.

  20. D-Rome Says:

    The no-call on the obvious PI was the worse call. That no-call was just as bad as the no-call during the Rams vs. Saints NFC Championship game. Take away Super Bowl implications and strictly focusing on the actual play I think it’s just as bad.

  21. Kentucky Buc Says:

    If you actually watch the replay the only thing that saved Brady was he was able to get his arm out to break the impact with the ground or he is in a world of hurt. Jarrett also rolled up on top of him. The whistle was blown as soon as he grabbed him.

  22. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Bad call? maybe….”WORSE”???? …that’s delusional.

  23. David Says:

    Not to mention VEA getting called for roughing the passer earlier when he barely bumped Mariota who went flying.

    I’ve said this before, I don’t like complaining about refs because it all evens out throughout the game and throughout the season 99.99% of the time.
    Besides, a call in the first quarter compared to a call in the final 5 minutes are the same as far as affecting the outcome but no one views them that way.

  24. Jack Sparrow Says:

    Well, a blown is call is what it is a blown call. THis game never should have even came to this close. We have all the firepower from Goat to Evans, Godwin, White, Vea,,, we should be blowing the Falconettes right from the beginning.

  25. mark2001 Says:

    Exactly. Cry us a river, Pigeon fans.

  26. DG060 Says:

    Just another weak effort by the Bucs in 2022. You take that controversial flag away on the sack of Brady and we might be talking about how the Bucs season is going up in flames today. Our current O line is holding us back big time.
    Luke is not competent starter at least for right now. Hainsey is a fraction of the player Jensen is. And boy does it show. 10-7 at best by the end of regular season. More likely 9-8.

  27. DG060 Says:

    Another blown call was the ATL punt to Darden that hit another ATL player.
    Aren’t they supposed to give 2 yard cushion to the punt returner during an attempted catch? The 2 ATL gunners were right up on him with no cushion whatsoever.

  28. Anonymous Says:

    you all are biased. Falcons should have won. They are gifting Brady wins as it’s his last year and will pull ratings if Bucs go to Super Bowl. wake up people

  29. Francisco Guzman Says:

    @Anonymous you’re a clown. Refs have be consistent on both sides and they where not. Should have called that PI againsh scotty miller.

  30. Mike Says:

    Glad to hear at least someone out there is seeing this and talking about it. Totally correct.

  31. Cobraboy Says:

    I cringe when the Boger crew works the Bucs games.

  32. Infomeplease Says:

    A very bad ref crew is easy to spot!!! Why are they still on the field?? You can’t tell me that they grade out well!!!!!!

  33. bob Says:

    also at the end of the half holding the ball and not letting the Bucs get a play off was another mistake the refs made that might have cost the Bucs points and momentum going the half

  34. Goatfarmer Says:

    The entire crew should be fired after a humiliating public review of their incompetence.

  35. Vance Says:

    Is the NFL scripted?
    Both Scooter deep balls were PI. Not called to keep game close.
    NFL thought Tampa would run out the clock. They didn’t. Refs called Roughing to save the game.

  36. firethecannons Says:

    2 PI’s not called and an egregious hold on Antoine Winfield which allowed Falcons to score–not acceptable–we have to complain all week then circle them on the calendar for a future beatdown. Lol!

  37. Joey Strom Says:

    Jerome Boger and his officiating crew have been one of the worst, if not the worst in the league for as long as I can remember. Every time I see that guy out on the field at the beginning of a game, I know it’s going to be a long day filled with incompetence and missed/horrible calls. I’m surprised the league hasn’t demoted or canned this guy yet.

  38. orlbucfan Says:

    When you’ve followed 43 years of sh##ty, incompetent no calls on your team including no calls that were criminal hits and cost young players years of their careers, you shrug it off. I was baffled by the coaching in the last quarter. It was like the O just came to a halt once they were up 21-0. The teams in this division are rivals. They play each other hard. Plus, the Dirty Birds’ habit of sneaking up on their opponents in the second half.

  39. Clint Says:

    Make up call…. That’s all

  40. Alstott up the gut Says:

    I couldn’t agree more with this assessment! Twice Miller was dove into and the mid air spin back to the ball by the DB was allowed. That’s not an attempt to play the ball… it might have even been the refs saying “we owed you one from the previous play.”

  41. LongSeason Says:

    Honestly football teams need to hire sideline vendors for the refs. After a bad call the vendors can hand refs sun glasses, canes, tin cup and a sign for around the neck that says blonder than blind.