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    Default NFL goes LegalZoom

    Detroit Lions, Calvin Johnson. If you haven't seen the catch (no catch) and call, just google for a million links to video.

    Total control of the ball, two feet down in the endzone, and a butt plant....then he rolls and braces with the ball with he releases or pops out, and they say he "didn't complete the process of catching the ball in the process of catching the ball"?????????

    According to the rulebook, they actually made the 'correct' call...but watch the video, and try to convince anyone he didn't catch that pass! This is absurd. And I'm not even a Detroit fan.

    I wish they'd do away with instant replay, and legally-crafted volumes of rule books, and let the officials call the damn game! They do a pretty good job most of the time, and when the don't.........its a GAME.
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    Lions were robbed! That was a TD when his feet hit the turf in the end zone and he had control of the ball, before he fell and lost the ball.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Detroit Lions, Calvin Johnson. If you haven't seen the catch (no catch) and call, just google for a million links to video.

    Total control of the ball, two feet down in the endzone, and a butt plant....then he rolls and braces with the ball with he releases or pops out, and they say he "didn't complete the process of catching the ball in the process of catching the ball"?????????

    According to the rulebook, they actually made the 'correct' call...but watch the video, and try to convince anyone he didn't catch that pass! This is absurd. And I'm not even a Detroit fan.

    I wish they'd do away with instant replay, and legally-crafted volumes of rule books, and let the officials call the damn game! They do a pretty good job most of the time, and when the don't.........its a GAME.
    I think this one goes down with DeSean Jackson's first TD for the Eagles. It was massive catch where he outran everyone. 10 yards out from the end zone he began a celebration prance and then fumbled the ball just before crossing the plane. It rolled out the back of the end zone, turning the ball over and negating the TD. He learned his lesson and has played amazingly ever since. I think Johnson allowed himself to get excited and began celebrating one second too soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    I think this one goes down with DeSean Jackson's first TD for the Eagles. It was massive catch where he outran everyone. 10 yards out from the end zone he began a celebration prance and then fumbled the ball just before crossing the plane. It rolled out the back of the end zone, turning the ball over and negating the TD. He learned his lesson and has played amazingly ever since. I think Johnson allowed himself to get excited and began celebrating one second too soon.
    It kills me to agree with you on anything, but on this I do 100%, that is exactly what happened.

    That also plays to not being properly coached and prepared about the "process" rule.


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    No way that wasn't a TD. The Lions were robbed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YardleyLabs View Post
    I think this one goes down with DeSean Jackson's first TD for the Eagles. It was massive catch where he outran everyone. 10 yards out from the end zone he began a celebration prance and then fumbled the ball just before crossing the plane. It rolled out the back of the end zone, turning the ball over and negating the TD. He learned his lesson and has played amazingly ever since. I think Johnson allowed himself to get excited and began celebrating one second too soon.
    Showboating 10 yards out and losing control of the ball before crossing the plane of the endzone is entirely different from what happened here. The rule in question is what establishes a catch. My 8 and 12 year olds know when they catch a ball, and when they drop it. Why do grown men need legal-zoom to help them prepare a catch?
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    It was an incomplete pass.

    The rule:
    "If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete. "

    Quit whining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    It was an incomplete pass.

    The rule:
    "If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball after he touches the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete. "

    Quit whining.

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    Please elaborate on when he lost control of the ball before it touched the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Please elaborate on when he lost control of the ball before it touched the ground.

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    Why??

    I didn't make the call.

    Not the first screw job that ever happened in the NFL, won't be the last.

    If you are a Lions fan, you should be a little more worried about that QB.
    That kid is good and a lot more ompotant than 1 call.
    Also I was impressed with the Lions D-Line.....YIKES!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Why??

    I didn't make the call.

    Not the first screw job that ever happened in the NFL, won't be the last.

    If you are a Lions fan, you should be a little more worried about that QB.
    That kid is good and a lot more ompotant than 1 call.
    Also I was impressed with the Lions D-Line.....YIKES!!



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    The D-Line looks awesome.

    Lions should avoid playing Stafford until they can put an O-Line in front of him that won't get him killed. So far he's played 11 games and had 3 significant injuries. He's been beaten up pretty bad. That kid has a future if he can stay get healthy and stay that way.
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