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Do you seriously think the referees were out the get the Falcons on Sunday or do you think they just stink at their job?


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To me it was clear the refs were operating under the assumption the Falcons were the worst of the two teams, had a history of committing a lot of penalties and would therefore be the team they would need to watch closely for any and all infractions. An inclination which I believe most every zebra crew in the league follows religiously on a seasonal, every-gotdam-game basis I might add. <_<:argh:

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Definitely felt at times we weren't getting any calls and 49ers getting some soft calls. Ryan hit late a couple times. Hooper hit helmet to helmet. Jimmy G with two bogus RTP calls. I'm sure I'm missing some. The announcers slobbering all over Kittles jock. I'm surprised we won that game because it felt like a "we're going to find a way" to lose type of game. Especially after the Barner fumble and TD.

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Some of it was just flat out dumb fine print with the current NFL rules. The PI/Holding/Mugging of Julio that would have set the Falcons up at the 1 yard line is just a flat out stupid rule. No PI (it was PI and holding) but it's clear holding but you can't review holding is just plain dumb.

The onside kick with 10 guys on the field is another really stupid interpretation of the rules. The rule is so you don't overload one side (we didn't). Just stupid....

The flags on Clayborn and Jarrett REALLY looked like the refs were trying to steer that game IMO.

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1 hour ago, NCFalconfan said:

Some of it was just flat out dumb fine print with the current NFL rules. The PI/Holding/Mugging of Julio that would have set the Falcons up at the 1 yard line is just a flat out stupid rule. No PI (it was PI and holding) but it's clear holding but you can't review holding is just plain dumb.

The onside kick with 10 guys on the field is another really stupid interpretation of the rules. The rule is so you don't overload one side (we didn't). Just stupid....

The flags on Clayborn and Jarrett REALLY looked like the refs were trying to steer that game IMO.

They definitely need to clarify that kick rule. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen/heard of in football. 

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8 hours ago, PokerSteve said:

To me it was clear the refs were operating under the assumption the Falcons were the worst of the two teams, had a history of committing a lot of penalties and would therefore be the team they would need to watch closely for any and all infractions. An inclination which I believe most every zebra crew in the league follows religiously on a seasonal, every-gotdam-game basis I might add. <_<:argh:

Well said Ps

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8 hours ago, The Don™ said:

Definitely felt at times we weren't getting any calls and 49ers getting some soft calls. Ryan hit late a couple times. Hooper hit helmet to helmet. Jimmy G with two bogus RTP calls. I'm sure I'm missing some. The announcers slobbering all over Kittles jock. I'm surprised we won that game because it felt like a "we're going to find a way" to lose type of game. Especially after the Barner fumble and TD.

There was also the blatant holding on Julio that was neither called for holding or for pass interference in the end zone.

This win was rather satisfying to me. All the no-calls and bad calls going against the Falcons, yet the players kept playing and pulled it out. I was just going on last week about how Quinn's team couldn't handle adversity, but that was not the case in this game. The mindset for the Falcons was a determined one. 

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10 hours ago, PokerSteve said:

To me it was clear the refs were operating under the assumption the Falcons were the worst of the two teams, had a history of committing a lot of penalties and would therefore be the team they would need to watch closely for any and all infractions. An inclination which I believe most every zebra crew in the league follows religiously on a seasonal, every-gotdam-game basis I might add. <_<:argh:

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The refs did everything they could to give the 9ers a win. If I was a millionaire I’d hire someone to do some investigating like they did w FIFA. What red blooded American TRULY BELIEVES there is no bias, favoritism or bribery or just plain overall phuckery going on in the nfl? I’ll wait. 
 

in this game alone the penalty on clayborn for low hit was ####### so was Jarrets and of course the tug of julios jersey was bs not to mention penalizing us for not having enough men on the field for onside kick (if offense scores on a defense w only 10 on the field it still counts for the offense) oh and why were there so many issues w the clock the first one was the dead give away something was up but had Quinn not burned the time out the second time to preserve those precious seconds then we LOSE THE GAME so let’s also give Quinn some kudos for clock management when it’s due

 

**** the refs and this corrupt **** that’s going on

 

end of rant 

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4 hours ago, VTCrunkler said:

Did the nfl get rid of the rule where the defense gets the ball back if the offense looses possession out the back of the end zone?

No, they discussed it at the owners meetings during the off-season but did not change it.  I think 95% of people agree it is a dumb rule, I think the bigger discussion is what is the alternative?  Bring it back to the 1 yard line? 10? 25 like a touchback?  Loss of down penalty?  10 second run off if under two minutes?

I think it will get changed at some point, just a matter of what to.

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4 hours ago, VTCrunkler said:

Did the nfl get rid of the rule where the defense gets the ball back if the offense looses possession out the back of the end zone?

I’m pretty sure that’s still in effect. I know it happened last year in the New Orleans/Carolina game. Not sure if that’s happened this year at all. 

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3 hours ago, 4dabirds said:

There was also the blatant holding on Julio that was neither called for holding or for pass interference in the end zone.

This win was rather satisfying to me. All the no-calls and bad calls going against the Falcons, yet the players kept playing and pulled it out. I was just going on last week about how Quinn's team couldn't handle adversity, but that was not the case in this game. The mindset for the Falcons was a determined one. 

We beat Kyle Shanahan, the Niners and the referees on the road! :)

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2 hours ago, TheFalcoholic said:

 Even Quinn was racing down the sideline screaming after this no call on Sherman. We got the ultimate revenge though: sending them home in the playoffs.

A lot of people get on Quinn for not chewing out the referees but he did that day. Quinn hasn't done it since. I can't help but to wonder if Arthur Blank told DQ not to do that. Mike Smith had a similar outburst when Matt Ryan got a late hit in 09. It never happened again. makes me think someone got on them.

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I was surprised that they reviewed and reversed the Julio catch at the end. The announcers said it was a mandatory review but no touchdown was called. I know any reviews come from the booth after the 2 minute warning but what requires a review in that instance? I was pitching a school kid fit and explaining to my wife how they'd just completed the screw job on the Falcons by calling the Hooper catch a no catch then calling Julio short when surprisingly they reviewed it. Is there a rule that you must review the last play?

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