Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
> From The New York Times:
> DOLPHINS 30, JETS 25: Dolphins Leave Jets at a Loss
> Despite three touchdowns from Mark Sanchez and six sacks by the
> defense, the Jets still lost to Miami for the second time in 20 days.
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So, in the first shot, Feeley has the arrow pointed to him. He made two tackles and was a dancing fool.
He's generally right, but I think that in this case it still may not have made a difference. The whistle blew and some players made no effort to get to the ball.
Therefore with no clear recovery it likely still woulda been miami ball.
But in any case sparano was smart in running a quick play.
Phil Simms made a comment about this being a muff and he was right. But the officials got it wrong. It was inside of 2 minutes so the "Dave Casper rule" was in place. That is only the player who fumbled can advance it.
It was ruled jets ball 5 yards up the field. It should have moved back to the spot of the fumble and it would be 1st and 10 from there.
Yes it's quirky and doesn't happen often.
Sunday, November 01, 2009
to fumble, but the ref ruled him down. Miami hurried to the line
before a challenge could be made.
Seems simple enough. But what really happened?
By ruling the play dead, and saying it was not a fumble, the ref "blew
the whistle" and play stopped. Anything that happened after that was
So if the Jets had challenged it, the best they could hope for was
that it was indeed a fumble; but with no change of possession.
In other words, Miami hurrying to the line really only helped with
momentum because the jets were momentarily confused.