Last night on NFL Network, VP of NFL Officials Dean Blandino stated he didn't believe that Ben Roethlisberger's lateral during the last play of the game would have been ruled a forward lateral because there wouldn't have been enough indisputable visual evidence to support that ruling.
Is he kidding me? I saw it as a forward lateral the first time I saw it on replay.
Now he cannot argue that there were not enough visual yardlines in the area to support "indisputable" as the hash marks were clearly visible and can be used as a guide.
Common sense and trust in your own eyesight should prevail here.
I am sure, if it came down to it, Referee John Parry would have utilized his common sense and trusted his eyesight.
As for Mr. Blandino, he has got to be dropping some Visine or Clear Eyes, because there is no way to tell that he is stoned.
Dolfan since 12/25/1971