Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Seattle Debacle...My View

It's the day after the big mess in Seattle so I want to share my view point on this whole blown up mess.

First let's cover some key game points :

1. The Offensive Line had some issues but Aaron Rodgers has to stop holding the football.
2. MM must run the football... the 5/4 wide stuff is passe and DC have it pegged. Once Benson started pounding things opened up.
3. The "extra" rest after lay offs  is BS. Under MM we suck when we do it.
4. Prevent defense... crap city yet again.

Let's get into officiating for just a second. I have bigger  issues with the sum of all 3 lousy calls . ( PI on Shields, Roughing that negated a INT and the last call )  more then just the end alone.

The officiating is bloody awful league wide this just brought it to the front.

Let's talk about league accountability and the rules shall we ?

Unfair Acts

Commissioner’s Authority

The Commissioner has sole authority to investigate and to take appropriate disciplinary or corrective measures if any club action, nonparticipant interference, or emergency occurs in an NFL game which he deems so unfair or outside the accepted tactics encountered in professional football that such action has a major effect on the result of a game.

No Club Protests

The authority and measures provided for in this section (UNFAIR ACTS) do not constitute a protest machinery for NFL clubs to dispute the result of a game. The Commissioner will conduct an investigation under this section only to review an act or occurrence that he deems so unfair that the result of the game in question may be inequitable to one of the participating teams. The Commissioner will not apply his authority under this section when a club registers a complaint concerning judgmental errors or routine errors of omission by game officials. Games involving such complaints will continue to stand as completed.

Penalties for Unfair Acts

The Commissioner’s powers under this section (UNFAIR ACTS) include the imposition of monetary fines and draft choice forfeitures, suspension of persons involved, and, if appropriate, the reversal of a game’s result or the rescheduling of a game, either from the beginning or from the point at which the extraordinary act occurred. In the event of rescheduling a game, the Commissioner will be guided by the procedures specified above ("Procedures for Starting and Resuming Games" under EMERGENCIES). In all cases, the Commissioner will conduct a full investigation, including the opportunity for hearings, use of game videotape, and any other procedures he deems appropriate.

Green Bay had no chance by rule to win this because the league absolves it's self of "judgmental errors" keep in mind that applies with regular refs not just the replacements. While I agree their awful the meat of the issue is the league is not culpable regardless.

But Mark we have to do something ? You have loudly but the Packers can not dwell on this loss. New Orleans is a team with their back against the wall.

It's a long season that just started. Want to show the league who's boss??? Let's win out and bring home another crown.

Don't bring yourself down to the level of "other" teams fans. Overcome and persevere this debacle.

Let's clean up the O and then crush the Saints !

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