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steelchamp204
10-25-2010, 04:53 PM
DAVIE, Fla. -- A former NFL vice president of officiating says the only mistake made by the crew working the Miami Dolphins-Pittsburgh Steelers game was to initially award a touchdown to Ben Roethlisberger on a pivotal play late in the fourth quarter.


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After that, former league executive Mike Pereira said, the crew handled the situation correctly, despite debate about the subsequent replay review and explanation of the final ruling.

The ruling proved crucial in Miami's 23-22 loss. A Dolphins player emerged from a pile with the ball, and a replay review determined Roethlisberger's TD was instead a fumble.

But because the video didn't provide clear evidence as to which team recovered, Pittsburgh kept the ball and kicked the winning field goal.



You should see the people bitchin about this thread on the baltimore sun lmao.

In the future please post up a link to the article...thanks, - BRC

steelers4life66
10-25-2010, 05:00 PM
DAVIE, Fla. -- A former NFL vice president of officiating says the only mistake made by the crew working the Miami Dolphins-Pittsburgh Steelers game was to initially award a touchdown to Ben Roethlisberger on a pivotal play late in the fourth quarter.


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After that, former league executive Mike Pereira said, the crew handled the situation correctly, despite debate about the subsequent replay review and explanation of the final ruling.

The ruling proved crucial in Miami's 23-22 loss. A Dolphins player emerged from a pile with the ball, and a replay review determined Roethlisberger's TD was instead a fumble.

But because the video didn't provide clear evidence as to which team recovered, Pittsburgh kept the ball and kicked the winning field goal.



You should see the people bitchin about this thread on the baltimore sun lmao.

They prefer you also post links along with any articles. :yellowthumb: It's sad when the B sun has nothing to do but worry about us. Get of our nuts already rats. Then again, ya think they might be worried abut us taking the division.:lol:

K Train
10-25-2010, 05:03 PM
it was a "good" call, since it was immediately called a TD (bad call) they made the right call because the whistles were blown...had this been at the 5 they would have let it play out cause no one would have called a TD and miami would have clearly recovered it....the refs were hasty and ****ed either way....id be PISSED if i was a dolphin fan though and so would all of you because its an iffy rule and an iffy call

coldrolled
10-25-2010, 05:07 PM
the bills should be pissed, they got robbed on a TD and a Strip/Fumble..

no media noise on that, oh yah, it was the ravens that stole a game twice.

lloydfan4life
10-25-2010, 05:23 PM
it was a "good" call, since it was immediately called a TD (bad call) they made the right call because the whistles were blown...had this been at the 5 they would have let it play out cause no one would have called a TD and miami would have clearly recovered it....the refs were hasty and ****ed either way....id be PISSED if i was a dolphin fan though and so would all of you because its an iffy rule and an iffy call

:rofl: yeah, well I'm not a Dolphins fan so I'm not pissed. **** happens and we've had our fair share of ****ed up calls go against us.

Let 'em all cry. Who really cares?

Point is... the refs made the call, not the Steelers. People need to quit their bitchin' and calling the Steelers cheaters. I've heard more than my share of that today and it's getting old.

Miami had FIVE shots inside the redzone and they **** the bed each time. Okay.. only 3 were inside the redzone, the other two were a yard or two outside the RZ. Whatever. They didn't get the job done.

They can cry about the refs right along with the Seahag fans all they want... I won't lose one wink of sleep.

Clevelandsux
10-25-2010, 05:26 PM
Last week, it was James Harrison being a dirty player, this week we cheated. All I know is that we are 5-1.

coldrolled
10-25-2010, 05:28 PM
[QUOTE=lloydfan4life;371884Point is... the refs made the call, not the Steelers. People need to quit their bitchin' and calling the Steelers cheaters. I've heard more than my share of that today and it's getting old.[/QUOTE]

the real killer is that the camera angles down the line were not available.. only the angle from the back of the end zone, i still feel if there was a goal line camera, ben had the ball over by a half inch or more before it came loose.. they should have called inconclusive since they only had the one angle. we had 6.. :cope:

they called TD.

Steel Trap86
10-25-2010, 05:34 PM
lol i would have absolutely loved to see some seahawks fans reaction to big ben diving head first in the endzone for another controversial TD, had it been called one :lol:

steelersbabex25
10-25-2010, 06:35 PM
It was the right call..I wouldn't say it was a good call because it never should have come to that. They should have let it play out but hey, it got us a win so I'm not complaining.

Troyisabeast_43
10-25-2010, 06:49 PM
Miami also committed a personal foul on two plays before the Ben play where when one of their players threw Heath Miller out of bounds which advanced the ball from the 10 down to the 5 yard line. So that's another thing the Fins fans can look at as well instead of blaming the refs. How about not letting Emmanual Sanders to run the kickoff back to midfield on that same drive, or stopping Mewelde Moore on 3rd and 5 and not letting him pick up 20 plus yards on a little dump off check down pass?? Or how about actually driving down the field on the last drive when you had over 2 minutes left and try to get in FG range to win the game?? Miami failed and failed miserably on each of those plays and that's why they lost not the play in the end zone with Ben. Of course the Miami players and fans will totally overlook all this because it had nothing to do with why they lost it was ALLLL the Ben play in the end zone and nothing that occured before or after that play happened...

steelersbabex25
10-25-2010, 06:54 PM
Miami also committed a personal foul on two plays before the Ben play where when one of their players threw Heath Miller out of bounds which advanced the ball from the 10 down to the 5 yard line. So that's another thing the Fins fans can look at as well instead of blaming the refs. How about not letting Emmanual Sanders to run the kickoff back to midfield on that same drive, or stopping Mewelde Moore on 3rd and 5 and not letting him pick up 20 plus yards on a little dump off check down pass?? Or how about actually driving down the field on the last drive when you had over 2 minutes left and try to get in FG range to win the game?? Miami failed and failed miserably on each of those plays and that's why they lost not the play in the end zone with Ben. Of course the Miami players and fans will totally overlook all this because it had nothing to do with why they lost it was ALLLL the Ben play in the end zone and nothing that occured before or after that play happened...

:yesnod: they were discussing that on PTI. It's not like this happened to you in last 10 seconds of the game. You have over 2 minutes. Stop your whining, line up, and drive 50 yards to kick a field goal. Pretty standard operating procedure if you ask me.

Troyisabeast_43
10-25-2010, 06:55 PM
They prefer you also post links along with any articles. :yellowthumb: It's sad when the B sun has nothing to do but worry about us. Get of our nuts already rats. Then again, ya think they might be worried abut us taking the division.:lol:

Baltimore should be more worried about the fact that they almost lost to a winless Bills team at home yesterday and had to do everything they possibly could do to come back and win that game. I wouldnt be worrying about the Steelers Ravens fans if your team barely got by the Bills who have yet to win a game that's not a very good sign for your team...

BlitzburghRockCity
10-25-2010, 07:29 PM
Mike Pereira is right, based on the fact that call was ruled a TD and the whistle had blown, the officials handled it correctly. If 1 official felt it was a TD then he was right to blow the whistle. A situation like this almost never happens, obviously, so I'm sure they'll address it in the future.

You can't tell Miami fans that, all they think is that it cost them the game...whatever! How bout your first 2 possessions in the red zone where you got 2 FG's, idiots!

steelers4life66
10-25-2010, 08:21 PM
Hers the link BRC. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5726781

igor0190
10-25-2010, 11:04 PM
1. The rule was called correctly as written. It will likely be changed to allow the play to continue even after a TD is ruled. Let the fumble play out. Still no guarantee who recovered that ball.

2. The Phin Phanatic had an article telling their own fans to suck it up because Miami did not deserve to win that game anyways. http://phinphanatic.com/2010/10/25/phins-loss-not-on-refs

3. The Rat-turds fans should stop their whining because they were outplayed by the Bills and were lucky that the refs didn't blow that fumble in overtime dead because of forward progress. The Bills were marching and Lindell would likely have ended it.

Dobre Shunka
10-27-2010, 02:00 AM
It was the right call.

LarryNJ
10-27-2010, 08:50 AM
I really can't stand when anyone whines about the refs or makes excuses for anything. Every team gets call their way and against them. There's no conspiracies going on. One of our founding fathers said it well:

"He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else." ~Benjamin Franklin

Moondog
10-27-2010, 10:40 AM
What we have here with all the whining and crying all comes down to that bitter human emotion: envy. The Steelers are a team that has been on top in one way, shape, or form for a long time so the haters will cling to any little kernel in order to try to discredit the Steeler's achievements. The crying and whining is more a reflection on the haters and what they are all about than it is the Steelers. It's as simple as that.