DOLPHINS: Karma is a bitch
ldouglas at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 09:22:41 GMT 2009
Great find. that's what I thought. They ruled incomplete based on him
not completing the catch but the review was only to see if JT got it
before it hit the ground.
On 11/16/09, Salas, Randy <Randy.Salas at startribune.com> wrote:
> Danny wrote:
>>>>Can someone explain what happened with the JT interception, as in why
>>>> they brought the ball back? I never heard them say there was a whistle,
>>>> so why was it blown dead at the spot? I never heard a good explanation
>>>> for that.<<<
> >From the Herald:
> UPON FURTHER REVIEW . . .
> In the wake of one of the more bizarre overturned challenges in the NFL,
> head referee Tony Corrente explained after Sunday's game why his crew ruled
> Taylor intercepted a pass that was initially ruled incomplete.
> Taylor, on the play that led to a touchdown late in the second quarter,
> picked up the ball after it came loose from Bucs wide receiver Michael
> Clayton's arms, and ran it into the end zone. A whistle never blew, but the
> refs eventually met and ruled it a dropped pass.
> Then, after a review, Corrente ruled it an interception.
> ``By rule, if he's going to the ground to complete a catch, he has to
> maintain possession of the ball completely through the entire process of
> hitting the ground and thereafter showing control,'' Corrente said. ``As he
> went to the ground, basically right when he went to the ground, the ball
> popped out and went right into the arms of [Taylor]. The ball had never
> touched the ground.''
> Because an incomplete pass that's overturned into an interception cannot be
> advanced, Taylor was not rewarded with a touchdown. But it was enough to
> allow Miami to score.
> Upon the overturned call, Bucs coach Raheem Morris was flagged for
> unsportsmanlike conduct, which he later regretted.
> ``This loss is solely on me,'' Morris said. ``End of the half, a personal
> foul on the head coach is unacceptable. I used the wrong type of language to
> the official. I'm completely guilty.''
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