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The NFL ... just doesn't care.
Officiating is not about getting it right ... it's about absolute power.
Absolute omnipotent power corrupts absolutely.
The home team has an absolute advantage over instant
replay & by definition that gives the home field an absolute advantage
over a coaches red flag challenges. By rule, the head coach has to throw out
the challenge flag before the next ball is snapped & if no replay is shown
in that stadium, the head coach must risk using his very valuable challenges,
maybe prematurely, without the benefit of seeing any replay. On the other
hand, any incident that occurs on the field that might benefit the home team,
they will get to see every possible camera angle, and maybe multiple replays of
the best camera angle before having to throw that challenge flag.
It is for this reason that the challenge rule must be changed. To give the
away team an equal opportunity at challenging the play, when the challenge flag
is thrown by the head coach, at least five different replay camera angles of the
play must be shown on the on-field screen & in the coaches booth. The
head coach, after these replays, should then be given the opportunity to request that the call on the
play be overturned or be given the opportunity of picking up the flag.
After all, if these games can come down to one play ... shouldn't we get this
On Case Keenum 2nd interception versus the Redskins, it was returned for an
apparent "pick-6" touchdown. By NFL rule, the complete play
should have been reviewed on two counts. All turnovers are to be reviewed
and all scoring plays are to be reviewed. Note, that it doesn't say to
partially review the play ... the entire play is to be reviewed. Instead,
after having "NO STADIUM REPLAY",
it was ruled that the interceptor stepped out at the 2 yard line, where the
resulting fumble was ignored (2nd change of possession). The Redskins
where then allowed to run a play from the 2 yard line which lead to an eventual
touchdown. The play was not fully reviewed because it wasn't ruled a touchdown
& no challenge flag was thrown by Coach Mike Zimmer. Because it was a
clear interception, the play was not reviewed because only the interception part
of the play was considered however by NFL rule, the entire play needed to be
completely reviewed ... not just part of the change in possession. In
other words, the Redskins should never have been given the opportunity of
snapping the ball at the 2 without a complete review of that play.
Instead, no review of the play ever happened. What is
absolutely clear is that if the fumble in the end zone had benefited the home
team, it is clear that replay would have focused on the previously ignored part
of the play ... ad nausium ... to get the call on the field overturned without
having the home team head coach have to throw out his challenge flag as then ...
and only then ... would it be stated that the entire interception play needed to
Much later, the replay of that interception was replayed where "THE
REPLAY" was altered for our viewing pleasure ... because, after all,
it's important to get the story right. What was shown on the field replay
was the interception where the tape was cut as the interceptor reached
approximately the 4 yard line so as not to show what actually happened.
What actually happened was very interesting indeed. Case Keenum, trying to
make up for his futile mistake actually made the tackle on the play. The
problem, of course, is that he made contact at the 4 yard line which resulted in
a second loss of possession (a fumble) that did not go out of bounds at the 2 yard line. Instead, the
ball stayed in bounds and went out of bounds in the end-zone. Although the
interceptor did step out at the 2 yard line as ruled ... he did not have
possession of the ball as the loss of possession began at the 4 yard line.
It is unclear why the coaches in the booth did not respond immediately because
the interceptors immediate BODY
LANGUAGE indicated that a catastrophe
just occurred because it was clear that he knew that he just fumbled the ball
out of the end zone resulting in a touch back ... Minnesota Vikings ball at our
20 yard line 1st & 10.the
clock but on this occasion its in reference
to reading body language..
Allow me to say this directly, where there isn't any misunderstanding of what
needs to be said. No coach that walks the face of this earth is worth a
shit until he is made to officiate a game where everyone on that field could be
in their face in an instant. Said another way no baseball coach can truly
coach baseball of softball until he is made to umpire games. Now let's put
this statement into perspective. There is a play at 2nd base. The
ball hits leather in time and the runner reaches base on-time. As the
umpire making the call you are completely out of position with an absolute
obstructed view. What's the call? The resulting delayed call results
from Body Language.
Now deal with it.
If Mike Zimmer doesn't have some trusted associate in the booth, or on the
field, whose primary role is evaluate body language, then that would be like
having 53 man roster of nothing but Stefon Diggs. I'll explain that later.
You might believe that reading body language is ridiculous & you might
believe that that call at 2nd base was ridiculous but it's not. More can
be discerned from body language than from just about any other method.
That is of fact. In fact, you might have a read on your kickers body
language before a field goal attempt on 4th & 2 in the red zone.
Now for Diggs. There's approximately 4 minutes left on the clock.
He's thrown a wide receiver screen in the flat on the left. He rips off a
big gain where he out-runs Pat Elflein's block that could have resulted in a
touch down. Then to add insult to injury he twirls a dance for us and
steps out of bounds to stop the clock. Any other coach worth his salt
would have immediately benched Diggs as you're not just playing against these
officials ... you're not just playing against the Lion's ... You're playing
against the clock. It's time to grow up as this league is allot more than
just JOHNNY RUN FAST. Simply stated, you've got to know when you have to
stop the clock & you have to know when to keep that clock running.
Now before you make the most incredible mistake of your life, like Atlanta "TIME
MANAGEMENT" did last year, there has be a direct &
unquestioned orders given by Coach Mike Zimmer that leaves absolutely no
question of what that absolute command means. When this fist specific
command is given by Mike Zimmer, you are to get out of bounds to stop the clock
to preserve time. When this second specific command is given by Mike
Zimmer, you are to end every play in bounds & under no circumstances are you
to go out of bounds. In the ART of WAR, the rules of which that
were written centuries ago, it was clearly understood that vague orders resulted
in the destruction armies. Robert E. Lee, the brilliant master of
Chancellorsville, once uttered "take the high ground if
practicable". His subordinate commander then evaluated that the
members under his command were tired & did their duty for the day & then
halted his attack while the defenders of those heights built a defense through
the night to prepare for tomorrows ensuing attack. Thousands of men lost
their lives on that battle field because Robert E. Lee wasn't prepared to draw
his saber & cut his subordinate in half in front of his entire army if his
absolute order wasn't followed without question. It is clear this was the
case because he did not utter an absolute order to take the heights of Little
Round Top of July 1st, 1863.
Every week we hear that Coach Mike Zimmer has a week of preparation to clean up
or clear up things ... points of emphasis ... for the week. Is it any
wonder that John Wooden, of UCLA fame, taught his players how to put on their
socks on the first day of practice every year. His command & his
orders where never questioned. Sure, to a man they thought it was ridiculous,
but in time they understood how every command fit together like pieces of a
puzzle & to a man ... they loved him for it.
When you (Coach Mike Zimmer) put your hands ... taunting Adam Thielen ... where
Adam warned him not to take that stance because he will have no choice but to
fight it out ... Zimmer stated ... "What makes you think that I'd
quit". I'm not sure Zim is prepared to cut someone in half but it is
clear this mock taunt is clearly indicating what he's willing to do for his
players. Coach Zimmer has been preparing for an opportunity ... an event
... and it is clear that he's not willing to lose thousands of men on making
some stupid mistake. Coach Zimmer is no where near perfect ... just like
his players but it is also clear that he's learning every day. I'm just
sick of having to learn those lessons on the worlds greatest stage.
Why is it screaming at me that the order of appearance has not ended yet.
Both Michael Floyd & Teddy Bridgewater still have to major roles to
Teddy, you heart may be torn from you watching Case on the field. Be
prepared, as Case's grasps your chest with all he has left in measured painful
words ... "Finish This". None of us gets to decide what will be
prolog. What will Chicago do ... are they men?
The Viking Ghost Writer
Date: November 25, 2017