mikus wrote:I need to vent.
So pissed off right now. First off, the refs -- Hochuli's crew -- were terrible tonight. A HUGE blown call on the Reggie Bush fumble where there clearly was a face-mask. Costs the Saints field position, at least a FG try by Gramatica. No guarantee that he would have made it, but still ...
And that brings me to my second point. Gramatica! Geez how terrible he was tonight. He makes a kick that no one expected, and shanks two others. Pissed off at his goofy butt right now.
I am so mad!!!
The missed facemask was not as blatant at full speed as it was in slow motion. The guy had it for a split second and then let go (to knock the ball out). Definately a missed call, but I've been seeing one of these a game it seems...not sure why. I initially thought the AP fumble/non-fumble should have been a fumble, but after Hochuli said it was still in his hand, I did notice he appeared to still have a firm grip on it until his knee hit the ground and jarred the ball loose. I think that was the right call after replay.
So aside from the one really costly missed call, I don't think you can say the refs had a bad game. If anything, NO was wearing out their flags. It was penalties and dropped passes that hurt NO more than anything. And missed field goals...too bad because their defense looked great considering Minnesota's big plays on offense both looked like an accident.