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eastbayblue
01-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Was anyone confused about the way the Giants played on that last drive before halftime.
On a 3rd and 1 which should have been a first down, except for the fact that the booth inexplicably didn't review the play and Coughlin didn't call a timeout or ask for a measurement.
Now this from the Post "<font color="#0000FF">You werenít alone if you thought it was a strange call when Eli Manning, on third-and-1 in the closing minutes of the second quarter, threw incomplete downfield to Hakeem Nicks. On the previous play, Manning hit Nicks for 9 yards and Manning admitted he thought he had picked up a first down.</font><div style="overflow: hidden; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); text-align: left; text-decoration: none; border: medium none;">
Anyway, in retrospect nit a big deal but we can't leave points on the board like that against GreenBay.
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bELIeve_in_Giants
01-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Eli saw where Nicks caught the ball - well past the 1st down marker and never looked over to see that it was still 3rd down as he was in hurry up mode. Not sure why no one on the sideline questioned it though. Mistakes all around for sure. Luckily didn't affect the outcome

jomo
01-09-2012, 12:16 PM
i heard Eli address this specifically. He said that it was a mistake and it was on him, he should have known better. His recount of the sequence was that he thought they had made the first down. The play call affirmed that in his head because it was also a first down type of call especially with the hurry up worked in there as well. He said that coupling the play call with what he thought was a first down from Nicks, he never thought it was third and short.

What he didn't say was that the coaching staff also had to believe it was a first down right through the snap or they would have called time out to regroup.

eastbayblue
01-09-2012, 12:55 PM
I wouldn't expect Eli to know it wasn't a 1st down but certainly the coaching staff should have seen that and called a timeout, we had 2 or 3 left.

TroyArcher
01-09-2012, 01:07 PM
I have a simple question. What was the moron in the replay booth doing? That is his only job to do. everyone watching the play knew it was a horrible spot. Even Aikman &amp; Buck. Inexcusable of the replay booth not to call for a review.

eastbayblue
01-09-2012, 02:00 PM
I have a simple question. What was the moron in the replay booth doing? That is his only job to do. everyone watching the play knew it was a horrible spot. Even Aikman &amp; Buck. Inexcusable of the replay booth not to call for a review.

Exactly, again, another horribly officiated game!

repeatchamps
01-09-2012, 02:13 PM
Well Eli said heplayed it likeit was 1st and 10. Coughlinwas quoted after the game as sayingEli knew it was 3rd and 1. So based on this what shall we believe other than the indisputable, undebatable fact that the refs screwed the spotup?