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Old 11-22-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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No doubt the officiating was very suspect in this game and played a factor. However, Detroit had too many chances to win this game so they have a lot of ownership in this loss.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Stupid rule on the coach reaction. I'm OK with the 15 yd. unsportsmanlike - but to negate the ability to even look at the play makes no sense to me.

Schwartz admitted he blew it though - so hey, he lost his head and they paid for it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Stupid rule on the coach reaction. I'm OK with the 15 yd. unsportsmanlike - but to negate the ability to even look at the play makes no sense to me.

Schwartz admitted he blew it though - so hey, he lost his head and they paid for it.
I think they put that rule in because guys like Mike Tice were throwing like 8 challenge flags in the 4th quarter as a way to get himself cheap timeouts. As far as not reviewing the play- yeah, I don't get that. The objective is supposed to be to get the call right.

That said, although it was pretty bad that no official saw the RB's knee and/or arm touch the ground, since they didn't, they did exactly the right thing. They're supposed to swallow their whistles and let replay correct them. Like you said, Schwartz lost his head (gee, I wonder why some Lions players lack impulse control) and denied his team justice.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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The Pettigrew fumble furiated me the most of all the unfortunate plays/calls yesterday.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: The 719
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My dad had mentioned seeing an elbow down. Didn't look for that one. I was trying to see if it was one of those deals where he rolled onto someone else and his knees never touched. It was close enough to take to instant replay. I hate when instant replay can't be used properly on a technicality.

Great effort that should have been in the win column for the Lions.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Cook County
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If Schwartz didn't know the rule, fine. Would've still been bad. But to say, yeah I knew it but I'm a hot head with no self control (paraphrasing obv) is pretty damning. No way he keeps his job unless the lions win out and somehow make a playoff run at 9-7. But that's pretty far fetched in this years NFC
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Especially when Smith, Falcons coach got nailed on the same thing not long ago. I thought it interesting in the Jets game (if you can call it that), Rex waited to throw a flag on a scoring play, which was overturned anyways.

I don't like Rex but he held off, smart choice. Watching Schwartz even before the infamous handshake issue, he seems high strung like he's always waiting to pounce. I think he should be gone, but we're talking Lions here.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Forsett admitted he was down after seeing the video after the game but said he wasn't sure during the play.
The rule is stupid but it's not the first nor the last -- tuck rule, Calvin Johnson continuation rule, etc. -- and the Lions had plenty of chances to win in OT.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Forsett admitted he was down after seeing the video after the game but said he wasn't sure during the play.
The rule is stupid but it's not the first nor the last -- tuck rule, Calvin Johnson continuation rule, etc. -- and the Lions had plenty of chances to win in OT.
The Lions are not off the hook and rightly share some blame. Players, coaches and fans, however, have the right to fair and accurate officiating from referees and a rulebook that makes sense.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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I knew even last year that Schwartz was not the guy who was going to take this extremely talented Lions team to the Super Bowl. He simply does not have control of his team. He's probably a good assistant coach, but not a good head coach. They need to bring in a proven winner, or someone who's going to get the most out of his players. They need to do it ASAP. There's no excuse for wasting the talent they have.
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