MCB vs Purdue Pregame Thread

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by CardinalVol, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I get that we were trying to keep Purdue off balance, but it sure seems like a mistake in hindsight
     
  2. IP

    IP "You don't know what it is like in our universe."

    I could dissect all sorts of decisions, but I am focusing on the touchdown taken off the board for no reason. It is all arbitrary and meaningless if a man can just "decide" it doesn't count. If it wasn't this, it would have been something else. Like the one-sided defensive interference calls. Or the no-calls. I get that the game wasn't perfect, but some of you may be underestimating the weight of the officiating's thumb on the scales of the outcome on this one. It was bad, throughout.
     
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  3. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    The third down was the screw, the 4th down was a horrible play.
     
  4. HCKevinSteele

    HCKevinSteele Well-Known Member

    You know the answer, though nobody will ever publicly acknowledge it.
     
  5. ptclaus98

    ptclaus98 Contributor

    I just saw a good point on the topic of forward progress. How was the Purdue TE not stopped with forward progress on that long run, but Jaylen was?
     
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  6. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Hindsight has nothing to do with it. It was pure ignorance to watch seconds running off the clock in that situation with three timeouts.
     
  7. ptclaus98

    ptclaus98 Contributor

    Ah, ok.
     
  8. HCKevinSteele

    HCKevinSteele Well-Known Member

    The other day I said you couldn’t explain some of the worst calls we see in football as just incompetence and I stand by that. You simply cannot explain that call with just incompetence. I don’t know what to call it, other than just flaunting the rules.
     
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  9. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange I need ammunition, not a ride. -V Zelensky.

    Every time I say that around here, all I get is “tOo MaNy PeOpLe CoUlDn’T kEeP qUiEt AbOuT iT”…
     
  10. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange I need ammunition, not a ride. -V Zelensky.

    See my above post…
     
  11. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    It's a simple explanation. Referees have the ability to influence a game to their liking and they do it. All the time. It could be a couple of high schools playing in a cow pasture or a college bowl game played on a cow pasture in an "NFL" stadium, refs influence the game all the time.
     
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  12. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff Thick like Quaker Oats. AKA chubby.

    Anybody have a screen shot of the hold on Tillman?
     
  13. HCKevinSteele

    HCKevinSteele Well-Known Member

    Normally they hide behind judgement though. Is it PI or no? Is it holding or no? This is different as far as that goes. Yes, ref can have judgement on forward progress like my examples, but you have to call it and blow the damn whistle.
     
  14. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    It’s very fair to question, but it’s clearly an intentional strategy, and it might’ve been working before Purdue started faking injuries to slow it down
     
  15. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I thought we were done with “intent to blow” after the NHL changed their rule
     
  16. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Unwritten rule: Forward progress being slowed = forward progress being stopped*

    *when it’s Tennessee
     
  17. CitrusCo.Vol

    CitrusCo.Vol Member

    His jersey got stretched 3 feet.
     
  18. Savage Orange

    Savage Orange I need ammunition, not a ride. -V Zelensky.

    Was at work for most of the game… was keeping up on YT but never saw which conference the officiating crew came from. My guess would be either ACC or Big 12…
     
  19. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Nine seconds to be exact. Timeout should have been called at :40, the second down snap was at :31.
     
  20. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Bogus block in the back call that took away a punt return for a touchdown. Offsetting penalties were called and it led directly to a Pitt touchdown.
     
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