Re: Superbowl XLIV: Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints @ Sun Life Stadium
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
Snide commentary aside, as I watched the play, he had possession, broke the plane, and lost possession again.
The rules are different because everything after he breaks the plane is a moot point, wheras on the rest of the field the official can continue watching the film to see what happens next as part of his deterimination of "possession"
We're never going to agree on this, so I see no point continuing the discussion further.
A pretty good case could be made that the officials are considering too much of what happens next(or too much longer?) in deciding possession, but it's clear that they do, and the NFL seems to be okay with that the way it is. What probably deserves more attention about that play is that they actually had the right camera angles to get visual evidence that the ball crossed the plane, while they often don't. They need to have that all the time.
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