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Vikings' challenge flag goes unnoticed

Posted on: December 28, 2010 8:32 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

The Eagles’ first touchdown of the night – a tightrope catch in the back of the end zone by backup tight end Clay Harbor – was challenged by the Vikings. The call was upheld. The story, however, is what happened on the play before.

Michael Vick scrambled on a third-and-16 then suddenly stopped at the line of scrimmage and rifled a throw down the left side to Jeremy Maclin. Maclin barely had both feet inbounds before his knee touched out of bounds. After considerable deliberation, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier threw his challenge flag. Problem was, the flag hit the field just seconds before the next snap and the officials did not see it.

Ultimately, the blame is on Frazier for taking too long to throw the flag. But Cris Collinsworth astutely pointed out that, based on the location of the coach’s box on the sideline, any challenge flag at the far end of the field is going be difficult for the refs to see. We saw this problem back in the 2006 season opener when Dolphins coach Nick Saban’s challenge flag when unnoticed against the Steelers.

This issue obviously does not happen often. Still, it’s possible the NFL could be inspired to tweak challenge procedures in the future.

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Since: Nov 12, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 1:51 pm
 

Vikings' challenge flag goes unnoticed

Totally agree. An electronic challenge button and beeps every ref on the field.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2010 2:47 am
 

Vikings' challenge flag goes unnoticed

Just give them like a challenge switch they want to challenge a play they just push a button and it gets registered



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2010 11:32 pm
 

Vikings' challenge flag goes unnoticed

Give the coaches one of those things like the cheerleaders use to shoot t-shirts into the stands to toss the challenge flag with.




Since: Nov 25, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2010 10:43 pm
 

Vikings' challenge flag goes unnoticed

Maybe the Eagles now wish that this game had not been played on Tuesday?  What does the Penn. Governor think now? (not that he was ever thinking before that)


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