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Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Posted on: October 24, 2011 12:17 pm
Q. Jammer blamed the officials in San Diego's loss (US Presswire).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You can forgive fans (well, almost forgive them) for complaining about referees and thinking (no, truly believing) that the officials are out to screw over their teams for whatever reason. Maybe players think that way too, but it’s uncommon to hear a player emote the things that Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer said after the Jets 27-21 victory against San Diego.

"I don't have to say anything about what the refs did -- everyone saw how the calls went," Jammer said, via the New York Post.

Then, of course, Jammer went on to say many things about what the refs did, especially when he was asked if the officiating was consistent.

“Yeah -- consistently bad,” he said. “No way it was called fairly. No way. Not at all. It wasn't called fairly at all. Maybe I'm being biased, but I'm just judging off what I saw. It wasn't a fair game called."

Well, yeah. Jammer is biased. His team lost a game it felt it should have won. Quarterback Philip Rivers and the offense did nothing in a 2-minute drill at the end of the game, and the Chargers fell to a Jets team that managed to score its biggest win of the season.

Jammer made the point that the Chargers had zero penalties called on them in their previous game, but then got nailed 13 times for 95 yards vs. the Jets, who were penalized eight times for 60 yards.

"How does a team just get sloppy like that the very next game?" he said. "The answer is, it doesn't."

Well, that’s ludicrous. Every team has the ability to get sloppy. Look at the Ravens, who are 4-1 and one of the favorites in the AFC but looked terrible in Week 2 against the Titans. With the exception of the Packers, teams can look great one week and crappy the next (it’s called parity, baby, and the NFL loves it!). Teams can avoid penalization one week and get tagged with 13 the next game.

Is that so difficult to believe, especially when five of those flags were for either offside or neutral zone infractions, a penalty that’s tough to dispute? Apparently so. Therefore, the officials get placed in the crosshairs.

“They were bad,” safety Eric Weddle said. “Really bad.”

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Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:33 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

The game was called poorly both ways - it was obvious.  Let's not forget the TD taken back on the holding call and the non-existent pass interference by Leonard against Gates at the goal-line which resulted in a Chargers TD.

That being said - the better team won in the end.  They are better on paper and were better on the field yesterday.

Moving on.  This is the first game all season that the Jets showed up for and performed the way everyone expects they should, and its about time. Maybe they can still get that home playoff game after all.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:32 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

what announcers were you listening too?  Clearly not the TV announcers, they never said a word about Revis.  Maybe the Hometown radio guys in San Diego didnt like it.  Jets are better then the Chargers.  They have beaten them twice in the post season on the road and came back down 11 twice.  like it or not your team cant win a big game, and your coach is horrible.  

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:29 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

If you think NFL games are fixed stop watching and wasting your time.  Jets made adjustments and were the better team.  Did they get some calls absolutley. You want to blame the refs for that last drive the Chargers put together? 

Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:29 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Hey Jetsfan10 how many wins you got? Revis was getting away with murder. Even the anouncers were commenting on the bad calls.

Since: Sep 15, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:28 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:23 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Hey Jammer and Weddle!!! How bout a whinekin and some french cries??

Are you hurt?? Should we call the whaaaaaambulance???

Run on home to your mama boy. Sorry the big bad zebras picked on you.

Jets came back off of the ropes and beat you.

Take it like a man, not like a pig-tailed little girl.

Drink the green Kool-AID. It makes you manly in defeat.
Spoken with the type of class I'd expect out of a Jets fan.  Thanks for perpetuating the belief that NY fans are simply poor sports whether they win or lose.

Not a Chargers fan, AT ALL, but I watched the game and while I don't agree that the refs were picking on the Chargers intentionally I certainly can agree that they called the game in NY's favor.
That is an un-biased opinion as I could care less for either team.
That PI call on Jammer?  Ludicrous.

Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:18 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

I hate it when fans whine about the referees, and I hate it even more when players whine.  That being said, it does seem as though the refs call pass interference one way for Revis and a different way for every other player in the NFL.  That dude gets away with a lot of stuff.

Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:13 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

While I didn't see this game, I do believe refs are biased on the field, and have made bad calls on purpose. However, I will also say that it's not that they are being paid off, or have personal abitions (i.e. gambling, i.e. NBA refs). The first reason is the refs are in a constant hostile territory if they call the game down the line and the home team loses. In fact most 'bad calls' favor the home team, as said refs don't like garbage thrown at them on thier way home from the stadium, or death threats (Philadelphia especially) from fans.

The other issue refs have is the NFL has desire to keep the marquee teams apart from the non-marquee. This may seem Area 51ish to most but I do believe in it somewhat and it can be backed up. The best example and to remove my own bias as the Panthers have been vicitimized by this for years, is the Seahawks vs. Steelers game in the Super Bowl. The calls always favored the Steelers in a game they should NOT have won. As much as I like Big Ben he didn't get that TD, and several calls hamstrung the 'Hawks to keep them from scoring. IF the game was called fairly the Seahawks win thier first Super Bowl. However in terms of prized 'franchise' the Steelers, and the NFC East teams are well and above in the prestige, fan, media, and marketing arenas. 'Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Champions' T-shirts and merchandise wouldn't get a 10th of the profits 'Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl Champions' would.

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:10 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

After reading further and some other peoples posts. I am guessing the calling was just as bad in the second half as it was in the first. 

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:08 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

I did not watch the second half of this game, but I do know in the first half, it seemed everytime the whiney Jets threw there hands up for a flag, the flag was then thrown. It was pretty outrageous if you ask me. It did not really count for much since the Chargers were winning and outplaying the Jets the entire first half. Was it as bad in the second half? 

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