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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 25, 2010
Posted on: October 25, 2011 1:00 am

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

If there is money involved the ref's will change the game - remember the new england snow job. or the 03 play offs colts and pats. the point spread is all that matters in some games no matter who is playing. welcome to modern day football. It has no soul, but still fun to watch sometimes

Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:53 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

I saw the Jet left tackle move first on one of those off sides.  Not one time did the offense get called.  I absolutely agree.  Bad calls are a part of every game.  In this game I saw linsemen boisterously giving signals and playing to the crowd.  Customary procedure is to tell the referee and let him make the call.  I can't think of a single questionable call on NY.  I saw an SD defensive lineman get tackled on the last drive with no call.  It was obviously biased.  The coach and several players not mentioned in this article were outspoken about this.  Fines will be assigned.  People don't risk fines for nothing.  It was a lot more reality that frustration.  Ron Winter's crew was horrible.  I got the definite impression that it was personal.

Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:48 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

The Jets just beat the Pats in the playoffs 

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:21 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Is this soposed to be a history lesson?
How many tims have the Jets beat the pats this season?

Atricle is not even about Pats & you have to hate on them.

Real Classy. I'd expect no less from a Jets fan.     

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 11:12 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Right genius.  But Weddle's quote had nothing to do with penalties.  So now what?

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:57 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

The bottom line's NEW YORK, you'll never see a fair called game in NEW YORK or even if NEW YORK travels to your city to play. 

NEW YORK should be in a league of it's own and let the rest of the NFL play for real. 

Since: Aug 1, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:40 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

So, when Jim Nance and Phil Sims say that two of those pass interference calls were questionable and one was down right fraudulent, what should we think?

Remember CBS posters, the Network is shelling out large money for an entertainment spectacle, not a history lesson.

The Chargers should have played better and blitzed the Hell out of Mark Sanchez after the first bogus call.  The Refs would have got back on the straight and narrow.  If closing down the Chargers Secondary would have resulted in stretcher bearers taking Sanchez off the field, it would not have happened.

Why is a professional sport being played in New Jersey when Las Vegas is banned from having them?  Hmmmm........ 


Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:20 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Quentin Jammer, great name.  
Maybe some bad calls (every game has them) but Chargers did nothing on offense in 2nd half.  Typical of how Rivers flows against Jets.   

Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 10:19 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Hey moron....there's no such thing as faceguarding in the NFL.....It's not a penalty!!!!  Even the announcers said if anything that was offensive interference on Holmes!!!

Since: Jan 5, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:37 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

True, Rivers needs to get his act together.
Also true, are the 2 horrible pass interference calls on the Bolts id the seconed half. Both extended drives on punting situations.
Bothe resulted in points for the New Jersey Jets. 1 on Spikes...and a terrible one on Jammer.
Had the one on Jammer not been called. It would have been SD Ball at about their own 35, down by 3 , with 4 minutes left.
Ref's blew it bad. A potential game changer, when coupled with the spikes PI, it was too much to overcome for most any team...
inclusing the Jets if it happened to them.

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