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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: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:27 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

stop whining about the number of penalties- 6 were offsides (and there were a few borderline ones, the Phillips' sack being another).  jammer wasn't looking at all at the ball on that PI call, he wasn't interfering, but face-guarding the WR will get called every time.  plenty of penalties were called on both teams, the only disparity was the jets didn't jump offsides 10,000 times.  chargers were outgained in terms of yardage, had a return game that constantly gave them bad field position (behind the 20), had two turnovers in the 4th quarter, and allowed the jets to carry the time of possession throughout the game.  even when they had the lead, their first TD was a fluky bounce for 6.  their high octane O put all of 14 points up on only two real drives, besides that it was punts and picks.  quit complaining and learn how to put together a two minute drive and maybe you'll beat a team with more than one win on the year.

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 9:14 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

any time there is contact past 5 yards with the QB still in the pocket and the DBs arent playing the ball its a penalty. It seemed anytime there was a replay aired showing chargers recievers downfield they were being held, bumped or pushed. By the time the "Mysterious Sanchez 1st Down" happened one the the commentators was even complaining.

I dont usually about refs (not since the Houchili call anyway) but I was quite disappointed with the officiating in this game. 
Really, not even the Raiders commit 12 penaltys on defense in a game 

Since: Nov 26, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:52 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

I agree 100%...and we're too deep into the season to blame the lockout.  At 4-2 we're shaky at best.  Wasn't Norv supposed to do what Marty couldn't?  We're still waiting...and I have little confidence that's it's going the right direction.  I honestly wasn't expecting to beat the Jets just because of our recent past against them but we should have beat them yesterday and we totally pissed it away.  Rivers better start showing the will to win we've seen the past few seasons or we may only win a couple more games this year and heads better roll.

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:52 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Revis didn't have any controversial no calls in that game. Revis is on his own level, and when you are on your own level sometimes you get the benefit of the doubt. Be classy charger fans you lost because your qb did nada in the second half. What a bunch of whiners. Imagine if the jets lost and cried about the refs all day. The whole NFL fan base would be all over them. Just take your loss and go home.

Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:30 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

okay lets be friggin honest here!sandiego is as good as their qb.....who like sandiego is yearly overated! from coach to players.they completely blew the game and the jets earned it!!!!!!!is it true that revis and a.c dont get called for nearly enough pass interference,calls.they get away with murder in this evry single game this year there has been suspect no-calls on revis!!!!!!!!!!!to say sandiego shoulda won the game is bullshhhhht!!!they choked and jets came up big and showed the balls they needed to.sandiego sucks and always will!!!!!!beiieve i hate the jets as much as anyone but they for sure were the better team and deserved that game!!!

Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:23 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

This crew does call way too many penalties but they were called both ways. There was no bias just a lot of ticky tack penalty calls which were ridiculous but called on both teams and did not cost the Chargers the game. The Chargers just fell apart in the second half. 

Since: Dec 26, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:22 pm

Never Mind The Phantom P.I. Call Jammer!

Put simply, and I am very embarassed to admit, that my team the Chargers imploded into a black hole in the second half of yesterday's game. I blame everyone - non-'"elite" QB Phillip Rivers who can't throw short nor long passes. The offensive line that wasn't. The sieve-like D-line (with the exception of Shaun Phillips - he's a truck). Are these guys playing flag football??? Where are the good tackles? Where is the intensity guys?

I know it all points down to the rock-headed coach named Norv Turner. What is he doing as a coach in the NFL when he can't even call a decent 2-minute drills? Short passes to the slot or tight end? Give me a break! Back in the days Dan Fouts can be blindfolded and show both Rivers and Turner how to run a 2-minute drill down the sideline. They have the receivers to do it - just not the coach nor QB to gut it through. Too bad. So long Superbowl dreams...

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:07 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

The fact remains that Chargers' coach Norv Turner cannot win big games, regular season or in the playoffs!!  And his team appears to lack discipline with all those offside penalties, and were terrible in the 2-minute drill to end the game vs. the Jets!  Phillip Rivers looked like he didn't know what do do with time running out.  Even Tony Dungy commented on national TV after the game that a veteran QB and veteran team like the Chargers have no excuse for losing like that and the way the last two minutes were handled.  A Super Bowl contender, albeit 4-2 now,?  Makes even avid Chargers wonder just what this team is doing in crunch time!!

Since: Nov 27, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 8:00 pm

Refs adore Revis

Jammer is correct.  I watched the game.  Revis has to scissor kick a receiver in the neck to get called por PI.  Jammer just has to breath on someone, and he gets flagged.  The Refs are clearly convinced Revis is incapable of pass interference.

Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 7:55 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

The Patsies are 0-2 against the jets in the playoffs right? and didnt they get beat by the chargers too? no wonder you would love to see both teams skip out on the playoff's, because you would be out of 3 of the top 5 teams in the AFC...the Paytonless Colts, the 2-0 Jets, and a Strong Chargers team leaving you with what...Oakland? Pittsburg? Baltimore.

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