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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 20, 2010
Posted on: October 24, 2011 3:05 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

The article says it's "tough to dispute" neutral zone infractions, though the television replay very clearly showed that at least two of the flags for offsides were erroneous and should have been called false starts on the offense.  On one of the them, the right offensive guard moved so much that it's difficult to believe none of the officials saw it. 

To the Jets fan who stated that the better team won, why is it that it took several bad calls AT HOME, in a 10 a.m. game for the visitors, to BARELY be able to hang on for the win?  How does that make your team the better one?  That's just homerism on a mega-level. 

Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 3:01 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Steelers2007 - "farmer ted...your pretty fucking stupid"

If you're going to post a comment regarding somebody's intelligence you should at least use correct grammar... If you read this and don't know what I'm talking about please respond back and I'll point you in the direction of a good grade school for you to contact.

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 3:01 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Where the hell is Iowa?  that some Indian reservation in Wester New York or something?

Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:58 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

How did you get a repuation of 99 with comments like this?  Where is CBS monitoring?  Wow.  I can't believe you are from the same state I am.  Although I do see that you are an Iowa State fan, so that makes more sense.

Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:54 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

Everybody who's a fan of the NFL, no matter what team you support, if Ron Winter and his crew is doing your game, you're guarenteed a flag-fest for sure.

Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:49 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

I had no rooting interest in this game either.  That being said I know from the time I was a little kid I have always heard that the teams are so close that three or four plays decide the outcome of the game.  Funny how it always seems that the game officials make at least three or four calls a game that defy logic.  Funnier still is how a league that has embraced instant replay can still manage to get calls wrong.  I don't know whether it happens or not, but I do know if you want to fix a game its easier to pay a couple refs then 22 players.

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:44 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

wisconsin is trashy.....ya and Queens is gorgeous haha.  clown

Since: Oct 17, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:42 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

maybe they should make PI penaltys reviewable, that way people will stop blaming officials for losses instead of their own team for playing like crap

Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:36 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

classy post.  You have to have some mind to come up with something like that.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: October 24, 2011 2:35 pm

Chargers say refs didn't call fair game

farmer ted...your pretty fucking stupid

drink that green kool-AID, it will make you a fat ass like your lard ass coach, it will also give you a foot fetish, have fun fucking your daddy with foot fungus on your dick

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