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Florida Times-Union reporter Michael C. Wright covers the ins and outs of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In this blog, he'll share behind-the-scenes anecdotes not published within the pages of the T-U, in addition to offering up incessant ramblings about nothing such as road trips, crummy hotels and not-so-delicious press box food. Perhaps he'll even delve into serious discussions about NFL issues. So ask questions, participate in conversations, or just learn more about the Jags.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Crew acknowledges mistake on Garrard run

Mike Pereira, the head of officiating for the NFL, admits his crew made a mistake on David Garrard's miraculous fourth-down run in the Jags-Steelers playoff game that allowed the Jaguars to kick the game winning field goal.


Pereira admitted his crew should have flagged the Jaguars for holding. What do you guys think?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hines Ward's facemask on Brian Williams which was not called and led to a touchdown was much more blatant. If you're going to make comments like this on Garrard's run, you can't ignore the rest of the game. The Steelers wouldn't even have been back in the game in the last few minutes if that call had been made on Hines Ward.

April 2, 2008 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Michael C. Wright said...

I didn't make a comment. I posted a link to a story someone else wrote.

April 2, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh i'm not a hater mr. wright, I was referring to those who reported the story (and of course Mike Pereira).

April 2, 2008 at 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the NFL admit that they missed up on several calls against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl a few years back?

April 2, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Anonymous morgan said...

I believe the call would have been on Khalif Barnes, but the way I see it, penalties are missed both ways.. it always evens out.

April 2, 2008 at 11:16 PM  
Anonymous BigCatCountry said...

Funny thing about this is how Coach Tomlin can't really respond to this because of the very strange 3rd and 6 call he made at the end of that game...


April 3, 2008 at 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blatant, painfully obvious, game affecting, can’t believe there was no call holding!!! Neither team was beating the Patriots so it doesn’t really matter.

April 3, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

correct. to ratify the snafu, the jags and steelers should switch positions in the draft.

April 3, 2008 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

They missed calls on Hines Ward all night and now they want to say something like that.

They need to look at the whole game not just Garrard's run!

April 3, 2008 at 3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just listen to how ridiculous your statement is Terri, you think every time a receiver (Hines Ward) was running a pattern he was committing a penalty? How about you watch the Jags line the whole game if you’d like to see several more penalties. I really don’t understand the point of apologizing because it doesn’t change anything and anyone with vision already knew they blew the call!

April 3, 2008 at 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, neither the Jaguars or the Steelers went to the Superbowl this year so does this really even matter? I am a Jaguar fan and yeah there was a mistake made on the hold, there also was a mistake on letting Hines Ward play a dirty game (all game long). Bottom line is the Steelers still had a chance and they tried to run the ball on third and six with a slow QB and he got stopped. Period.

April 4, 2008 at 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bottom line is the Steelers still had a chance and they tried to run the ball on third and six with a slow QB and he got stopped. Period." Maybe if the Steelers offensive line was holding he would of had a 32 yard run as well. What about the steelers first 2 point conversion attempt with the phantom holding call on the center and the facemask on Hines Ward? Anyone? I agree there was a facemask against Ward but after the Jags DB wrapped his arms around him. And the comment that Ward played dirty all game long is unsupported and ridiculous.

April 7, 2008 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good of you to point it out Michael. The people I watched the game with, All JAGS fans, all saw the hold on the replay. Doesn't matter. If you focused on the line the whole game, you'd see many holding calls. At worst, the teams played a good game. We were lucky they were so banged up that week. Anyway, got David G a nice big contract so good for him and us.

April 7, 2008 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Channel 12 showed that run on 3 news casts today and Barnes wasn't holding anyone...the defender had his hands and he broke loose.

I would like to see someone in the media address Ward's blatant face masking and constant running his mouth to start trouble when he wasn't even involved in the play!

April 8, 2008 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Anonymous said... go on back to Pittsburgh!

April 8, 2008 at 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let it go

April 8, 2008 at 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ridiculous comment. Where was his forthrightness after at least 4 blantant missed calls favoring the Colts at Indy last year. Shut up and move on.

April 9, 2008 at 7:15 AM  
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