so i guess its not targeting if its alabama

Discussion in 'Syracuse Football Board' started by orangehomer, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. orangehomer

    orangehomer All Conference

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,500
    Likes Received:
    2,353
    first one dude clotheslines the QB with no call, then a dude totally headhunts their best receiver and no call. yet another joke job by officials.
     
    Ringostar57, SUMBA and pacusewife like this.
  2. CuseOnly

    CuseOnly All American

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,558
    Likes Received:
    3,779
    They called the roughing for the hit on Watson, maybe you weren't watching. The other hit should have been called but was very close.
     
  3. CUSU

    CUSU Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,707
    Likes Received:
    1,988
    Looked clear to me. Helmet to helmet on Williams.
     
  4. CuseOnly

    CuseOnly All American

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,558
    Likes Received:
    3,779
    Couple things...

    1 - He wasn't a defenseless player
    2 - the defender didn't use the crown of his helmet
    3 - You aren't calling the game as a ref in any capacity
     
  5. longislandcuse

    longislandcuse Living Legend

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    18,710
    Likes Received:
    18,774
    The announcers highlighted it twice and called it targeting twice.
     
    Ish88888 and ClkWrkOrange like this.
  6. CUSU

    CUSU Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,707
    Likes Received:
    1,988
    3. I 100% agree with. I can still disagree with a call.

    I'd have to see it again but first contact was clearly helmet to helmet and the defender led with the head.
     
    Macky44 likes this.
  7. DuxburyO

    DuxburyO Walk On

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    27
    The officials aren't calling the dreaded "pants not covering the knees" either. ( circa 1998 vs Tennessee ).
    A few of the bama players are almost wearing shorts out there
     
  8. orangehomer

    orangehomer All Conference

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    2,500
    Likes Received:
    2,353
    he was already being tackled. the second dude came in helmet down and struck him in the head. yeah I'm not a ref, What are you talking about.
     
  9. OrangeTarheel

    OrangeTarheel Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,785
    Likes Received:
    1,529
    At halftime they keep replaying that arm to the head of Watson and highlight how Alambama is "really going after the QB" and Alabama " will take that 15 yard penalty" if it rattles Watson.

    I remember that kind of talk making a lot of sense when I watched football even ten years ago. Tougher to stomach now with what we know about head trauma.

    Not that Clemson isn't participating (and adding a whole new chapter of weirdness with their "brown paw" maneuvers!)
     
  10. CuseOnly

    CuseOnly All American

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2012
    Messages:
    4,558
    Likes Received:
    3,779
    Until the whistle blows and the play is over, in the process of being tackled doesn't mean much.