That call wasn’t wrong. If you are outside of the numbers, you are considered off the field of play.And they screwed up on the too many players on the field review. The guy was still on the field and the snap was in the air. Why use video replay when these calls are still wrong?
More importantly, DeVito will learn to recognize when a player from the opposing defense is slow to get off the field, and call for the snap. It happened twice last night in crucial situations when we could have really used the illegal subsitution penalty.That’s not true. Your thinking of the substitution rule.
The line wasn't straight before his foot came down.The way I saw it - his heel came down and somewhat slid to the side - causing that “gap” in the white sideline chalk.
(That Herbie & Sean commented about)
It basically pushed the chalk away, clearing the green underneath.
Which is why it shouldn’t have been so surprising that it just happened to be the exact shape of the outline of the heel of his shoe afterwards.
To my mind, his shoe pushing the chalk aside would have been sufficient ‘proof’ that his foot was down out of bounds, and the play called dead at that spot.
But it probably would have just delayed the inevitable, so does it even really matter?