New York Giants judge raised penalty flag


EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – A raised penalty flag at the last minute allows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to outscore the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium Monday night from 25-23.

Giants coach Joe Judge thought it was a wrong call. Books coach Bruce Arians thought it was the right call. The officers thought it was interference … and then they did not do so.

Tampa Bay safety Antoine Winfield Jr. was originally flagged off on a 2-point conversion attempt with 28 seconds remaining that would have tied the game. Winfield collided with Giants running back Diane Lewis inside the end zone near the right side, either with the ball or perhaps a millisecond early, depending on an approach. The ball remained incomplete.

“I thought [field judge] Nate [Jones] The judge said that when he threw the flag, he was right, “So, I’m not sure why it got up. We had a great view. I know they can’t use Zumbtron for replays. We can There was a very clear view as well. I felt that Nate made the right call for the first time. Generally, your first instinct is correct. “

The Buccaneers (6–2) celebrated after the officials decided to gather and raise the flag. He felt that this was a fair play.

He was not the one to complain of the change of heart of the officers.

“Well the ball hit Antoine from behind. There was no interference for me – I felt it was a good call,” Arion said. “I don’t know why it took so long, but his hands were out, there was no contact and the ball hit him from behind.”

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady agreed. He credited Winfield with a “game-saving play”.

It was still a controversial end to a wild game. It is not every day that one officer overtakes another on such an important game. But this is what happened in this instance.

Judge of the party [Eugene Hall] The flag was thrown at play and came down to the judge [Jerod Phillips] Who was on that side of the goal line, “referee Brad Rogers said.” The communication between the side judge and the down judge was that the defender approached the receiver simultaneously as soon as the ball arrived. And defensive passes to intervene. This clearly has to be quick and hinders the receiver’s ability to take catches. “

Officials felt that raising the flag was quite obvious.

“You want to make sure that this pass meets the qualification for intervention,” Rogers said. “And in our communication on the field, the judge below and the judge on the side communicated about the action and believed that it was appropriate to choose that flag.”

This certainly surprised the veterans. The judge could be seen shouting at officers after the game.

Quarterback Daniel Jones said he felt he was going to have another chance to force a tie, which would send the game into overtime. Instead, the Giants (1-7) lost another hearty one in which Jones’ turnover proved costly.

“I thought it was a pass interference,” Jones said. “I was surprised when they picked it up. We’ll look at it and learn from it, I guess. They saw what they saw, but gave a hard break.

“I was definitely surprised. You don’t see that often. I was surprised.”

But all of this seems to be a matter of perspective, or in this instance, team affiliation.

“Refs,” said Bookus linebacker Lavonte David, “did the right thing in my opinion and raised the flag.”

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