Giants-Redskins: League issues statement noting officiating error

Are you wondering what really happened at the end of last night’s game between the Giants and Redskins? You’re not alone. The officiating crew simply screwed up, leaving the Redskins, the Giants, the fans and the viewing audience scratching their heads.

The series in question….


1-10-WAS 36 (2:10) (Shotgun) R.Griffin pass short left to P.Garcon to WAS 41 for 5 yards.
Two-Minute Warning
2-5-WAS 41 (2:00) (Shotgun) R.Griffin pass short middle to P.Garcon to WAS 45 for 4 yards.

It is here one official tells the Redskins bench that it’s a first down. They call their next play based on that information.

3-1-WAS 45 (1:37) (No Huddle, Shotgun) R.Griffin pass incomplete deep middle to F.Davis.
4-1-WAS 45 (1:29) R.Griffin pass short right to P.Garcon to NYG 49 for 6 yards. FUMBLES, RECOVERED by NYG-W.Hill at NYG 49. W.Hill to WAS 43 for 8 yards.

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said this after the game…

The NFL has issued a statement noting the error by the officials.

From the AP:

The NFL says Sunday night’s officiating crew should have stopped play and eliminated confusion about the down and distance at the end of the New York Giants’ 24-17 victory at Washington.

A 4-yard completion to the Redskins’ Pierre Garcon was spotted short of a first down. Referee Jeff Triplette signaled third down. But the head linesman, with Washington in a hurry-up offense, incorrectly motioned for the crew to advance the chains, which caused the down boxes to read first down.

League officiating director Dean Blandino said Monday in a statement that “in this situation where there is obvious confusion as to the status of the down, play should have been stopped prior to third down and the correct down communicated to both clubs. This should have occurred regardless of the fact that Washington had no timeouts and it was inside two minutes.”

165 comments
Jaime
Jaime

You know what would really suck? If the hawk lose all of their remaining games and we STILL don't get in.

kidrobot
kidrobot

Just heard Brian Windhurst on the Mike Lupica show. He brought up the best tandem moving forward (regardless of team) will be Kevin Love and LeBron.  He believes Love is a better, younger version of Bosh.  Very interesting................he seems to think LeBron is opting in and will be a free agent in 2015

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

Naaaaannnaaaaa....Naaaaaaaannaaaaaaa.....Heyyyyyyy........Goodbye Woodson!

onewhoknix
onewhoknix

Tyson Chandler was quoted after the game saying "I guess too many teams were so afraid of seeing us in the playoffs that they kept beating us to keep us out."


Jokes only. These last few games are meaningless and this blog is going to be strictly he said, she said quotes from now on so I wont be so frequent. Everyone on the team deserves some blame but look forward to the future Knicks fans. We still the best on earth.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

Had a good time arguing and agreeing with each and everyone of you guys, enjoy the rest of your day and hope for the best, got to take my sons shoulder pads to school he left them at my house knowing he has football practice. later.

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

Well I did really care if denver got a good pick from us, but there is not a damn thing I can do about it. So I will just take this on the chin as I have done many times before for many years and keep it moving. As fans we sometimes forget that in the end all we are is SPECTATORS!!! We watch someone else's team and call them our own. I say just enjoy the good times and dont get to down on the bad times....

I am looking for ward to seeing what Phil Jackson can do with this team and organization.


OLDKNICK out!!!!!!!

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

What's really disturbing is how players were complaining about CAA and the preferential treatment their clients got. If this is true then the best thing to do is get rid of woody, houston and any other high level executive that allowed this to happen, even lebron left CAA because of the BS and he was friends with them for the longest, that alone should have been a sign.

hashburry
hashburry

Put this season to bed.  Who cares if Denver gets a lottery pick.  I assume Jackson will see through the absurd number of 3s JR is taking and get rid of all these guys in the next 2 years.  I can't watch this team.  All they do is lose and talk.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Hollinger Playoff Odds for us are now down to 2.3%. Hawks magic number is 3.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

Final thought, if Amare played center and AB played PF if he wasn't hurt, I think the knicks get into the playoff. Tyson didn't play like someone who wanted to be here plus AB spread the floor, shot better, passed better and played with more heart then Ty the quitter.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Jaime  At this point I don't think it matters anymore if we get. We still have bald master flex at the helm. He would ruin it for us anyway.

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@kidrobot  I kind of agree with that thinking... I sometimes wonder if Carmelo has missed his window of oppurtunity!

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@SheSaidSpikeWho  Love LB but he should mind his business and stop it with the bitter criticism. He doesn't know how Phil intends to work this and what it entails.

L
L

@OLDKNICK I agree with you. At the end of the day I truly dislike the CBA agreement in basketball. You get stuck with players. Years ago when we traded for Camby we were only able to do so because plAyers were not forced to stay with teams. When I look around the league and see a player like Anthony Davis it reminds me of the Camby situation because there is no way he would stay with the Pelicans if nj ot forced to do so.  

 i am definitely looking forward to Phil Jackson installing a system and try to win that way. Because signing free agents is very risky. Because if they get hurt then u stink for the remainder of the contract.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@OLDKNICK  We are not just spectators. We are the ones making these guys rich. We deserve a better product!

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

@OLDKNICK if knicks end up with a better record then denver then orlando get our pick, that would ease my pain.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@kneggyknik  Would you want to play for Woodson? They probably just want the season to be over anyway.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

@hashburry if knicks end up with the better record then Den, then orlando gets the pick so hope they end the season strong and Den chokes.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

@Knicks_Fanatic  Hawks will win the the playoff spot, they sucked when Milsap was out those couple of weeks, since he's been back they've been on a roll. Bad timing for the knicks, even more of a reason they should have beat all those bad teams they lost too. (philly, was, etc..)

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Pevi Levi  With the non stop switching...AB and Amare (two of the worst defending bigs in the league) would be stuck on the perimeter 48 minutes a game.

The results would've been the same, perhaps even worse.

When Amare's not scoring efficiently he's a detriment to the team. So was AB.

thatsagoodpoint
thatsagoodpoint

@Pevi Levi Yes but while we might have been able to score 106 a game we'd have surrendered 112 a game easily.

kidrobot
kidrobot

@OLDKNICK I completely agree.  Carmelo's window is closing- especially as a primary - I really believe it was this year.  I have a feeling that Phil Jackson is going to say all the right things right now, but basically force Melo out- by prioritizing a similar player in Love.  Melo will have to "waste" another year next year and wait for someone to come in as a #1.  If LeBeron opts in, could this be his plan?  LeBron and Love.  Miami will have the ability to do the same thing, but I honestly believe LeBron wants NY under the right circumstance- it would only cement his legacy as top 3- potential GOAT if he was to bring a title to NYC.  If he leaves Miami, he escapes the "this will always be Wades team"... He can walk into a team that he would be the defacto #1 no questions asked.  You can't get that in South Beach

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@FIREBALDY @SheSaidSpikeWho  He is indeed bitter. Why because the knicks was his dream job!!! He still says it today and feels he hates the way he left the knicks!

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@L @OLDKNICK  I agree with you L, the fact that players are forced to stay with teams that they normally wouldnt simply STINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@Knixtradamus I am also optimistic and hopeful!!! I also agree with another statement you made in another post and that is the knicks did need to hit rock bottom!

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@FIREBALDY I disagree. Most of us really dont pay for their salaries at all and we certainly dont make them rich, but if that makes you feel better as a fan that is cool with me. To me after all the decades I have been into this thing called basketball... WE ARE SPECTATORS!!!


hashburry
hashburry

@Pevi Levi @hashburry  Are you actually saying you'd rather Orlando, who actually plays in the Eastern Conference gets the pick?  That is idiotic.  And again, who cares?  The Knicks don't have it, so why all the angst over the other team getting lottery picks?  Someone has to get it.  The bottom line is this Knicks team is dreadful and a long way from being competitive.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

I don't think he was that bad, consider this Toronto is winning with a new coach and with a new coach who had some type of common sense I think AB would have been more of a factor. Allot of us saw what he can do on more then one occasion remember he was new to the team he had to adjust. He was the second leading scorer on the team until the wizards game recently, that's a long stretch for melo not getting any help in scoring and AB was just averaging 13.4 points. we needed everyone of those.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

@VerySilentJay @Pevi Levi then play them separately and let cole or tyler man the middle. Tyson was so pathetic at times he just never played with heart giving up and complaining on almost every play.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

@thatsagoodpoint @Pevi Levi 

We would think but it's been shown that AB played better one on one defense against other centers then Chandler did, Chandlers help defense was better but after watching him continuously let players drive up the lane uncontested how much worse would AB be. I rather lose with someone who doesnt give up.

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@FIREBALDY I now take it you just like to argue. I already told you how I feel on my opinion, you disagree, I said we will have to agree to disagree! What more can be said? Surely you understand 2 people not agreeing on a topic. Never assume son. How can I be wrong on my opinion?

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@OLDKNICK @FIREBALDY  You won't answer. I guess I have to assume you just don't want to admit you're wrong on this one. That's fine.

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@FIREBALDY I guess we will have to agree to disagree as I said we are spectators and you disagree! I have been a spectator longer than some of these so-called fans been swimming in their daddy's nuts...

OLDKNICK
OLDKNICK

@FIREBALDY If you examine your statement slowly you will probably want to say, would the owners be rich but I hear ya... Go on with your bad self.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Pevi Levi @kneggyknik @FIREBALDY  Here's the thing. I think Phil was originally going to come in after the season but with the protesting and threats being hurled at Dolan he asked him to come in early. So Phil decided to be patient and just give this season up so to speak.

Pevi Levi
Pevi Levi

@Knixtradamus @Pevi Levi you just describe the majority of the starters. good coaches get the best out of their players chi town is a good example.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Pevi Levi @VerySilentJay  Tyler's hustle went unseen because of his lapses defensively. That's why Aldrich got more minutes whenever Amare wasn't available.

And AB would've spread the floor had he been able to hit the 3, which he didn't do efficiently enough.

Neither he or Amare can actually rebound like PF/C's or defend man to man.

Chandler had an awful season, but he can still do that 1000000x better than those other 2 combined.