Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Damn, Just Damn

I bet Reshad would have drawn a flag!

Caleb King get his jaw broken on a flagrant illegal spear. Lots of harm, but no foul. I have been following Georgia football for 30 years and I can't remember a game where the officiating benefited us. I can't. Am I wrong or has this has been going on long before Evil Richt showed up in Jacksonville? Damn


Hunker Down said...

Hi Mike, Rogers Redding here... My officials and I have reviewed the tape of this play and it appears that it was a judgment call whether or not the LSU player left his feet and led with his helmet to make contact with the Georgia player's face. Man, I gotta tell you, I know it looks bad in this freeze frame, but these things happen at lightning speed in the game and sometimes it is just hard to be sure. In this case, I have determined that my officials probably did the right thing by erring on the side of allowing the vicious hit since the downside of throwing the flag would have given UGA 15 yards and a first down. We feel really bad that the UGA kid got his jaw broken. I mean really bad. (snicker, snicker)

The good news is that I have used this as a teachable moment for our officials and we will be sure that this type of hit gets flagged if we see it and we will be looking for it, you know for the safety of the kids, especially if the tackler is in red and wears #9. It really is about the safety of the defenseless players if Georgia is doing the hitting.

Trust me, there is no bias. Just lots and lots of judgment calls that unfortunately go against UGA.

MikeInValdosta said...

We can count on you to be true, Rogers. I hope your next tailgate is in one of the lovely Tech parking garages!