Referee explains Suggs' penalty

Referee explains Suggs' penalty

There are 33 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 5, 2008, titled Referee explains Suggs' penalty. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Baltimore Sun's Jamison Hensley, the game's pool reporter, talked to referee Bill Carollo after the game about Terrell Suggs' roughing the passer penalty during the Titans' game-winning drive.

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Ripken

Nottingham, MD

#22 Oct 5, 2008
Do you morons honestly think that the referees conspire before the game to do in Baltimore, and then find the exact right time to mess up a call in the other teams' favor. Get over it! The Ravens vaunted defense still had 65 yards in which to stop the Titans and they couldn't do it. Quit whining.
DD West

Baltimore, MD

#23 Oct 5, 2008
No, Cal, this "moron" doesn't think they conspire, but their incompetence is totally overlooked by the league.
Ripken wrote:
Do you morons honestly think that the referees conspire before the game to do in Baltimore, and then find the exact right time to mess up a call in the other teams' favor. Get over it! The Ravens vaunted defense still had 65 yards in which to stop the Titans and they couldn't do it. Quit whining.
jono

Baltimore, MD

#24 Oct 5, 2008
Ripken wrote:
Do you morons honestly think that the referees conspire before the game to do in Baltimore, and then find the exact right time to mess up a call in the other teams' favor. Get over it! The Ravens vaunted defense still had 65 yards in which to stop the Titans and they couldn't do it. Quit whining.
While I don't think the refs "conspire", I think there are really crummy refs in the NFL. And they always seem to make their bigger blunders against the ravens, and not for. You have to go back a long time to find a bogus game impacting call that went in the ravens direction, but most people can rattle two or three off the top of their heads in the last year that went against us. Coincidence? Bad luck? Maybe. But the ravens are sure owed a few by the officiating, and this one is no exception. Hard to deny that.
Daniels Dirtbags

Glen Burnie, MD

#25 Oct 5, 2008
What about the Titan's Dlineman who leveled Flacco on their offsides call? Our officiating this year has been the biggest joke. What's the # to call? 1-800 payoffaref?
A V III

Raleigh, NC

#26 Oct 5, 2008
NFL needs to suspend every single REF whom makes a dumb mistake and cost teams a game for 8 games if not the whole season!! and why are the Ravens always victims of GARBAGE @SS calls??

There is no need for the Ravens to be called the "BAD BOYS" of the NFL!! What is the reason?? Just because we've had one of the best DEFENSES for the past 10 years makes folks out there give the Ravens nicknames for no reason!! That's BOLONY HOMIE!! TOO MANY HATERS out there!! or maybe they're just JEALOUS that their teams have never been this dominant on DEFENSE!!

They need to evaluate this and make the right decision!! The Ravens need to push the NFL on this one!
i hate flacco

Vienna, VA

#27 Oct 5, 2008
put in troy smith. flacco is too dumb to play the game. If we can't take shots downfield because he doesn't "understand" the offense well enough then don't play him. Troy smith has a better chance of running the offense with more fluidity. He won't make those stupid mistakes and he can actually scramble so he can tuck it and give us some yards. Flacco definitely has showed me he's got arm and good accuracy but he's just not ready to play QB for the ravens yet. With Smith, I think he's got better understanding of the passing game PUT HIM IN
i hate flacco

Vienna, VA

#28 Oct 5, 2008
also you all need to stop crying about the call. The ref's blew it. What are the ravens going to do about it? nothing. the chargers broncos call was 10 times worse. What can the chargers do about it? Nothing. Quit crying. It's over. Next game, Indy. Let's whoop manning to the ground yeah?
Parkville

Baltimore, MD

#29 Oct 5, 2008
If Hemsley had any pride, he would have hit him in the head with a chair. Carollo should not have walked out of that stadium unharmed. Its time that the fans start getting involved with this nonsense and go after the officials that make obviously bad calls. Perhaps, after a few refs get the $hit kicked out of them, the NFL will start taking this stuff seriously. As it is, I'm going to see Mike Pereira on NFL Network defending this piece of crap official.
Ryan

Rochester, MI

#30 Oct 5, 2008
Hell, if I was Suggs I would had been pissed out of my mind. I tip my hat to him for holding his composure during the remainder of the game.

That being said, the Ravens and Terrell Suggs need to file a formal complaint to the NFL about this. With all these rules about protecting the QB, they might as well wrap him in bubble wrap and stick a fragile sticker on him.
Jimmy

Greenway, VA

#31 Oct 5, 2008
He is a liar. If they were blowing the whistle why did no one on either side stop on the play. If you miss a call admit you missed it an move on. They blew the call by not blowing it dead for the false start and compounded the mistake with the phantom roughing the passer penalty. Yes, the defense could have still stopped them on that drive but its like giving a team in baseball extra outs, it usually comes back to beat you. This was Tennessee's extra out. This game was stolen from the Ravens.
FrustratedRaven

Rochester, MI

#32 Oct 5, 2008
Just saw from another angle on Ravens Wrap Up on WBAL channel 11 - it is crystal clear that Suggs hand hit the shoulder pad and was no where near the QB's head
Cartoon Bird

Vancouver, WA

#33 Oct 5, 2008
Unbelievable!!!!!!!!!! This roughing the passer sh** has go to be looked at. We would have won this game. 3 and 1 is much nicer then 2 and 2 and we deserved this win almost more than Monday nights.
NotATypo

Westminster, MD

#34 Nov 8, 2008
Kracker wrote:
I just wached the replay five times frame by frame.but with only one angle.
1st off Suggs is going up to block a pass while the blocker is pushing him to the side. When his hand comes down, it only comes down on the QB's shoulder.
The biggest thing is there is no violent hit by Sugg's hand on the QB. There is no contact with his helmet. Its more like a pull down. Suggs is actually slowing his arm down once the pass goes by.
This ref robbed us. This is just ****.
Hey don't think all these refs dont talk together. If theres one ref say in the pissburg melt down, and he comes to Baltimore, dont think they are not talking about us to each other. How we are disrespectful. But that was just one game.
They are definietly bias.
We just got bent over and screwed on what was the last drive of the team that was losing to Baltimore.
Ya know, when we get a closer look at YOU frame by frame, you're even MORE of a loser than at regular speed. Get a life, armchair wonder. It's a friggin' game.

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