Legendary senior writer & Packers lead blogger jclombardi reveals replacement offical admits big screw up in Packers vs Seahawks fiasco game.
Previously, replacement referee Wayne Elliott supported the controversial touchdown call for Seahawks receiver Golden Tate. Now, during an interview with Cris Collinsworth and James Brown on this week’s Inside the NFL, he acknowledged that if he were one of the deep officials on the final play, he would "probably" have ruled the play an interception by Packers safety M.D. Jennings. Elliott added, "I learned a rule by screwing up a rule."
Point One: For review, the issue of the rulling involved the controversy about the difference between control and possession. Since Jennings controlled the ball before the other player touched it, no simultaneous catch really exsted. Wow, that is shocking revelation!
Point Two: Elliott said the replacement officials are trained by the NFL to not make any pass interference calls on Hail Mary plays. Elliott said, "It was brought up that you don't really call interference on a Hail Mary. Deep officials were trained that during a Hail Mary, there are a lot of bodies in there, you just let it go." Yet, the NFL officially said Elliott and his crew erred by not calling offensive pass interference on Seahawks receiver Golden Tate.
COMMENTARY: Fan can enjoy reviewing the interview video below, case closed, and move on!