Official Admits Blunder On Third-Down Do-Over Call

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  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    Referee Bill Leavy confirmed after the 49ers’ 34-28 win Sunday that a third-down play was incorrectly granted to the 49ers following a sideline fracas.

    The 49ers should have faced fourth-and-2 from the Packers’ 6-yard line after Colin Kaepernick’s 4-yard scramble, after which he was tackled by Clay Matthews out of bounds. Matthews drew a late-hit penalty for his actions, but that was offset by Joe Staley’s unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty.

    Officials spotted the ball back at the 10-yard line and order a third-and-6 situation to be played again. Subsequently, Kaepernick found Anquan Boldin for a 10-yard touchdown pass and 14-7 lead.

    Leavy said afterward: “The down should have counted. The penalties were both dead ball, and they should have offset at the spot where the runner went out of bounds. And it would have been fourth down.â€￾

    Source: Mercury News
  2. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

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  3. ICECOLD

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer Staff Member

    I hate when referees miss calls. That said I'm glad it happened to the Packers with the bullcrap they were pulling out there
  4. Walnuts

    Walnuts Not jivin a carp

    Yeah well they also missed ejecting Matthews from the game so heck it.
  5. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Guess the ref should have double checked that one...
  6. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

  7. Badger

    Badger Rookie

    I have to laugh at all these Niner fans who think Clay should have been ejected? Why? Once the QB leaves the pocket, he is treated no differently than any other player who is running with the ball.
    Besides, when Clay left his feet, both he and Kaepernick were in-bounds. Im OK with an unneccesary roughness call but an ejection? Come on.
  8. Walnuts

    Walnuts Not jivin a carp

    You said it yourself, he left his feet - illegal. Led with his helmet - illegal. And no, Kaepernick was not was not inbounds when he launched - illegal/defenseless. I have no issue with hard, legal hits within the rules, he could have hit him legally and knocked him out for the season and I wouldnt be mad about it. Bummed to lose him, sure, but not upset with the hitter. However, that hit was freaking filthy on several levels, and he should have been ejected. When youre not good enough to win clean, I guess you have to lose dirty, though. Screwin loser.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  9. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Illegal but doesn't warrant ejections...lol
  10. ICECOLD

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer Staff Member

  11. MadMoxxiFavGun

    MadMoxxiFavGun Going Crazy

    matthews threw several punches
  12. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    No way at all he should have been ejected for the hit. The punches to Staley, maybe, but not the hit.

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