Roger Goodell may be the NFL commissioner, but Walt Anderson is the supreme ruler.
As we learned in the first half of the Broncos’ 27-13 win over the New York Giants at the MetLife Stadium last Sunday, some NFLs have more power on Sunday than Anderson ایک a former dentist on the field official, The senior vice president immediately took over the reins.
NFL Replay – C ++
For those who missed him, a good doctor. Played a key role in ending the reverse call. Denver Week 1 in New Jersey in the second quarter of the lid picker.
It came on the heels of a play originally found by Broncos Tight and Albert O’Keefe on the New York 10 yard line by Gents Safety Logan Ryan. A look at the replay, however, showed that Ryan was out of bounds when he overcame the ball. We say “appeared” because everyone except Anderson thought so. According to the Broncos head coach, referee Ron Torbert told Vick Fungio the same thing during the game.
First, he went to the Denver sideline to tell Fangio that the call had been reversed and he was just trying to figure out where to look for the ball to restart Broncos Drive. Shortly afterwards, however, Tolbert returned with various news items.
“He came back and said, ‘You don’t like it,'” Fengyu told reporters. Rejected The first guy who saw him and called from New York, with the referee, was going to reverse him and then the head guy came in and said, let him stand.
With that, the Giants were given the ball at their own 10 yard line. First and 10th.
Broncos reporter Ryan O’Hulloran contacted the league about how this could happen. Their answer: Rule 15, Section 2, Article 1, gives Anderson the ability to make a final decision on any replay review.
And like any good micro-manager, he used that power to the fullest extent of the law.
Given where the game stood at the time – Denver went down 7-3 in the second quarter – Anderson’s order could have greatly affected the outcome of the game. Fortunately for the Broncos, and perhaps Anderson himself, Teddy Bridgewater is the fourth down wizard, and the incident ended up being just a weird footnote on the Denver route.
It is quite possible that Anderson saved himself a quarter later when a clear Jerry JD Fumble was overturned near the end of the Broncos’ touchdown march to start the second half.
If anything has taught us this week, it is that Walt Anderson gives and Walt Anderson takes.
PJ Flake – F.
It is ironic that college football coaches insist on secrecy.
Not at all, these people are the highest paid government officials in their state. And yet, these guys often run their programs like the NSA offshore.
The latest example was provided by Minnesota head coach PJ Flake, who honored the one-time Big Ten tradition of not releasing an in-depth chart before Saturday’s game against the CU Buffs. Because, as we all know, this kind of information can cause irreparable damage if it gets in the wrong hands.
Of course, this is the kind of small, flawed gamemanship that would be expected of an extra-paid college football coach – especially the Big Ten. And Grading Week staff salutes CU Sports Information Director David Platty. Make fun of it by releasing buffs depth charts. They included Barney Fife, Norman Bates and Lenny Bresco.
We can’t think of anyone better to present the case than the greatest detective “Law and Order”.