Marshawn Lynch Gets EJECTED For Grabbing A Referee
Posted: 20 October 2017 09:49 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Here’s the play:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fxYe6qMew4

I Think the KC player took a cheap shot on the QB…Lynch came off the sidelines looking to retaliate and while the ref was trying to break the fighting up ML shoved the ref..

I have no problem with a player standing up for his QB, but Lynch crossed the line pushing the ref…that is just a big no no…

I wonder what will happen to him?  He’s one of the “kneeler” and I don’t know if that will help him or hurt him.  If the league fines the hell out of him or supends him he can claim it is due to his protesting the flag…

I think he needs at least a one gamer and a fine.  You just can put your hands of a ref.

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Posted: 20 October 2017 10:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Stupid move by Lynch. First of all, he shouldn’t have left the sideline and you definitely don’t push the ref.

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Posted: 20 October 2017 03:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Meh probably shouldn’t of come off the bench but that was nothing.  Weak.

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Posted: 20 October 2017 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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He didn’t flatten anyone but it’s an absolute no no to put your hands on the ref.

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Posted: 20 October 2017 04:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Clemtgrs - 20 October 2017 03:42 PM

Meh probably shouldn’t of come off the bench but that was nothing.  Weak.


I am not as bothered by him coming off the bench to stand up for the cheap shot on his QB as I am him touching the ref…That is just taboo.

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Posted: 20 October 2017 07:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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He barely even pushed him.  Agree with Clem, super weak.

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Posted: 24 October 2017 06:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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It is against the rules for a player to purposely “touch” an official.

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Posted: 24 October 2017 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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As it should be. You can’t get into judgement calls about how much contact you should be able to have with the ref. Just keep your hands off of him.

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Posted: 25 October 2017 03:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Its against the rules to hit an official in MMA too, but if you are going to get in between two guys going at it you need to be prepared to get hit.  It happens.  Emotions and adrenaline running at max and someone jumps in a grabs you….whats your first instinct?

Dude barely got pushed.

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Posted: 25 October 2017 05:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Clemtgrs - 25 October 2017 03:03 AM

Its against the rules to hit an official in MMA too, but if you are going to get in between two guys going at it you need to be prepared to get hit.  It happens.  Emotions and adrenaline running at max and someone jumps in a grabs you….whats your first instinct?

Dude barely got pushed.

That’s a different situation. In MMA, a ref is getting between the fighters involved in action that’s a part of the sport. They may get hit by a strike intended for one of the fighters. That’s more like a football ref being run over during a play, which does happen and doesn’t draw a penalty.

This was a case of a ref trying to stop something that was between plays and against the rules (fighting) and being receiving a push targeted to him. If a fighter were to turn on a ref between rounds, they would probably get a different response.

As for the emotions, I understand why it happens, but the fact that it can be understood doesn’t make it a part of the game or not a penalty. I also understand why in an emotional game, when you’re about to take the lead and the home crowd has it so loud you can’t hear, that an OL jumps offsides. It’s still a penalty even if he didn’t flatten a defensive lineman. Also, the emotions and adrenaline were running because he was in the middle of committing another penalty. 

What about the ref? How much is he supposed to take? He’s supposed to be pushed by a bigger stronger guy and just accept it because he should understand and expect it because the guy was upset? It’s an emotional game, how often should he be allowed to be pushed or is the limit when he gets hurt? Lynch’s reaction was to push, and the ref reacted by throwing a flag. That seems like a natural reaction to a ref. He has to be in control of the game and the authority so they are pretty strict on keeping hands off the ref. I don’t know of any sport that treats it differently.

He did barely get pushed, but he did get pushed. If the situation with Lynch was understandable and expected, I would think more guys than just him would’ve done it or that we would see it more often, but we don’t because it’s a widely accepted standard.

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Posted: 25 October 2017 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Make it a 30 yard penalty instead of an ejection, especially when the push is soooooo weak.

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Posted: 25 October 2017 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Curggr, that was as good of an summary as you can hope for.  The NFL rule book isn’t a “living, breathing document”...it is a standard. If you don’t like the rule, change it

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