UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 29:  From the book New York Exposed. Willie Mays' famous eighth inning catch going away from home plate in the first game of the 1954 World SEries between the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians.  (Photo by Frank Hurley/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images) Connelly’s Top Ten: Sox Managers Worse Than Farrell, Loaded 1966 All-Star Team, Brady-Belichick’s ‘Feud’ 2564856329_a79fdbbc29_z NBA Preview: 2016-2017 Boston Celtics Connelly’s Top Ten: Wright Should Sue Farrell, Pedro Silly, Swordfish – What’s Up? Tropicana Field (MLB Photo) Sox Go 5-2 On Most Recent Road Trip; 4 Game Set in Tampa Upcoming

Connelly’s Top Ten: Ref Throws Up After Eating Flag

Tom Brady

1. Refs:

* Not reason they lost game but the lack of fortitude and conviction should cost official a week’s pay – national television that’s his contribution to the game
* Brady and Mallett get fined for following them off the field
* No problem extending Carolina’s winning drive with penalty on McCourty
* At worst it is illegal contact more than 5 yards down the field

2. Brady:

* High Fiving with his elbow and not hand – is that thing broken – this is five weeks later?
* Only two games out of ten with QB rating over 100%

3. Offense:

* O Line stinks – Dante’s Peaked? Brady on the ground or forced to dump the ball
* Some good drives but there is zero creativity – no screens with pressure
* Luke Kuechly playing with more of a chip on his shoulder
* Aaron Dobson shouldn’t be able to chirp the whole game when he’s leading the league in drops
* This Ridley fumble thing is really a problem – leading to the loss last night
* Teams are literally tackling the ball now when he carries
* Vereen is a difference maker
* Another penalty on Mankins – he’s never recovered from injury last year
* Amazing effort by Gronk on TD

4. Defense:

* At the end of the game – No Mayo, Wilfork, Kelley, Gregory, Denard, Talib
* I know he’s tough but you can’t let NCAA cheater run for first downs
* Fletcher linebacker Newton QB
* Patriots blitzing from secondary was terribly mistimed all night
* Talib’s worst game as a Patriot and completely out of control
* Amazing effort by Chandler on a tackle of Newton

5. Misc:

* I would have used the timeouts before the two minute warning
* Marcus Cannon should be fined for his Ken Simms leg whip
* Gruden and Tirico – A+

6. Kraft Sighting:

10:38 of the 4th quarter

7. Stats:

* Plays for Patriots Drives: 9 / 14 / 9 / 8 / 9 / 9 /11
* From ESPN – early in the 4th quarter the two QB’s combined to go 16-16 in the second half
* 3 losses by a combined 14 points

8. Old School:

Cam Newton’s father wasn’t invited to Downtown Athletic Club because of pimping out his son to colleges

9. Just a Little Bit Outside:

Do you have to be loud and obnoxious if your name is Steven Smith

10. Randomocity:

* Losing is a disease……

About Michael

Lifelong Boston resident who finds equal enjoyment in celebrating the local team's success as I do complaining about their failures. I have been writing the Top Ten for the last decade as well as five sports books: 26 Miles to Boston, Rebound, The President's Team, The Great Book of Boston Sports Lists and NBA List Jam.

Tags: ,


One comment for “Connelly’s Top Ten: Ref Throws Up After Eating Flag”

  1. Only 1 of the following has to apply for the play to be pass interference … I think the 3 out of 4 do.

    •Contact by a defender who is not playing the ball
    •Playing through the back of a receiver in an attempt to make play on ball
    •Grabbing receiver arms in such a manner that restricts his opportunity to catch a pass
    •Extending arm cross body of receiver thus restricting his ability to catch a pass, regardless of whether a defender is playing the ball

    The 3rd and 7 scramble and escape by Newton was huge play in that game.

    REPLY – MPC – it was with out question a bad call or non call or gutless flag pick up

    Posted by Jamie | November 19, 2013, 11:34 am

Post a comment