The leftwich "fumble" and following celebration are bad examples of bad calls. They were good calls made according to rules. The Brady tuck rule is a bad example as well and the rule existed long before Brady ever "fumbled" it in this way. I don't know which call on Fitz the OP is complaining about so i can't say if it was a bad call or not.
As far as the bad PI penalties we took in the game; one could argue the "catchability" on one of those passes, however our cornerbacks are using poor technique and mauling the receivers on them so in reality they were good calls. That's on coaches, our cb's never look for the ball, you can get away with a lot of contact if you're turned towards and trying to go for the ball and as a bonus you will see an "uncatchable" ball and see no need to defend it.
Do refs make bad calls??? Of course, but those claiming the things were better with replacements obviously don't watch football besides the buffalo games. GB had a winning TD taken away even after video review clearly showed the receiver with full posession of the ball. And that's just one blatant example.
the league is not rigged. there is not some grand conspiracy to perpetuate the 'pretty boy' bradies or what have you. There are simply winners, and losers. When the Bills were the team to beat back in the early '90s, there were a lot of truly suspect calls in our favor. When you have established yourself as a consistent winner, like the Patriots, you will get some of those calls. The thing about football is, there are just too many variables to leave your fate to chance. To win you've got to be there-- every time. That means overcoming those 140 yards of penalties and just f-ing winning. The better teams will do it.
You can't win consistently if every big play gets called back for holding, a late whistle allows a fumble, (see ravens bills overtime game 2010) ! Look up the stats for how many holding penalties pats don't get! I don't know how my smart phone does everything it does but it still does it!
The problem is 75% of the time they are big plays is because of the holding.
Originally Posted by bills for life