ESPN’s Mike Greenberg was one of the many people taken aback by the controversial onside touchdown in yesterday’s Bills-Bengals game.
Taking to Twitter during yesterday’s game, Greenberg called out the referees for focusing too much on “objective minutia” and said the Jammer Chase touchdown “has everything wrong with the replays.”
“What utter nonsense. It was exactly 50/50 and a catch was called on the field. This is everything that is wrong with replays. It was never built for that level of objective subtlety. #Bengals ,” Greenberg wrote.
While many of Greenberg’s moves are universally criticized, this one had a good number of fans who found themselves agreeing with him. Many are saying that the league is overrun with finding minor reasons to overturn such a big play.
Ultimately, that particular onside play did not have a major impact on the outcome of the game. But far too many fumbled touchdowns and other such catches have decided games — and a growing number of fans would rather see the original call stand overturned by the slimmest of margins.
Heaven forbid we have another incident like this during the upcoming conference championship weekend. If that happens, we might have another Sant-Ram game-like situation in 2018 on our hands.
Is the situation with the caretaker as bad as Greenberg says, or is he making a mountain out of molehills?