It’s been two days, but people are still talking about the controversial ending to Monday Night Football. Depending on who you root for, the New England Patriots may or may not have gotten screwed out of one final play to try and defeat the Carolina Panthers. Whether you feel Rob Gronkowski was interfered with or not, the end result was still a loss for the Patriots.
Many have weighed in on the situation, but the NFL‘s story is that the ball was uncatchable and therefore a penalty for interference shouldn’t have been called. One former NFL ref doesn’t necessarily agree with that assessment. Jim Daopoulus thinks an uncatchable ball is more distinct. For an example of such a pass, he used ever popular QB Tim Tebow:
“We as officials have always been taught, for a ball to be uncatchable, it has to be clearly out of the field of play or it has to be a kind of, I probably shouldn’t say this, a Tim Tebow-type pass that lands 15 yards in front of you.”
Daopoulus is right, he shouldn’t have said that. All he’s done with that statement is stir up the Tebow-lovers. Trust me, if you hate on Tebow, you’ll hear about it. The guy has some of the most loyal fans in the country. Even though he hasn’t taken a meaningful snap in two years, people still love him and believe that it’s only a matter of time before he returns to the NFL. Well see about that, but you can be assured that Tebow will use this ex-ref’s comments as further motivation.