Found December 30, 2012 on
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Mike McCarthy very nearly Jim Schwartz’d himself by throwing a red flag to challenge a fumble. That could have been a catastrophe had McCarthy not thrown it after the officials had already decided to review it, given the inane rule the NFL has about coaches throwing a red flag before an automatic review. Nevertheless, the Packers were penalized 15 yards for the challenge flag toss even though the play was reviewed and overturned in their favor. Jordy Nelson tried to avoid what might have been an embarrassing disaster by hiding the red flag in his pants, but that’s the thing about NFL fields: there are eyes everywhere.
Also nice that Jordy Nelson has more situational awareness than his head coach.
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This was an utterly bizarre series of events. Packers WR James Jones stretched out to score, and when he went to the turf, the ball came out. The referees ruled it to be a fumble that was recovered by the Vikings.This play that was a turnover would automatically be reviewed by the officials, but Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy threw his challenge flag anyways; proving Jim Schwartz...
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy nearly cost his team a touchdown by throwing a challenge flag on a play by the goal line that was likely already going to be reviewed. Luckily for Green Bay, wide receiver Jordy Nelson did his best to cover his coach’s tracks. Nelson picked up the challenge flag and tried hiding it around his waist as he was walking off the field. Nelson...
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