Originally written on The Juicy Online  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy took a different approach with dealing with the aftermath of the controversial Monday Night Football Hail Mary touchdown call, which cost his team a win against the Seattle Seahawks.

Replacement referee Wayne Elliott, during his interview on Showtime's Inside the NFL, talked about his experience after making the controversial call at the end of the Seahawks-Packers match-up. Elliott claims that for 72 hours his home phone didn't stop ringing, as people from Wisconsin called his number.

Elliott went on to say that he was in shocked that during the 72 hours, he received a voicemail message from the Packers head coach, who showed great restraint even in the wake of a scenario that many feel cost the Packers the victory.

"He called me at my house last week because he had heard I was having a rough week with all the calls and everything," Elliot said. "Wanted (me) to know that he thought what I did -- controversial and maybe he didn't agree with it -- (but he thought) I handled it with class."

At least McCarthy handled the situation better than the rest of the Packers faithful.

The ref also added that after reviewing the tape of the controversial Hail Mary pass; he would have ruled an interception, which would have given then win to the Packers.

39 Comments:
  • Packers are pud thumpers.
  • Hey Hawaii ... only a moron uses a phrase such as ''pud thumper''. So .......moron! Get a life you water-lizard.
  • ...as opposed to the highly-intellectual phrase "water-lizard...."
  • One good reason to have an unlisted phone number! LOL
  • I think we can say for sure that Mike McCarthy did show alot of class concerning the last call of the game.
  • Packers head coach Mike McCarthy should be fined by the NFL;this is no different than touching a Ref like Patriots coach Bill Belichick did. He was fined $50,000
  • Are you really that stupid? MM called to complement the guy. Belichick grabbed him to tell him he was a moron and was wrong. Totally difference you idiot.
  • Packers head coach Mike McCarthy should be fined by the NFL;this is no different than touching a Ref like Patriots coach Bill Belichick did. He was fined $50,000
  • Mike handled the call wth class-The Packer Way!
  • Your dumb, pushing a ref and calling him to compliment him is not the same
  • pldp19 why should he be fined for making a call to support the ref?
  • The ref who made the call is getting exactly what he deserves..no respect, he had plenty of chances to make the right call and still blew it. He said on inside the NFL that he made the wrong call..now he says he made the right call and stands by it. He will ever be known for being the idiot ref, and I say....good!
  • your an IDIOT
  • Wrong pldp 19.
    Belicheck's grabbing of the ref's arm was not only wrong, the coach's were warned ahead of time it would not be tolerated. Besides the kick was good and not reviewable. Belicheck's excuse was a lie. He knew very well the call is not reviewable.

    The coaches, players, analysts and the media jumped on the replacements and never let up. The media picked apart even the slightest of questionable calls. In week 4, there were lots of questionable or missed calls by the regulars and the talking heads like Phil Simms and Chris CollingsworthLESS were still talking about miscalls from the weeks prior.

    Coach McCarthy's call was not to complain about the missed call. The coach called to let the ref know that he had some compassion for the ref's bad week caused by whining fans even though he also didn't agree with the call. And I'm sorry, but even on a hail mary play, pass interference should be called as pass interference. Ball on the 1 yd line or an offensive penalty. Not calling it is total BS and lazy.

    And as for the packer backers who called,and if there were any threats of harm or worse, the calls should be traced back to the caller and the caller should be prosecuted for making the threat. Upset or not it's wrong. Deal with it.
  • Wrong pldp 19.
    Belicheck's grabbing of the ref's arm was not only wrong, the coach's were warned ahead of time it would not be tolerated. Besides the kick was good and not reviewable. Belicheck's excuse was a lie. He knew very well the call is not reviewable.

    The coaches, players, analysts and the media jumped on the replacements and never let up. The media picked apart even the slightest of questionable calls. In week 4, there were lots of questionable or missed calls by the regulars and the talking heads like Phil Simms and Chris CollingsworthLESS were still talking about miscalls from the weeks prior.

    Coach McCarthy's call was not to complain about the missed call. The coach called to let the ref know that he had some compassion for the ref's bad week caused by whining fans even though he also didn't agree with the call. And I'm sorry, but even on a hail mary play, pass interference should be called as pass interference. Ball on the 1 yd line or an offensive penalty. Not calling it is total BS and lazy.

    And as for the packer backers who called,and if there were any threats of harm or worse, the calls should be traced back to the caller and the caller should be prosecuted for making the threat. Upset or not it's wrong. Deal with it.
  • "At least McCarthy handled the situation better than the rest of the Packers faithful." With statements like this, the writer reveals his bias. Most people agree that Elliot's call gave the game to Seattle. The Packers and their fans have good reason to be upset.
  • Being upset over the game does not give fans the right to call officials to harrass them. McCarthy did handle the situation with class and the Packer fans did not and the organization should be embarrassed that their fans would behave that way, just as they would be embarrassed by fans flipping cars and setting them on fire after winning a championship.
  • Green Bay has won 13 Championships....Never has a car been flipped
  • Poor ref. Doesn't he know those "phantom" normal rules don't apply to Seattle teams (Super Bowl XL, Bullets vs. Sonics (How far out of bounds do you need to be before you're considered REALLY out of bounds for the inbound), Bulls vs. Sonics (Payton traveled more than Jordan? I don't think so.), Ms vs. Yanks Rhodes postage stamp strike zone. Might as well ask where they like it)?
  • If refs are not to call interference on hail marys , maybe the receiver should just push everyone else down and catch the ball? Or vice versa?
  • So Mimbresman, do you think calling the ref at his home (and Lord only knows what was said to him) was the best way to handle the situation ?
  • Last time I checked we lived in the best free country in the world! Coach Mc Carthy did not touch, curse or call the referee to insult but be a gentleman.Comparing Belichick's integrity and ethics to Mc Carthy is a joke. Belicheck is the leader of the video cheating incident "Patriot Gate". Coach Mc Carthy makes me being a packer fan rewarding. I have been a high school football official for many years and all this crap about the replacement refs has filtered down to our level. Fans and coaches are rude and if one call is close it becomes a scream fest. Gain some class fans! It is a GAME! Be a good example to the players and your children.
  • What is this guy a stalker???? Calling out people at their homes? McCarthey should be arrested and fined by the NFL for his contact with an official after a game outside the NFL. The Packer are a bunch of whiners and cry babies. Finally, somebody called the game that was not biased or partial towards the Packers and a call didn't go their way. It happens all the time. If this same play happens in the first quarter it's a non issue.

    Grow up packers!
  • I watched the Patriots get porked the night before. The recievers had more rips and tears in their jerseys they had to order new ones. I loved listening to the announcers telling it like it is. Ya gotta deal with it.
  • McCarthey is not a stalker he is just a coach with a lot of class. As far as packer fans being whiners or crybabies, WRONG AGAIN!! They are fans that will back their Packers no matter whether they win or lose. They are die hard backers, besides the fans of the packers also own part of the franchise, the packers or not owned by just one person, (like the Cowboys). Also other teams and their coaches, politicians, even a reg. ref. that has been a ref for 24 yrs. said that it was a wrong call, so I don't think that the packer fans are wrong on that.

    You must be a seattle backer, at least Packers hasn't got charges against them like other football players, teams, or coaches for paying out to have someone hurt on a team, (like Seattle putting up $5,000.00 to have Aaron Rodgers hit so hard that it would injury him bad. PACKERS, PACKER COACHES, AND FANS HAVE CLASS!!!!! Enough said. Just saw where u are a bear's fan so that figures why u said what u did because the packers beat u all out of the play offs last year.
  • shows how little class gb fans have crybabies
  • Wayne Elliott is a scab. The players may be A..Holes for the remarks and actions that they committed. But one day they may decide they want to change and they may not be A..Holes anymore. But Wayne Elliott will always be a scab.He can never take that back. Once a scab always a scab.
  • that was a close call that could have gone either way. watch the fox camera replay from beyond the end zone, and looking into the field. espn had poor camera angles.
  • Crybabies? Trust me, if this happened to your favorite team, you would have been equally upset. Just sayin....
  • it has and it does and it will... but seattle had a bad call that gave green bay a touchdown and well no one wants to talk about that.....
  • Want to talk about calls the refs made. How about the bad call they made on Shields for interferance when it should of been on Seattle player, even the replays showed that. That gave Seattle a 1st down and that is when they scored to go ahead in the game. If the refs would of called that differently then Seattle would not have had a first down and scored. So I think Seattle got away with a lot.
  • McCarthy should know his boss is behind this Micky Mouse Parade. Lets cut corners and save 1/100 of 1% out of billions. He doesn't want to pay the people that "Represent The Game". So I say let them suffer. I got an E-mail from a coach once trying to explaina rules to me.
    Called the assigner. We never got an email much less a phone call from anyone. Once that final play is over and I'm off the field. It's over. Unless someone has been an idiot and a report has to be filed.
    The guy in the booth should of over ruled him.
    McCcarthy should of been fined $50,000 too.
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