That was not a fumble.

They brought it up during the Pro Bowl again today (which NBC turned into the “let’s watch Super Bowl plays over and over again” game). The last Cardinals play of the Super Bowl was an incomplete pass, not a fumble. Why the fuck did it go forward if he hadn’t started throwing it? Could Warner have thrown a long touchdown pass to Fitz on the next play? You bet your ass.

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3 Responses to That was not a fumble.

  1. Kindralas says:

    Nah, it was a fumble. The ball slips out of his hand as his arm goes backward, and it gets knocked/pushed forward as he follows through.

  2. Jason says:

    Agreed with Brian. A ball can go forward if it’s not a pass. Happens all the time.

  3. TMac says:

    The homer in me says it was definitely a fumble. The NFL fan in me says there is no way the ref shouldn’t have gone under the hood and reviewed it. The upstairs guy apparently reviewed it.

    Either way it was a fumble. Plays like that happen a lot and are ruled a fumble. It doesn’t matter where the ball ends up, it only matters where the ball is when he loses control. If he starts to lose control before the arm goes forward its a fumble which is what happened here.

    Still not sure why they didn’t officially review and go through the motions. That seems like a really dumb move.

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