Don't like it, lump it!!!
- Jul 11, 2006
Donks driving and inside the 20. Damn TD Donks.
Dude needs to be suspended and get this shit out of his system. He is one of the better refs, but damn he blows this year.Holy_Bolt said:It appears Hochuli is having another bad day.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Referee Ed Hochuli was at the center of another questionable call Sunday, flagging Julius Peppers for a roughing-the-passer penalty that wiped out Carolina's interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter against Atlanta.
After Matt Ryan's pass was intercepted by Richard Marshall, Hochuli threw a flag and announced Peppers made a helmet-to-helmet hit on Ryan. It erased the touchdown and gave the Falcons a first down on a drive that ended with a punt.
Replays showed Peppers made contact as Ryan released the ball, and appeared to hit him first with his shoulder.
Fans booed loudly when the play was shown on the video boards at Bank of America Stadium.
Two weeks ago, Hochuli's missed call helped Denver's comeback 39-38 win over San Diego.
Denver quarterback Jay Cutler dropped back to pass, the ball slipped from his hand and a San Diego player recovered. But Hochuli, who has refereed two Super Bowls, ruled it an incomplete pass. He later admitted it was the wrong call.
Denver retained possession, scored a touchdown and then won with a successful 2-point conversion.
The Associated Press News Service