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Hawk thought refs might tell Packers they won

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 26, 2012 – 8:41 pm

Here’s a little humor to add to the aftermath of the controversial ending to Monday night’s game in Seattle.

Following the replay review and decision to uphold the touchdown on the final play, the Packers left the field. Several minutes later, the officials came into Green Bay’s locker room to inform the team that at least 11 players needed to return to the field so Seattle could kick the extra point.

The Packers were so convinced they’d won the game that seeing the officials drop in for a visit actually got their hopes up, momentarily.

“When I saw the refs come back in, I thought they were going to tell us we won the game, honestly,” linebacker A.J. Hawk said on Wednesday. “I think a lot of people thought that. But they were saying we had to get back on the field.

“That was obviously a weird moment for everybody.  I think it was pretty tense for those refs. They didn’t feel super-comfortable in there. But who knows, 30 years from now hopefully it’s a decent story to tell, but for now we’re 1-2 and we need to find a way to change that.”

The Packers will try to change that with a relatively healthy team. On Wednesday, there were just two additions to the injury report — RT Bryan Bulaga (knee) and DE Jerel Worthy (shoulder) — but both players were still limited participants in practice. The other limited participants were CB Davon House (shoulder), WR Greg Jennings (groin) and LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle).

The only player on the active roster who is listed as “did not participate” was S Sean Richardson (hamstring). Both TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) and RB James Starks (toe) are listed on the report but were full participants.

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44 Responses to “Hawk thought refs might tell Packers they won”

  1. By gbpfan4life on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    I get it that the refs are bad but, how does the guy in the replay booth get it wrong after reviewing it?. That guy is supposed to be an “experienced” ref not one of the new hires!. This is what the instant replay was supposed to make right, bad calls by ANY referee’s, new or otherwise. The booth ref is one ultimately responsible for this debacle. Fire THAT guy.

    Lets not make this a pity party. we can handle it. We have 13 world titles, a great team, and the greatest fans of ANY sport

    Lets play with a chip on our shoulder the rest of the year and raise up one more Lombardi.

  2. By Hawk_Eye on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Who cares? If the refs didn’t give a pass interference call to Kam Chancelor on Green Bay’s 41 yard, which was a bogus call, Green Bay would never have scored a touch down against the Seahawks. Plus there was about 5 clear holding calls against Green Bay the ref missed. The better team won. Get over it!

  3. By Yooperpackfan on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    You are absolutely right, Hawk Eye, the better team DID win. They just didn’t get credit for it!

  4. By lotus ninja on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    That is correct! We’ll be gracious in defeat though. Like Vic said this has started a new rivalry you know our boys will be ready in round 2.

  5. By o,brotha on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply


    “We want the ball, and were gonna score.”

  6. By HobokenPackerFan on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    As controversial as that ending was and with everything that happened leading up to that play, I feel the Packers as a whole handled it with extreme class. Yea, there were some comments here and there but overall the team, McCarthy and the organization showed tremedous class and as a fan I am very proud of the organization that I own one share of.

  7. By but,seriously! on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    ref’s must have been blinded by the diaper full lime green.

  8. By Tom on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    First off Seattle got the bulk of the favorable calls. Simple math guys. If you eliminate all the bad calls from the game; the Packers win because they outplayed Seattle. Look at the stat sheet it doesn’t lie. No one seems to mention the INT that got called back because of the bad roughing call. Even if Green Bay had 6 points at that point, a chip shot puts them ahead of Seattle 9 to 7. What if they drive it in for a TD now its 13 to 7. People seem to harp on the call that gave Green Bay points well what about the one that robbed them of 3-7 points? Here’s another stat. 50% of Seattle’s explosive plays came from bad call penalties in their favor. Still think they outplayed Green Bay–that’s what I thought.

  9. By Rick on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Hawk-Eye, you did not win, how many yards in the second half. Good luck down the ROAD, no 12th or 13th man. You finish maybe 5-11. So have a great year.

  10. By pricecoprice on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Well said, Tom.

  11. By cole71 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    The replacement Refs on the field made the call that it was a simultaneous catch meaning Ball goes to the offense and its not reviewable by NFL rules,What they were reviewing upstairs was if Tate had both Feet inbounds and it was an incompletion

  12. By cole71 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Hawk=ass,Cant stand Non packer fans coming into our house and starting crap,Go back to your color changing puke green or whatever that color is that sherman williams recalled team that we smoke on a regular basis,Im wearing my Al Harris jersey in tribute of you this sunday,Go Pack!!

  13. By Nick on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Hawk-eye um let’s see I’ll shed some light for you. 3 Bad calls on the last drive of the game would of won us the game and all of them went in the Seahawks favor. Don’t bring that bs in here. That was towards the begining or close to the start of the 4th Quarter. Anything could of happened. The seahawks didn’t come the play the 2nd half. I love how they are getting so much credit for this game cause of that first half. It’s what you do in the 2nd half that counts. Ask Eli Manning…

  14. By Sanidia NM on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    NFL OWES Packers BIG TIME. This is the worse moment in professional sports since the “Black Sox” threw the world series in baseball nearly 100 years ago. It is a disgrace to American democracy to steal a game from the more storied NFL franchise in history. nfl owes apology to all fans, and should be brought before Congressional hearings for Contempt of US Constitution.

  15. By Pack4ever12 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Amen brother! Alot of hawk fans who think they earned that W. What a joke! The Pack came in their house and played a terrible game but still beat em. Hawks are most certainly in the top 5?when it comes to franchises that have NO CLASS!! If you know you should have lost but were given the W due to iincompetence, you shouldn’t act like you earned it because you most certainly DID NOT. That golden turd is the biggest you know what. What a coward!

  16. By #1PackersFanfromNY on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Russel Wilson and any other sea hawk who did an interview after that game gave untruthful answers and disgraced the honor code as a player/coach and regardless of what happened before the final play and the fact that Jennings should have just knocked the ball down, theres no way in a moment where you have to decide who wins the game, that you can honestly say after a so called “official review” that you can give Tate credit of a TD reception because he caught Jennings on the way down. I have my friends here in NY who despise the Packers because of me and even they were pissed at that call. Unless the person who did the review had money on the Hawks or played favorites i don’t see how this call even happened unless we have blind reviewers. At least the regular refs are back hopefully no more nonsense…… A BIG #GOLDENFAKE

  17. By Kyle on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Like how Tate went and thanked GOD and then lied his butt off about the catch! Classy guy…

  18. By Brian on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Code71, you are mistaken. Simultaneous possession is absolutely reviewable when it occurs in the end zone.

  19. By cole71 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Brian,No its not reviewable,Check the NFL rules on it,Gerry Austin former head of officiating made that perfectly clear on Monday night that Simultaneous catches ARE NOT reviewable by NFL rules

  20. By cole71 - you are correct that simultaneous catches are not reviewable but they are if it occurs in the endzone. on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    cole71 – you are correct that simultaneous catches are not reviewable but they are if it occurs in the endzone.

  21. By Rodell on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Sombody should tell Seattle fans that their quarterback in the first qb in nfl history to throw a game winning interception. No class shown by Pete Caroll either, that guy is completely clueless.

  22. By Washingtonstate Pack fan on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    I was at the Monday night game. First time I got to see my Packers in person. I found it strange there was never a replay of the final play on the stadiums big screen. In fact there were few replays of many of the key penalty plays. Didn’t know how bad the final play call was until started to get texts from friends watching the game at home on tv.

    I also found it strange that everyone at the game got a free hamberger from a national fast food chain because the Hawks got three sacks within a certain amount of time. Given the recent bounty scandal and the NFL’s effort to protect quarterbacks it doesn’t seem like the league would like that kind of message.

    If its the only Packer game I ever attend, it was a historic one.

  23. By Sam on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    AT Cole71, in the end zone it is reviewable for who had possession of the ball. HOWEVER they state there was not enough evidence (no clear view of the ball) to show that MD Jennings had control of it first.

  24. By Rob on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    The Packers are a MUCH classier organization than the Seahawks and always will be. The Packers undoubtedly won that game and everyone knows it. The Packers handled the situation very well starting with Mike McCcarthy whom I have the utmost respect for as a coach and person. This game is only going to make the Packers a better team and we will see that on Sunday when we host the Saints and the weeks ahead. We are going to put this game behind us and start our trek to the Super Bowl! That “win” is ultimately going to hurt Seattle in the end as now they will get the #2 pick in next year’s NFL draft instead of the #1 pick! GO PACK!!!!!!!!!

  25. By Steve on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Because rob your players saying F the nfl and stuff is so classy and your coach McCarthy saying stuff like that wouldn’t happen is so classy. The O-Line of the packers is just horrid at least some of your fans will admit that you got 10 points off BS calls until other do the same then you have no class. Btw why are they admitting to there gifted points? oh wait thats right because it benefits them

  26. By Cindy Reid on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    I was glad to read that the NFL made the comment that the pass interference by Tate should have resulted to a win for the packers, Now if only they would make the statement during tonight’s game would be great. We all know the the Packers really won that game. :) Welcome back Refs

  27. By chen on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    i will just send the water boys for the extra points nothing more. classless for a JOKE League sounds great. seahducks are bunch of classless goats.

  28. By Rob on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    @Steve – First of all, did you graduate from high school? Your writing mimics that of a 7th grader. Yes, some players did make some comments but I feel those were warranted. I am not sure what you are referring to regarding McCarthy because I cannot discern your writing. What does the Packers O-line have to do with the ending call and the Packers being a much classier organization? The Packers gave up a few sacks in the first half but did you notice the adjustments that were made in the second half? Green Bay dominated the second half. Green Bay also got shafted on not one, not two, BUT THREE Horrible calls late in the 4th quarter and still should have won the game. Well they did win the game. Your comment, “Btw why are they admitting to there gifted points?” makes no sense either. Tate and Wilson made complete fools of themselves in the post-game interviews. Those two individuals posess no integrity at all; kind of like your coach.

    Green Bay has always been a classy, respected organization and ALWAYS will be. Too bad we cannot say that about the Seahawks. Your organization will continue being a disappointment year after year with your mediocre play, always trying to climb out of the NFC West cellar. I’ll be thinking of you at playoff time when I am at Lambeau watching the Packers and you are at home wondering once again, what went wrong this season.

  29. By Howard Paley on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Commissioner, Goodell is responsible for not 1 but 2 lockouts. He is a disgrace to the NFL, and should be fired, and NFL owners should be boycotted by all NFL Fans.

  30. By Scott 1956 on Sep 27, 2012 | Reply

    Can someone who covers the Packers ask why McCarthy DIDN’T come out, after the game, and back his team? He took the cowards way out. The only thing he says at the time is” Don’t ask about the refs”! WOW, You have to cool off after that diatribe! You are suppose to have your players back! You ask everything of them, and then when they need you to back them, you take the COWARDS WAY OUT! Too afraid of getting a fine. Apparently that didn’t stop Rodgers from stepping up and backing his teammates! McCarthy talks about team and family and having your back. That’s all true, until YOU ACTUALLY NEED HIM TO HAVE YOUR BACK! Then he says NOTHING! Players remember these things. And so do the fans! McCarthy has proved that he’ll stand right behind Rodgers. That’s his way, leading from behind! Also, No comment from either Murphy or Thompson! There seems to be a general LACK of bravery in the whole organization! I want Rodgers to remember what happened! NO HOMETOWN DISCOUNT on your next contract! Every player should just take every penny they can get, because the Packers just proved they are NOT about family or having your back, they are all about money! So the players should be also!

  31. By Andrew on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply


    That is the most ingnorant comment yet. McCarthy, Thompson, and Murphy made no comments about the refs because ultimately, it does nothing but potentially cause unnecessary drama which the TEAM already had plenty of. All the team leadership was doing was taking the high-road…something organizations with CLASS do. I have no clue what the cause of your delusion is, but I suggest you get a clue and make ridiculous comments like that on ESPN or Yahoo with the rest of the trolls. This site is for Packers fans!

  32. By gregg on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    scott, the reason mike mccarthy, ted thompson and mark murphy tried to say as little as possible is because they are in management,,,,, you know they are in charge, they have to be able to keep a cool head…thats called true leadership.no one wants a hot head in charge at a critical moment, and then the whole team goes out of control.it was a bad call , but life goes on! …………………………….GO Packers!!!!!!!!!!

  33. By packers and movers gurgaon on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    When I saw the refs come back in, I thought they were going to tell us we won the game……….

  34. By Len on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Scott maybe a lot of Exlax would clear your head. I know some Hawk fans and they agree that it was a bad call. Moving on. Go Pack.

  35. By Odin's Eye on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Again, simply put, if the Packers played their game in the first half, didn’t leave points on the field in the second half, they win and the refs don’t matter. Yes, they were robbed. But you cannot play the game and allow the refs to have that much influence on the outcome. I agree the better team didn’t get credit for the the win. But the Packers (offense) could have avoided the ocntroversy.

    Hopefully, this is the wake-up call they seem to need so desperately. I’ll take 14-2 and the Super Bowl.

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  37. By Scott 1956 on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not talking about screaming all week at the NFL! I’m talking about right after the game. RIGHT AFTER! All he had to do was say that his team got screwede and that the NFL should take a serious look at it. But he did NONE OF THAT! THAT is his job! To have his players back! And NOTHING! He was afraid of a fine! THAT is why! Apparently, that reason didn’t matter to Rodgers. He felt it was more important to the team, that he speak up! UNLIKE McCOWARD! Who is suppose to take the heat for the team! But don’t let logic get in the way of your sycking up!

  38. By Scott 1956 on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Andrew, I’ve been a Packer fan for over 55 years! Could you imagine Lombardi getting screwed like that and saying nothing? Me neither. Because he was a leader! Class? That’s not what McCarthy showed. If he would have said what he should, then Rodgers wouldn’t have had to do his work for him! And all because I differ from your opinion, doesn’t make me a troll. Just like saying “class” certainly doesn’t make you a fan.

  39. By o,brotha on Sep 28, 2012 | Reply

    Scott: Man, you are someone that I would want on my team!. But listen, not all leaders have the same style. No doubt McCarthy’s style isn’t one you respond to, but I’m glad his cooler head prevailed. Say nothing, let your play do your talking on the field. don’t let the team throw any pity parties. Lombardi was too intelligent to air it out in public in front of the media and the world. He had his players backs by not allowing them to fail. So does McCarhty. Keep the faith, baby!

  40. By Tony on Sep 29, 2012 | Reply

    Get off our website idiot chicken fans I hate all of you YOU OWE ME! If it wasn’t for me there would be no game no America get over your selves.

  41. By Mary on Sep 29, 2012 | Reply

    Simultaneously catch what a joke Jennings caught that ball and to the chest. Tate and the Seahawks know it and if you were the replacement ref would you have called an interception and be able to get out of there alive. They made that call so save there own butts. Time to move on it is what it is. GO PACK GO!!!!!!!!

  42. By cjdpackers on Sep 29, 2012 | Reply

    …We all know the PACKERS were the winners. The interception call that was nullified . Sam shields then getting pushed in the back . That alone should have given the Packers the win. This was a real travesty for the Pack. The only thing to do is now run the table. The ref who signaled touchdown he is still convinced he made the right call . Lets check his bank account. What was he smoking?

    … P.S. did you see Pete carroll at the end of the game . He is one
    F#%*ing @$$hole if ever I saw one .

  43. By saywhat! on Sep 29, 2012 | Reply

    To Seattle Sea Cracks; Enjoy it while you can. If you, excuse me, LEAK into the playoffs, their will be payback!. It won ‘t be pretty Sea Cracks!. See Ya.

    To Seattle fans who honorably spoke out in the spirit of fairness against this fiasco, Thank You, and maybe it’s time you might consider changing your alligence to a 13 time World Champion.

  44. By Ky Packer Fan on Sep 30, 2012 | Reply

    I think that it is time to move on. Since we have way more class and pride then those of the Seahawks we should focus our time and energy on running the table for the rest of the season like Odin’s Eye stated. That is the mark of true championship quality fans.

    My Family are not run of the mill Cheeseheads, we’re imported from Milw, WI!

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