I counted 3 or 4 Packers with box out positions on the Hail Mary. Since only about 10% of HMs ever get completed and since most of those are less than 50 yards, I feel the game should have been easily won with proper defensive positioning. That last play was the epitome of bad coaching pair with bad execution from a bad team.
Still, I feel that 15 yard personal fouls should be reviewed. Every one. We seem to be replaying more and more (which, as we replay more and more, I want it less and less), so if "we" are going to go down that route, personal fouls are way too important to not be replayed. Even cut it off at the two minute mark. I know that my statements seem paradoxical here, but I feel this:
1) If we are using replay for so much now, it seems stupid to not review personal foul calls.
2) The more we use replay, the less I am wanting it, but I'm a team guy, so see point #1.
I also don't give two rips about how the miss rate on calls this year (4.5%) is the same as before. That doesn't mean that things shouldn't be changed. In fact, businesses that just look at numbers and assume everything is fine end up in the ditch. What is also true is that we ARE seeing more games decided by missed calls. What about the offsides on the great Ravens "Kick-Six?" Obviously, there's plenty more people can list here. It may be true that the timing of the bad calls may just be off for this one season, but what if it isn't?
The NFL is rich and needs to stop be cheap on obvious things that won't cost that much. Teams need to pay the cheerleaders, who are obviously employees (I had to get that one in-- and no, that's not really a "league" problem). The league needs to make it worth it to the officials to be full-time. They need to do it for no other than reason than because the current digital world opens up the scrutiny to minuscule detail, creating bad PR. They need to look like they are trying more than it looks like they are now.
As a writer, I'm like the last girl at the bar. In the morning, you may regret asking for my services, but I'll get the job done. As long as I don't puke on your floor.