EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is upset with the NFL’s handling of a replay review in a preseason game against the Jets.
McAdoo said Sunday that the league failed to alert the game officials before the next snap and the Giants not only lost a possible late, game-clinching sack and fumble recovery but rookie free agent defensive end Evan Schwan broke his foot on what turned out to be a non-play in the Giants’ 32-31 win on Saturday night.
With the Giants leading 32-25 at the 2:00 warning, Christian Hackenberg replaced an injured Bryce Petty (knee) and immediately hit a diving ArDarius Stewart on a 19-yard pass right in front of the Jets’ bench.
It was clear that Stewart went out of bounds after the catch. The Jets huddled and on the next play Giants linebacker Calvin Munson hit Hackenberg and knocked the ball loose. The Giants recovered and celebrated while Schwan lay on the MetLife Stadium turf in pain.
Referee Brad Allen and his crew indicated that Hackenberg’s arm was moving forward so they did not rule a fumble. Videotape replays seemed to show it was a strip, sack, fumble, a play that if reviewed and overturned would have iced the game for the Giants.
Instead of reviewing that play, Allen announced
Article source: http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/mcadoo-annoyed-with-nfl-over-4th-quarter-non-play-and-injury-082717
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