McCarthy says call to ref was the 'right thing'

Associated Press Published: October 5, 2012
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Elliott was asked what he would have called if he had been one of the two referees in the end zone.

"I'd probably call interception," Elliott said.

Replacement referees worked the first three weeks of regular season games, triggering a wave of outrage after a number of questionable calls. It was the one that cost the Packers a win that seemed to recharge negotiations between the league and its union referees, who reached a deal later that week that ended the lockout.

As for the last play, the NFL issued a statement a day after the game that the final play was correctly ruled a reception but that interference should have been called moments earlier on Tate, which would have given the Packers the win.

In the Showtime interview, Elliott was asked about how officials are trained to handle the so-called "hail Mary" plays.

"(For) the deep officials, it was brought up that you don't really call interference on a hail Mary... The deep officials were trained that during a hail Mary, there's a lot of bodies in there and you just let it go," Elliott said.



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