If you remember the first time the Green Bay Packers played the Atlanta Falcons this season, you’ll remember coach Mike McCarthy not challenging a fourth-and-3 catch by Falcons tight end Tony Gonzales.
The replay showed Gonzales didn’t make the catch, but the televisions in the Georgia Dome were delayed at least 15 seconds and the Packers coaches weren’t able to see the replay before the next play took place. Hence, the Packers didn’t have the proper information and no challenge occurred.
The Falcons went on to score a touchdown on the drive and win the game 20-17.
On Monday, McCarthy revealed the Packers brought the issue to the attention of the league office.
“Whether it’s the direct TV feed, or if it’s the direct feed from the network, or exactly what it is, I don’t know if it’s by stadium. I know Ted Thompson and Russ Ball, our vice president of football operations, have looked into that specific situation after what occurred in Atlanta,” McCarthy said. “But we’re worried about lining up and playing. The technical part of it really in our view is not going to affect the outcome of this game.”
If the NFL is aware of the problem you can bet they’ve made Atlanta straighten their shit out.