Lance Easley: It Was the Correct Call

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Lance Easley

The jerkoff who made the final call of the Green Bay Packers loss to the Seattle Seahawks is taking the Golden Tate route — denial.

At least Tate has now admitted that he pushed off. Lance Easley, the aforementioned scab ref who made the simultaneous possession and touchdown call to give Seattle the win, is insisting he made the correct call. That’s bold, especially considering every single other human being with a pair of working eyes knows he blew it.

“It was the correct call,” Easley told TMZ. “I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Noooooooo. You sure didn’t, dick.

Easley goes on to say M.D. Jennings, who intercepted the Seahawks’ final pass, did not have possession of the ball, even though he caught it first and brought it into his body.

“You have to not only have the ball, but have either two feet or a body part on the ground, and that never happened.”

“Put any other official who knows the rules and they would make the same call.”

This is brilliant stuff. I love it when people who clearly fucked up, and everyone knows they fucked up, still try to make up excuses and pretend they’re right rather than just saying, “hey, I may have messed up.”

That really makes you endearing. That’s really the manly way to go.

Anyway, fuck him and his explanation.

On another note, if you happen to be in the Santa Maria, California area and would like to talk to Lance in person. He works at this Bank of America.

300 Town Ctr E, Santa Maria, CA 93454

We do not endorse threats or physical violence, so maybe mail him a bag of crap or something.

Lastly, we also found a website that belongs to Lance. He’s a member of the Worldwide Who’s Who, which is one of those organizations that tells people they’re great, they want to honor all their accomplishments and we’ll put you in our Who’s Who directory for this super-low fee.

There’s actually a fake certificate on the site that reads “Recognition for achievement in the highest order.” Achievement in what? Well, we’ll leave that up to the imagination.

Also from the site:

Where will you be in five years? In five years, Mr. Easley intends to advance within the banking industry. He hopes to become a Division 1 football official.

Good luck with that.

Lance Easley: Achiever

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72 Comments on "Lance Easley: It Was the Correct Call"

  1. Josh

    Watch the replay, tates butt is on the ground with both hands on the ball. He is down by contact while Jennings left foot is still in the air. This is the NFL not the NCAA – it is clearly a touchdown Seahawks.

  2. Jurgens

    To Josh and the rest of the wingnut Seattle Truthers out there… you’re forgetting about the so called Louis Murphy Rule. Heres the exact wording from the NFL Rulebook: “If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball throughout the process of contacting the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone.” This ends the debate. Period. It doesn’t matter when Jenning’s feet hit the ground. Since this rule change in 2010, Tate needed maintain contact with the ball all the way through the fall. He didn’t. His hand came off and only re-touched the ball after Jennings had also hit the ground. Jennings obviously had more control over the ball from the outset. Unfortunately, the rules don’t quantify a percentage of control but there is no denying that Jennings was the only player that had control through the duration of the play. End of discussion. Interception.
    Honestly. If you guys keep this up, the Seahawks are going to become the most despised team in the league. All of Tate and Carroll’s grandstanding and boasting after the play didn’t do you guys any favors and this revisionist truther bullshit is only making you dickshits look even worse. You all had an opportunity to show some class and humility but you’ve gone in the complete other direction. It’s astonishing what a short memory you people have. I recall the Seahawks getting jobbed in the Superbowl. You’d think that you guys would have a little empathy. Maybe just a bit of dignity. Nope. Just remember, anything the Seahwaks accomplish this year will have a giant asterisk next to it. If/when your season crashes and burns under the buffoonish leadership of Pete Carroll, I will stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the league’s fans and we will laugh our fucking asses off.

    PS
    GREAT JOB on he uniforms. Nailed it.

    • E. Wolf

      I originally hail from Seattle, grew up during the Zorn Largent years, so I can say this with a measre of intimate familiarity with this team’s history, or lack thereof. I can tell you this team is the bastard child of the NFL, and is a runnng joke engrained in the DNA of every Seattlite. They have nothing, outside of Zorn (and later Krieg) to Largent, Chuck Knox, and one solid year of contention that Super Bowl year.
      The Vikings have a storied franchise, stricken with hopeless futility, but they had some years of contention. And they have a good rivalry with us, even though they have been permanently relegated to a status of innate superiority.
      Even the Browns-deemed to be the most snake bit franchise in the NFL but NFL films–have more. They have those titles under Paul Brown, and a sort of yragic in adhering to such a hopeless obsession.
      The Seahawks have NOTHING,, other than what I just named. They do not even belong to their true division or conference anymore (the AFC West), so they no longer have true natural rivalries, as were the Broncos and Raiders.

      This will only add to the rancid, putrid aftertaste that comes from even the suggestion of this team–the same team to ever enter the playoffs by default, despitea losing record.
      The Seattle Seahawks-a team even more pathetic than the Vikings, Browns or Cubs.

  3. therealChuckywasCecil

    I was ready to write quite a comment until I read the one Jurgens left. He hits every point, right on, and even gets in a jab at those nice uni’s they are sporting this year.

    All I can add is the wish that we face them in the playoffs and let justice prevail.

  4. E. Wolf

    We do not endorse threats or physical violence, so maybe mail him a bag of crap or something.

    I may share this position, but I certainly cannot say I condemn or denounce them, either.
    If I believed in witchcraft or voodoo (I do not) he would die in a horrible fiery car accident, after months in an intensive burn unit.
    I wish the very worst for this shitstain.

  5. Andy

    thing is part of me sees the packers playoff chances coming down to one game either way and this will be it.

    I feel bad for lance easley. He was way out of his depth all game and the spotlight on this call just highlighted that. I mean he’s just a guy, he usually does this for next to nothing, so now he gets the chance to do it on the big stage and he blows it. What can you expect? He is not a professional and it showed.

  6. Tim

    Fuck you josh..eat a dick you goddamn idiot. Every single person in this country, knows Lance Easley is a sorry excuse for a human being, lying piece of shit. Same goes for Golden taint..I mean Tate. Who names their child golden, no wonder he’s an arrogant, egotistical cocksucker. I kinda got off subject..all I really wanted to say was fuck you.

  7. Doug

    “You have to not only have the ball, but have either two feet or a body part on the ground, and that never happened.”

    So he’s saying that Jennings still hasn’t come down from that play?

  8. Crash

    I was at this game, and I can tell you first hand. The only people in the world with less knowledge of the rules of NFL football than Lance Easley are Seattle Seahawks fans. What a bunch of dumb cunts.

  9. Keep_crying

    learn the rules kiddies. the only mistake made on the final play was the no-call on offensive pass interference. show some faith in your team losers, or is being 1-2 just too much for the packers to handle? it’s unfortunate, but opi or dpi is never called on hail mary plays for a reason. the blame should be placed on M.D. “i don’t know situational football” Jennings. the catch was a simultaneous catch by rule. if you don’t like it, too bad. learn how to comprehend what you read, then read the rules a few more times. then cry about the no-call on offensive pass interference, even though it wouldn’t have been called by any reffing crew. *sobs*

    • SHODAN

      Yeah, I guess all those former and current NFL referees who said without a moment of hesitation that the play was called incorrectly — and then explained in detail why the call was incorrect — must concede that their knowledge of the rules of NFL gameplay pales in comparison to a troll on a Packers fan site.

      A winner is you.

    • Donny H.

      You learn the rules. You can see the ball land in Jennings hands at the top of his jump, and nothing else matters after that point. The rule says that if one player controls the ball before the other, it is NOT simultaneous possession. Jennings controlled the ball first and still had control of the ball after completing the process of going to the ground. Those two facts are clearly on tape, and it doesn’t matter what happened to the ball in between.

    • Harry Hood

      Why are you people falling for these trolls. You are like trying to explain the rules, they are just trying to piss us off.

    • Donny H.

      The first comment is an uninformed opinion.

      You can see the ball land in Jennings hands at the top of his jump, and nothing else matters after that point. The rule says that if one player controls the ball before the other, it is NOT simultaneous possession. Jennings controlled the ball first and still had control of the ball after completing the process of going to the ground. Those two facts are clearly on tape, and it doesn’t matter what happened to the ball in between.

  10. Chad Lundberg

    I happen to live right next to Santa Maria. I am considering talking to the guy in person, if it is of any convenience to anyone.

  11. Hawk_Eye

    If it wasn’t for the bad pass interference call on Kam Chancelor, Green Bay would never had scored a touchdown on the Seahawks. You guys got your ass beat and I do hope we meet in the playoffs so we can do it again!

    • Shawn iltarion

      Were the Packers in the endzone at the conclusion of that call?

      No, they weren’t even in FG range yet. So, the Seattle defense still had plenty of opportunity to stop the Packers, regardless of that one call.

      Biggest call of the game anyway was the non-existent roughing the passer call that took away the INT. Seattle’s D was tired. The Pack scores a TD after that INT and ices the game if not for that fantasy call.

      I have not “whined” about the loss, and I am not overwhelmed by being 1-2. In 2010, the Pack started 2-2. But anyone trying to cite the rules in defending the TD call need to read the actual rules or learn how to read in the first place.

      The rules specifically state that a simultaneous possession does NOT occur when one player first gains possession and then the other player gains it afterwards. The replay clearly shows Jennings with possession while Tate only has one arm on the ball.

      If you know football, you know that POSSESSION equals two feet or another body part on the ground AND CONTROL OF THE FOOTBALL. At no point does Tate have control of the ball. He never has possession. You can’t control a ball that is being pinned to another guy’s chest.

      And yeah, Jenning’s left foot was in the air. Meanwhile, his ASS is on the ground. Maybe you didn’t notice that.

  12. Ender

    99.9% of America All agree that the Packers got screwed. The 0.1% that believe Seattle won that game, please do this country a favor and go shove your heads up each others asses and breath deeply. Maybe then you will realize how full of shit each one of you are. FUCK YOU ALL

  13. Pack Lethal

    #1 The Packers dominated that game, look at the stats.

    #2 tate never had posession of the ball. Jennings caught the ball first, tate then grabbed the ball which was still firmly in Jennings’ hands. As they both fell to the ground tate’s hand comes off the ball as Jennings still has the ball cradled to his chest.

    So basically Jennings intercepted the pass and tate tried to rip it out of his hands as they both fell to the ground.

    Once again, asslickers, check the stats on that game and tell me how I’m wrong.

    Go Pack Go!

  14. Tim

    What the fuck are you faggots doing talking shit, on totalpackers.com arguing the obvious..Don’t you have some dicks to be sucking or something?

    • SHODAN

      So… then… I guess you must be here because you’re all out of dicks to suck already. Boy, you sure work fast.

  15. cry me a river

    Jurgens,
    Your rule quote followed the “this ends the debate. Period” statement is an illusion of an answer but not an answer that adresses this debate. By your own admission Tate made contact with the ball. Both appeared to go down with the ball, fighting (though admittedly Jennings does get his hands on it first) the whole time! This may or may not apply but I’ve seen many fumbles/ loose ball’s & many times I’ve seen one player get his hands on it just to learn someone else has possession once the dogpile is broken up. Who had hands on it? Who had undisputed possession when the pile broke up? And the rule is clear that, by your rule quote, Tate & Jennings both made the catch! No mistake there!

    • Donny H.

      In addition to what Jurgens said there is this – You can see the ball land in Jennings hands at the top of his jump, and nothing else matters after that point. The rule says that if one player controls the ball before the other, it is NOT simultaneous possession. Jennings controlled the ball first and still had control of the ball after completing the process of going to the ground. Those two facts are clearly on tape, and it doesn’t matter what happened to the ball in between.

    • Jurgens

      So, you’re answer is just to ignore that rule? If a reciever falsl to the ground they have to maintain possession through the fall, NOT make contact with the ball, fall, let go of ball, put hand back on ball. That’s not how it works. Tate DID NOT maintain possession through the fall. In essence, he “bobbled” it, let go and then put a hand back on it. All the while jennings maintained concrete indisputable possession. But Tate puts his hand back on the ball after they both land and it’s a catch? Where in all of football is this a catch? Where in football is a catch determined by who comes out of the pile with the ball thirty seconds after the whistles have blown? It’s not a fumble scrum. You sir, are delusional.

  16. cry me a river

    Pack Lethal,
    Your wrong! I’m no a Vikings fan, I’m a football fan. The Packers will be a competitive team but the reality is, they need to let the front line gel & this process takes time & the center is going to be an issue in the near future!

    • Donny H.

      And you are wrong about this being dual possession.

      You can see the ball land in Jennings hands at the top of his jump, and nothing else matters after that point. The rule says that if one player controls the ball before the other, it is NOT simultaneous possession. Jennings controlled the ball first and still had control of the ball after completing the process of going to the ground. Those two facts are clearly on tape, and it doesn’t matter what happened to the ball in between.

    • Donny H.

      Picture is irrelevant TImmy.

      You can see the ball land in Jennings hands at the top of his jump, and nothing else matters after that point. The rule says that if one player controls the ball before the other, it is NOT simultaneous possession. Jennings controlled the ball first and still had control of the ball after completing the process of going to the ground. Those two facts are clearly on tape, and it doesn’t matter what happened to the ball in between.

    • Donny H.

      The double post is irrelevant, Timmy.

      You can see the ball land in Jennings hands at the top of his jump, and nothing else matters after that point. The rule says that if one player controls the ball before the other, it is NOT simultaneous possession. Jennings controlled the ball first and still had control of the ball after completing the process of going to the ground. Those two facts are clearly on tape, and it doesn’t matter what happened to the ball in between.

  17. Richard

    The most laughable part of the Seahawk argument is that ever picture they post to prove their point doesn’t even include the fucking ball. You people are morons. The god damn leader of the free world tweeted about it!!!! 70,000 people called the NFL offices!!! Do you seriously think a single one of those calls was in regards to a Chancellor pass interference call?

  18. Madcity Packer Fan

    If you watch the play it is clear. Never seen anything like it and hopefully I never will! Thank god the real refs are back. They called a solid game on Thursday night. BIG BIG difference!

  19. john

    Josh,

    Admit you got a gift. It’s what it is. It goes down as a W.

    Just don’t insult your our our intelligence by saying th ecall was correct. It was not, end of story

  20. armyguy

    I am stationed out here and these Sea Chicken fans are living in a Starbucks, infuzed haze, anything good in Seattle has either lost or died, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee, Jimmy Hendrix, Curt Kobain, Lane Staley, even f-in Grundge died and Queenschryche broke up need I do on? If I hear “Discount Double Checked Rodgers Ass” one more time…

  21. Pack Lethal

    Everyone knows that MD Jennings intercepted the ball, clearly. The fact is the people who dislike the Packers will do and say anything to contradict what really happened. It shows how petty these cunts are and reflects what kind of people they really are. Maybe they didn’t get enough hugs from their Dad.

  22. PackerBoB

    I would bet that the NFL (and by that I mean Roger Goodell) said, “Listen, you’re not on gonna contradict anything we said publicly. We don’t care what you really think.”

    Fuck you, Goodell.

  23. Cry me a river

    Yes Jurgens,
    We are going to ignore that rule as it doesn’t apply! The Manning-Tyree catch, followed by the Tyree-Harrison fight, was the same thing & this rule applies here as well:
    “When a player (or players) is going to the ground in the attempt to catch a pass, Rule 8, Section 1, Article 3, Item 1 states:

    Player Going to the Ground. If a player goes to the ground in the act of catching a pass (with or without contact by an opponent), he must maintain control of the ball throughout the process of contacting the ground, whether in the field of play or the end zone. If he loses control of the ball, and the ball touches the ground before he regains control, the pass is incomplete. If he regains control prior to the ball touching the ground, the pass is complete.”

    We must include the simultaneous catch rule (which I won’t post as everyone has looked it up) as well which does favor the Jenning’s argument. However, “……..Jennings does not maintain indisputable concrete possession” is in question & he even loses it (to Tate) before the ball is dead or down by contact.

  24. Cry me a river

    All-in-all, I would say the call was incorrect but it is still open for much debate (I am not yet convinced by any argument found here but open to reason & logic (to sway) sans righteous indignation) as nothing about that play was indisputable. The replacement ref argument is ludicrous as I have seen many official refs give favor (Rodgers interception overturned in division playoffs with NY comes to mind).

  25. Richard

    Holy shitballs!!! Now we’re just going to ignore simultaneous catch rules and talk about the helmet catch as a comparison? Did Rodney Harrison even touch the ball on the play?

    This comment thread is epic troll stupidity.

  26. Pack Lethal

    The only reason cry me a river keeps posting is because he feels intimidated by Packers and their fans. With such a daunting fan base and a kick ass team who wouldn’t be. Have fun watching the Pack make another super bowl run whores!

  27. Cry me a river

    Pack Lethal,
    The Packers are not making a Super Bowl run this year! Did you see that Swiss Cheese O-line? The story has been told! The O-line problems (the most important component of any team) of the Packers, Bears, Rams, Steelers & (soon) Redskins effectively prevents a serious run of any of these teams. Let me state clearly: I do not hate the Packers! I love competitive match ups & hotly contested fights. I would like to see the Pack make a serious run (as they give great games) but failure to address the line, combined with the Pack coming off the easiest schedule/season I have ever seen (since 1976) does not make the Packers you refer to. W/I 5 years, they will be back! Richard, didn’t you see the play or do you only watch the Packers? Jurgens, your ABSOLUTELY right about the PI (& that should be the main point of all of these debates) but the point is moot for it wasn’t seen &/or called. Regular refs miss this all the time & seldom call PI in a Hail Mary besides, your argument was centered around rules & “evidence!”

  28. Cry me a river

    Oh and Pack Lethal,
    I seldom have ever felt intimidated in my life & NEVER by someone who wears a wedge of cheese on his head!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Richard

    Nope, never saw the helmet catch, at least not the helmet catch you refer to where Harrison was a threat to catch the ball. He certainly caught Tyree’s body though, much like Golden Tate. Forget crying a river, you need to cry yourself some football knowledge.

  31. Cry me a river

    Richard,
    Let me explain it to you like your 6 years old: in “The Helmut Catch” (SB 42- 1:15 left in 4th quarter) the receiver never had control of the ball until both men were firmly planted on the ground & a struggle for the ball ensued. The key take-away point is the ball never touched the ground hence a catch was made & a fight decided the outcome. In MNF, conflicting calls & a resulting fight was treated as most occurrences during possession dispute (i.e. fumble, forced fumble, ball strip, simultaneous possession, etc): break up the pile, whoever has the ball has possession! If Jennings had control of the ball, as you maintain, why does Tate have sole possession of the ball at the dogpile breakup. As for the attempt at belittlement, it’s kinda like your other arguments in this debate,weak & feeble! I’m speculating here but I’m guessing that’s your intellectual A-game! Where are you from?

  32. Richard

    Fight for the ball? Tyree had it with both hands and Harrison took his hand off the ball to try and grab Tyree with one hand and knock the ball out with the other. You are a blind fucking moron.

  33. Richard

    Harrison taking a hand off the ball is kind of an obvious indicator, and even more obvious when somebody simultaneously has both hands around the ball.

    I’m from Kenya.

  34. Pack Lethal

    I didn’t even read the last 5 cry me a river’s posts. He’s nothing but an argumentative child. Let me know when he stops posting or gets hit by a car.

  35. Cry me a river

    That’s right gentlemen,
    Your silence shouts loudly as you slip away, quietly into night. I do want to apologize to you Richard. Your actually from someplace & (I thought you might be from one of those frozen wastelands places that masquerade as states within the continental US) instead your an intelligent black man who puts forth witty & thought-provoking arguments & debates!

  36. Cry me a river

    Pack Lethal,
    Your lack of an answer IS an answer!
    You do wear a cheese wedge on your head!
    Do you have any idea how dumb it is to wear a wedge of cheese on your head?
    Can you see how that has a zero intimidation factor?

  37. Cry me a river

    To the Kenyan (aka Richard),
    Let’s focus on the meat & forget the cheese-covered broccoli! I know you guys favor soccer as the quintessential sport but were talking American football here & you appear to have some working knowledge (a skewed perspective maybe but still, some working knowledge) of our sport. Would you please explain to me how Jennings allowed Tate to gain complete possession of the ball? See I conclude (I do allow I might be relying on simple association) that since Tate came up with sole possession of the ball (after the pile/fight was broke up), Jennings “control” of the ball is in question.

  38. Richard

    Interesting question. One of the more important questions is when exactly does the play end? What you’re hinting at is something along the lines of the Calvin Johnson rule. I don’t think that applies at all considering Jennings had the ball up until the refs starting waving their hands in opposing signals. Tate grabbing the ball after that and claiming a catch is the equivalent of a down RB in the endzone having the ball swatted out of his hands and claiming it was then a fumble or incompletion.

  39. Richard

    I think most Packer fans will probably be happy this happened in the long run, if it turns out to be the motivation they needed. Seattle is 12 to 1 right now to take the NFC and Green Bay is 5.5 to 1, even with a completely fraudulent tiebreaker over them.

  40. Cry me a river

    I do not dispute Jennings caught the ball first. That has never been in dispute. Neither is the flagrant & obvious PI. You make an interesting point though crossing the plane & losing the ball is a different scenario (I concede it still may apply). I use the Tyree catch as a scenario because the catch is not made until clear possession makes it so or the ball touches the ground negating a catch. Here’s where I’m at: interpreting catch vs. simultaneous catch. Jennings needs to possess that ball all the way to the ground for it to be a catch, agreed? In this case he does that. If Tate simultaneously catches the ball as Jennings does, whether Jennings is “down” or where his feet are mean nothing, because he continues possession to the ground. If he loses possession at any point (the Calvin Johnson rule you allude to) is it a catch? What would be your ruling if Tate had knocked the ball to the ground? Interception or incomplete pass? It comes down to that & whether those fingers are enough to constitute the simultaneous possession rule. As a side note: regardless of the call, it not being overturned was correct in that there is not incontrovertible evidence that it is wrong.

  41. Richard

    Of course those fingers weren’t enough to constitute possession when Jennings has 2 hands and a chest possessing the ball. Why would Tate knock the ball to the ground?

    Either way, I think the only argument the crazies have is if the play continues after the refs start signaling opposite signals. Even then, the Calvin Johnson rule pretty much negates any argument that golden tate has the ball, as his possession came after half the fans were already in the parking lot. His hand touching the ball and his other hand grabbing Jennings while he then pulls his “controlling” hand off during the fall is all the proof the refs should need.

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