Sunday 9/14 we all witnessed the Jets finding another way to lose. Some blame it on the officials, coming from an official's point of view here is what I have to say and here are the NFL rules pertaining to Sunday's event:
In reference to the NFL Rulebook 2013: “The Referee shall suspend play while the ball is dead and declare a charged team timeout upon the request for a timeout by the head coach or any player (not a substitute) to any official.
Personally, if it was me and I heard a timeout from a screaming coach, close to the snap, with 65,000+ people in the stadium. i would have blown the play dead too.
I think the game was blown by the offensive coordinator, I also had a conversation with a friend who had his own opinion.
Yea I put more blame on the coach. But at the same time the ref didn't call the timeout or blow the whistle until after the ball was snapped Ed Pomerantz
Me: Yes, i agree the call came late, but the timeout was signaled/called by the coach before the snap, and it just registered late.
If it was me I would have thought, "ok, did the time out happen before or after the snap? Before! OK sound the whistle!"