ALAMEDA, Calif. — Whereas it might need appeared that Jon Gruden didn’t know the rule for difficult a play late within the first half of the Oakland Raiders’ 40-33 loss to the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Sunday, Gruden insisted he knew what he was doing when he threw the pink flag on the sphere.
Name it a flag of dissent, then.
As a result of after replays appeared to present the soccer hitting the bottom on a landing catch by Travis Kelce, the play had already been reviewed within the sales space, as all scoring performs are, and dominated a rating. Plus, the play occurred with lower than two minutes to play in a half, so it was reviewed for that cause, too. And upheld.
Gruden had been requested if he had “any sense” on whether or not injured receiver Martavis Bryant would possibly play once more this season, and off Gruden went on why he challenged the TD.
“I’ve no sense, widespread sense or sense on Bryant,” Gruden stated with a smile Monday in his weekly media convention. “I threw a challenge flag with seven seconds left yesterday. I knew precisely what I was doing, by the way in which.
“It wasn’t a really wise factor to do. I needed to challenge (senior vp of officiating) Al Riveron in New York Metropolis as a result of I’ve individuals within the press field telling me that is not a catch. Seeing performs overturned by any individual you possibly can’t even see, I believed, with three timeouts and 7 seconds left, I might use certainly one of my timeouts by giving Al a little bit further time to have a look at that. However I knew precisely what I was doing.”
Sure, the Raiders have been docked a timeout for the “unchallengable” challenge, throwing the flag with underneath two minutes remaining in a half.
After spending the earlier 9 years within the broadcast sales space for ESPN’s “Monday Evening Soccer,” Gruden is 2-for-Four in challenges this season, a a lot larger proportion than his profession 29-for-81 getting into 2018.