Andy Reid told reporters today that he received an apology from the network for not airing a replay angle that clearly showed the ball on the Falcons’ third quarter interception hitting the ground. We just got this:
About 10 minutes later, NBC showed the ball hitting the ground.
Teams rely on coaches in the booth watching a TV feed to assist them in possible challenge situations. Since NBC didn’t show the replay in time, the Eagles didn’t challenge… and the Falcons went on to score. How does this happen in 2011?
Regarding Vick, trainer Rick Burkholder said he was doing “fine” last night and would be evaluated later today. He will have to undergo an IMPACT test, an MRI, and other NFL-mandated tests before being cleared to play again. I wouldn’t go holding my breath for next Sunday.