Twitter Is Going In On Mike Carey And It’s Delightful
Mike Carey was once an NFL official. I won't go look up his record but let's just assume that he was decent at his job, considering he began as a line judge all the way back in 1990 and his 24-year career including officiating multiple playoff games and a Super Bowl.
All of this makes his body of work as the officiating expert on CBS' NFL broadcasts very perplexing, and more than a little worriesome. He's terrible. There seems to be no explanation for it, despite nearly unanimous agreement across the internet and all social media platforms that he is downright awful at explaining what is happening on the field.
His latest disaster in the AFC Championship game has his qualifications again under fire. In the first quarter of the game between the Patriots and the Broncos, Bill Belichick threw the challenge flag after a questionable Peyton Manning pass was ruled incomplete rather than a turnover. It turns out the pass was indeed a backwards pass, and that the recovery by Patriots linebacker Jonathan Freeny gave the Patriots possession of the ball deep in Broncos territory.
Needless to say, when the commentators tossed to Carey to get his "expert analysis" Carey said point blank that it didn't appear that the pass went backward and that the call on the field would stand. Apparently, head referee Ed Hochuli saw something very, very different. The one thing you can count on when it comes to NFL officials is that they will not overturn a call on the field in favor of an away team unless the evidence is irrefutable. So how Carey failed to see what Hochuli so obviously saw is a mystery to all of us.
Well after an entire season of Carey and his useless commentary, Twitter has had enough; which is good news for us because the results of the outrage are glorious.
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