Following the bananas ending to Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, former NFL vice president of officiating and current rules analyst for FOX Sports Dean Blandino took to twitter to talk about the 10 second runoff that happened:
This carries a 10-sec runoff. Had the call on the field been correct initially, the clock would have run out. That's the spirit of the rule.— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) September 24, 2017
The official Lions twitter account took issue with the claim that no play could have been successfully executed by the offense in ten seconds:
Clock would have run out?— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 24, 2017
Our offense covered 27 yards to get a snap off in 7 seconds at Minnesota last year. https://t.co/GbGlprZt9U
Of course, you can’t just jab. When a jab gets in there and tags the target effectively, you just have to finish them off with the right cross from hell. How about some visual evidence from the tapes?
#OnePride pic.twitter.com/RLos2G7AzA— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 24, 2017
If I could do a decent Jim Ross impression right now, I would absolutely be doing it while reading that tweet. We salute you, official Lions twitter, for ownage most savage executed on Dean Blandino.
Exactly. NFL should seriously consider moving from a 10 second runoff to a 5 second runoff.— Pride Of Detroit (@PrideOfDetroit) September 24, 2017
This isn't your grand-daddy's NFL. https://t.co/OLsheSOUA7
UPDATE - Here is Blandino’s longer explanation:
Following up on the end of the Detroit game with a little more detail:— Dean Blandino (@DeanBlandino) September 24, 2017
At 17 seconds into the video, he actually says: “And with eight seconds on the clock, it’s highly unlikely that Detroit gets another snap. That’s the logic behind the rule.”