In this week’s edition of Make the Call, former NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino is joined by former NFL head coach and 33rd Team analyst Mike Martz to discuss the most influential and head-scratching decisions made by referees in Week 3. How do teams handle in-game injuries like the one to Tua Tagovailoa? What has to happen for an unsportsmanlike penalty, like the one on Kansas City’s Chris Jones, to be called?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Make the Call. For reference, here are the plays discussed by Blandino and Martz, and timestamps for when each discussion begins.
1. Tua Tagovailoa Returns From Injury (0:38)
This is what happened to Tua Tagovailoa after his head hit the turf hard. Not sure how you let him back in.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 25, 2022
2. Tee Higgins Top-Tap (6:56)
It didn't count but a helluva catch by Tee Higgins. pic.twitter.com/AxJxyUqD7b
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) September 25, 2022
3. Chris Jones Gives Colts Another Chance (12:09)
Remember that time this play cost the Chiefs a win? pic.twitter.com/Wb4By5pi8j
— John Ewing 🦁 (@johnewing) September 26, 2022