After Further Review: Jets-Jags officiating

By popular demand, we're again going to have a post after each game that breaks down some of the controversial decisions from the officiating crew in the game.

Penalty Count

Jags 3-25 (leading to one Jets first down)
Jets 9-64 (leading to zero Jaguars first downs)

Note: This does not include penalties that are declined or off-set.

Plays where the call was obvious, uncontroversial or not visible on broadcast footage

Jets Penalties

  • False start on George Fant. Connor McGovern snapped the ball too late on Chris Streveler's first snap. It was announced as "everyone but the center" but the gamebook credited Fant because he was the first to move.
  • Offensive pass interference on Elijah Moore. Pushed off in an effort to get open on a scramble drill that ended with the ball being thrown away anyway.
  • Illegal formation. Both CJ Uzomah and Tyler Conklin were adjudged to be on the line of scrimmage. Uzomah was slightly behind Conklin though - albeit only by about six inches. That would usually be enough to ignore this though.
  • Fant false start. Flinched before the snap.
  • Garrett Wilson false start. Took off too early.
  • Tyler Conklin offensive holding. This was impossible to see from broadcast footage but he did seem to lose leverage and allow penetration before the back made his cut.
  • Fant with another false start. Flinched before the snap this time for his third pre-snap penalty and the sixth on the Jets.

Jags Penalties

  • Ineligible receiver downfield on Jawaan Taylor. Timing was off on the screen and he took off downfield before the throw.
  • False start on Walker Little. Flinched before the snap.
  • Facemask penalty on DaVon Hamilton. Clear grab as he was tackling Streveler.

Penalties warranting further discussion or explanation

Jets Penalties

  • Micheal Clemons false start on a punt. It looked like Uzomah and perhaps also Clemons flinched, although the Jets felt they were baited into this on fourth and short. Seemed optimistic on their part.
  • Justin Hardee unnecessary roughness. Joke of a call as he threw off an opponent in response to having his facemask grabbed. Either that's a no-call or off-setting penalties. In a closer game, the booth could've buzzed down and fixed this.
  • Duane Brown offensive holding. While it's true Brown had a grip on the jersey of his man as the run went to the outside, he absolutely kept his hands inside the whole time and therefore would usually get away with this.

Jags Penalties

  • Running into the kicker penalty on Caleb Johnson. Braden Mann was knocked down, but it was a bit of a flop and the contact was made after he had landed. Ironically it was easily his best punt of the game.
  • Kickoff out of bounds by Riley Patterson. Smart play by Braxton Berrios to field the ball with one foot off the field, although it looked like it would bounce out anyway.

Notable no-calls etc

Here were some of the other notable missed calls, replay situations and controversial moments:

  • Hardee was also frustrated as he was pushed down from behind on a punt but there was no illegal block in the back call.
  • Travis Etienne was correctly marked short of the marker on third down. His knee hit before he fell forward.
  • Zay Jones was appealing for a completion on a low catch but it clearly skipped to him.
  • Laken Tomlinson got away with being a few yards downfield on Streveler's completion to Moore.
  • Rashawn Jenkins was screaming for a hold on Uzomah on the play where he got trucked by Streveler. It kinda just looked like a good block though.
  • On the play after Wilson's fourth down catch, the Jets snapped the ball quickly and were probably smart to do so because it looked like the ball hit the ground at the end of the play and he could have been ruled to have lost control.
  • The official interrupted a Jets snap right before they were about to run a play on 3rd-and-short in the red zone on Streveler's first drive. This was supposedly to give the Jaguars a chance to substitute although they'd already had the opportunity and weren't looking to. It killed the momentum of the drive as they then lost yards on third down and turned it over on downs.
  • Another Jones low grab was ruled incomplete but we didn't get a good replay of this one.
  • The Jaguars wanted a roughing the passer penalty on Micheal Clemons. His hit was clean and hard but he easily could have been flagged for launching into the hit or landing with his body weight on Trevor Lawrence.

Let us know what we missed - or misinterpreted - in the comments...