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Lions | Mariucci Convinced Pollard Caught TD

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Steve Mariucci was convinced that TE Marcus Pollard caught a touchdown pass that was reversed by officials to an incomplete pass during the Week 4 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Mariucci said he had two lengthy discussions with NFL director of officiating Mike Pereira about the overturned touchdown. Mariucci felt that Pollard caught the ball before sliding out of bounds, but Pereira thought otherwise. Mariucci said, "It doesn't have to be catch, tuck. Catching a ball simply with your hands without the bobble is good enough for me. They just felt they he needed to have better control of that ball prior to sliding out." Mariucci said he will not file a formal protest.

2005-10-03 18:47:52 | Source:

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