September 15, 2008 9:19 PM
Broncos: better take two
Two Points about Two Points
So it's day two following the infamous go for two over the two bit quarterback who plays for the AFC Wests' San Diego Chargers who are now...0 and 2. In the meantime, Ed Hochuli, the referee who blew the call on Sunday will most likely face questioning by a Congressional committee who have nothing to do now that the Roger Clemens story has died down. It's all two much to believe. Anyway, here are my two points (not to be confused with my two cents worth).
1. Shanahan figured he had nothing to lose since the Broncos would fall into a three way tie for first in the AFC West. So, while it was a gamble, the second game of the season is a good time to try it.
2. Shanahan was not going to be shown up by Chargers coach Norv Turner, who had gone for two earlier in the game.
Hochuli in Hot Water
So, Ed Hochuli now finds himself upstream without a paddle. All of this controversy over the non-fumble call will lead to rules changes and, most likely, one less appearance by Mr. Hochuli come playoff time. I only hope he isn't planning on any trips to San Diego any time soon.