I a still fuming from last nights officiating, but all said and done i do understand that the replay officials in T.O only had two options on the "fumble":
- A completed pass
- an incomplete pass
Fact is if it was ruled as a completed pass, the whistle blew the play dead meaning the fumble would not have stood anyway's and MTL would have had the ball regardless so the incomplete pass helped us (sort of).
That being said i think the league has to change this rule and allow a fumble/no fumble to be reviewed by the coaches (if they have a challenge) or by the replay booth inside the 3 min warning, this has determined the game on MANY occasions in the past as well as last night, the officials job is to get the call right and if it appears the mistake was made it should be reviewed. We WOULD have won the challenge and had the ball and the outlook at the end could've been different.
MTL could have challenged it as an incomplete pass if ruled complete/fumble, so why can't a team review it the other way around, this needs to be addresed immediately