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Old 01-21-19, 04:45 PM
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Alex Smith seen at the Wizards game. His leg heavily bandaged and packed with metal. Must be seriously damaged. Looks like he has a long off season of rehab ahead.

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Old 01-21-19, 05:32 PM
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Most of the calls(my opinion) are for balls that aren't catchable(that's never called) .
So if a ball isn't catchable, then the receiver is fair game to be plowed into?

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Alex Smith seen at the Wizards game. His leg heavily bandaged and packed with metal. Must be seriously damaged. Looks like he has a long off season of rehab ahead.
off-seasonS, as in plural. I doubt you'll ever see Alex Smith play football again.
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Old 01-21-19, 05:47 PM
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off-seasonS, as in plural. I doubt you'll ever see Alex Smith play football again.
Poor guy. I mean, yeah he's set financially but I was hoping he'd have lots of success in D.C. He's a great guy.
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Old 01-21-19, 06:16 PM
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Poor guy. I mean, yeah he's set financially but I was hoping he'd have lots of success in D.C. He's a great guy.
I'd be willing to break both my legs and both my arms for 10% of his cash.

Any takers?
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Old 01-21-19, 07:10 PM
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So if a ball isn't catchable, then the receiver is fair game to be plowed into?
Players you don't want too get hit should try another profession.

Go watch NFL Films back in the 1960s and 1970 when it was legal to make contact with the QB and receiver. I remember one time Ben Davidson went helmet first into Len Dawson's back. If he did that today he would be suspended for life. Players like QB Joe Kapp would run players over who attempted to tackle him(probably why his career didn't last very long).


off-seasonS, as in plural. I doubt you'll ever see Alex Smith play football again.
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Old 01-22-19, 12:11 AM
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So if a ball isn't catchable, then the receiver is fair game to be plowed into?
Most interference calls do not involve anyone getting plowed into. And if the ball is uncatchable and the receiver is plowed into it would fall under personal fouls for unnecessary roughness against a defenseless player and be subject to player ejection if deemed flagrant. If it isn't that, then it is nothing.
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Old 01-22-19, 02:57 PM
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Chiefs fire DC Bob Sutton.

https://www.chiefs.com/news/bob-sutt...dinator-duties
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Bengals "at" Rams
London, October 2019

This is great, as I haven't seen the Bengals lose on another continent yet. Last time they/I went, it was a tie. Lol.

Edited to add: Just noticed where that photo was taken from. South bank of the Thames, between Westminster Bridge and the Eye. That's where the County Hall Marriott sits - right where me and my kid stayed for the 2016 game.
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Old 01-22-19, 07:30 PM
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Its heartbreaking seeing that picture of Alex Smith, I only hope he can make a good recovery. I don't know who will replace Bob Sutton, Rex Ryan's name has been floating around on the sports radio talk shows here in town today.
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Old 01-22-19, 09:47 PM
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] I don't know who will replace Bob Sutton, Rex Ryan's name has been floating around on the sports radio talk shows here in town today.
I wouldn't want to shoehorn him into a role he wasn't comfortable with, but if he was interested in the coordinator's position and was willing to toe the line and step up to the challenge, I would be all for it. Fixing the Chiefs defense would be an impressive feat
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Old 01-23-19, 10:55 AM
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I wouldn't want to shoehorn him into a role he wasn't comfortable with, but if he was interested in the coordinator's position and was willing to toe the line and step up to the challenge, I would be all for it. Fixing the Chiefs defense would be an impressive feat
There's good players on defense, they just need the right direction. They were at the top of the league in sacks, plus I'm sure they would go all in for defensive players in the draft. It was bad when Tony Romo was calling out the offensive plays from the commentator's both and the defense didn't adjust.
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Old 01-23-19, 03:35 PM
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I wouldn't want to shoehorn him into a role he wasn't comfortable with, but if he was interested in the coordinator's position and was willing to toe the line and step up to the challenge, I would be all for it. Fixing the Chiefs defense would be an impressive feat
And if there's one thing Rex Ryan loves, it's impressive feet.
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Old 01-23-19, 03:49 PM
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And if there's one thing Rex Ryan loves, it's impressive feet.
Yeah there was a bit of a Rex proclivity running joke there that went unnoticed.

But that said, I do hope the Chiefs can fix their defense. They were #1 in sacks but #31 overall. That gives you an idea of how bad their secondary and run defense were. I will defer to Andy Reid regarding Marcus Peters. If he was a team cancer and needed to be removed, I will trust him on that. But they clearly needed more talent at Corner than they had and really missed his skills.
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Old 01-23-19, 07:28 PM
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The reffing in football has become a total mess. Just review every play at this point or you'll never make everyone happy.
That is an overly simplistic explanation ... Refs (umpires, officials, etc.) will always miss things -- you cannot see everything on the field of play. But I think much of what has been talked about over the years comes back to the convoluted rules, not necessarily the refs missing things. I would adjust your statement to say:

"The RULES in football have become a total mess."

It seems as if the NFL has implemented rules changes very haphazardly and it has created a patchwork of rules that are nonsensical, often contradictory, and devoid of common sense. They need to strip the rules back and start fresh rather than continuing to pile more crap onto this mess.

*Catches -- this is probably the biggest area that needs fixing. Remove all the ticky-tacky crap about the ball wobbling, controlling it to completion of the play, etc. Make sure rules for receivers match the rules for rushers (e.g., the ground cannot cause a fumble for a rusher, but it can cause an incomplete pass after the receiver has made a clear common sense catch -- why? Once a rusher breaks the plain of the goal line and then loses the ball, it is a touch down, but a receiver who makes a clear common sense catch in the endzone and then is pushed and loses the ball out of the endzone loses the catch).

*Instant replay -- use it or don't. The purpose is to get the call right. As I said, a referee is never going to see everything so I am not outright offended by the use of instant replay. However it is ignorant to only allow it on certain types of plays at certain times in a game. "GET THE CALL RIGHT" is the goal, not "get some calls right some of the time". Eliminate the "all calls are reviewed from the booth with less than 2 minutes to go" as that is just asinine. Give the coaches the two unsuccessful (or three total) challenges and be done with it. Why is a play at 1:58 left in the half more important than a play at 2:09 left in the game?

*Penalties -- again, make the damn rules consistent for ALL players in all positions.

The NFL is legislating itself out of its fan base. People quit watching because they no longer understand the game or care to understand it due to the inconsistencies. Inconsistent rules, inconsistent applications, inconsistent officiating because the officials are no longer clear on the rules!
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Old 01-24-19, 01:58 AM
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Steve Spagnuolo has emerge as the favorite for the Chiefs DC coach.

https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2019/...ve-coordinator
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The last two NE drives down the field I was vocally complaining about how many times they'd let Edelman or Gronk slant right to the middle of the field. Nobody was there, no help, no linebacker... this firing doesn't surprise me.
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Old 01-24-19, 10:11 AM
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There is an article about the dysfunctional Cleveland Browns on the ESPN website.

Funny how the crap ass Detroit Lions have won exactly one playoff game since Eisenhower was President but they are probably afraid to make fun of the Lions because Ford's is probably a major sponsor of one or many sporting events covered by the said ESPN.
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Old 01-24-19, 11:49 AM
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The last two NE drives down the field I was vocally complaining about how many times they'd let Edelman or Gronk slant right to the middle of the field. Nobody was there, no help, no linebacker... this firing doesn't surprise me.
Lest we forget the defense they ran on the crucial 2-point conversion play the Chargers ran to win the game against the Chiefs in Week 15 :
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Old 01-24-19, 12:00 PM
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There is an article about the dysfunctional Cleveland Browns on the ESPN website.

Funny how the crap ass Detroit Lions have won exactly one playoff game since Eisenhower was President but they are probably afraid to make fun of the Lions because Ford's is probably a major sponsor of one or many sporting events covered by the said ESPN.
I wish they would chastise the Lions... ripping on either organization isn't a stretch (throw the Pistons in there too) but at least Cleveland has some excellent talent to build around and some cap space. The Lions are just a disaster and will continue to win 6-8 games a year until I die.
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Old 01-24-19, 12:06 PM
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There is an article about the dysfunctional Cleveland Browns on the ESPN website.

Funny how the crap ass Detroit Lions have won exactly one playoff game since Eisenhower was President but they are probably afraid to make fun of the Lions because Ford's is probably a major sponsor of one or many sporting events covered by the said ESPN.
Except now they are one of the most desirable jobs in the league with a roster full of talent. That article is like 1.5 yrs too late.
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Old 01-24-19, 12:12 PM
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Except now they are one of the most desirable jobs in the league with a roster full of talent. That article is like 1.5 yrs too late.
I agree.

They(Browns) played half way decent the last half of the season.

I live between Detroit and Toledo,OH and have the misfortune of getting all of the Lions games and most of the Browns games from local TV.
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Wish ESPN would do a hachet job on the Redskins, Dan Snyder, and Bruce Allen.

2 Wash Post columnists totally excoriated Bruce Allen (for what he said in his impromptu press conference a few days ago) in today's paper.
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Except now they are one of the most desirable jobs in the league with a roster full of talent. That article is like 1.5 yrs too late.
maybe, maybe not. They hired a head coach who has never been a head coach at any level and only had a half of a season as even a coordinator. Maybe it is a desirable job, and maybe they do have a roster full of talent, but there's no guarantee that they won't still be a dysfunctional shitshow.
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Old 01-24-19, 12:53 PM
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The Browns article is fascinating... but this stood out to me the most lol

Marketing executives wanted employees to see how fans were engaging with the Browns on social media, so they projected the Browns feed onto a giant wall at the facility. It was like broadcasting talk radio over the entire building, and one day in particular, it was worse than that. One of the marketing staffers entered a search for #dp -- for Dawg Pound. The problem was, that hashtag carried a few different meanings, one of which triggered an array of porn to be broadcast onto a wall for the entire office to see for more than 20 minutes, until a tech employee killed the feed.
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Wish ESPN would do a hachet job on the Redskins, Dan Snyder, and Bruce Allen.

2 Wash Post columnists totally excoriated Bruce Allen (for what he said in his impromptu press conference a few days ago) in today's paper.
Who needs a hatchet job? Just look at the shit they continually put on the field and the talent they let walk out the door.
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