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NFL 2016-17 Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by jrd617, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Senior member

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    I'm not exaggerating when I say that was one the best Pats games I've watched in a while. Wish I could have been there in person. Ravens played great. Credit to them. On to Denver/Indianapolis!
     
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  2. JayJay

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    I have to agree with you, every time I thought the Pats were done, they bounced back. Great effort by both teams.
     
  3. cross22

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    Yup. I feel a lot better about them after this game vs. how I felt in December.
     
  4. HRoi

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    There goes our best hope against the forces of evil.

    What, you think Peyton is gonna get it done?
     
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    Agree 100%. Edge of your seat fun. Now just need the Colts to take care of business
     
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    Great game. I'm glad I was at a bar. If I was at home, I probably would have broken a couple of things in my apartment during the game in frustration. I liked the character and grit shown by the Pats during this game though.
     
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    Belichick having only 4 linemen and an eligible receiver report as ineligible was a brilliant coach tactic to confuse the Ravens defense and draw a 15yd penalty from Harbaugh. My guess is this will be looked at in the offseason by the competition committee and be outlawed.
     
  8. HRoi

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    The WR pass was also brilliant and one of the worst/best (depending on your perspective) playoff skunkings thati can remember. Fucking patriots :laugh:
     
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    You see the WR pass all the time. I've never seen 4 linemen with one receiver reporting ineligible as a blocker. That's exploiting a loophole in the rule book and a tactic that most coaches would be too afraid to do.
     
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    I wouldn't call this exploiting a loophole it's more like violating an unwritten code.

    Question, how do you feel about overshifting in baseball?
     
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    Loved the Edelman to Amendola pass. In addition to being our leading receiver, Edelman now has a perfect career NFL passer rating.
     
  12. Texasmade

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    I'm fine with the overshift in baseball. One team exploits a weakness in the batter, the batter needs to adjust. Here one team found something to allow a shift in offensive formations, the defense didn't adjust to attack the weakness in the formation (blitzing at the ineligible receiver).

    I see both sides of the argument of exploiting a loophole vs violating an unwritten code which is why I think it will be banned or clarified in the next competition committee meeting but Harbaugh could've run the same tactic but chose not to. Belichick found something in the rule book and took advantage of something that to my knowledge no other coach before him has done.
     
  13. Neo_Version 7

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    How would they legislate it? You can't have a skinny lineman? I see this as no different than any other trick play except this one is novel for the NFL.
     
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    Simplest way, all ineligible receivers must have an ineligible number, 60-79. This guarantees that there will be at least 5 linemen on the field at all times. Another more complicated way if the NFL is still going to allow this tactic, if an eligible receiver is going to declare himself ineligible, he must do it before stepping on the field so before huddling or lining up in formation. Coach must tell ref who announces to the other team and then offensive personnel can be substituted (step on the field). This will allow defense to put in proper personnel. There are obvious problems with the 2nd approach and less problems with the first approach.
     
  16. cross22

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    LOL! Rules are just fine, no need for any changes to appease a prissy little bitch like Harbaugh...
     
  17. Ambulance Chaser

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    Let everything in, I say. I'm still upset that the NCAA banned the fumblerooski.
     
  18. HRoi

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    lol at Fox billing this game as "Ice Bowl II"


    and Erin looks really cute bundled up like that
     
  19. JayJay

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    GB has earned a date with Seattle. Good game.
     
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    Dez definitely had control of that ball lol.
     
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