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#1 gunnarthor

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:05 AM

Anyone else enjoying the fact that the Packers are constantly getting nailed because of the new Rodgers rule? 

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 09:14 AM

Yes. Because of them we have this stupid rule that won't be clarified until 5 years later.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:23 PM

I don't like what it represents for the sport, but yes - I blame Rodgers a lot of this.His whining was the catalyst for this and it may end up killing the sport.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:26 PM

 

and it may end up killing the sport.

Nah, the NFL itself has that completely under control.

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:28 PM

That it's Matthews and the Packers who have gotten the worst of it...yes, it's gratifying.

 

But the rule, and the enforcement, is ridiculous. 

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#6 Vanimal46

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:53 PM

Nah, the NFL itself has that completely under control.


No kidding. It's becoming less about the game, and more about drama caused by poorly written rules.

Don't worry, it only took them 5 years to figure out what a catch is. We'll have this all squared away by 2023.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 02:14 PM

When does it apply to receivers too? Diggs wasn't the same after he was pile driven into the ground 5 yards out of bounds. That hit, was far worse than what happened to Rodgers.
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#8 TheLeviathan

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 02:59 PM

 

When does it apply to receivers too? Diggs wasn't the same after he was pile driven into the ground 5 yards out of bounds. That hit, was far worse than what happened to Rodgers.

 

How about the poor defensive players who get crushed all the time for no good reason?Next time a RB lowers his head, that should be a flag too.The problem is the inconsistency of enforcement due to position.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:45 PM

Seems like the best spot for this.  

 

Andy Reid is working some impressive stuff this year, but nothing might top the miracle he pulled keeping that idiot in check and playing well.His stuff with the LA media this week is worth a google too.


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Posted 08 November 2018 - 10:14 PM

I'm sorry, but I'm late to this particular thread and didn't see it until tonight. I'm assuming we are are talking about the flag on Matthews that lead to the eventual Packers tie game.

As a lifelong Vikings fan, I always root for my team and any opportunity to win. But I want it to be within the rules! And even in a full contact sport, I am all onboard with protecting the players. But there was NOTHING wrong with the sack in question. Yes, it gave the Vikings a chance to win the game, which they blew. But in a game yet to be determined, the same flag could be thrown the opposite way. And that's what PO's me.

Bad enough the OL holding has become ridiculous, as has any sort of hand fighting for pass interference, but now you need less than a half step to hit a QB, must hit him between thigh and shoulder pad, and somehow control your tackle to not actually lay your body weight on him, whether you are a 190lb DB or 300lb DL.

It's just ridiculous.

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 09:19 AM

I laughed because I hate the Packers, but I wouldn't have had any problem with people defending Matthews had those same people also pointed out that Kendricks got the same ridiculous and costly penalty a quarter earlier.

 

There was a lot of 'The Packers got jobbed!' whining whilst excluding the fact that the Vikings did as well.

 

Also, I think it should be noted that either the officials are pretty much looking the other way on this rule now or defenders have already learned to adapt. I think it's some of both, but the Vikings had 10 sacks last week and I don't believe any penalties regarding tackling the QB and all the sacks looked like they complied with the new rule to me. Which still is lame, but in all actuality looks to have been easily overcome.

 

 

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#12 Carole Keller

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 10:14 AM

Anyone else enjoying the fact that the Packers are constantly getting nailed because of the new Rodgers rule?


Why is this off topic?
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#13 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:29 PM

Can we change the thread topic to General NFL Tidbits or something?

 

(Nothing wrong with anything anyone said, I just posted my thing about Peters because it feels like we need a thread for general conversations)

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Posted 09 November 2018 - 02:34 PM

 

I laughed because I hate the Packers, but I wouldn't have had any problem with people defending Matthews had those same people also pointed out that Kendricks got the same ridiculous and costly penalty a quarter earlier.

 

There was a lot of 'The Packers got jobbed!' whining whilst excluding the fact that the Vikings did as well.

 

Also, I think it should be noted that either the officials are pretty much looking the other way on this rule now or defenders have already learned to adapt. I think it's some of both, but the Vikings had 10 sacks last week and I don't believe any penalties regarding tackling the QB and all the sacks looked like they complied with the new rule to me. Which still is lame, but in all actuality looks to have been easily overcome.

 

I think they've just quietly stopped enforcing it that way.

 

Though every week it seems like a pass rusher pulls up to avoid a flag to get burned by the QB.Which is maybe what bothers me more than anything.


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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:01 PM

Can we change the thread topic to General NFL Tidbits or something?
 
(Nothing wrong with anything anyone said, I just posted my thing about Peters because it feels like we need a thread for general conversations)


Tidbits. That word makes me giggle.
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Posted 09 November 2018 - 07:11 PM

Speaking of teams and players who deserve each other.....I give you teh Dez Bryant situation.