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  1. packers selcet mAtt leFleUr as head coah

    There were definitely a lot of people here who had a big problem with Murphy and saw the way he handled everything from the Gute hire through the MLF hiring and the massage article as a power grab by Murphy, trying to take over the football aspects of the organization
  2. Ahh, the secret to better Defense is guys playing better. Thanks, Mike.
  3. This Is Rival Talk v1.0

    I mean if that’s how they want to spend their money then more power to them I guess?
  4. packers selcet mAtt leFleUr as head coah

    I will own up to saying that Mark Murphy looks like a 6 year old transplanted into a 75 year old’s body. I stand by that.
  5. nice to see something done to bolster TE and WR beyond PS graduations. I don’t have too high hopes that sternberger really pushes the needle but hopefully grant can do something better than UDFA level.
  6. I do think having the rules analysts available on broadcast teams is a very good idea honestly because announcers across the board have a D+ level knowledge of the rulebook. Most people are going to trust what they hear on the broadcast about a call being good or bad and never consult the rulebook and it just leads to recurring myths and dumb conversations without someone there to fact-check.
  7. Eh, I’m really not so sure that officiating has degraded so much as people’s ability to second-guess it has increased. We not have a high definition,high-framerate camera on just about every player at all times when they’re on the field, as well as angles on the goal lines and first downs. This wasn’t true even 10 years ago. We have a sizeable online community that trafficks in clips that are now easily attainable. That wasn’t the case either 5 years ago. Prior to a few years ago, if you wanted to go back and take another look at a lot of these things, you had to have gone to the trouble to record it beforehand and then have to find a way to get that recording into a sharable format. NFL’s highlight reels for games were two minutes long and in 480p, only available on their proprietary viewer. Now they have a 10 minute highlight reel from every game in HD on youtube. Certainly things like rule changes have made their mark, but I think a huge part of the current debate about these calls is that there’s a greater ability to scrutinize them.
  8. I see this one as a borderline play. Wouldn’t complain if it was flagged. Also wouldn’t complain if Detroit did the same thing and got away with it. Not a play that’s really worth getting worked up about either way. If I’m the ref, I don’t think i throw the flag though.
  9. If a player does not have sufficient control of the ball to maintain possession while contacting the ground, I don't think it should be a completion. I wouldn't call that a completion in a pickup game, even if it was me on the receiving end of the pass.
  10. You will never create a set of rules such that infractions can be determined automatically without requiring human judgement. So yes, some subjective judgement comes into play. That is not a defect. I think the rule is poorly written. I also think this case is neither a completion nor a TD, nor should it be. I'd say the same thing if it were a GB player, and have done so in the past. I would not want the rules re-written to classify a play like this as a TD.