I read this at Five Thirty Eight and I thought it is of interest to this board since our coach is famous for his sideline antics.
Statistics show that refs are more likely to call judgement calls when near the opposing team's sideline. They do serve purpose...
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Former RB at M, current Cass Tech coach. Would be a great hire.
The Seahawks are utilizing shoulder style tackling and claim it reduces concussion instances. Brian touched on this last April but after seeing them in the playoffs I found my curiosity piqued again.
"A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks transitioned to rugby-style tackling, in part because of concerns about injuries. Pete Carroll, assisted by Seattle’s passing game coordinator, Rocky Seto, produced a video in 2014 to help teach the technique at the college, high school and youth levels.
"There’s so much talk around the league and around the game of football right now, that I wanted to see if we could contribute to helping people understand how you could play this game and do it in a great fashion and continue to promote the game," Carroll said.
It’s a technique that former Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn brought with him to Atlanta when he accepted the head coaching position prior to the 2015 season.
"The rugby tackling really involves shoulder tackling," Quinn said when he was hired by the Falcons. "It’s a leverage tackling principle, so for us, not only is it safer but it’s more effective for us to do that."
Source: SBNation, Jeanna Thomas, 9/6/2016
Saw this posted on Facebook. Fascinating story about Gerald Ford presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jesse Owens. It includes the fact that Ford (a graduating senior) was at Ferry Field that day in May 1935 when Owens set four world records.
Beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon to you all. Rocking out with the family and thinking of the NFL playoff games later today. I think they set up to be the best games of the weekend. Both home teams are favored.
@ Dallas 5 Green Bay 4:40 pm Fox
@KC 1 Pittsburgh 8:20 pm NBC
I pick up on a lot of distaste for Aaron Rogers, curious why. I am a Lions fan, but maybe it's the yooper in me but I have always liked the Pack if the Lions weren't in the playoffs - a sick 50+ yr legacy of failure. And man, that KC v. Pitt game could be a dandy.
So the question is this: Who do you pick, with or without the points, and why?
Enjoy the day,
The 6-foot-4, 325-pound lineman is from Cass Tech in Detroit. Dawson first played for Michigan during the 2014 season. In 2016, Dawson played in three games (Rutgers, Illinois and Maryland). He had a particularly eventful day against Rutgers, as Dawson played at both right tackle and defensive tackle.