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|2 days 20 min ago||This died for me when wet||
This died for me when wet leather and a 25 degree difference were shown to be enough to account for the 2psi difference. Regardless of what you think they might or might not have done, there is no way that the NFL can prove that they did it on purpose and there is a significant amount of doubt whether they even needed to. Nothing is going to come out of this and it's silly to keep talking about it at this point.
|2 days 24 min ago||Assuming a normal||
Assuming a normal distribution...
|4 days 17 hours ago||"Based on the assumption that||
"Based on the assumption that fumbles per play follow a normal distribution..."
Maybe it doesn't follow a normal distribution. Even if it did, there is still an assumption that they started deflating balls in 2007. We've already heard that other quarterbacks do this, so why don't those teams outside of the normal distribution? I read this the other day and decided not to post it because of all of the assumptions and implications they are making.
|5 days 12 hours ago||I haven't talked to a single||
I haven't talked to a single person who, when the topic is brought up, didn't roll their eyes so hard that I thought they might get stuck. The only people who care about this are the ones who need something to talk about until the Superbowl.
|6 days 22 hours ago||"Because it wouldn't account||
"Because it wouldn't account for a 2 psi difference "
Someone in another thread did the math and they would just need to fill the balls with 85-degree air to account for the drop.
|6 days 22 hours ago||Houma is a senior this year.||
Houma is a senior this year. An extra year of development under Harbaugh isn't going to help him see the field in 2016. Let him finish his degree and allow ourselves an extra recruit next year.
Da'Mario Jones is a junior. He's currently tied for 3rd string with a sophomore behind a senior and a sophomore all of whom were higher-rated recuits. If he redshirts, he's not likely to see the field over the next two years. Let him finish his degree and allow ourselves an extra recruit in 2017.
Mone is good enough to be on the field going forward. If he gets injured early in one of his seasons, he can redshirt.
Jenkins-Stone is good enough to see the field this year. Having 4 seniors as potential starters at LB is going to be ridiculous this year.
Dymonte Thomas will see the field this year as a second string or he will be behind Wilson, Peppers, Clark, and Hill. Even with Wilson leaving after this season, if Thomas ends up falling behind all of those guys, he's not going to see the field going forward other than special teams or as a sub.
What this basically comes down to is that you don't extend eligibility for guys unless you think there is a chance that they become starters. If there is a good chance that they become a starter, then you're going to get them playing time.
|6 days 23 hours ago||This whole thing is so||
This whole thing is so ridiculous that I'm afraid that my eyes might get stuck in a permanent rolled position. However, your comparisons are just about as ridiculous as "deflategate".
There are two types of rules. The ones that basically say
"This action is illegal and here is the penalty for doing so."
"This is necessary for the game to be played properly."
The penalties that you described have designated penalties within the game. The one we're dealing with has no penalty within the game. Cheating, to me, means breaking a rule, de jure or de facto, that is outside the scope of the game itself in order to gain an advantage in the game.
|6 days 23 hours ago||Dwayne||
|1 week 7 hours ago||It won't happen. If they are||
It won't happen. If they are talented, they will see the field. If they aren't talented enough to see the field, then you let them finish their degrees without extending their eligibility. Redshirting these guys means fewer recruits going forward.
|1 week 13 hours ago||"No link, no background info,||
"No link, no background info, no sentences with less than 5 grammatical/wording errors.. it's a mess."
Such as using "less" instead of "fewer"?
|1 week 20 hours ago||e-Penis enlargement. It's in||
e-Penis enlargement. It's in the same drug family as posting "First"
|1 week 1 day ago||https://www.youtube.com/watch||
I'd just like to point out that this video starts with 11 seconds on the playclock. The line is already set, although, you can't tell if the receivers are. They don't snap the ball until 5 seconds left on the playclock. That's 6 seconds for the defense to read the alignment. That doesn't include the time that they had while NE was in the huddle or getting to the LOS. Just guessing here, but I'd say they probably had 15-20 seconds after the announcement to make adjustments and probably 10 seconds after the huddle broke to read the alignment. The way that they complained about it, you'd think it all happened within the course of 5 seconds.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm sure he does, but I don't||
I'm sure he does, but I don't think he'd need to. If the TEs and STs had regressed, then sure. But, considering how bad they've been for the last 4 years, I'd say they get a pass the first year.
|1 week 5 days ago||You just described about 95%||
You just described about 95% of the comments on this board.
|1 week 5 days ago||Haste to disgrace the||
Haste to disgrace the traitor, do not wait 'til later.
|1 week 5 days ago||Do we think that he actually||
Do we think that he actually runs his twitter account? I guess I just assumed he's too busy to do stuff like that.
|1 week 5 days ago||That was my first thought||
That was my first thought too. It seems like reinstating the wins is revalidating his legacy, thus justifying another statue of him.
|1 week 6 days ago||Tim Tebow started in the NFL||
Tim Tebow started in the NFL and won playoff games. His floor is lower than that.
|1 week 6 days ago||I think there might be a||
I think there might be a similar meltdown here.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||They were a tiebreaker away||
They were a tiebreaker away from homefield advantage. Had they beat Cincinnati or NE lost, they would have had homefield throughout the playoffs. Not that it ended up mattering.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I specifically said personnel||
I specifically said personnel change instead of substitution because, to me, an offense's personnel consists of 5 ineligible receivers (usually linemen) and 6 eligible receivers (if you include the QB) and any changes within those groups are personnel changes. Declaring a RB ineligible and an OT eligible, is a personnel change in my mind. Specifically, the issue isn't that the RB is ineligible, it's that the OT became eligible. They can have that same alignment without any eligibility declarations and the main difference is that the OT wouldn't be eligible due to his number. So, the change that they made goes beyond a simple alignment change, which is why this is being discussed.
EDIT: Now that I'm reading more about it, they did change personnel. They brought the OT off the field and replaced him with a TE. That gave them 6 eligible receivers, so they had to declare one ineligible. How they got around the rule is they made the personnel change and allowed the defense to make their personnel change. Then, they declared the RB ineligible. At that point, though, I'm not sure what they could change in the rules to fix this from happening in the future. The only thing that I can think of is a ref standing over the ball for 5 seconds after the defense is alerted, however, watching a replay, it shows that the Pats were aligned with 11 seconds on the playclock and snapped it as it changed from 6 to 5. The Ravens had 5 seconds to get aligned and still couldn't do it. So, that just has to be on them at that point.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I'm not saying that there||
I'm not saying that there aren't better and cheaper burger places, but the comparison that was being made was RR and 5 guys. My main point was that RR sucks donkey balls, as do most chain americana restaurants.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||To me, this is akin to having||
To me, this is akin to having 10/12 men in a huddle. Having someone run on/off the field just before the snap gives you a similar competitive advantage and it is illegal. To beat that rule, teams stopped huddling and started making quick subs, which didn't allow the defense to sub to match personnel. That was outlawed and, as I mentioned above, this kind of seems like an extension of that.
If they lined up that way, the defense had proper time to adjust, and the offense beat them because of the strategy, that's one thing. I can also see the argument that this isn't very different from just changing formations. But, I just think that this type of thing is taking advantage of a rule that doesn't exist yet and I'm generally not a fan of that type of play.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I doubt it. More likely, the||
I doubt it. More likely, the officials will make it a point of emphasis in the off-season to take their time in those situations to make sure that the defense has time to identify the offense.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||He wasn't upset with the way||
He wasn't upset with the way that the Patriots were lining up; he was upset that the officials were allowing them to rush to the line and snap it. I'm not sure if this rule exists in the NFL, but, in college, if the offense makes a personnel change, the officials have to allow the defense time to make personnel changes. So, I think his argument was that declaring oneself as an eligible receiver is a personnel change and the defense should be allowed time to adjust, which they were not getting.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Sam Webb has said something||
Sam Webb has said something to that effect. Ty Wheatley being hired would apparently be a boon.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Your points about the OC||
Your points about the OC situation are spot on. I think Fisch is here for a year or two until he can get another OC position. At that point, you either promote someone to PGC or you have Drevno take over those duties. Maybe that's Ty Wheatley getting promoted in order to keep him around. Maybe it's another NFL coach with some OC experience. Regardless, this looks like a good hire for what we were looking for.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||I think that if they hire||
I think that if they hire Manning, he'll take LB and Durkin will take LB/DE. My guess is that if they go the 3-4 route, he'll take the OLB and Manning will take the ILB.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Two $6.99 burgers with||
Two $6.99 burgers with botomless fries + two $2 drinks = $18
Throw in a 20% tip and you're at $21.60 without tax.
Two $6.39 burgers + $3.49 regular fries + two $2.09 drinks = $20.45 without tax.
Again, I'll take the burger that tastes good.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||If we really do run a 3-4||
If we really do run a 3-4 under, there are the ILB and OLB groups. Considering that Durkin has worked with DE, he might take the OLB group and Manning would then be available to take the ILB group.