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|10 hours 11 min ago||You have to maintain possession after going to the ground||
1. The receiver is still in the field of play after coming down with the ball, which then comes loose: as long as the ball never hit the ground after the receiver goes down, the receiver can regain possession of it and it's still a catch.
2. The receiver falls out of bounds after catching the ball with two feet down (or one knee or whatevs) and the ball comes loose subsequent to receiver hitting the ground: doesn't matter that the ball never hit the ground, it's incomplete. You must complete the catch after hitting the ground, not just the moment you hit the ground with possession.
In Calvin's case in this game, it's neither of these. The ball did hit the ground, even though it was after he went down, so no catch even though he had clear possession when he hit the ground.
|10 hours 21 min ago||People in DC have been calling for Cousins to start||
going back to his rookie year in preseason with RGIII, when he largely outplayed him. RGIII went on to have a successful first year, but esp. after his knee injury, the Start Cousins noise has been louder and louder. Cousins has outplayed him at every opportunity and should be starting from what I've seen of the Redskins.
|11 hours 7 min ago||Supplies are limited.||
|1 day 3 hours ago||Surprised the refs made that mistake||
They had a great week of practice, I hear.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Small edit||
Hoke is in over his head!!!!!
|1 day 3 hours ago||In fairness to the staff||
there already is such a person. It's the QBs job. Always. That said, it's fairly common to see a sideline timeout to save the penalty, but in this situation, the clock restart was so mucked up I don't think it ever occurred to anyone to look.
|1 day 3 hours ago||It's been a while (years)||
since we've seen an actual constraint play used in a game. I rubbed my eyes. Good job Nuss.
|1 day 3 hours ago||I agree||
I just wish the emotion wasn't "holy shit, I miss Alabama."
|1 day 3 hours ago||Hoke is lobbying for jobs when he does that||
including his own. What are we going to do, fire all the players at the end of the year? I think we're going to hear a lot of how great the coaching is at every winning press conference this year. So, like, 4-5 more times.
|1 day 3 hours ago||There has never been a week in the Hoke era||
where we didn't have a great week of practice. We're undefeated all week.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Punting on 4th and 6 from the 38||
Is still a lousy decision. Punting inside the 40 on a makeable distance, period, is objectively bad. Somewhere on the internets are stats to back that up-- they've been posted enough times on this blog to not require further debate.
And the "coaches know more than you, Ace" line is total bullshit. If that were true, you'd never see bad coaching, I guess? How about the stats backing up teams that spread punt vs. dinosaur punt? Are the numbers bullshit?
|1 day 14 hours ago||+1 for "pokey"||
Would have also given credit for use of "paddy wagon."
|1 day 14 hours ago||Various introductory clauses to avoid...||
"Am I racist for thinking..."
"Some of my best friends are black, but..."
"I'm not a racist, but...."
"I'm not an anti-______, but..."
"I don't condone domestic violence, but..."
"I don't usually watch Fox and Friends, but..."
"I don't always kill 5 hookers at SMU, but...."
etc. I think this is in Strunk & White towards the back somewhere.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Damn straight.||
You haven't heard the last of those Campbell Fighting Camels.
Capacity of the Fightin' Camels home stadium: 5,000. So basically, Rick's.
|2 days 13 hours ago||Zing!||
|3 days 9 hours ago||Thanks for link. They killed it.||
“I can assure you that any member of this league who strikes a woman in front of a live camera will face swift and heavy consequences. I also want to stress that this utterly reprehensible behavior is something we will in no way tolerate as long as the footage is completely uninterrupted and the entirety of the assault takes place within frame.” Goodell went on to clarify that in such cases, the NFL will cooperate fully with local authorities as soon as the league can no longer prevent incriminating evidence from being leaked to the media.
|3 days 13 hours ago||One thing is for sure||
This PR disaster ensures that any future commissioner of any pro league will be falling over themselves to handle it differently. There could be a net gain overall in awareness and consequences as a result of this mess. (we'll see how NFL handles cases like Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy where there's no video... my biggest worry is that this case is all about getting caught on camera, not on the violence itself)
If the league waits for felony convictions before taking any action, then they've learned nothing. Pretrial diversion programs like Ray Rice's will still happen in certain cases, and we'll see if they use that as an excuse to do little-to-nothing.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Yup.||
I mentioned this below in the thread, but I think the answer to "why would he cover it up" is that he didn't think he was covering it up. He wasn't protecting Ray Rice, he thought he was punishing him appropriately. He genuinely didn't take the issue seriously because it happens in rich, white, suburban households just as often (if not more) than urban black ones. Contrast with guns, drugs, and gang activity, which he views as so outside his world of privilege (he's the son of a U.S. Senator) he has no trouble hammering young black men for that behavior.
I think he was stunned at the fury over the 2-game suspension simply because he's clueless, not because he was trying to cover anything up. The cluelessness warrants dismissal from an organization so meticulously obsessed with public image, as every United Way ad you've ever seen in your life will attest.
|3 days 14 hours ago||The most obvious answer||
is that he had a total tin ear to the issue of domestic violence from the start. It's not uncommon for some people to think that domestic violence is a private matter that should be handled either by police if severe enough, otherwise not at all. Goodell probably sees drug use (wrongly) as a black, poor, urban problem, so he has no problem bringing the hammer down on such "uncivilized" behavior. But men hitting women? He knows that happens in whatever country club estate he grew up in. Rich white guys do it. Senators do it. If they do it, it's not that big a deal, and it's a private family matter. He probably saw the video and thought "yup, it happens. Season's starting soon and I can't be bothered with this. Two games."
The proof of the tin ear was his evident shock at the outrage over the 2-game suspension. He had his spokespeople doing the rounds on talk shows saying how the 2-game showed how serious the NFL is about the issue, evidently clueless to the extreme that it showed the exact opposite.
|3 days 14 hours ago||What's the matter with you two idiots?||
You're both totally wrong. The fact is, this game was over way before Devin started to play poorly.In fact, DG's turnovers don't even bother be (sic). He was just trying to make a play, and really had nothing to lose. I just hope it doesn't had to the PTSD and he can stay mentally strong.
|3 days 22 hours ago||And boy howdy||
have we ever been getting sacked.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Some of the tweets from players are absolutely priceless||
Personally, I think James Harrison wins the internet with
ain't no fun when the rabbit got the gun huh?
But best gotcha probably comes from Doug Baldwin's tweet reminding the commish that he suspended Sean Payton for a year without any evidence Payton knew about the "bounty scandal." At the time, "ignorance is no excuse" was the party line from the Commish's office.
Also, voicemail from AP's law enforcement source at least places the video inside NFL offices, if not with Goodell. His days are numbered, and rightfully so IMHO.
|5 days 5 hours ago||Since every Election Day?||
I kid, I kid. But seriously, since every election day.
Also whenever we regular punt instead of spread punt.
|5 days 5 hours ago||The name just jumps out at you||
The "How the Fuck Did That Little Podunk In-State Rival School We Used to Routinely Bitchslap Surpass Us" Classic. Rolls right off the bitter, bewildered tongue.
|5 days 6 hours ago||Jeebus||
now that would have just totally ruined Breaking Bad.
|5 days 6 hours ago||This is exactly what I thought||
except substitute "nice guy" for "buffoon." Otherwise, about the same.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Thanks||
thanks for the tip Magnus. Like your second username. Guess "Colonel Magnus" would have been a little too on the nose.
|5 days 12 hours ago||But when do the first BCS rankings come out?||
And do they consider strength of class schedule?
|5 days 12 hours ago||Law has been bouncing around||
the 7-10 range as long as the rankings have been around, more or less.
|6 days 13 hours ago||Sumlin is entrenched.||
He enjoys living in a state with no income tax that just happens to have the most fertile recruiting base outside of Florida. Ain't goin' nowheres.