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Author:  fiestavike [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:02 am ]
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dead_poet wrote:
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Text from one ST coach on touchback rule: "There'll def be more high, short kicks and squib kicks." Expects more creativity to pin teams.

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And to build on that, potential unintentional consequence ... More high, short kicks would likely mean more kills shots on returners.


That's interesting. The risk reward of trying those types of things is changed a bit with a kickoff out of bounds only amounting to a 15 yard penalty, and an effective high kick or directional kick potentially being a much more significant improvement in field position. I would imagine against a guy like Patterson most teams will opt to just kick it out of the endzone if they can. Not worth taking a chance.

Author:  S197 [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:14 pm ]
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What in the new rule would cause an automatic ejection?

Author:  Jordysghost [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:09 pm ]
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S197 wrote:
What in the new rule would cause an automatic ejection?

Two unsportsmanlike conduct penaltys.

Author:  S197 [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:24 pm ]
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Jordysghost wrote:
S197 wrote:
What in the new rule would cause an automatic ejection?

Two unsportsmanlike conduct penaltys.


It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I've seen some pretty ticky tack unsportsmanlike calls that in my mind wouldn't warrant an ejection. Hopefully the refs use some degree of discretion making calls this year considering it's "two strikes and you're out."

Author:  jackal [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:33 pm ]
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some of Suh's actions IMO should want an automatic ejection

Author:  S197 [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:37 pm ]
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jackal wrote:
some of Suh's actions IMO should want an automatic ejection


There's blatant stuff like Suh or Burfict but there's also stuff like celebrations or guys jawing at each other. Didn't Robison get an unsportsmanlike for tackling Russell Wilson on that play where Wilson took off running? It's stuff like that which concerns me.

Author:  Jordysghost [ Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:15 pm ]
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S197 wrote:
Jordysghost wrote:
S197 wrote:
What in the new rule would cause an automatic ejection?

Two unsportsmanlike conduct penaltys.


It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I've seen some pretty ticky tack unsportsmanlike calls that in my mind wouldn't warrant an ejection. Hopefully the refs use some degree of discretion making calls this year considering it's "two strikes and you're out."


I share your concern.

This is a knee jerk reaction to Norman/Beckham's crap.

Author:  fiestavike [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:30 am ]
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Jordysghost wrote:

This is a knee jerk reaction to Norman/Beckham's crap.


And the rules are already in place to eject both of those guys, the refs just didnt have the courage to do it.

Author:  dead_poet [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:19 pm ]
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RGIII signs with the Browns

Author:  DK Sweets [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:25 pm ]
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I hate the touchback and automatic ejection rule changes. Both of them just plain suck.

Author:  Jordysghost [ Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:41 pm ]
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DK Sweets wrote:
I hate the touchback and automatic ejection rule changes. Both of them just plain suck.


The good news is both are in place for a one year trial period, and don't have to be going forward.

Author:  DK Sweets [ Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:24 am ]
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Jordysghost wrote:
DK Sweets wrote:
I hate the touchback and automatic ejection rule changes. Both of them just plain suck.


The good news is both are in place for a one year trial period, and don't have to be going forward.
Thanks for that. I haven't been able to watch/listen to sports talk since those were put in place, and I hadn't heard that.

I'm still not incredibly hopeful that it gets reversed, but Image

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:59 am ]
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Green Bay signed TE Jared Cook

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:01 am ]
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Chiefs S Husain Abdullah announced his retirement from the NFL after seven seasons.

"There are numerous deciding factors in my decision, with personal health being foremost. Sitting for five weeks last year after suffering the fifth concussion of my career, I had a lot to contemplate," Abdullah said on Instagram. "My goals moving forward are to be of benefit to my family, my community, my country and hopefully the world. Having a sound mind will be vital in accomplishing these goals." Only 30, Abdullah is yet another quality player retiring early due to concussion concerns. An undrafted free agent out of Washington State in 2008, Abdullah played just 53 snaps his first two seasons in the league. He earned a starting spot with the Vikings in 2010 and started 45 games for Minnesota and Kansas City over the next five seasons. Abdullah finishes his career with six interceptions, 2.5 sacks and 261 tackles.

Author:  DK Sweets [ Thu Mar 31, 2016 1:58 pm ]
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I really liked Abdullah. Hopefully he has an amazing life after football.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:47 pm ]
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DK Sweets wrote:
I really liked Abdullah. Hopefully he has an amazing life after football.


I did too. He reminds me of Marcus Sherels, except probably a better corner. But he always worked hard and turned into a pretty good player.

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:07 pm ]
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Raiders and Aldon Smith have agreement in place, source told ESPN. Smith was spotted at team building today, trying to finalize deal.

Author:  halfgiz [ Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:01 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
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Raiders and Aldon Smith have agreement in place, source told ESPN. Smith was spotted at team building today, trying to finalize deal.


I'm impressed how aggressive the raiders have been in the FA market. It will be interesting to see how it improves their team.

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:23 pm ]
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Sources: Josh Gordon's reinstatement hung up by failed (diluted) drug test. No ruling yet from Goodell:

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:10 pm ]
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Ravens waived TE Chase Ford

Author:  jackal [ Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:31 am ]
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Ravens waived TE Chase Ford


someone will pick him up ...

Author:  dead_poet [ Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:48 pm ]
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jackal wrote:
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Ravens waived TE Chase Ford


someone will pick him up ...


Cleveland claimed him. Poor guy.

Author:  halfgiz [ Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:49 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
jackal wrote:
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Ravens waived TE Chase Ford


someone will pick him up ...


Cleveland claimed him. Poor guy.

That would make your week go from bad to worse in a hurry.

Author:  jackal [ Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:30 am ]
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That would make your week go from bad to worse in a hurry.


That's like getting a horrible sickness while in recovery of a mild sickness

Author:  VikingPaul73 [ Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:45 am ]
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Wow Rams make HUGE trade up to get the #1 pick from the Titans. Involves multiple 1st, 2nd, 3rd round picks in 2016 and 2017

Just like the RG3 trade but the Rams are on the other side this time.

I hope it backfires on them. I hate fisher and Williams

Author:  dead_poet [ Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:56 pm ]
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Carolina rescinds Franchise tag for Josh Norman. Free agent.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:08 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Carolina rescinds Franchise tag for Josh Norman. Free agent.

Intriguing.

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Author:  S197 [ Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:23 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Carolina rescinds Franchise tag for Josh Norman. Free agent.


I didn't know that you could rescind. Seems like a prickish move. Tag the guy until teams have spent most of their cap money then rescind.

Author:  PurpleMustReign [ Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:05 pm ]
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S197 wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
Carolina rescinds Franchise tag for Josh Norman. Free agent.


I didn't know that you could rescind. Seems like a prickish move. Tag the guy until teams have spent most of their cap money then rescind.


Yeah, I will be interested in the details to come on this one. He would look good in Purple though.

Author:  dead_poet [ Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:50 pm ]
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S197 wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
Carolina rescinds Franchise tag for Josh Norman. Free agent.


I didn't know that you could rescind. Seems like a prickish move. Tag the guy until teams have spent most of their cap money then rescind.


Sounds like Carolina believed they wouldn't have been able to keep him past 2016. Add the fact that they were offering $11 million/year when he was reportedly seeking between $16-17-per and they decided to just part ways and save the cash. That's a big commitment for a 29 year-old zone corner. I hope he doesn't end up in Chicago.

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