Isn't spearing illegal in the NFL?

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Isn't spearing illegal in the NFL?

Post by John_Viveiros » Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:56 pm

I'm watching Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, and I'm thinking that Cincy is getting ripped off. Late third quarter, Shazier of Pittsburgh drove the crown of his helmet into Giovanni Bernard's jaw, knocking him out. And the refs missed the spearing. And the announcers missed it. And their former ref, Jim Carey missed it. Worst of all, Bernard lost control of the ball (being unconscious) so they gave the Steelers the ball.

The announcers are total carp though. There was an obvious (on replay) forward pass, and they didn't even look at the play before insisting that 'that one won't be overturned' - just before it was.

I hope this "no home team has scored yet" doesn't carry on tomorrow, needless to say!

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Re: Isn't spearing illegal in the NFL?

Post by nfcnorthchamps25 » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:00 pm

Yeah. The announcers are kind of annoying. Trying to defend every call. The Bengals definitely got screwed out of at least three points there. But Bengals fans should still have more class than to throw things on the field and cheer when Ben gets hurt.

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Post by John_Viveiros » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:40 pm

This game is great. You should all be watching. Two straight turnovers with under two minutes left, in a one-point game.

And now a crippled Roethlisberger coming on to save the season.

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Post by dead_poet » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:56 pm

John_Viveiros wrote:This game is great. You should all be watching. Two straight turnovers with under two minutes left, in a one-point game.

And now a crippled Roethlisberger coming on to save the season.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:02 am

Cincinnati had an epic meltdown. Marvin Lewis will lose his job because of his diva players. Say what you want about the refs, cincy had a wealth of chances at the end. The refs were fine. The Bengals were not.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:03 am

It disturbs me to no end that the fans cheered and threw stuff at Ben. That is disgusting.

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Post by DK Sweets » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:09 am

I turned off the game early because it was boring me. I turned it back on midway through the 4th.

That was without a doubt the ugliest ending to a game I've ever watched.

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Post by John_Viveiros » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:13 am

I have to ask the question: If Marvin Lewis's players are that far out of control, is he the right guy to lead them? That was a pretty epic breakdown of control.

I wonder what the stats day about the turnaround. 16 seconds left, at midfield, with no timeouts must not give you a good chance of winning, but the same setup at the opponents 20 is about 95%.

I felt really bad for Dalton, who probably wins this one easy.

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Re: Isn't spearing illegal in the NFL?

Post by S197 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:24 pm

Burfict showed why he went undrafted. All that talent but can't help but act like a thug.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:33 pm

They ar both bad. Just because one wasn't called doesn't mean it was "ok". Burfict should be suspended for four games. He could easily have killed the WR on that play.
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Re: Isn't spearing illegal in the NFL?

Post by S197 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:40 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: They ar both bad. Just because one wasn't called doesn't mean it was "ok". Burfict should be suspended for four games. He could easily have killed the WR on that play.
You think that post defends Burfict?

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:24 pm

S197 wrote: You think that post defends Burfict?
LOL...

No... but others are. /Not on this board necessarily, but I have seen many idiots defending him and saying that football is a #### sport nowadays.
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Re: Isn't spearing illegal in the NFL?

Post by jackal » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:57 am

I watched that play with the hit, pretty dirty.
He deserved a long suspension.
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