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mirandashell
03-02-2014, 11:29 PM
:gaah:


We offered a new multi-year contract to that numpty Cutler! And we're letting Cowan go as a free agent! That's the wrong way up, surely?

And yes, I know this happened a while back but I've only just checked.

Shadow Dragon
03-16-2014, 10:18 PM
Ravens signed Steve Smith. Could be a great short term improvement for the receiving core, but I still hope they draft a good receiver in the first two rounds.

mirandashell
03-16-2014, 10:29 PM
What else do they need?

thothguard51
03-16-2014, 11:07 PM
Redskins are signing middle of the pack type players... Shrugs

mirandashell
03-16-2014, 11:12 PM
Is the salary cap restricting them?

thothguard51
03-16-2014, 11:17 PM
Not this year, but we still don't have a first round draft pick...

Shadow Dragon
03-18-2014, 01:01 AM
What else do they need?
Well, they need a new starter at right tackle and free safety. And their depth at CB is razor thin.

mirandashell
03-18-2014, 01:04 AM
I remember their secondary wasn't great last year.

Shadow Dragon
03-18-2014, 02:21 AM
A lot of that was due to them not having a free safety at all really. Both starting safeties were far better at defending short passes and the run than they were covering anything deep downfield.

It was actually the first time since the '99 season that the Raven's haven't had a hall of fame caliber safety that excels in covering the deep center field (first Rod Woodson then Ed Reed).

mirandashell
03-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Ermmm.... this is the thread about the National Football League....

I think you're in the wrong place, Flounder. Did you copy and paste this elsewhere to do your crit and then C + P back again?

mirandashell
03-19-2014, 08:35 PM
There you go!


:ROFL:

Flounder32
03-19-2014, 08:36 PM
Ermmm Flounder.....

:ROFL

I'm passing this one to the Mods.
Lol. Sorry! I deleted! Stupid computers! :)

mirandashell
03-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Ah there you are! Hold on I shall edit my last one again!

Shadow Dragon
03-22-2014, 09:06 PM
New set of rule changes being discussed by the owners:

Proposal No. 1, via Redskins (Kickoffs): Would move the kickoff to the 40-yard line for safety and historic consistency reasons.
Proposal No. 2, via Redskins (Replay personal fouls): Would expand instant replay to include personal foul penalties.
Proposal No. 3, via Redskins (Preseason overtime): Would eliminate overtime periods in preseason games for player safety reasons.
Proposal No. 4, via Patriots (Heighten goal posts): Would extend the goal posts an additional five feet above the cross bar, making it easier for officials to determine whether kicks are good.
Proposal No. 5, via Patriots (Longer extra points): Would move the line of scrimmage for extra points to the defensive team’s 25-yard line, making it a 43-yard attempt. This is to make the extra point more competitive.
Proposal No. 6, via Patriots (Boundary line cameras): Would put stationary cameras on all boundary lines – the sideline, end line and end zone – to supplement the TV cameras.
Proposal No. 7, via Patriots (Coaches challenges): Would permit a coach to challenge any official’s decision, except scoring plays.
Proposal No. 8, via competition committee (Roll-up protection): Would add a penalty for “rolling up” on the side of a defender. Currently, a blocker cannot go low at the back of the legs of a defender. This would further extend that to include the side.
Proposal No. 9, via competition committee (Referee consultation): Would allow the referee to consult with members of the NFL officiating department in New York during replay reviews.
Proposal No. 10, via competition committee (Replay fumble recoveries): Would allow plays where the ball is in the field of play and there is a clear recovery to be reviewed and potentially overturned. Currently, when a ball is ruled dead, it is not reviewable.
Proposal No. 11, via competition committee (Clock stoppage): Would eliminate the stoppage of the clock on a sack at any point of the game.
Proposal No. 12, via competition committee (Pass interference modification): Would allow for pass interference to be called even if the foul occurs within 1 yard of the line of scrimmage.
Proposal No. 13, via competition committee (Penalty enforcement): Would make all defensive fouls behind the line of scrimmage enforced from the previous spot rather than the end of the run or the spot of the foul.

I like some of them, namely rule 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 13.

cornflake
03-22-2014, 09:32 PM
I officially give up on the Jets. Hiring Tebow put me close; Michael Vick is over the edge. If we were talking about really skilled players in their primes I could maybe understand - instead it's like collecting used-up assholes for no particular reason. What's next? Tom Brady? :flag:

mirandashell
03-22-2014, 10:09 PM
Michael Vick? Really? :Wha:

I bet Sanchez is glad to be finally out of there though. IMO, the Jets treated him really badly with all that Tebow nonsense. I know he's not the best QB ever but still....

Snowstorm
03-22-2014, 10:18 PM
That Sanchez-Vick news about knocked me off the chair.

I agree with Shadow Dragon about the proposed rule changes in Post #14. I've never understood why a coach couldn't challenge so many things. With such a limited number of challenges, I don't foresee them squandering any. Good proposal and I hope they pass them all.

mirandashell
03-22-2014, 10:25 PM
New set of rule changes being discussed by the owners:


I like some of them, namely rule 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 13.


As a Bears fan, I do not like rule 12. Where would the Bump and Run be if that was in force? Receivers get enough protection as it is.

cornflake
03-24-2014, 01:08 PM
That Sanchez-Vick news about knocked me off the chair.

I agree with Shadow Dragon about the proposed rule changes in Post #14. I've never understood why a coach couldn't challenge so many things. With such a limited number of challenges, I don't foresee them squandering any. Good proposal and I hope they pass them all.

Why should a coach be able to challenge a call? It portends chaos to me - asking for a play review is one thing, but challenging calls? Ref is a ref for a reason. I can only imagine the chaos that would ensue if the NHL tried that one.


Michael Vick? Really? :Wha:

I bet Sanchez is glad to be finally out of there though. IMO, the Jets treated him really badly with all that Tebow nonsense. I know he's not the best QB ever but still....

Was better than Tebow? True. Also true - an open cardboard box may also fit that description, and it's more personable.


As a Bears fan, I do not like rule 12. Where would the Bump and Run be if that was in force? Receivers get enough protection as it is.

I'm sorry, but you understand we're talking about the sport with all the padding and the pausing and the helmets, right? Not the shorts and perpetual run, run, run, kick, run in the other direction, repeat, for some indeterminate amount of time thing. Like, football.

RookieWriter
03-24-2014, 01:44 PM
I officially give up on the Jets. Hiring Tebow put me close; Michael Vick is over the edge. If we were talking about really skilled players in their primes I could maybe understand - instead it's like collecting used-up assholes for no particular reason. What's next? Tom Brady? :flag:

Tom Brady is hardly used up....the Jets only wish they could get a QB the caliber of Tom Brady.

RookieWriter
03-24-2014, 01:53 PM
New set of rule changes being discussed by the owners:


I like some of them, namely rule 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, and 13.

Good post. I don't like rule 1 because it would take away one of the most exciting plays in the game, the kickoff return. It also would hurt a team that has a good kickoff return unit because it would reduce the value of that aspect of the game.

I also don't like 12. Let the DB be physical with the WR in the first five yards. It seems silly to throw a flag for PI one yard beyond the line and give a team an automatic first down. The PI rule needs some work but I don't see that as an improvement.

The others look good to me.

cornflake
03-24-2014, 01:58 PM
Tom Brady is hardly used up....the Jets only wish they could get a QB the caliber of Tom Brady.

Considering what they've been collecting lately in terms of personnel, yeah, it looks like they wish they could downgrade to Brady. :P

He may not be the worst QB in the league, but he's certainly on the downside of his career and he's such an insufferable pos ass I just can't. It'd be nice to be totally unaffected by players' personalities or off-field exploits, but I can't do it. If I could, I might think Denis Potvin didn't suck... no, see, that's ridiculous on its face. ;)

mirandashell
03-24-2014, 02:17 PM
I'm sorry, but you understand we're talking about the sport with all the padding and the pausing and the helmets, right? Not the shorts and perpetual run, run, run, kick, run in the other direction, repeat, for some indeterminate amount of time thing. Like, football.


ERmmm.... not sure what you mean by this. Yes I do know we are talking about NFL not football. I've been a fan for 30 years.

My point is that not being allowed to touch the receiver is going too far in weighting the game towards the offence. And it's weighted too heavily to them as it is.

ETA: Ok, now I got it! You are so damn cheeky! :ROFL:

RookieWriter
03-25-2014, 02:41 AM
Considering what they've been collecting lately in terms of personnel, yeah, it looks like they wish they could downgrade to Brady. :P

He may not be the worst QB in the league, but he's certainly on the downside of his career and he's such an insufferable pos ass I just can't. It'd be nice to be totally unaffected by players' personalities or off-field exploits, but I can't do it. If I could, I might think Denis Potvin didn't suck... no, see, that's ridiculous on its face. ;)

Hate to break this to you but Brady is one of the top ten QBs in the NFL right now. Probably in the top five still. And there are guys who have done worse things off the field than Brady. Such as Michael Vick.

Shadow Dragon
03-26-2014, 01:51 AM
Top ten, yes, but I wouldn't say top five. There's definitely five quarterbacks I'd take over him.

Shadow Dragon
03-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Rules there were passed at the owners meeting:

Proposal No. 4, via Patriots (Heighten goal posts): Extends the goal posts an additional five feet above the cross bar, making it easier for officials to determine whether kicks are good.
Proposal No. 8, via competition committee (Roll-up protection): Would add a penalty for “rolling up” on the side of a defender. Currently, a blocker cannot go low at the back of the legs of a defender. This would further extend that to include the side.
Proposal No. 9, via competition committee (Referee consultation): Would allow the referee to consult with members of the NFL officiating department in New York during replay reviews.
Proposal No. 10, via competition committee (Replay fumble recoveries): Allows plays where the ball is in the field of play and there is a clear recovery to be reviewed and potentially overturned. Previously, when a ball was ruled dead, it was not reviewable.
Proposal No. 11, via competition committee (Clock stoppage): Eliminates the stoppage of the clock on a sack at any point of the game.
Proposal No. 13, via competition committee (Penalty enforcement): Makes all defensive fouls behind the line of scrimmage enforced from the previous spot rather than the end of the run or the spot of the foul.
*Proposal No. 5, via Patriots (Longer extra points): Would move the line of scrimmage for extra points to the defensive team’s 25-yard line, making it a 43-yard attempt. This is to make the extra point more competitive.
*Modified and approved for the first two preseason games

Note, like it says, the extra point thing will just be for the first couple preseason games to experiment with it. More could come next off season.

The vote has been delayed until the next meeting in May for these rules:

Proposal No. 3, via Redskins (Preseason overtime): Would eliminate overtime periods in preseason games for player safety reasons.
Proposal No. 6, via Patriots (Boundary line cameras): Would put stationary cameras on all boundary lines – the sideline, end line and end zone – to supplement the TV cameras.
Proposal No. 12, via competition committee (Pass interference modification): Would allow for pass interference to be called even if the foul occurs within 1 yard of the line of scrimmage.
Note on Rule 12, pass interference by definition can only occur when the ball is out of the quarterback's hands. So, jamming a receiver is still fine. You just can't push him while he's trying to catch a screen pass or something of that nature.

It is a shame that challenging personal fouls was voted down though.

mirandashell
03-26-2014, 11:22 PM
I agree with all of those apart from 12.

They really should get rid of pre-season overtime. I really don't see the point of that.

mirandashell
03-30-2014, 12:37 PM
I see Sanchez has gone to Philly. Is that going to work any better for him? I feel he got badly used at the Jets.

Shadow Dragon
03-31-2014, 12:56 AM
Philly definitely has a better set of receivers, a better offensive line, and a better play caller. He definitely has a better shot there than he did for the Jets.

mirandashell
03-31-2014, 12:58 AM
Ah right.

I know a lot of people won't agree with me but I think he could be a really good QB if he's given the right support.

mirandashell
04-02-2014, 12:22 AM
Oh my lor.....

The Bears new kicker, Drew Butler, is the son of the Bears kicker, Kevin Butler. Who was in the Super Bowl winning Bears team.

Ask me how old I feel........

RookieWriter
04-02-2014, 11:16 AM
This just in...DeSean Jackson is now with the Washington Redskins.

mirandashell
04-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Ah. So they've agreed a price. Thought they might.

mirandashell
04-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Just had this sent to me. It's just a visual explanation...... :tongue

http://pichars.org/store/13158_original_5533_113897243142_514283142_2336253 _2409091_n.jpg

PandaMan
04-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Oh my lor.....

The Bears new kicker, Drew Butler, is the son of the Bears kicker, Kevin Butler. Who was in the Super Bowl winning Bears team.

Ask me how old I feel........

I remember Kevin Butler when he was the field goal kicker for the University of Georgia. Gawd, I'm feeling old too.:)

mirandashell
04-10-2014, 02:26 PM
'Orrible, ain't it?

mailtime
04-18-2014, 02:49 AM
Not a fan, but I hope Redskins absolutely dominate NFC East this season.

mirandashell
04-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Why?

mailtime
04-18-2014, 08:13 PM
After all the hype from 2012, RG3 had an awful season. Redskins ended up last in their division, somehow behind the Giants, who also had a terrible season. RG3 deserves better. Much better. And now they actually got a deep threat in Desean Jackson? Let's see this new offense!

thothguard51
04-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Agreed...

TedTheewen
05-05-2014, 09:32 AM
As a Bear fan surrounded by Packer fans, I'm really hoping things come together better. I'm glad we have Allen, but I'm afraid the Defense needs much more attention than that.

Shadow Dragon
05-09-2014, 05:15 AM
Well, the top ten ended up being fairly interesting. Only one quarterback was taken and the Raiders actually made a smart pick.

mirandashell
05-09-2014, 04:47 PM
As a Bear fan surrounded by Packer fans, I'm really hoping things come together better. I'm glad we have Allen, but I'm afraid the Defense needs much more attention than that.

I was thinking we need a lot more than a CB.....

Shadow Dragon
05-10-2014, 01:56 AM
Considering the Bears have to take on the Lions and Packers twice a year, one of the best corners in the draft will be a big help.

mirandashell
05-10-2014, 02:03 AM
True. But I'll be interested to see what else we get.

TBF, I know nothing about these guys cos I don't follow college football.

Shadow Dragon
05-10-2014, 02:40 AM
I don't really follow college football that much either. I tend to only look at the college players around draft time. I will say though, the Bears had a bit of bad luck in the draft. A defensive tackle who's amazing at getting to the quarterback got picked right before their turn. That would have been the perfect guy for them.

mirandashell
05-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Ah bugger! Really? We so need one of those!

Lavern08
05-20-2014, 07:23 PM
Brady and the Patriots coming to my hometown to practice with the Redskins in August...

...which means my hubby will be MIA on the 4th, 5th and 6th of August.

Hmmm,

I think I just might schedule a Girls Summer Shopping Excursion ;)

mirandashell
05-20-2014, 08:09 PM
It would be rude not to!

Snowstorm
05-20-2014, 08:11 PM
Brady and the Patriots coming to my hometown to practice with the Redskins in August...

...which means my hubby will be MIA on the 4th, 5th and 6th of August.

Hmmm,

I think I just might schedule a Girls Summer Shopping Excursion ;)

Lavern, we must all celebrate the coming football season in our own way!

PorterStarrByrd
05-20-2014, 08:40 PM
You've made a mistake. There is no off season, just times when they don't play games. I measure that by the blather about the sport on ESPN.

J.Emerson
05-20-2014, 09:11 PM
It could always be worse. That moron Goodell could actively HATE your team. They made that new reg about dunking the goal post for no other reason than to flip off Jimmy Graham.

I mean come on, one goal post got bent last year. And where? The Atlanta dome, or whatever it's called (our arch nemesis). And who's good friends with Goodell? Right, the Falcons owner. And who hates the Saints? .... yeah. Bunch of a-holes. Oy.

Xelebes
05-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Anyone following the new lawsuit of the NFL? It's not looking good and may be a true game-changer that will have effects in the NCAA and the CFL. Might push the rugby-style game into a more gentlemanly game.

Article:

http://www.latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-sp-nfl-drugs-farmer-20140521-story.html


A group of former NFL players filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday alleging the league routinely and illegally provided them with prescription pills and various painkillers, putting their health at risk, in order to keep them on the field.

The 87-page complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claims the NFL “has intentionally, recklessly and negligently created and maintained a culture of drug misuse, substituting players' health for profit.”

A good podcast that details what is going on.

http://pmd.fan590.com/podcasts/pts/pt_20140522_185318--Prime-Time-Sports---May-22---6pm.mp3

ElaineA
08-22-2014, 10:00 PM
Seahawks hosting Da Bears tonight. Can't help but think of you Mirandashell! Do you have your tickets to see your Bears yet?

Shadow Dragon
09-03-2014, 06:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3tiMrkqaEE

Coolest kicker in the NFL.

mirandashell
09-03-2014, 06:52 PM
Seahawks hosting Da Bears tonight. Can't help but think of you Mirandashell! Do you have your tickets to see your Bears yet?

Oh lor...... don't ask. That plan went immensely pear-shaped. Along with a lot of other things.

Definitely next year though.

Probably.

ElaineA
09-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Oh lor...... don't ask. That plan went immensely pear-shaped. Along with a lot of other things.

Definitely next year though.

Probably.

awww...dang it. Sorry to hear it, but they'll be there for you when you make it to Chicago. :)

In the meantime, I have to admit to an unseemly level of excitement for tomorrow. I gave up my ticket to my son, though, so I have to watch from home. I hope we get some of the pre-game festivities on TV somewhere. The Clink is going to be rockin'.

Shadow Dragon
09-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Two things:

We should probably look into changing the name of the thread since the offseason ends today.

Secondly, it seems Michael Sam has a new home, the Dallas Cowboys. They do need a passrusher so I can definitely see why they're giving him a shot.

mirandashell
09-03-2014, 10:45 PM
We've usually opened a new thread for the new season. Do you want do it?

Shadow Dragon
09-03-2014, 11:08 PM
Alright, I just started up the new thread.

mirandashell
09-03-2014, 11:10 PM
Cool!