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Should dome QBs have an asterisk by their season stats?


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#91 Kevin Greene

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:12 AM

If they played in a dome most of the season then so did their opponents. Fair. Next.



Pffftttt, real teams dont build their teams, or adopt a mentality to play in a dome.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:36 AM

Football purists hate domes.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 12:40 AM

Are you a football purist? Or do you prefer 'basketball on turf' like the saints?

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:00 AM

Are you a football purist? Or do you prefer 'basketball on turf' like the saints?

I'm heading toward age 45 and grew up watching the Steel Curtain, the Tom Landry led Cowboys, Joe Gibbs' Redskins, Don Coryell's Chargers and the Raiders back when Al Davis actually knew crap.

When I first started watching, there were only 26 teams. That list included the Baltimore Colts, the Saint Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Rams. And back then, not only did the Minnesota Vikings not play in a dome. Bud Grant wouldn't even allow them to have heated banches.

What do you think? :lol:

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:05 AM

I'm heading toward age 45 and grew up watching the Steel Curtain, the Tom Landry led Cowboys, Joe Gibbs' Redskins, Don Coryell's Chargers and the Raiders back when Al Davis actually knew crap.

When I first started watching, there were only 26 teams. That list included the Baltimore Colts, the Saint Louis Cardinals, and the Los Angeles Rams. And back then, not only did the Minnesota Vikings not play in a dome. Bud Grant wouldn't even allow them to have heated banches.

What do you think? :lol:



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Sorry, man. Had to. lol



Seriously, dome teams can't compare to outdoor teams. The elements play hell on each individual player. Some adapt great, some don't. Regardless, playing at least half of your schedule indoors DOES hurt you come playoff time, when it is cold and windy and you have to go outside (you know, where the game originated...)

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:06 AM

The only cities that should have domes are minnesota and detroit due to the heavy snow they receive. Other than that, no other team in the NFL has an excuse to have a dome. Especially ones in the south.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:18 AM

And you could buy Coca-Cola for a nickle!

Sorry, man. Had to. lol

Seriously, dome teams can't compare to outdoor teams. The elements play hell on each individual player. Some adapt great, some don't. Regardless, playing at least half of your schedule indoors DOES hurt you come playoff time, when it is cold and windy and you have to go outside (you know, where the game originated...)

At least I didn't cite leather helmets :sosp:

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:17 AM

It's no coincidence that Newton is breaking a rookie yardage record and Brees is breaking the all-time yardage record. The lockout is what helped. Seems crazy to say but the lockout affected defenses more than offenses.


disagree....I think the records all falling b/c each year it becomes more and mroe of a passing league. What you see is a bigger push to make the short pass game an extension of the run (which is why the leading rusher in the NFL has less yards than any other RB in years). What use to be rushing stats are now getting tacked onto passing stats.

RBs/TEs are going from run game positions to pass game positions....and it is giving QBs a huge bump.

What hurts defenses isn't the lockout it is the ever changing rules. They can barely touch anyone out there.......and now w/ the new rules they can't even practice w/ pads hardly.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:51 PM

Don't know if that was brought up previously, but the rule changes are a valid point and probably have as much or more to do with the records falling as the domes do.