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Should dome QBs have an asterisk by their season stats?


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#97 Mr. Scot

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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:

First time I ever saw a game I was five years old. It was Steelers-Raiders, the one with the Immaculate Reception, and I saw it on my Grandma's 10 inch black and white. After it was over, I immediately said "Holy cow this is great! What is this game?" (my brother explained).

Forty years of watching, playing, studying and coaching later, here I am :lol:

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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.