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In Topic: Patriots ineligible receiver play is out

Yesterday, 11:23 AM

Can someone explain what exactly the patriots did? All I remember is Harbaugh was pissed about the miscommunication from the PA system and refs.


Every play, the offense is required to have 7 players on the line of scrimmage.  Typically, you will have 5 of them being players with ineligible numbers (5 Olinemen) and the other 2 with eligible; this is to make things easier on the defense and officiating crew to pick out the 7 players.


New England moved one Olineman off the line of scrimmage and put a RB up there, in his place; they lined him up in the slot though, outside the OTackle to that side, but covered by an outside receiver (thats what made him ineligible).  If this isn't picked up (Baltimore didn't), the defense has to account for him in coverage, essentially creating a disadvantage by making it 6 total receivers, rather than 5.


Anyone who knows the rules would have seen that outside receiver and known that the slot receiver was covered and not eligible, regardless of whether they heard the announcement or not (that was Harbaugh's gripe).

In Topic: Steeler Doc Says CTE "Rare Phenomena"

19 March 2015 - 12:09 PM

As a current youth football coach, looking back over 11 years of doing so, I can only count the major injuries, including concussions, on one hand. Even coaching at the 8th grade level where the boys have gained some body mass and speed, I still didn't see the "big" hits that many parents now think happen. The emphasis on CTE and concussions by the media has put a huge swing on the numbers in youth football for the negative. It's a shame.

In Topic: Free Agents

14 October 2014 - 10:03 AM

Both positions are weak points in the defense, but once Bene comes back, Safety is more pressing.  Between M.White and Godfrey, there were alot of issues against Cincy.  They both don't make plays on the ball and make it easy for the opposing Offense to complete passes.  Too many big gains and/or 3rd down conversions were thrown Godfrey's way and he was never in position to stop it.  M.White doesn't seem to ever look for the ball when it's a deep throw; just looks to play the receiver and take a penalty.  Very frustrating watching them both play the entire game against Cincy.

In Topic: If we double dip at Wr what would be your favorite combo?

03 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

Not too concerned about the actual players selected as much as the combination of them... don't want the same type to be selected; need a big/tall target in the redzone while having the game-changer/shifty-open-space type... something that could/would resemble Moose and Smitty (obviously wouldn't be that way right off the bat, but using those two as a template).