Fairly accurate at this point. But the funniest is the Cincinnati ranking:
6. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1-1, LW: 3) Cam Newton is an elite quarterback, and he's capable of games like that. Still, giving up 37 at home? After the Patriots torched them the week before? Little concerning.
Thanks for the praise of Cam, but seems to be a little misplaced.
The WR on this team are better than the ones we had last year, period.
There are far more glaring problems than WR right now.
And who really gives a flying fug about Andrew Luck? He is a decent QB. I have watched him play, and he makes mistakes just like every one else. My only problem is when they try to say that he is a good runner...I watched him scramble last night, and it looked like Peyton Manning all over again.
It seems to me that the only people who brought up Andrew Luck are the same people who say everyone else talks about him too much.
I personally am glad we have Cam instead of the Geico Caveman. That neck beard is just horrible.
I do not know what the limit is, because I am not coaching the team. But I also know that bringing in someone who fumbles just as much, has lower return yard average, and does not contribute anything else is not the answer.
Overreacting does not solve any problems. Let the players play, and the coaches coach.
And he did not muff any punts yesterday, regardless of what you may think. The second one was a fumble, but he already had made the catch when that happened. Just a technicality, I know, but true none the less.
1. No one is saying to cut Philly Brown or that he can't contribute on offense so those arguments are pointless.
2. Philly Brown's return yesterday was a fumble return off a fluke play. If Brad Nortman had been in the same position, there's a decent chance he too could have surprised everyone and ran it in for a touchdown. Smart, heads-up play, but not indicative of his return abilities WHATSOEVER.
You are just arguing for the sake of arguing at this point.
If you bring in someone to return punts, they have to take someone's place on the roster. Are you going to add another receiver without cutting one? Should I give you Brenton Bersin's stats, then? Or Avant? Who would you recommend cutting to make room on the roster? I can assure that their career stats in the receiving portion are better than Holliday's.
And it is still a punt return, no matter how much of a fluke play. Even if it had been a d-lineman who picked it up and rumbled in for a touchdown, it would go on his stats a a punt return. Why should it be qualified?
There was no whistle, therefore the ball was still live. Illegal touching simply means that if something had happened after Philly started running, e.g fumble. The ball would have returned to the spot of the touch by the kicking team, no harm no fould. It basically is a free chance to get a touchdown.
Nor really sure why you are continuing to argue this point. There was a review of the play, and it was clear that Chicago touched the ball. If it were supposed to be a dead ball, the refs would have nullified the touchdown. Pretty sure they are aware of the rules.
Honestly, the ball bounced off of #24, so it should've died where it landed. :/
If a player from the kicking team is the first to touch the ball after it crosses the line of scrimmage, "illegal touching" is called and the receiving team gains possession at the spot where the illegal touching occurred. This is often not considered to be detrimental to the kicking team; for example, it is common for a player on the kicking team deliberately to make contact with the ball near the goal line before it enters the end zone to prevent a touchback. Since there is no further yardage penalty awarded, the kicking team is often said to have "downed the ball" when this occurs (and the NFL does not count it as an official penalty). While the ball is not automatically dead upon an illegal touch, and can be advanced by the receiving team (who would then have the choice of accepting the result of the play or taking the ball at the spot of the illegal touch), this rarely happens in practice, as illegal touching typically occurs when members of the kicking team are closer to the ball than members of the receiving team.
The receiving team has the option to take the return, or if something bad happend to take it from the spot of the illegal touch.