Bryant's Unsportsman-like Conduct Penalty

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  1. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    Every team celebrates a score.

    That means they aren't considering how to score the next one?

    This is supposed to be entertainment. Some people take this all a bit too seriously.
     
  2. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Celebrating is one thing. Throat slashing and salsa dancing another.
     
  3. The Natural

    The Natural Well-Known Member

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    Marshall is that you??
     
  4. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone who saw the gesture think it was actually a 'throat slash'?

    I interpreted it as something completely different.
     
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I saw it and to me looked like a slashing motion across the throat.
     
  6. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Nothing wrong with salsa dancing but throat slashing is a violent gesture that shouldn't be part of any celebration which is why it's been banned.
     
  7. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    It's sissy stuff. Why flag that.These guys are hitting and fighting each other through a whole game. It's emotions. It hurts nobody.. What a joke.

    While, I 100% completely agree that they should act like they have been there before. It's the way the NFL is. And, will be. I do not like it, but, to throw a flag for that is just lame.
     
  8. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    Reading Garrett's lips, it looked to me like he said 'I know, don't worry about it.' My guess is that Dez wasn't trying to do the vulgar throat-cut. It doesn't really matter, though. It was a dumb gesture to make, anyway.
     
  9. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Can't and shouldn't do it.
     
  10. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I just see it differently. I understand that the Ref has to call it because there's no subjectivity with things like this but a throat slash, IMO, is this...

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    This...
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    ...and this (in motion)


    I just didn't see anything like the above with Bryant. But hey, maybe I saw wrong.
     
  11. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Dez may have done it differently that the video you showed but he did it, I saw it, the ref saw it and the flag was thrown. Best I could say to Dez do your X and celebrate with your teammates just don't make that motion.
     
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  12. Ntegrase96

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    Yeah, I'm not saying he should continue doing it or blaming the ref for making that call, because he had to. I just didn't interpret it as a 'throat slash'-- a figurative death threat, so to speak. Just wondering if I'm alone on that one.
     
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Myself I think the penalty is silly but it is what it is and I just hope our guys avoid it. It sure as heck is not worth 15 yards.
     
  14. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    It should've been called and it was. I'm also surprised he wasn't fined for the act as well, it's not a gesture to be taken lightly. You learn and move on though, hopefully he doesn't do it again because next time it could cost us big in a close game.

    P.S. - Stick to your X Dez, it looks better, and it wont cost us 15 yard penalties.
     
  15. landroverking

    landroverking Well-Known Member

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    Have guys forgotten OJ? That's why the NFL went all in on it.
     
  16. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    If the throat slash is a penalty than so should salsa dancing and Lambeau leaping. That just comes from my hatred for those teams though. Also I don't find the throat slash thing violent.
     
  17. Hook'em#11

    Hook'em#11 Well-Known Member

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    Hilarious.. All we hear about is "football, it's a violent sport, yack yack yack"..

    Dude does a "throat slash".? Oh no,, can't do that. heheheheheh, It's comical.
     
  18. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    No one is saying they support the rule, are they?

    Just like no one is saying they support any of the other rules softening up the game.. just pointing out that it is in fact a rule so everyone should stop crying that he got called for it.
     
  19. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The throat slash gesture sends a bad message which is why it's been banned. Players are not out there to kill one another.
     
  20. Blast From The Past

    Blast From The Past Well-Known Member

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    He probably got caught up in the moment and never thought about his actions. The No Fun League is certainly living up to it's reputation.
     

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