Mike Ditka: just throw at Claiborne

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Little Jr, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea how they missed that call.
  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Mo is a rookie and I am glad we drafted him. But I didn't expect him to not have bad experiences in his rookie season. The key is how to develop and minimize those errors and learn from them. I think he will be just fine.
  3. ConstantReboot

    ConstantReboot Well-Known Member

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    Some of those holding calls are bull****. The pass downfield where the receiver pulled him down should have been offensive pass interference.

    The other time was when Spencer caught that INT. He was well within the 5 yard limit and if it was a hold it did not disrupt is route at all. The receiver was just *****ing to the ref too much there and swayed him to throw the flag.
  4. the_h0wey

    the_h0wey Well-Known Member

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    Claiborne looked horrible yesterday, but that is the first time we can say that all season. He will turn it around. I am looking forward to him being a heck of a player for a long long time.
  5. vlad

    vlad Well-Known Member

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    not saying Clairborne didn't hold, though that one on the Spencer INT was touchy at best.

    Still I wonder how the guys in Seattle don't get called...I'm not saying ref bias or anything, but they either are incredibly lucky or are playing somehow differently, cuz those two corners smash guys like 7 or 8 yards down the field constantly, whether its a hold or illegal hands.

    Anyone know what I'm talking about? Is it a case of your rep allowing you to play a certain way?
  6. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Please keep throwing at him, it is only a matter of time before he gets comfortable and makes some one pay.
  7. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Just throw at any CB who utilize press man techs in the NFL, because either the NFL refs don't know what it is or they're actively trying to de-facto outlaw it. I actually preferred the product of the game under the replacement refs, rather than this over officiated, over legislated, overly punitive towards the defense product.
  8. JonJon

    JonJon Injured Reserve

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    Claiborne will be fine once he gets his confidence under him. Pretty much every rookie CB goes through this, even Revis and Peterson. I wish Jenkins would get back asap though because it would be nice to insert him into the lineup when Claiborne is obviously struggling.
  9. D29Murray

    D29Murray New Member

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    He's given up 4 TDs.
  10. JPM

    JPM Well-Known Member

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    Or watch Revis (when he was out there)...
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    He's a rookie for cripe sakes. He will be an integral part of this defense for years to come - guaranteed.
  12. Rogerthat12

    Rogerthat12 DWAREZ

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    Mo will be fine, this is all part of the rookie growing pains.

    I think Mo will be a great player for us for years to come.

    Overall, his rookie campaign has not been bad thus far, I look forward to see how he plays the rest of the season.
  13. RXP

    RXP Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. Mo had a bad game yesterday. Clearly his worst so far. But he will learn from it and get better. He will be better next year and the year after that. I see Pro Bowls in his future.

    I'm surprised Ditka is making broad, sweeping statements like this without taking into account that he's a rookie. He's been at ESPN too long.

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