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NFL giving poster boy 2nd superbowl?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by LatinMind, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    The couple yrs before Peyton Mannings superbowl win he was eaten alive by the Patriot defense and thus started the rules that have brought us to todays NFL. Talking about its all about safety for the QB and players. But the NFL still allows offensive players to basically blind side unsuspecting defensive players in change of direction on turnovers. So clearly they arent all about safety.

    The NFL has become soft in recent yrs, too soft if you ask me. But now last yr Seattle was able to do what NE did to Peyton within the rules they applied yrs ago, so they took it a step further this yr and are no allowing hand checking and we've seen the flags come out in what seems like once every 3 plays in just preseason.

    Is the NFL again trying to get its Poster boy another title before he walks away?
  2. boyzjunkie

    boyzjunkie Active Member

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    When you picked up your tinfoil hat did you notice if there was a ladies model?
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  3. Clove

    Clove Shrinkage

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    The NFL doesn't like defense, but no one told the Seattle Seahawks that.
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  4. Derinyar

    Derinyar Well-Known Member

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    The Seahawks didn't play inside the rules last year. They bet that the refs wouldn't make the game a mud pit by throwing the flag every time they held a WR. They were right, and there's every chance that after this preseason they will roll those dice again and probably be right.
  5. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    Any rule that would benefit Peyton Manning would also benefit our QB.
  6. Lonestar94

    Lonestar94 Well-Known Member

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    Every team should do it.
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  7. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Clearly it should. But Romo hasnt had success.So obviously it doesnt.
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  8. Mountaineerfan

    Mountaineerfan Active Member

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    Romo never was and never will be in the same class as Peyton Manning. Not many are in the history of the NFL. But I would have to disagree with romo not having success, after all Football is a team sport. Individually Romo has been very solid and i'm sure those rules have helped him but maybe not the team.
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  9. sureletsrace

    sureletsrace Official CZ Homer

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    To say that the NFL is changing rules so that one player has a better shot at the Super Bowl before he retires is conspiracy theorist and asinine.
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  10. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Believe it or not, Peyton's pretty damn good.
  11. Floaty

    Floaty Well-Known Member

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    I'm blaming Richard Sherman's big mouth. I want to see him cover without the benefit of hand checking.

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  12. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    I don't think it has to do with poster boy. I think it's simply that the NFL likes 51-49 final scores. It boosts fantasy interest and boost casual fan interest, therefore making the NFL more money.

    It's all business related.
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  13. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Pay closer attention to him, then, because he basically covers with virtually no hand checking outside of a great punch jam at the line of scrimmage.
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  14. khiladi

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    You can't be serious about today's rules being catered to Manning and not Brady. And this 'eaten alive', lol.. Anyone remember this being the period of Spygate and Patriots ability to know each and everything Manning use to do. And the Patriots have been getting away with aggressive CB play for years, especially against Manning, outside the 'new rules'
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  15. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Peyton is the ONLY QB that essentially runs his own offense.
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  16. Craig

    Craig Well-Known Member

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    When I read the thread title, I had no idea who was being referred to. That being the case, is he really the poster boy?
  17. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    All the NFL did back in '04 was reinforce the rules. The playoff game of the Colts vs. the Patriots was ridiculous with all of the holding done by the Patriots DB's. Rodney Harrison held more than any DB I've seen in the past 20 years and was getting away with it.

    I see the 'new reinforcement' as something where they are trying to be tick-tack now so the players are aware. Come the season they will likely relax those rules a bit, but they like to be super enforcers now so the players and coaches get the point.

    This is in response to the Seahawks pushing the envelope. Although they were not nearly as bad as the Patriots were before the 1st reinforcement. The Seahawks are more aggressive within the first 5 yards and really do a great job of knocking the WR off their route and jamming them up. Sometimes they resort to holding.

    The NFL is also putting onus on the offense as offensive PI is being called more as well.

    I think they should put more of an emphasis on the pick plays where I see a ton of illegal picks and early blocking by the WR's before the ball is thrown.






    YR
  18. CCBoy

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    To place blame upon Peyton Manning is a disservice to the NFL as well as finding a sounding board for an excuse.

    More than Manning and the Broncos have a potent passing attack in today's NFL...and the protection is more to the advantage of a top receiver. It's still up to the quarterback to get the spiraling on target.
  19. CCBoy

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    I think they should put more of an emphasis on the pick plays where I see a ton of illegal picks and early blocking by the WR's before the ball is thrown.

    Agreed on picks, either allow them all, or take shielding/blocking out of a defensive skillset. One can force a receiver into a preferred area of the field, from the start of a defensive scheme.
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  20. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Lol, go for the knockout punch where it is still legal.

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