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    Jets/Pats 23/23

    Jags/Raiders 23/23


    Something tells me the Jets/Pats game has been nothing like this comedy of errors though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fengore View Post
    Jets/Pats 23/23

    Jags/Raiders 23/23


    Something tells me the Jets/Pats game has been nothing like this comedy of errors though.
    Ohhhh no. Its pretty bad. Its 26/23 now Jets in the lead, NE has the ball.

    ---------- Post added 2012-10-21 at 04:40 PM ----------

    That PI was bullshit. Ref 4 yards away didn't throw a flag, ref 25 yards down the field did.

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    6 seconds left on the clock. Janikowski goes for a 64 yard field goal.

    Was never going to happen below sea level, but I never thought it'd be that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fengore View Post
    6 seconds left on the clock. Janikowski goes for a 64 yard field goal.

    Was never going to happen below sea level, but I never thought it'd be that close.
    Why wouldn't it? Some high school kid kicked a 67 yd fg the other day, and the only reason the record isn't higher in the NFL is because coaches value field position so damn high that these super long kicks only get attempted at the end of halfs/games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yilar View Post
    Why wouldn't it? Some high school kid kicked a 67 yd fg the other day, and the only reason the record isn't higher in the NFL is because coaches value field position so damn high that these super long kicks only get attempted at the end of halfs/games.
    In the NFL you got freak of nature 6'6" guys reaching for the ball, not to mention coming for you. At that range the ball is going to be kicked low anyway to get enough horizontal force to get it to the uprights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    In the NFL you got freak of nature 6'6" guys reaching for the ball, not to mention coming for you. At that range the ball is going to be kicked low anyway to get enough horizontal force to get it to the uprights.
    Not to mention location. The raiders were playing 20ft below sea level, the wind is non existent at that altitude.

    There's a reason most of the kicking records are at Mile High.

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    But you also have kickers that have trained for 10+ years and do nothing else but pratice these kicks. Even if you have the freak defenders and less than ideal conditions it should be entirely doable for the really hard kicking kickers such as Sebastian Janikowski to achieve. It's not the first time Janikowski has tried either, just check this 64 yd attempt at Oakland (in 2007) which hits the right cross bar:

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    Janikowski also wasn't playing the entire 2007 season with a groin strain, he hasn't had a full practice session this season because of it.

    Of course he can do it, and I've no doubt he will do it at some point, the look on his face when he kicked the game winner was that of a guy who was still pissed about not making it. These guys can hoof it 70 yards in practice when there's no one opposing them, and I think we're a handful of seasons away from someone kicking 65 in a game situation.

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    The Panthers FINALLY fired their GM Marty Hurney. Sure the move is 4-5 years late and now they are saddled with horrible contracts all around the team (like the $70 million or so tied up in the running backs, the huge contract given to a guy with 3-4 ACL injuries in his 2-3 year career).

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    Yup, the AFC North is still a two horse race. The Steelers' could have, and should have, absolutely buried the Bengals in the first half last night. Mike had a serious case of the dropsies, resulting in 14 pts off the board. Coulda, shoulda, woulda isn't going to cut it, but the Bengals are lucky that the Steelers came out flat in the first half or they would have been embarrassed at home.

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    Not NFL related but it's football and most relevant here, probably doesn't deserve its own thread.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highsc...192107913.html

    Short story: coaches and refs fucked up big time, allowing five concussions in a pop warner game. And letting the game go on longer than it should have, since apparently there's a rule that calls a game after one team goes up 28-0.

    Now, I won't comment on that rule much, other than I don't know much about football about that age. But 28-0 does not seem like a big enough lead to call a game (in baseball I think it's typically ten runs, that feels like a much bigger lead). Hats off to them for basically banning the coaches, refs, and pop warner officials. You don't hear about five concussions in several weeks in the NFL, and that's 32 teams.

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    Kids don't know how to tackle. They need to be taught this if they are playing fully padded football with helmets.

    28-0 thing isn't real. One of the comments said "The one thing in the article that is incorrect is the mercy rule statement. When a team is leading by 28 points or more, the game is not stopped but is truncated (running clock, no defensive blitzing by the winning team, winning team must run all plays between the tackles, etc...)."

    Its a shame that all this stuff about concussions is really a factor in kids wanting to play football now days. Coaches need to coach better.

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    And Cutler is down, doesn't look good.

    Looks like he got up and walked off by himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    The Panthers FINALLY fired their GM Marty Hurney. Sure the move is 4-5 years late and now they are saddled with horrible contracts all around the team (like the $70 million or so tied up in the running backs, the huge contract given to a guy with 3-4 ACL injuries in his 2-3 year career).
    yea the RB contracts just confused me, I commented in here back when he signed Stewart, signing two RBs to contracts around $40mil while everybody else is shying away from spending big on the position was a pretty crazy move and it doesn't surprise me to see him gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    yea the RB contracts just confused me, I commented in here back when he signed Stewart, signing two RBs to contracts around $40mil while everybody else is shying away from spending big on the position was a pretty crazy move and it doesn't surprise me to see him gone
    Especially considering both guys are injury prone, neither has ever produced consistently, the position is laughably replaceable through the draft and their QB carries a hefty chunk of their rushing game.

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    Didn't think the Lions would stink this bad in this game.

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    Nate Burleson broke his leg, out for the season.

    Even though the Lions looked pretty anemic tonight... thats a huge loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Nate Burleson broke his leg, out for the season.

    Even though the Lions looked pretty anemic tonight... thats a huge loss.
    Time for Ryan Broyles to step up and show that all the potential he showed in college pre-injury is still there. I fully endorse the Lions going into tank mode now to get a quality high pick.

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    I thought the Lions would regress, but this has been pretty awful.

    conscript, if the Lions do tank, do they go RB? Trade the pick for extras so they can shore up the o-line and the secondary? I think the lack of running game is clearly hurting them, but coaching seems to be the biggest problem. The team is majorly underachieving.

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    Time for Ryan Broyles to step up and show that all the potential he showed in college pre-injury is still there. I fully endorse the Lions going into tank mode now to get a quality high pick.
    There's been talk on some of the Lions' boards of if they're in a position to draft Geno Smith, would they pull the trigger or not. So I'll ask you the same thing -- if the Lions have Smith sitting on the board for wherever they're drafting, would you combine Smith and Megatron? Or is Stafford not the problem to you.

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