Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by Sela301, Sep 5, 2013.
Cutler officially out for at least four weeks, which means the Bears' season is over.
Not to mention Briggs being out 4-6 weeks. The defense was pretty confused even with him in the game.
As far as the QB situation, they did score a lot of points after Cutler went down.
The Bears might have been able to weather Cutler being out with Trestman apparently being the QB Whisperer but there's no way that's happening with the defense in shambles this year.
^ They could lose a lot more games 45-41.
I am no fan of Rex Ryan at all but he basically earned his team a win by tipping off the refs about that asinine rule prior to the game. I won't get into the rule because it's pretty crazy in and of itself but when you call attention to a possible infraction before the opening kickoff you know the refs have to call it because they know you will be watching for it closely. A little gamesmenship to be sure but it paid off in a crucial juncture. You see something crazy every sunday in the NFl.
The Kansas City Chiefs the only undefeated team in NFL! Woot!
I'm pretty sure that means we get your second round pick next year. Good to see Smith found a groove out there. Maybe getting the boot from SF was exactly the kick in the pants he needed to pull it together.
Because of Devin Hester turning on god mode for a return and Matt Forte being lights-out (and even Forte would have had 15 rushes for 41 yards if you take away his one monster rush). McCown's play was basically Kyle Orton -- good enough to get through a game but not enough to win it on his own, and that was against a defense that was asleep at the wheel and gave up 300 yards in the second half.
I do not see good things happening this season.
Smith has a decent completion percentage, but 7 TDs against 4 INT, and a 79.3 passer rating. That's not exactly a "groove" -- it's mediocre. In fact, it matches his career stats almost precisely (lifetime passer rating: 79.2). The Chiefs are 26th in the league in overall passing yards; they're winning because Jamaal Charles has been very good and the rushing defense has been obscene. Alex Smith is by no means the reason Kansas City is undefeated.
The Bears are hurting, but on the plus side, they do get to play the Vikings one more time. There's a team that has really lost it.
I'm a huge Patriots fan but hey they committed a penalty, the Jets were on top of it called them out, and had new life.
I f you don't understand a rule, call the league to clarify.
According to a survey done for Forbes Magazine, the most disliked players currently in the NFL are:
10. Reggie Bush
9. Carson Palmer
8. Tom Brady
7. Tony Romo
6. Jay Cutler
5. Mark Sanchez
4. Ben Roethlisberger
3. Ndamukong Suh
2. Manti T'eo
1. Michael Vick
That's pretty common. If a team discovers that teams are playing looseley with a rule during film studies, they will alert the refs.
All the more reason to celebrate how insanely well the trade turned out in SF's favor then.
No doubt but given how vague this rule was it was a good catch. It's also possible he was tipped off by his brother who played them the week prior. Either way, one upping Belichik is extremely rare.
Would have appeared a bit more strategic if the Jets weren't doing the same thing on the field goal the Pats kicked to tie it. Since they did, though, doesn't seem likely that Rex tipped off the refs, and then made the same rule violation first...
Forget who, but someone with a connection to the refs (in general, not the guys from this game) said that the league had decided to make it more of an emphasis this week, as it was a new rule and basically being ignored by the refs (it had been happening a lot without any flags). So they were looking for it, or it was on the top of their minds. To not say anything earlier in the game, and then toss it on the potential game-winner in OT is kinda questionable, though.
Either way, it shouldn't have come to that. And the Pats are going to make the playoffs anyway (but not go far due to injury, I'd bet), so not like it's a season killer or anything...
Squeaky wheel gets the oil. Kind of curious why the Pats would even risk it (assuming they knew the rule) on a 56 yard field goal. I agree the timing of that call was highly suspicious and I'm still struggling to understand why that particular tactic warranted a rule change. It doesn't really seem to be a safety risk and it doesn't affect the kicking game in the grand scheme of things. Bizarre rule.
Nothing signals the early end of a team's season like Kellen Clemens and Brady Quinn being atop the QB depth chart.
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