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  1. Yes, he couldn't take the one-one match-ups against the Pats (and other teams) -- but there is no way he gets fooled but flipping Hogan time and time and time again in a championship game. Revis was smart + talented. Drop the talent level sure, but I'd pay him the vet min for his intelligence and knowledge of other teams - just to have him be a player-coach as a safety/CB hybrid
  2. So Bell didn't drive (or find a way to get) into the city for a drug test after his knee surgery and he later slept through a 5:30am test - and since "didn't test" = "failed test" he gets nailed. OK. If he was respectful and credible in his appeal when presenting this information then I can see suspension and reduction. If credible then yes, that is facing the music like a man and presenting your case like an adult. Not repeatedly acting like a pompous and defiant baby. As far as weight of discipline for repeated action you would do better comparing Gordon to Bryant. No argument (though still not as drastic). As for comparing any Steeler to Tommy boy, let's pay attention to James Harrison - his outspoken hatred and disrespect for Goodell along with his ego... that is a familiar script.
  3. C'mon Fred, you're better than this. It is a joke comparing Bell to this: 2013 season[edit] On June 7, 2013, the NFL announced that Gordon would be suspended for the first two games of the 2013 season due to violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.[12] 2014 season[edit] On July 5, 2014, Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina. On August 27, 2014, Gordon acknowledged that the NFL suspended him for one year for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.[17] On September 19, 2014, his suspension was reduced to 10 games amidst the new NFL drug policy. Gordon was officially reinstated on November 17.[18] On December 27, 2014, exactly one year removed from being selected into the Pro Bowl, the Browns suspended Gordon from the final game of the 2014 season due to a violation of team rules.[19] 2015 season[edit] Gordon was suspended for the entire 2015 season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. As of January 2015, Gordon faced another year-long suspension due to testing positive for alcohol use.[21] Gordon entered the NFL's substance abuse program after pleading guilty to a driving while impaired charge in September 2014 and was prohibited from consuming alcohol during his time in the program.[22] Gordon was officially suspended for one year on February 3, 2015 and won't be able to return until the start of the 2016 season.[23] 2016 season[edit] On January 20, 2016, Gordon applied to the league for reinstatement.[24] His request was denied in March when it was reported that he'd failed another drug test.[25] AND YET - after respecting the process and showing Goodell that he was changing his ways... On July 25, 2016, Gordon was reinstated by the NFL. He can participate in training camp but will be suspended for the first 4 games.[26]
  4. Boston - This is easy. Goodell's pattern is consistent. His rulings are partially based on the nature of the violation and partially based on the response and remorse of those who violate the rules. If a player breaks the rules he has to be a man and face the music. He may not like the music, but he has to suck it up, face it, learn from the situation and improve his behavior. If he does, then he finds himself in Goodell's favor and maybe a reduced sentence (and frankly he earns back some of the respect from society that he lost). However, if a player/coach/organization repeatedly breaks the rules AND repeatedly acts like an entitled child or a narcissistic egomaniac with no intention of remorse then the hammer comes down hard. ...Wicked hahd.
  5. We couldn't block, man. They were getting there with three. This is what I don't understand and what I think was one example of the lack of proper adjustment. They were getting in with three, so why not put someone else back there to block. Gronk? Chandler? a RB? Anyone. Psychologically just the thought of another blocker might have helped Brady settle down back there.
  6. Wade had Von Miller, BB didn't. If that's out coaching, I guess u r right. I must guess that there were some issues with SJax. I could not understand why they did not use him to pick up Miller as he ran right past the RT. C'mon man - you can't go there. If you do, then how can you say anything about BB since he has Brady and other coaches don't. You are not going to find a coach on the planet who doesn't lose a coaching match-up every now and then. For whatever reason, BB didn't make the right adjustment this time. Don't worry, he is still a great coach - just not a superbowl coach this year.
  7. I don't know about that. One incident may not tarnish him but he has had a few questionable moments this year. Bottom line is that his team didn't bail him out and so - like all coaches - when the team loses the coach gets questioned. I think he can still be the best coach you have ever seen and still get tarnished by this and other calls.
  8. There's a reason ben was not prosecuted in the two gray area incidents youre alluding to. Hes not obsolved of guilt and or poor judgement but in terms of real life scumbag meter itsHardy>>>>>>>adp>>ben. If the legal system is your gauge of such things, remember that Hardy's case was dismissed upon appeal. Only, ADP of the three was convicted. Ben was suspended from the league for providing under-age girls with drinks. Since that time all records and public reports say he has turned his life around. Hardy was suspended for a whole lot worse, and all evidence points to him learning and changing very little.
  9. “Maybe those guys gotta study the rule book and figure it out."
  10. Oh Rex.. IND didn't really throw it to their RBs on Sunday but they also kind of just generally floundered. I am not so sure if IND floundered so much as BUF floundered them. Lots of floundering. I have more faith in BB being able to adequately scheme vs. Rex then I do Caldwell at least. Not taking anything away from BUF's performance but IND wasn't even remotely prepared. EDIT: I meant Pagano. Caldwell sucks too. Rex has a way of making QB-driven teams look that way.
  11. we lost all our other players? who are 'all our other players' -- ridley? the steelers running game took off when they cut blount because bell started getting work?? you are a ####### idiot --- no harm in having some kind of clue about what you're discussing Ha! Hey Larry - don't get too emotional ... I'm talking about the Patriots... not you. But, yes, they lost Ridley and they lost faith in anyone else, which led to Gray off the practice squad for the game against the Colts and led to them taking Blount off the waiver wire. Look, bottom line is that over the course of the season the Steelers realized that Bell was ready to take the reigns by himself, which is what he was drafted to do. He is a superior back in every facet of the game, so why would they want to split carries? The Steelers realized that Blount was what he was and nothing more ... but Bell was ready to be something much much better. Think of it this way -- if Ridley stayed healthy and somehow found a way to turn it up a few notches to get to Bell's level, do you really think that Blount would have been signed? Well, maybe he would have been signed, but do you think they would have split carries with Ridley?? And if you didn't see Bell's game escalate when the Steelers decided to sit (and then cut) Blount you weren't paying attention to the NFL. Even Blount noticed, as he was walking away.
  12. Seriously? They are a joke because they let Blount loose? less than a season after the Pats did the same? Face it, the Pats and Steelers realized the same thing... the dude is a strong runner who can look really good against bad defenses like the Colts if he gets the rock consistently. But apparently he is a whiny ##### who doesn't really play well when sharing the load, and certainly not against good run stuffing defenses, - remember all the way to last week against the Ravens? 3 carries for 1 yard?? Truth is, when each team saw what they had in other players on their rosters they let him go. Lucky for him the Pats were desperate to have him back because they lost all of their other players. Meanwhile, it turned out to be a mutual blessing when the Steelers' cut him. He found the Pats and the Steelers running game exploded, highlighting Bell as maybe the best all-purpose back in the league. pats never cut blount OOOOhh. Right. They let him walk.
  13. Seriously? They are a joke because they let Blount loose? less than a season after the Pats did the same? Face it, the Pats and Steelers realized the same thing... the dude is a strong runner who can look really good against bad defenses like the Colts if he gets the rock consistently. But apparently he is a whiny ##### who doesn't really play well when sharing the load, and certainly not against good run stuffing defenses, - remember all the way to last week against the Ravens? 3 carries for 1 yard?? Truth is, when each team saw what they had in other players on their rosters they let him go. Lucky for him the Pats were desperate to have him back because they lost all of their other players. Meanwhile, it turned out to be a mutual blessing when the Steelers' cut him. He found the Pats and the Steelers running game exploded, highlighting Bell as maybe the best all-purpose back in the league.
  14. I'll can see how that might be your reality. That said I can assure you that the world is filled with people who like football very very much and despise Belichick. In fact, many of those people are probably the ones who remind you that although you are right that he has been involved with some of the best football over the last decade, unfortunately in all that time ... he just couldn't win the big one. think he's won maybe 5 big ones fyi stop trolling In the last decade? Dude - when was the last time he actually won the big one? A decade ago? ... and for that matter - "5 big ones"? Are you adding in the years as an assistant coach? I guess I see where you are coming from now. C'mon. He is great in his own right. No need to pad the stats. It's just a shame that in the last 10 years he has not been a Super Bowl winning coach. King of the regular season? Absolutely. Best coach at the turn of the century? Definitely. No doubt. But in a league of "what have you done for me lately" he just hasn't done "it". It doesn't mean he hasn't been great. It just brings into question how great. And if we are discussing that question, I'm suggesting that his recent playoff record and the BS tactics that he uses when he does win compromises his greatness. If that perspective ruins your day and makes me a troll then so be it. I'm out. Good luck!
  15. He already is considered to be one of the best all time. And justifiably so. True. Sorry, thanks for the correction. He absolutely is one of the best. Unfortunately the bush-league tactics probably keep him out of the the top 3 or 4.
  16. Didn't Marty Schottenheimer have an even 200 wins?
  17. I'll can see how that might be your reality. That said I can assure you that the world is filled with people who like football very very much and despise Belichick. In fact, many of those people are probably the ones who remind you that although you are right that he has been involved with some of the best football over the last decade, unfortunately in all that time ... he just couldn't win the big one.
  18. What am I missing about this one? How is running a play like this on the boundaries of illegal play? What is Harbaugh whining about? I don't get it at all.it's not clear who will be out running routes. Only 5 men can run routes - by formation, looking at it from the defenses point of view, it appeared that Vereen would be in the pattern, and so the defense was concerned about covering him. Likewise, Hoomanawanui was lined up where a tackle normally plays, but as he was the last man on the line, he technically was eligible. There is nothing inherently illegal with this formation. What Harbaugh is complaining about is Vereen must declare to the refs that he's ineligible. He did that, and then NE quick-snapped the ball before the refs could communicate Vereens ineligibility to the defense. Here's how the play went down. You can see Hoomanawanui was completely uncovered as the defense hadn't sorted things out and recognized he was eligible. I don't know the specific details in the rule book but I suppose it only deals with "ineligible receiver downfield" and obviously not "ineligible receiver behind the line" BUT - this video clip shows 6 men running pass routes. Five go out past the line, Vereen drops back with his hands raised as if to prepare for a screen. In fact - if you look at Vereen and compare him to LeFell at the top of the video clip I would say Vereen looks to be running more of a pass play than LeFell who hardly moves while stepping over the line. That is bush-league at best. You can say all you want about Belichik playing chess when the other teams are playing checkers but the bottom line is HE ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYING CHESS!! Try this at home: stick to the rules of checkers against a guy who thinks his piece can kill with straight moves or somehow skip over pieces one way and still make a kill. I can pretty much guarantee you that you would not be calling him a genius. And I'll bet you'll love it when the people watching call you a whiny tool for complaining about it after the official gives him the win. No. Nothing genius about it really. In the end Belichick will never be considered one of the greatest coaches of all time because of this junk that he pulls. It puts him in a league much different than the truly great coaches. :lmao: does every pats thread have to fill up with trolls? stay classy, shark pool -- this must be bryant's idea of excellent Trolling? Ha! Feeling a little defensive Larry?
  19. What am I missing about this one? How is running a play like this on the boundaries of illegal play? What is Harbaugh whining about? I don't get it at all.it's not clear who will be out running routes. Only 5 men can run routes - by formation, looking at it from the defenses point of view, it appeared that Vereen would be in the pattern, and so the defense was concerned about covering him. Likewise, Hoomanawanui was lined up where a tackle normally plays, but as he was the last man on the line, he technically was eligible. There is nothing inherently illegal with this formation. What Harbaugh is complaining about is Vereen must declare to the refs that he's ineligible. He did that, and then NE quick-snapped the ball before the refs could communicate Vereens ineligibility to the defense. Here's how the play went down. You can see Hoomanawanui was completely uncovered as the defense hadn't sorted things out and recognized he was eligible. I don't know the specific details in the rule book but I suppose it only deals with "ineligible receiver downfield" and obviously not "ineligible receiver behind the line" BUT - this video clip shows 6 men running pass routes. Five go out past the line, Vereen drops back with his hands raised as if to prepare for a screen. In fact - if you look at Vereen and compare him to LeFell at the top of the video clip I would say Vereen looks to be running more of a pass play than LeFell who hardly moves while stepping over the line. That is bush-league at best. You can say all you want about Belichik playing chess when the other teams are playing checkers but the bottom line is HE ISN'T SUPPOSED TO BE PLAYING CHESS!! Try this at home: stick to the rules of checkers against a guy who thinks his piece can kill with straight moves or somehow skip over pieces one way and still make a kill. I can pretty much guarantee you that you would not be calling him a genius. And I'll bet you'll love it when the people watching call you a whiny tool for complaining about it after the official gives him the win. No. Nothing genius about it really. In the end Belichick will never be considered one of the greatest coaches of all time because of this junk that he pulls. It puts him in a league much different than the truly great coaches.
  20. The irony in your post is that Gronk's response and his real timeline to get back on the field seems to be quite the opposite of a "gladiator."
  21. They aren't running a "smash-mouth" system. This is exactly what I have been wondering. What kind of system are they? In order to understand Bell's value we need a better understanding of how this offense - and the running game in particular - is going to be defined. There is a temptation to say that Bell is a great fit for the Steelers because he is big and gets good yards after contact. But are the Steelers that kind of running attack anymore? I'm not just asking if Dwyer or Redman are talented enough - I'm asking will the Steelers be employing a downhill Bettis running system anymore? We hear that the Steelers will employ a zone-blocking system, and then Tomlin backed off that talk to say it was going to be a hybrid (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2013/3/19/4125088/steelers-will-run-behind-hybrid-blocking-scheme-in-2013). The closer they get to zone-blocking I would assume the worse Dwyer and Redman will look next year. So does the selection of Bell hint at staying downhill? shifting to a zone-blocking scheme? or shifting into a hybrid?