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Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point. That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.

 
Yawn. I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie. Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.

 
Yawn. I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie. Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Um, considering it's the "Pro Football Hall of Fame", he more than likely is.
 
Yawn. I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie. Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Have you watched him play at all in the past 20 years? He's pretty good, and even at age 40 he was more exciting and creative than any other QB in the league.
 
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point. That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
 
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point.  That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
 
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point. That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
Eh? Why would you do this??
 
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point.  That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
Eh? Why would you do this??
Why not?
 
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point.  That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
Eh? Why would you do this??
:goodposting: I mean it sounds cool and all but really whats the point?

 
They should've gone for two with that play. Then they wouldn't have had to go for two at the end (given that they would've been successful on the first two-pt conversion attempt).

 
Classic old school play to cap the career of an old school player.I always thought he got way too much credit for his lucky hail mary in college, but he has played with heart and guts as a pro, and has parlayed minimal physical gifts into a very credible career. Good for you Flutie.

 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)

 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
This was likely his last regular season game as a pro and his last chance to do it. So while it may not have made sense to do it from a game perspective, I'm glad he got a chance to do it in the NFL.
 
The ball has to be droppedon the ground first?? I thought you could drop it on your foot and punt it.If it has the hit the ground first, that sounds awfully difficult.

 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
I'm confused, what do you mean?
 
Yawn. I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie. Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Um, considering it's the "Pro Football Hall of Fame", he more than likely is.
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Yawn. I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie. Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Have you watched him play at all in the past 20 years? He's pretty good, and even at age 40 he was more exciting and creative than any other QB in the league.
Yeah, he is/was exciting at times, but really, what has he ever done in the NFL to warrant all of the great press he seems to get?
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point. That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
Eh? Why would you do this??
:goodposting: I mean it sounds cool and all but really whats the point?
To me, there really was no point, except to give Flutie a personal moment in what was likely his last NFL game. And who gives a crap if it the first time it has happened since 1941. Teams never attempt it because there is NO POINT to it.

 
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point. That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
Is that a CFL rule too? Because that's where Flutie belongs!
 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
I'm confused, what do you mean?
After a fair catch, you can drop-kick it from the spot of the catch for three points. Depending on field position, it's a better than throwing a hail mary at the end of a half.
 
I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
I'm confused, what do you mean?
After a fair catch, you can drop-kick it from the spot of the catch for three points. Depending on field position, it's a better than throwing a hail mary at the end of a half.
NOTE: From what I recall, the advantage of doing this is that there is NO RUSH from the defense.........like a free kick.
 
Flutie was actually pretty good at this in the CFL... not sure if he ever actually scored with it but he'd always screw around with it in practice and he was pretty accurate.Not really sure why you'd bother in the NFL, but whatever floats your boat I guess...

 
Yawn.  I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie.  Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Um, considering it's the "Pro Football Hall of Fame", he more than likely is.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Yawn.  I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie.  Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Have you watched him play at all in the past 20 years? He's pretty good, and even at age 40 he was more exciting and creative than any other QB in the league.
Yeah, he is/was exciting at times, but really, what has he ever done in the NFL to warrant all of the great press he seems to get?
Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point.  That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
Eh? Why would you do this??
:goodposting: I mean it sounds cool and all but really whats the point?
To me, there really was no point, except to give Flutie a personal moment in what was likely his last NFL game. And who gives a crap if it the first time it has happened since 1941. Teams never attempt it because there is NO POINT to it.
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
 
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because Flutie didn't have a borderline HOF career in the NFL like Moon did:FlutieFlakes:

 
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Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because at least Moon was arguably great at some point in both the CFL and NFL (although I am not sure I would put Moon in the HoF, either). When was Flutie EVER a great NFL quarterback?
 
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They should've gone for two with that play. Then they wouldn't have had to go for two at the end (given that they would've been successful on the first two-pt conversion attempt).
Based on absolutely nothing, how can you say that it would have been a given that they make the 2pt conversion at that time?If they went for 2 and missed, then they are down by 3 after the final touchdown. At least they had a chance to tie with the final play of regulation. Not to mention that they're more drama for the viewer going for 2 at the end.

For anyone that saw the play, I'd like to know if he dropped back to pass and then did the dropkick xp when he saw nothing was open, or did he just step back and immediately do the dropkick xp?

 
Yawn.  I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie.  Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Um, considering it's the "Pro Football Hall of Fame", he more than likely is.
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Yawn.  I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie.  Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Have you watched him play at all in the past 20 years? He's pretty good, and even at age 40 he was more exciting and creative than any other QB in the league.
Yeah, he is/was exciting at times, but really, what has he ever done in the NFL to warrant all of the great press he seems to get?

Pats line up for two, Flutie in at QB from the shotgun, he drop kicks the extra point.  That's the first time I've ever seen Belichick smiling while his team was losing.
WTF does this mean?
Lined up as if he were going for two. Dropped it on the ground and kicked the XP on a slight bounce. First time done since the 1940s and Fluties first career kicker point.
Eh? Why would you do this??
:goodposting:

I mean it sounds cool and all but really whats the point?
To me, there really was no point, except to give Flutie a personal moment in what was likely his last NFL game.

And who gives a crap if it the first time it has happened since 1941. Teams never attempt it because there is NO POINT to it.
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Arena football is pro football too. Are some of those guys going to make it into the Hall of Fame :nerd:

 
So the ball does have to hit the ground first... I can't believe I never knew this.Can you imagine having a Replay challenge on a dropkick where it was kicked right when it hit the ground? I wonder if this is even challengeable in the current NFL Rulebook.Also, given the shape of the footbll, there's probably a decent chance that a drop kick could be whiffed entirely after a bad bounce. Now THAT would be a great highlight.I like the dropkick. I like everything about it. :thumbup:

 
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because Flutie didn't have a borderline HOF career in the NFL like Moon did:FlutieFlakes:
This from a guy that has a screen name and avatar off of a player that makes a career in MLB as a DH. :rolleyes:
 
All the posts from people who never heard of the drop-kick remind me of the movie "The Longest Yard". Burt Reynolds' character does one and a player from the Guard's team says "What was that""A drop-kick" "What's that worth?""3 points""3 points for THAT?"I don't know if they had that scene in the Adam Sandler remake, since I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it. I'm even a big Sandler fan, but the original movie was so good, I can't imagine a modern version living up to it...

 
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because Flutie didn't have a borderline HOF career in the NFL like Moon did:FlutieFlakes:
This from a guy that has a screen name and avatar off of a player that makes a career in MLB as a DH. :rolleyes:
Nice, you're replying to all my posts now. I think I've got my first iStalker!
 
I don't know if they had that scene in the Adam Sandler remake, since I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it. I'm even a big Sandler fan, but the original movie was so good, I can't imagine a modern version living up to it...
The remake was very stupid except for the ten minutes with Courtney Cox in them.I don't remember the drop-kick scene being in it.

 
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I don't know if they had that scene in the Adam Sandler remake, since I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it. I'm even a big Sandler fan, but the original movie was so good, I can't imagine a modern version living up to it...
The remake was very stupid except for the ten minutes with Courtney Cox in them.I don't remember the drop-kick scene being in it.
Her recent "growth" was pretty spectacular in that movie.As an FYI, the song "Dropkick me Jesus Through the Goalposts of Life" by Tom T Hall is now stuck in my head.

 
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because Flutie didn't have a borderline HOF career in the NFL like Moon did:FlutieFlakes:
This from a guy that has a screen name and avatar off of a player that makes a career in MLB as a DH. :rolleyes:
What a terrible argument. What does one have to do with the other and why does having that as a screen name imply that he thinks Ortiz should be a HOFer?
 
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because Flutie didn't have a borderline HOF career in the NFL like Moon did:FlutieFlakes:
This from a guy that has a screen name and avatar off of a player that makes a career in MLB as a DH. :rolleyes:
What a terrible argument. What does one have to do with the other and why does having that as a screen name imply that he thinks Ortiz should be a HOFer?
:goodposting:
 
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
Because Flutie didn't have a borderline HOF career in the NFL like Moon did:FlutieFlakes:
This from a guy that has a screen name and avatar off of a player that makes a career in MLB as a DH. :rolleyes:
Nice, you're replying to all my posts now. I think I've got my first iStalker!
Sorry I don't stalk 5 digiters, I just call a :s: a :s: when I see one.
 
Way back in the day, the football was shorter and rounder, which made it easier to drop-kick. The reason they would drop kick is because (1)Drop kicks required no one to hold allowing one more person to either block or go out on a pattern (2) In the days of one platoon football you couldn't insert a guy just to placekick so placekicking specialists didn't develop. Dropkicking required less team work (3)You can actually drop kick in the middle of a play.Once the ball was made longer and slimmer in order to increase passing, it became much harder to drop and have bounce true. Drop kicking, which was becoming unfashionable anyway, abruptly stopped.(This may only be a coincidence, but the last 0-0 NFL game (9/15/1940) happened around the same time as the last drop kick

 
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I remember when Flutie was trying to convince the coaches to let him do this in San Diego. (Not for an extra point, though. There was a situation where it may have made sense after fair-catching a punt.)
I'm confused, what do you mean?
After a fair catch, you can drop-kick it from the spot of the catch for three points. Depending on field position, it's a better than throwing a hail mary at the end of a half.
i'm pretty sure it can be a regular free kick (field goal attempt)...not restricted to a dropkick
 
So the ball does have to hit the ground first... I can't believe I never knew this.

Can you imagine having a Replay challenge on a dropkick where it was kicked right when it hit the ground? I wonder if this is even challengeable in the current NFL Rulebook.

Also, given the shape of the footbll, there's probably a decent chance that a drop kick could be whiffed entirely after a bad bounce. Now THAT would be a great highlight.

I like the dropkick. I like everything about it. :thumbup:
Always been a big fan of the drop kick. :hey: And I got to see this one live!

 
I'm pretty sure as well that a free kick is not restricted to a drop-kick. If I'm not mistaken as well I think a free kick can be tried with no time left on the clock. So if time expires during a punt and a fair catch is called for, the kicker can get a shot at a field goal that is unopposed.

 
What a bunch of scrooges here. I think it's cool. GB Belichick relaxing a little and letting Flutie do something he always pined to do.

 
I'm pretty sure as well that a free kick is not restricted to a drop-kick. If I'm not mistaken as well I think a free kick can be tried with no time left on the clock. So if time expires during a punt and a fair catch is called for, the kicker can get a shot at a field goal that is unopposed.
:goodposting: I believe all of this is true. I do have a question on this, though, since I have never seen it occur. Does the kicking team have to snap the ball like a regular play, or, since it is a free kick, can they tee it up or have it held at the LOS?

 
that was awesome...i am a huge dolphins fan but even i have to admit it was pretty cool. flutie is a great qb, and this may have been his last hurrah, so a great way to end a good career

 
Yawn.  I will never get why everyone goes nutty over Doug Flutie.  Yeah, he is a spunky little guy who probably should have been out of football years ago, but the way some (Chris Berman, for example) slobber all over him, you would think he is a Hall of Fame player or something.
Um, considering it's the "Pro Football Hall of Fame", he more than likely is.
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Do you always laugh when you're wrong? The CFL is professional football. It's what's going to propel Warren Moon into the HOF. Why is it so inconceivable that it will happen for Flutie too?
1. It is called the Pro Football Hall of Fame rather than the NFL HOF because it includes the old AFL, which ultimately merged with the NFL. No one has been inducted on merits that had anything to do with other leagues (e.g., CFL, USFL, Arena Football).2. Warren Moon will be inducted based solely on his NFL accomplishments. He is currently in the top 5 all time (for NFL/AFL) in pass attempts, completions, passing yards, and passing TDs. And he made the Pro Bowl 9 times, including a string of 8 straight.3. Doug Flutie has no shot at the NFL/AFL HOF.
 

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