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NFL Really Needs to do Something......Pick Plays (1 Viewer)

Stinkin Ref

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It seems like pick plays have become an epidemic in the NFL.....almost every time a team needs a short conversion they run some type of pick play.....most of the time it is really pushing the envelope/gray area of OPI and teams will say the WR is just "pushing up field" when it seems very clear the sole intent is run into a defender of another WR in order to free up a WR....you can almost see them coming every time......

living in CO I have seen every play of every Bronco game....my daughter and I are at the point right now where we can call these out each and every time....it's automatic.....I know other teams run them....NE last night is a great example.....Collinsworth even made mention of it....it was at least nice to see a few called last night as OPI

it's getting so bad, that players are making a mockery of it....Antonio Gates yesterday looked right at a DB defending another player as he was coming across the middle and simply just faked/flinched like he was going to run it to him....causing the defender to alter his route and the WR got open for a big gain.....DB's/LB's etc are having to run around with their head on a swivel cause they know somebody will be coming by to "rub them off" while pretending to actually be running a "pattern"....

it really seems like they are more prevalent these days even though they may have been around for a long time......I just think the NFL on the whole needs to be more consistent in calling them OPI when the intent is clear....

:2cents:

 

Buffaloes

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it's getting so bad, that players are making a mockery of it....Antonio Gates yesterday looked right at a DB defending another player as he was coming across the middle and simply just faked/flinched like he was going to run it to him....causing the defender to alter his route and the WR got open for a big gain.
so he didn't pick a guy and the wr was still able to get open for a big play against the chief defence

 

Stinkin Ref

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it's getting so bad, that players are making a mockery of it....Antonio Gates yesterday looked right at a DB defending another player as he was coming across the middle and simply just faked/flinched like he was going to run it to him....causing the defender to alter his route and the WR got open for a big gain.
so he didn't pick a guy and the wr was still able to get open for a big play against the chief defence
yep...you'd have to watch it to understand.....he faked like he was going to unload on the guy.....I realize "faking" etc, is part of the game in many aspects.....this comment was more in trying to describe the mentality of what is taking place....Gates sole purpose before even going down field on the play was not to run a pattern to get open, his "job" on the play was to run interference to allow somebody else to get open....it was obvious was his intent was.....Gates was 100% cool within the rules cause of no contact.....the defender should have went ahead and took the blow without diverting his route....Gates luckiliy was able to accomplish his "job" without even having to contact him....my main problem are the ones where there is contact but it's justified by "he's just running a pattern" when everybody knows that's not the case....

 

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