Monday, October 21, 2019

GLARING omission from list of proposed rules changes

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    tpeluso
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    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/12507975/significant-replay-rules-changes-proposed-owners-meetings-next-weekFull list at the bottom of the article. I'd like to say I'm surprised, but it's more accurate to say I'm disappointed that absolutely no action was taken by Lovie, Licht or the powers-that-be to even try to address the totally unfair situation that cost us the Rams game last season.If you forgot, we were driving for the winning score and Evans caught a pass that put us in field goal range, but came up injured, and because we were out of timeouts, the ref ran off the rest of the clock and we couldn't run another play. It's complete BS because this blatantly encourages players to hurt players in final-drive situations.The rule should be either taken off the books completely, or at minimum, the team with the injured player should be given an option to take a penalty instead of a run-off, because at least for us, a penalty would have still left us with an opportunity to win.

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    Anonymous

    As we sit with the top pick… I say thank you.

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    #335263

    Anonymous

    The refs should have just stayed out of it, Evans was getting up and all he had to do was lineup so they could snap the ball – the refs stopped the play after Evans was already getting up. Player safety is just a catchall for the ref blowing the call. If all I care about is player safety then pay them $20/hr and put NERF all the field. They’re paid big dollars for a reason, to entertain people, and you don’t entertain people by playing half-speed or not having big hits. The player safety garbage is just marketing to women and look at how well it’s worked for NASCAR since they went all about safety and introduced the COT disaster. To be clear nothing against Evans, he was getting up to line up, he did his job - the union slob ref did not. Also the reason the NFL added that in is because back in "the day" players would pretend to be hurt to slow down the game (like they do all the time in college) or to get BS timeouts. The refs just need to stay out of it - if the player can't stand up to line-up and the game ends - well then the game ends - but you don't halt the game once the guy is up, just pure idiocy. Then again that BS call got us the top pick, so I'm OK with it for this reason. The "other" BS call vs the Rams in NFC Championship Game is a much much bigger issue to me, and still is.

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