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#1 mayanh8

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

http://www.patsfans....alty-page5.html

:roll: :roll:

If you have the time, it's worth the 5 page read. It first starts with many of their fans totally clueless about why Pollard's hit wasn't flagged and then morphs into the team getting jobbed all around by the refs and, ultimately, how the defense shouldn't be awarded possession of the football if the ball carrier loses the ball after a clean hit. :roll:

#2 Dawkins 20

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

I don't know why people keep confusing the defenseless receiver with helmet to helmet on a running back. I swear I hear a broadcasting crew explaining it at least once a week. As ridiculous as the NFL rule book gets at times, this rule is pretty damn straight forward.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

Some of the fans acknowledged that Ridley lowered his helmet. In any case, I can't see creating a new rule. It was an unfortunate collision.

As far as getting jobbed by the refs, they caught a break when the hit on Pitta wasn't flagged right before he caught the TD pass.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:26 AM

Some of the fans acknowledged that Ridley lowered his helmet. In any case, I can't see creating a new rule. It was an unfortunate collision.

As far as getting jobbed by the refs, they caught a break when the hit on Pitta wasn't flagged right before he caught the TD pass.


Yes, some fans did. But even that is irrelevant... Ridley wasn't a defenseless player.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

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Definitely looks like Ridley lowered his head. Pollard actually looks like he intended to tackle him low. He was almost on his knees at the point of contact.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

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Definitely looks like Ridley lowered his head. Pollard actually looks like he intended to tackle him low. He was almost on his knees at the point of contact.


the hit was fine, but this video clearly shows that it wasn't even a fumble, he had control of the ball until it hit his knee while he was sitting on the ground

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:53 AM

the hit was fine, but this video clearly shows that it wasn't even a fumble, he had control of the ball until it hit his knee while he was sitting on the ground

Ball was coming loose as he hit ground= fumble

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

Ball was coming loose as he hit ground= fumble

ball was in his hand just fine, until it hit his leg/knee. One can easily claim his leg was already down at that point. It is far from cut and dry, as you seem to be claiming.

Put it this way, if the ruling was that he was down, and the ravens thru the challenge flag, the play would NOT be overturned.

I hate the pats as much if not more than the next guy, but I can look at things objectively.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:39 AM

A rb could then just fake a head injury so they don't lose posession of the ball.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:48 AM

A rb could then just fake a head injury so they don't lose posession of the ball.


So logic would dictate... but we're talking about the most entitled fanbase in the country.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

The Pats already have their own rule..."the Tuck rule". I only see that called for Brady. So, they need to get over it.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

The Pats did get screwed on that call. Knee was not down, but lower leg was.

The Ravens were winning on Sunday anyways.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

the hit was fine, but this video clearly shows that it wasn't even a fumble, he had control of the ball until it hit his knee while he was sitting on the ground


You have to see it from the other angle. As I saw on the broadcast, it looked like it was actually falling out of his hand as his arm was coming down.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

You have to see it from the other angle. As I saw on the broadcast, it looked like it was actually falling out of his hand as his arm was coming down.


Ya, seemed like a legit turnover to me as well.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:59 PM

That ball was out before anything hit the ground but his feet.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

How about REAL sanctions for cheating? Call it the "Belicheat Rule".....NO draft for 3 years....not lose 1 first round pick....make cheating unthinkable.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:09 PM

You have to see it from the other angle. As I saw on the broadcast, it looked like it was actually falling out of his hand as his arm was coming down.

Exactly, it was legit. The one angle showed it perfectly.

I would care about the Pats but they would probably video tape me caring about them. F'em

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

i did think it was kind of insane to have a ball pile scramble 5 feet away from someone who mightve needed an ambulance

nothing you could do about it i suppose. imagine if ridley had been at the bottom of the pile without possession

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

The Pats already have their own rule..."the Tuck rule". I only see that called for Brady. So, they need to get over it.

they also have the brady rule in which you cannot hit the QB below the knee...It is incorrectly attributed to Carson Palmer by some media people and fans, but it was not even in consideration until Brady was cleanly tackled below the knees and knocked out for the season...The Pittsburgh hit on Carson Palmer happened in the playoffs the season before

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

:lol: There are some suggesting in there that Pollard intended to do that and needs to be investigated by the NFL so he doesn't kill someone.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

i did think it was kind of insane to have a ball pile scramble 5 feet away from someone who mightve needed an ambulance

nothing you could do about it i suppose. imagine if ridley had been at the bottom of the pile without possession

I thought the same thing when it happened.His body bent crazy after that.That's where all that stretching comes in handy though,any of us would of broke a leg or something.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

It really looks like he could of kissed his toe lol.It's amazing he walked away after that.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

They're losing it up here...


http://www.boston.co...nfl/100/6515396

Baltimore Ravens are a thug team and should be banned from playing in NFL. All game long they took late hits against the Pats, taking shots against the Pats when they were on the ground,out abounds or in the air. I have never seen so many helmut to helmut hits as last night by the Ravens. Their style of play will lead to the end of professional football !!
The Ravens defense plays "Tatumn style defense" led by Pollard who should be thrown out of the league.The man has taken out Welker, Gronk and Ridley with illegal head to head hits. Why does the NFL allow him to keep playing. Lewis is another crazy man who leads with his helmut and takes cheap shots at players already on the ground .
With concussions being a huge problem in the league why would the league allow teams like the Ravens to excist at all? The Ravens style of play has caused most of the head injuries we are now seeing on retired players,like Jr Seau.Repeated head injuries cause brain desease like Alzimers and Parkisons.
If the Ravems win the Superbowl other teams will try and copy their style of defense and more players will get seriously hurt. The NFL should take a look at the film, fine the Ravens coach for promoting this goon style of play and bannish Pollard from the league. If the league does nothing---they will be condoning the head hunting and attorney's for the injured will file law suit after lawsuit against the NFL. The league will fold and Football will be dead .
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

Anyone suggesting that Ridley maintained possession of the football post-knockout is kidding themselves.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

They're losing it up here...


http://www.boston.co...nfl/100/6515396

They're definitely over reacting but the Ravens are a dirty team.There's no denying that,I wish the Eagles D was that tough.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

the hit was fine, but this video clearly shows that it wasn't even a fumble, he had control of the ball until it hit his knee while he was sitting on the ground

wth r u lookin at....FUMBLE all the way, reminds of the safties we used to have ...hopkins and waters...the good old days...

They're definitely over reacting but the Ravens are a dirty team.There's no denying that,I wish the Eagles D was that tough.

their not dirty bro, thats how your suppose to play

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

Watching that GIF if anything Ridley hit Pollard in the head. He straight up earholed him.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

good thing his body decided to pull a dance move so the play could result in a fumble

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:35 PM

lol those new england fans are a bunch of spolied pansies.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:36 AM

Roger Goodell: Okay gents... no more helmet to helmet hits...