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  1. mjkvol

    The Call People SHOULD be Complaining About

    I don't disagree with anything you said. One simple change that wouldn't lengthen games but would prevent MOST game changing calls like this one would be to simply make interference and personal foul penalties reviewable. The coaches dont get any more challenges, so they just have to be smarter in how they use them. This call would have been overturned in a second, and the phantom face mask on Brady is overturned. It will never be perfect, but if you can avoid that kind of embarrassment in big spots, it's well worth it. They'll never go all the way on it, as the NFL always manages to f***k these things up. Instead, they'll just complicate it further somehow. I honestly believe they dont want to solve this, as the attention it brings is worth its weight in gold, and keeps the league in the headlines all week long. You cant buy that kind of publicity, and interest is ginned up if snything.
  2. mjkvol

    The Call People SHOULD be Complaining About

    No doubt, anything could have happened, which is always the case. But you're allowing your hatred of the Saints to supersede the fact that if the proper call is made, the odds are enormous that NO wins the game. And it doesn't change the fact that officiating has become way too much of a factor in playing a role in deciding games - way too big. It seems that the bigger the game, the more time is spent on these endless reviews and the more butchered calls there are. You can always say that there were other factors that cost a team the win, no doubt, but officiating just should never have become the huge factor that it has become - that's my point.
  3. mjkvol

    The Call People SHOULD be Complaining About

    Not defending the Saints or their fans, but if that call is made the game is essentially over. The Saints have 1st and goal, and can run it three times, likely getting in, but even if they took three knees and kicked the chip shot FG it leaves the Rams with about 20 seconds and no TO's - game over. Listen, the bottom line is that the bad officiating has been way too big of a factor for way too long now, and it finally bit the league in the a** at the worst possible time and in the most blatant possible way.
  4. mjkvol

    The Call People SHOULD be Complaining About

    Yep, pretty simple - any personal foul or pass interference calls should always have been reviewable - think of the amount of game results that would be different today that a hideous call at the most critical possible time essentially decided. So damn obvious. A cynic might think that the league likes to have that kind of control over outcomes that they would lose if that rule were in place. But who's a cynic, anyway?
  5. mjkvol

    The Call People SHOULD be Complaining About

    No they won't because the coaches will have the same amount of 'challenges'. Having said that, I completely agree that the procedure needs to be sped up, but it never will. Why? The reviews are a built in commercial break, and there's not a chance in hell they're ever going to give that up. Watch a college game, and the reviews are generally over before the pro referee even makes it to the sideline to go through the charade of finding out why the coach threw the asinine red flag and ran back to announce it to the crowd. Then comes the commercial break, then back to watch the play another dozen times before we finally get the big decision. The league loves that schiit.
  6. mjkvol

    The Call People SHOULD be Complaining About

    Starting to change outcomes?? Bad officiating has been blatantly affecting outcomes of games for 20-25 years now, and the league has buried it mainly through focusing the media and fans on blaming coaches for not "saving" challenges, and idiocy like that. This game was essentially the NFL's chickens finally coming home to roost, as the most blatant possible call flat out decided the next most important game to the Super Bowl, with the whole country watching. There were no other games or coaches' "challenges" to hide behind in this one. Every damn play should always have been reviewable, and the fact that it wasn't is still a complete disgrace. They'll somehow f***ck this up too, making only "certain" penalties reviewable instead of every single one. The games won't take longer because the coaches get no more challenges, but they'll have to be smarter when using them. The league will find a way to get this wrong again, you can bet on it.
  7. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    And meanwhile I'll be waiting for him to somehow blow the one chance he'll have with this kid before the alleged 'QB guru' has a chance to "McNabb" him and make him useless in big spots. Tombstone is so great because it is the best telling of the story and the casting was perfect right down the line, but Kilmer definitely steals the film. The scene in the bar when he's flipping the shot glass is off the charts.
  8. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    You and I see eye to eye on a lot of things, but if there was a time that Reid was a 'visionary', there's been too much water under the bridge since for me to recall it. You're right about times changing, but I just can't accept that the one Super Bowl the Eagles won has the slightest thing to do with an idiotic psycho-babble term like that. By the way, that is an awesome avatar, and I bust a Giant fan buddy routinely about not drafting Darnold. He still swears by Goober Manning.
  9. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    That's my point - Kelly provided the blueprint that Pederson was smart enough to borrow from and integrate into the game plan. And that's another thing that separates him from Reid, as Reid wouldn't have budged from his precious plan come hell or high water. That was twelve years ago! I don't have the names of potential coaches in front of me, but regardless who was chosen they would have at least as many Super Bowls won as Reid during his endless stay here.
  10. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    You go ahead and give Reid whatever credit you like. To me, his stench being removed from here was the first step towards the Super Bowl. I give Kelly a ton more credit for Foles - he was the one who figured out how to maximize his game, and got an all world season out of him. As for Pederson, it was him being the anti-Reid last season that was one of the keys to winning it all. He fell into some Reid-like patterns this year with the offensive imbalance, and will hopefully correct that next season.
  11. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    1. The 'good things' were between 2000-2004. Beyond that, he showed that he was abjectly unwilling to alter his way of doing things to adjust to a changing game, and wasted the tenures of the great Jim Johnson and Brian Dawkins. 2. If he's fired in 2007, who's to say we wouldn't have had more than one Super Bowl already? We'll never know, but to suggest that keeping Reid here seven years past his expiration date has the slightest connection to the Super Bowl is absurd. The one single positive was that his firing seemed to wake Lurie out of his coma and make him think outside the box in hiring Chip Kelly. But he could have woken up a hell of a lot sooner. 3. "Emotional Intelligence" remains one of the most idiotic things Lurie or anyone has ever uttered. I had respect for Reid and was grateful for the early 2000's run up until 2007, when he showed he had learned nothing from the glorious Garcia run of 2006 and went right back to his numbingly predictable offense in the disaster of 2007. It is at that point he should have been shown the door, and it is for that reason I lost any shred of respect I may have had.
  12. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    Ha! No, he just drained the passion out of me during those years, as you well remember. Hate to see him win one, but I fear it will happen this year as he struck lightning in a bottle with this kid and hasn't had a chance to ruin him yet.
  13. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    I simply detest Reid. Had he been fired when he should have been in 2007 I might feel differently, but those interminable last seven years he stayed when he never adjusted the way he coached and it was clear he was never going to win here did more to kill my passion for the game than even the NFL's watering down of the sport. I thoroughly respect the Pats, and what they've managed to achieve in an age built for parity and mediocrity. Greatness is becoming rarer and rarer in pro sports, and Brady and Belicheck are among the last ones. I'm indifferent about the Saints - Payton may be a scumbag, but he's a great offensive coach. The Rams, who cares? I want the Pats to win it all. Bingo.
  14. mjkvol

    Are you rooting for Andy Reid now?

    Not a chance in hell. The only team I might be torn about possibly rooting for Reid would be against the Giants, and in that case the game just wouldn't exist in my mind.
  15. mjkvol

    bears aren't beating the Vikings

    Depends who you ask.