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Wolford6

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As a dolphins fan, Im awaiting the inevitable slide into mediocrity.

Or fall off a cliff into the abyss as seems to be about to happen.

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It's an appalling turgid game, and seems to be designed around flogging as much merchandise and fast food rather than athleticism or entertaining exciting play.

It's like rugby union but with less forward passes.

It would be much improved of they were limited to say 10-12 players. Specialist defensive and attacking teams make it a nonsense as a team game.

I like the hype/glamour and the play's in the hour highlight show's but watching an actual game is boring as hell and touchdown should be called a 'run over' instead and find it sad that some players never get the chance to run with the ball in there entire career.

Be more interesting game if they went back to one Platoon and do away with specialist teams alongside encouragement of the lateral pass and have a limit on how many forward passes for each qtr.

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Be more interesting game if they went back to one Platoon and do away with specialist teams alongside encouragement of the lateral pass and have a limit on how many forward passes for each qtr.

That would fundamentally change the game though. It's like suggesting that in rugby you should only be able to touch it with your hands in certain areas of the pitch.

The lateral is allowed but the risk if losing the ball is just too high if you try it and possession is so important in NFL. On the forward pass, you have to be behind the line if scrimmage to make one; I remember a few in NFL or NCAA getting called out for illegal forward pass last season.

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It's an appalling turgid game, and seems to be designed around flogging as much merchandise and fast food rather than athleticism or entertaining exciting play.

It's like rugby union but with less forward passes.

It would be much improved of they were limited to say 10-12 players. Specialist defensive and attacking teams make it a nonsense as a team game.

and the dressing up, never forget the dressing up

and shouting 'hut!' all the time. Why do they do that?

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and the dressing up, never forget the dressing up

and shouting 'hut!' all the time. Why do they do that?

Don't forget the dozens of people stood on the touchline obstructing the punters' view.

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Don't forget the dozens of people stood on the touchline obstructing the punters' view.

Also on this day and age

Why do the coaches wear those huge headphones ?

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Also on this day and age

Why do the coaches wear those huge headphones ?

Blocks out external noise so they can communicate with the QB or defensive captains via the on helmet comms.

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Also use oversize microphone so no-one can lip-read the moves that are being called.

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Also use oversize microphone so no-one can lip-read the moves that are being called.

Didn't Martin Johnson use that in the RWC 2003 but disguised as a water bottle.

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Blocks out external noise so they can communicate with the QB or defensive captains via the on helmet comms.

You mean the players have radios?

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Also use oversize microphone so no-one can lip-read the moves that are being called.

You're kidding me

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You mean the players have radios?

Yeah, the QB and defensive captain both have an in helmet comms system.

And on oversized microphone. No joke that is at least partially the reason, I don't know if the size and shape reduces background noise.

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You mean the players have radios?

It's only the next logical step from when Cas used to have Gary Mercer stood on the field for 80 minutes directing the play.   What's your issue?

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Two more NFL players die very young Thomas Howard (30 Oakland) and former Titan and Texan Frank Chamberlin (35).

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I think that substance abuse is looked on more leniently in the two big US sports of American Football and Baseball, because, as they are primarily restricted to one country, WADA has less influence.

 

In football, there are only 16 games in a regular season; the pressure to turn out when injured must be enormous.

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I think that substance abuse is looked on more leniently in the two big US sports of American Football and Baseball, because, as they are primarily restricted to one country, WADA has less influence.

 

In football, there are only 16 games in a regular season; the pressure to turn out when injured must be enormous.

I can understand that with some of the other deaths however Howard was a traffic collision and Chamberlin was Brain Cancer.

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Watched "The Blindside" last night and will now look out for how Micheal Oher and the Baltimore Ravens are doing.

Annoying because, as a Browns fan, I dislike Baltimore for "nicking" the original Browns after Indianapolis nicked the Colts from Baltimore.

Franchising sucks!

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I think that substance abuse is looked on more leniently in the two big US sports of American Football and Baseball, because, as they are primarily restricted to one country, WADA has less influence.

 

In football, there are only 16 games in a regular season; the pressure to turn out when injured must be enormous.

 

You're also, unless you're very lucky, on no-pay-no-play contracts.  Those millions only roll in if you're out there.

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Yesterday I watched Philadelphia Eagles v Detroit Lions played in well over 6" of snow and its true because I live there.First time I ever watched it all way through,normally I've had enough after 1st quarter,but at times I couldn't see TV screen ,but I saw one or two lateral passes and RL style tackles.I did Enjoy it,I have seen rl games in snow over here,but not (someones just told me it was 8") I'm sure it would have been abandoned here

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Chiefs back to winning ways; New Orleans and Seattle look far less assured away from home.

 

It seems like it's Denver's Superbowl to lose at this stage.

 

Room for a few more upsets yet, I reckon.

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The snow made it a bit more interesting

Snowball.....god I am so jealous of America with it's perfect festive conditions yet it's like September in the UK and Europe.

Even the Alp's are suffering.

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Chiefs back to winning ways; New Orleans and Seattle look far less assured away from home.

It seems like it's Denver's Superbowl to lose at this stage.

Room for a few more upsets yet, I reckon.

Pats all the way. Brady knows how to win the big ones.

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