Jets LB: Pats run 'borderline illegal' offense

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  1. thenepatsrule

    thenepatsrule In the Starting Line-Up

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    New York Jets preparing for New England Patriots' up-tempo offense - ESPN New York

    As it turns out he is trying to say something +ve :cool:
  2. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here Supporter

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    pace is such a ****ty lb
  3. sly24

    sly24 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    "It's borderline illegal because sometimes the guys aren't always set when they snap the ball"

    Oh my god. Go cry to your mommy..
  4. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Supporter Supporter

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    Sensationalist headline - reading the entirety of what he said, it wasn't that bad.
  5. thenepatsrule

    thenepatsrule In the Starting Line-Up

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    lol, only ESPN can come up with such an headline
  6. Salva135

    Salva135 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Pats are going to go all-out trying to set as many tempo records as possible in this game. It's going to get ugly.
  7. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

    Goodell allowed the story to be planted in the NY that when the refs call the Patriots 10 or 15 times during the game giving his Jets the chance to sub, he can hide behind the officials...again...he should have immediately come out and lambasted Pace and the Jets for making false statements that give the league a black mark.....of course, having seen the joke excuse he came up with to NOT sanction the Jets or Ryan for REAL CHEATING(the Alosi scumbag incident), it's no wonder THIS is being allowed and actually SANCTIONED AND PROMOTED by Goodell through his ESPN mouthpieces.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  8. Shed83

    Shed83 On the Game Day Roster

    Joker mate, your obsession with Goodell is unhealthy!

    The guy is a pathetic excuse for a commissioner but you need to try get over it a little :D
  9. DarrylS

    DarrylS Supporter Supporter

    The excuses to lose are already piling up....
  10. convertedpatsfan

    convertedpatsfan Supporter Supporter

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    Pace also mentions how he wishes the Jets would do it too. I think he means expanding on their existing one-word plays like "Interception" and "Fumble" and "Groundball."
  11. Clonamery

    Clonamery Supporter Supporter

    Well, if it's "illegal," I guess it's not "borderline."

  12. Halifax_Pats_Fan

    Halifax_Pats_Fan In the Starting Line-Up

    it's ESPN, rise above people, rise above....
  13. dannydyn

    dannydyn Supporter Supporter

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    Couldn't agree more. Anything to paint the Pats in bad light. Even better when it comes from that green garbage.
  14. The Gr8est

    The Gr8est In the Starting Line-Up

    I expect the Rats to use the same tactic they did in the 2010 playoff games vs the Pats, where the defense had a rash of phantom injuries to their defenders.

    These injuries are characterized by the game having to stop while the injured player is helped to his feet, followed by a slow laborious shuffle off the field, and then on the sidelines experiences a miraculous recovery so that the player only misses one play. You'll even notice big smiles on the Rats' players faces as they recognize that their "recovery" was truly miraculous.

    Once a cheater always a cheater.
  15. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    The OL has to be set before we snap the ball. Set doesn't mean your motion is paused. It means set. We're pushing the envelope on that at times. Keep doing it until called. I would like to see us hurry up to the line and then backoff at times. We can pass better when we do it like that. You really have to run the ball in our hurry up. I think teams might see that and be better prepared. Bring the safety down and put 8 in the box
  16. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    Eh, it's cheap, but it's smart. If you're overmatched, you take any break that you can possibly get, collect the troops, and go back at it. Turns out that it worked for the Jets in 2010.
  17. rlcarr

    rlcarr Supporter Supporter

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    And the Patriots have never ever done that, no sir. :rofl:
  18. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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    Could Pace please explain to us the rule that the offense must wait until the defense is set to snap the ball?
  19. RelocatedPatFan

    RelocatedPatFan In the Starting Line-Up

    Agreed, but wasn't there a memo send out about this as well (faking injuries). Granted, they can't do much about it during he game (unless it's completely obvious and cramps would be the easiest to fake), but afterwards, there could be repurcussions.
  20. everlong

    everlong Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I have to wonder if this has become a point of emphasis for the league because somebody pulled a Polian and complained about it. The Pats were called for it once and Dallas 3 times over the last weekend and it's really not call very often in general. I wonder if we'll see a lot more illegal shift two men in motion without coming to a complete stop penalties going forward. It's possible the calls over the weekend and these comments are unrelated and an anomaly but I find that a little odd nonetheless.

    It would be an unusual move for the league to try to limit the offense in any way since the slant is definitely in this direction but if it is the case it wouldn't be a surprise for the Jets to try and plant the seed early. In a way thanks for giving us the heads up so we can focus on it in practice.
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