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Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by Joker, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. DarrylS

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    Brees was quite vocal criticizing the Thursday nite format, reechoing the familiar refrain that players do not have time to recover..

    Somewhere along the line there will be recognition that too many injuries occur on Thursday nite..

    Uneven officiating?? When will the NFL really make this better??..
     
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  2. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Florida Man PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I’m sure the NFL recognizes that. They just don’t care.
     
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  3. UptownPatsFan

    UptownPatsFan Standin' Pat

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    In inclement weather, so we KNOW he can make those catches in the playoffs.
     
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    We all agree the quality of Thursday Night Football is subpar.

    The players need to decide if the want rest or money. It's that simple and something they can negotiate
     
  5. robertweathers

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    NO is not much better than ATL.

    NE is much better than the NYJ
     
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    Thursday night games was a judgement call, can’t go back on it now.
     
  7. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Florida Man PatsFans.com Supporter

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    You could. The sign of a good manager is admitting a mistake and going back to the way things were if they were working better than what you have suggested. Goodell is not a good manager. He’s not even a decent one. To call him a terrible manager would be an insult to terrible business leaders. He’s the dog **** that you stepped in and is left over in the crevaces at the bottom of your shoe after you’ve scraped the rest off.

    As Batman would say regarding the quality and safety of TNF...

    [​IMG]
     
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    I went to sleep when Atlanta tied the game 17-17.

    I was rooting for the Saints but they were in a bad night, losing Kamara had a huge impact in their offense and then a lot of other injuries after that, also the refs doing a solid for Atlanta, the officiating was as one sided as I could remember, criminal, it was pretty much on the same level of that Pats @ Denver in a Sunday Night a few years back.

    They called a lot of defensive holding, hands in the face on the Saints D# giving extra chances to Atlanta every time, and even took a FG out of the scoreboard, it was ridiculous. Short of the half time Atlanta was marching on the field and the refs called a review on a play that was pretty clear it was a catch, but Quinn was messing on the clock management with 2 timeouts on his pocket, that screamed for me like Blakeman saying "OK QUINN YOU DUMBASS, YOU SHOULD'VE CALLED A TIMEOUT HERE TO DESIGN A PLAY AND GET INTO FG RANGE OR TAKE A CHANCE IN THE ENDZONE". But even with all of that, the Saints left too many plays of the field. If Ryan doesn't throw 3 picks that game would be over in the 3rd quarter so it shouldn't be used as an excuse but it should be noted.
     
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    You're being so kind towards Goodell
     
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    Incredibly painful game to watch. I saw more of clete blakeman last night than the actual players.
     
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    OH I've always liked you TB , you post some good out of the ballpark stuff I read, I'm just steamed at the one-sided Ref calls, and it kind of falls into Goodell being called a bank robber by 2 people on the Saints team last week, one prob SP, Benson leaving the community saying he cant work with Goddell, Goddell not approving any expansion to the Dome 3x, yet approves Auther Blanks 1 billion dollars awful looking new stadium, and Blank approves Goddels $200 5 year contract as head of the commity. and suddenly the camera goes blank after Collinsworth says "well thats a tap, didn't look like a personal foul to me on Ryan" , and said why wasn't the head to head called on Kamars, then blank.... no other foul was shown. Ginn was clock in a head to head worse than Kamara and wasnt shown.
    SP got a personal foul running into the field saying I called timeout 3x, but was given a unsportmanlike call.
    Its ok they have to come to our house, and if they want to play dirty, no problem, I think Goddell was sending us a message
     
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    sorry they change the game, refs where to much
     
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    yeah in a way it hurts because we really hurt his career, but he saved us. Not sure many QB's would have dealt with the horrible D in NO, Brees has heart, not a perfect specimen, or a GOAT like TB, but he has a heart, his physical was never better than most, his head and work ethic is better than most, the physical is going to break down soon.
     
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    TB and BB fought to win a SB and knew they would get bad calls all year, its a huge accomplishment. We need to learn the same and understand goddell does not want us there.
     
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    Brees has the balls of a burglar, and I mean that as a compliment. My favorite non-Pats QB and I go back to the days when many others not named Kyrie Irving thought the earth was flat. A great QB and quality guy.
     
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    I do think the NFC will be decided by the Eagles Rams game. No wa
     
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    You are spot on pherein. Like many other people, I was livid watching this game. I knew from the first possession it was going to be a hideously reffed game when the defensive holding AND interference weren't called in the end zone on the DB who mugged Thomas that cost the Saints a first and goal at the one. That was a four point swing when they had to settle for the FG. Then the very next possession the Saints get flagged on 3rd down on a very ticky-tack call that extended the Falcons drive and gave them three points. After those two possessions, I knew the screw job was going to be pretty bad. And didn't the embellishment job Ryan did on his flop from the Rankins shove extend the drive which led to their lone TD in the first half? The final straw was the official who ignored SP screaming for a time out, and then almost baiting him to come out on the field to voice his displeasure. The officials should have huddled and come to the logical conclusion that the flag should have been picked up because it was the official's mistake in not granting the time out.
     
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  18. drewskie

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    Yup, Heath Evans touched on this all day on NFLN yday.

    One of the most hideously biased games by the zebras since we got stiffed in our SNF game at the Donkeys in 2015. You know its bad when one side gets all the ticky tack/phantom fouls go their way, but then on the flip side BLATANT penalties are not called in return.

    Then when you realize its good for business to keep ATL's remaining games relevant it all makes sense.
     
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  19. Pats1989

    Pats1989 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Btw I am not a Saints hater. So please don't hold this against me: I have a feeling the Jets shock them next week. There's really no good explanation I can offer though as to why..lol...
     
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    I'm a Pats fan in Atlanta. I watched the game at a bar with some pals, all of who are die-hard Falcons fans. These are some serious biased homers. Even they couldn't believe how awful and one-sided the refs were. The best they could offer was, yeah the refs stole the game for us but we've been robbed in the past so it's okay.
     
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