Monday, September 13, 2010

The Lions were jobbed by a bad NFL rule


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree, this is just a critism of the NFL Rules Committee, not the interpretation of the referrees.

Like any law passed by Congress, these rules have unintended consequences.

Why in heavens name did the Rules Committee not do a "black hat" discussion on how this rule could end up crazy.

Well, it happened and has happened in the past.

Why wouldn't the Rules Committee not be at least consistent? If a running back goes into the end zone and has the ball knocked out by the ground it's a touchdown. Also if his knee hits the ground.

So now these geniouses want to make sure a receiver doesn't stretch out and lose the ball on the hit with the ground. Sounds right.

But these idiots should have put some provisions in the rule to have a TD if exactly what happened to Johnson.

Sounds like to me that these genious rule analysts should be able to think about what could badly happen if the rule is passed?

12:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if the Lions play as hard as they did in Chicago, or will, being victimized by a bad rule, and losing Stafford, demoralize them as a team. Dean

4:44 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Technically, it's the competition committee and Matt Millen was a member from 2006 until he was fired by the Lions. Obviously, they need to consider more closely those who are chosen to make the rules.

9:47 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

That is the key. Notice how Schwartz didn't blast the league over this? I hear it's because he doesn't want his team to lean on excuses.

9:48 PM 

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