Re: BOARD GM'S - Competition Committee Spot Now Open
posted at 1/28/2011 2:38 PM EST
In Response to Re: BOARD GM'S - Competition Committee Spot Now Open
[QUOTE]Rusty, as you know, the 5 yard chuck rule had been in place for quite some time before the infamous AFFCG where the pats where practically riding colts receivers well beyond 5 yards? As I've said many times before, I don't fault the pats, but the rules were not being applied. You may also know that the colts weren't the only team who had an issue with this. As I said before, a committee is in place so one individual cannot simply push through his own agenda. Some consensus must be achieved. Now, you may think that Polian's position was only in order to benefit the Colts, but I disagree and am happy to challenge you on that point. With the rule in place, if it is not being appropriately applied, then doesn't Polian (or anyone else) have a legitimate concern? What good is a rule is it is not enforced? Did Polian ask for a change to the rule? No. Did he ask for enforcement of the rule? Yes. What is the issue there? If you were on the committee and there were a rule on the books that was not being appropriately enforced and it was proven, wouldn't you agree that either it should be enforced or removed?
Posted by UD6[/QUOTE]
It's a farce that NE's defenders were "riding" Indy's receivers past the 5 yards.
They played man, frustrated them with jams at the line and broke into disguised zones and picked Manning.
Funny how it's never Manning's fault when he plays bad or collapses in inclement weather.
You need to see long time patterns to start to tell officials to further enforce the 1978 Chuck Rule or basically tell them to specifically focus on it.
One game where your team was affected does not mean the officials aren't enforcing it. This is the point.
This is the issue people have with Polian. Polian felt that one game was reason enough to make a stink about it.
Just admit your offense is finesse and that's why they were blistered off the field outside of that cozy dome.
I question anyone who sits in a power position for that long who constantly has so much influence with rules and regulations.