Re: Patriots Release Leigh Bodden
posted at 10/28/2011 9:26 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Patriots Release Leigh Bodden
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Patriots Release Leigh Bodden : re:" And they aren't allowed to interfere on every play like the Jets are, lol, which makes the amount of cover-1 they play that much easier. " yeah, ive pointed that out too. whats up with that. its not just the jets, from games ive seen, tough def. teams get away with it play in and play out. including dallas. jacksonville the other night was doing the same. christ if every other team is allowed to maul a receiver all the way down the field, why cant we. its very effective
Posted by bredbru[/QUOTE]
Dude. I posted on that in the thread about Revis and the radio!
The Jets' DBs are really, really good. And Revis is elite. There is no doubting that. But they (especially Cromartie) get away with a lot of calls that refs would make on some of NE's bad DBs. Butler comes to mind right away, when he was circling the drain I feel like they would blow the whistle if he looked over his shoulder the wrong way.
It seems like when you are struggling, the refs pick on you, and when you play really well, they kind of let things slide.
It reminds me of a baseball story about Ty Cobb, where he was hitting and the catcher was complaining about a called "ball" saying it was a strike, and the Ump told him "Son, Mr. Cobb will let you know when it's a strike," implying that Ty Cobb would have swung if it were in the zone because he is 'that good.'
Anyhow. I liken it to the NBA, where big name guards get an extra step (or three) before travelling, and big name defensive players will rarely get whistled for fowls because they are "tough" and "gritty."
Maybe I'm just being an old fuddy-duddy, but it didn't seem that way 20 years ago, and I feel like the refs are really 'contouring' the game now more than ever.