Re: Unbelievable fined by NFL. Do you agree or not?
posted at 11/21/2011 12:42 PM EST
In Response to Re: Unbelievable fined by NFL. Do you agree or not?
[QUOTE]Hey AZ, I enjoy a spike and I love the passion it presents. As BB has said, you should be excited when you make a play. However, there is a right way and wrong way to do it. Most of the time Gronk does it the right way. All he has to do is take a second to make sure another player isn't around and he's fine. Actually if he didn't turn around to spike the ball he's fine. He just needs to be smarter about it and I think we can all enjoy the spike. That's all I want is for players to take the half a second to make sure they don't do something stupid in celebration
Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]
Amazing how you want them to think about where and how to "outsmart" a game official or the NFL. It's like, well, if I go 39 in this 35 MPH zone I'll be OK, as it's not like I'm REALLY speeding..."
NOT spiking the ball is a 10000% sure fired, guarandamnteed way to NOT get penalized or fined. Or, am I missing something on this math?
Let's play this out your way. AFC Championship Game, TD pass to Unnamed WR with less than 2 minutes to play, puts the Patriots ahead. He catches the ball, holds it out to the crowd, looks for a place to spike it, players begin to gather around him, he rears back and fires the ball into the ground. It bounces up and nails a defender just standing there. Flags fly, 15 yard penalty. Kickoff comes from the 20 yard line, there is a breakdown in that Oh so good Patriot defense, and the opposition scores with less than 10 seconds left, putting them ahead. Think this is NOT a possibility?? Still willing to blame the NFL?
Just don't do it! Don't risk it! Let them spike balls all over the place after teeh game's over if they want to. They can have a Team Spike at mid field if they want! Just don't do mit in a game!