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Topic: ~2018 NFL Thread~

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ELA

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #504 on: January 21, 2019, 01:15:16 PM »
I can't think of anything I want less than more reviews.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #505 on: January 21, 2019, 02:47:39 PM »
The CFL started reviewing pass interference, and it made the product absolutely unwatchable (insert joke about it already being unwatchable). I think they finally relented and quit reviewing it iirc. 

It was kind of OSU's fault, as a non call on a blatant PI involving a pass from Troy Smith to Duron Carter that screwed Montreal out of advancing in the Playoffs was the catalyst for the change.
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #506 on: January 21, 2019, 02:57:59 PM »
I'd rather have better refs and fewer reviews
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #507 on: January 21, 2019, 04:39:48 PM »
Tony Romo is the best color guy ever at telling you what is about to happen.
He can be a little too excited, a tad overcaffeinated at times, but he’s become the best thing about color commentators: You know it’s a big game when he’s calling it.
https://www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2019/01/21/tony-romo-was-biggest-star-of-the-afc-championship-game
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #508 on: January 21, 2019, 05:01:19 PM »
Simple?  Lol.  Who decides what is simple?  My whole point was 5 people may think enough evidence exists to overturn a call and 5 don’t.
I understand what your saying but it wasn't 5 saying one thing or 5 saying another.The whole country watched a receiver get waxed and obviously before the ball arrived.It didn't help that same Rams DB(Robey-Coleman) at the very beginning of the QTR got away with molesting Ted Ginn
https://youtu.be/Pd7eEFYG7tw?t=193
.Blatant mugging and the 1st thing he did was look around for flags.Remember I'm talking about using an allotted challenge flag to do so.You watch he won't get away with that in the next game
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #509 on: January 21, 2019, 05:07:41 PM »
He can be a little too excited, a tad overcaffeinated at times, but he’s become the best thing about color commentators: You know it’s a big game when he’s calling it.
https://www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2019/01/21/tony-romo-was-biggest-star-of-the-afc-championship-game
It's almost like he's attempting to wrestle attention away from the contest.To eager to share every aspect what he's learned under center.IMO he should dial it back instead of barking like an auctioneer
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #510 on: January 21, 2019, 05:26:28 PM »
I understand what your saying but it wasn't 5 saying one thing or 5 saying another.The whole country watched a receiver get waxed and obviously before the ball arrived.It didn't help that same Rams DB(Robey-Coleman) at the very beginning of the QTR got away with molesting Ted Ginn.Blatant mugging and the 1st thing he did was look around for flags.Remember I'm talking about using an allotted challenge flag to do so.You watch he won't get away with that in the next game
And my point is they aren’t going to issue challenge flags with a caveat they only be for “obvious” missed calls.  What’s obvious to me may not be to you and vice versa. That play yesterday is the exception not the rule.  When you are thinking about adopting that rule that’s the play that is popping in your head.  Something really egregious.
The plays that are popping in my head are a WR and DB hand fight down the field on a deep pass.  A coach throws a challenge flag hoping to get a PI.  The booth reviews and decides, yeah, in his opinion that was PI.  I don’t want that.
I also don’t want every big scoring play at the end of a game ending with a challenge flag being thrown on the field.  And that is exactly what would happen.  Any coach on the verge of losing a game on a play would throw the challenge flag hoping against hope to challenge something to negate the play.

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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #511 on: January 21, 2019, 06:11:58 PM »
It's almost like he's attempting to wrestle attention away from the contest.To eager to share every aspect what he's learned under center.IMO he should dial it back instead of barking like an auctioneer
every announcer I hear should dial it back.  The difference with Tony is that he knows what he's talking about and it's usually relevant to the situation.
I do agree that it's TV, there's plenty of video, the need for incessant audio is lacking.  They should all dial it back.  Hell, the best radio guys pause and allow the sounds from the field tell the story
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #512 on: January 21, 2019, 06:19:34 PM »
I might be in the minority, but I think Romo does a great job calling games.   I enjoy his excitement and how his perspective pre-snap.  I don't feel like Romo is trying to steal the spot light but rather is a fan of what is going on...  that is how it comes across to me. 

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« Reply #513 on: January 21, 2019, 06:32:16 PM »
I might be in the minority, but I think Romo does a great job calling games.   I enjoy his excitement and how his perspective pre-snap.  I don't feel like Romo is trying to steal the spot light but rather is a fan of what is going on...  that is how it comes across to me.
This thread is the first place I've seen where someone didn't love him.

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« Reply #514 on: January 21, 2019, 07:10:05 PM »
And my point is they aren’t going to issue challenge flags with a caveat they only be for “obvious” missed calls.  What’s obvious to me may not be to you and vice versa. That play yesterday is the exception not the rule.  When you are thinking about adopting that rule that’s the play that is popping in your head.
Mike Florio/Chris Simms on Pro Football Talk,Cornheiser/Wilbon on PTI both programs recommended/directed at the NFL failed attempt to correct flawed officiating.They made it sound like a bag of rats in a burning meth lab.This subject isn't something that popped into my imagination.All 4 men(as do I) said NO effectively got jobbed right the hell out of the Title Game.Cornheiser called it the worst no call he's ever seen.Wilbon wasn't even that flattering.So you see men who've watched & covered more football than you and I think it's a shit sandwich.And can be corrected.Hell if you were watching live on Fox their in house official they go to for explanations flat out said the Rams DB could have been called for targeting also.They also brought up the blatantly bad call on the Chiefs Lineman who got called for roughing for getting  hand on Brady's shoulder pad.
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #515 on: January 21, 2019, 07:10:53 PM »

I might be in the minority, but I think Romo does a great job calling games.   I enjoy his excitement and how his perspective pre-snap.  I don't feel like Romo is trying to steal the spot light but rather is a fan of what is going on...  that is how it comes across to me.
he's head and shoulders above the rest

and refreshing
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #516 on: January 21, 2019, 07:15:07 PM »
I agree the poor officiating is a problem

but, I'd rather find another solution besides more coaches flags and more replays

why not pay the refs 1 or 2 million a season to work 17 weeks, then another million to the best squads to do the playoffs and super bowl

make it a full time job with $$$ incentive to grade out the best.

Also firing or fining the knuckleheads that make mistakes and blow calls
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Re: ~2018 NFL Thread~
« Reply #517 on: January 21, 2019, 07:43:28 PM »
I might be in the minority, but I think Romo does a great job calling games.   I enjoy his excitement and how his perspective pre-snap.  I don't feel like Romo is trying to steal the spot light but rather is a fan of what is going on...  that is how it comes across to me.
I felt Tony brought a ton of genuine enthusiasm, and no discernible ego tied up in it. Maybe that will develop later, but for now he brings a sense of joy into the booth that is sorely lacking. 

 

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