Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.
2 Pages<12

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
DoddPower  
#21 Posted : Tuesday, September 10, 2013 2:01:09 PM(UTC)
StoicFire said: Go to Quoted Post
Yeah. I can't imagine what it would be like at that speed. My only refereeing experience is at recreational level soccer leagues, but even then it can always be tough to see exactly what happened.

I also thought I saw several holds that were uncalled by both teams actually. I'm glad that holding isn't called every down.

The real reason for that post was the rules clarification though, because I wasn't sure whether everyone was clear on it or not.


I honestly think the rules in the NFL are getting out of hand. The officials have such an impact on the games now. I feel like I'm watching (and paying: Sunday ticket, Satellite, etc.) to watch the game, not a bunch of zebras throw yellow snot rags all over the field. It just gets on my nerves and is only getting worse.
Wade  
#22 Posted : Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8:57:50 AM(UTC)
DoddPower said: Go to Quoted Post
I honestly think the rules in the NFL are getting out of hand. The officials have such an impact on the games now. I feel like I'm watching (and paying: Sunday ticket, Satellite, etc.) to watch the game, not a bunch of zebras throw yellow snot rags all over the field. It just gets on my nerves and is only getting worse.


There's a reason a lot of refs who are lawyers.

Look at the way people (players, coaches, fine-givers, and, yes, fans) nit-pick and line-draw and engage in the meaning of every word in the rules.

Someone once said that "perfection is the enemy of the good." This fits perfect here. We all seem to expect that every call must be right. That's simply silly. It's not possible. People make mistakes. And no amount of lawyering and careful rule-writing is going to change that. Because interpreters of rules are people, too. And people make mistakes.

We all need to get used to that and move. Football as done by the NFL is incredibly good. But it's not good because the NFL has a rule book that it takes a lawyer to interpret. It's good because the people who play football are incredibly good at what they do.

Not perfect. Blockers, tacklers, runners, passers, catchers, kickers...they're good. They're never going to be perfect.

And neither are refs. But the more we try to ensure the refs are perfect (by changing and complicating the rules), the more the refs are going to interfere with the essential goodness of the product.

Refs are going to miss calls. Sometimes its going to make a significant difference. It happens. Get used to it and move on.

IMO

Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages<12
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
Zero2Cool (1h) : Randall Cobb visiting Dallas Cowboys
Zero2Cool (3h) : Combine tests reveal Sweat has heart condition
Dulak (5h) : ahh damn I liked Jake Ryan
gbguy20 (17h) : the leg bone is connected to the knee bone?
Zero2Cool (17-Mar) : Front axle> Upper and lower ball joints, Tie rods, u-joints, axle seals
Smokey (17-Mar) : Happy St. Patrick's Day
beast (17-Mar) : I was impressed with him attacking forward, I think in a smart attacking scheme he could of been a great Blitzer, sadly we didn't get to see it with the Pack
KRK (16-Mar) : I wish him well, but I was never terribly impressed with his play.
Zero2Cool (16-Mar) : @MikeGarafolo Follow Follow @MikeGarafolo More Source: #Jaguars are signing LB Jake Ryan, former #Packers fourth-rounder who is coming off a torn ACL that knocked him out for all of 2018. Ryan was an
Zero2Cool (16-Mar) : @PackerReport Jake Ryan is out in GB, which might not be a big deal considering how often Pettine used a safety with Martinez.
KRK (16-Mar) : Congratulations Nonstopdrivel...an 'Einstein Man'
gbguy20 (15-Mar) : ill take 3 million as well to not play for Oakland
Zero2Cool (15-Mar) : But, the Packers didn't just pay him like $3 million lol. It's okay, tihs fan shout is crap
beast (15-Mar) : Sorry, I thought "they" was the Packers, not the Raiders
Zero2Cool (15-Mar) : NFL suspends Browns' Kareem Hunt for 8 games after video showing him kicking a woman.
Rockmolder (15-Mar) : It's the only logical thing to do.
Zero2Cool (15-Mar) : So, you think the Raiders are gonna bring Jordy back because LaFleur needs a blocker?
beast (15-Mar) : Graham is likely gonna be one of the receivers, meaning they still needed a blocker
beast (15-Mar) : Because LaFleur system works off a 3 recevier, 1 blocker and 1 RB pric
gbguy20 (15-Mar) : Mercedes lewis' contract is 1 year 2.1 million
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : Why would they bring him back? They just paid him three million dollars.
buckeyepackfan (14-Mar) : Not often a GM gets a do-over! 😁😁
Nonstopdrivel (14-Mar) : The Raiders could still theoretically bring him back at a lower price tag. Happens all the time.
gbguy20 (14-Mar) : his family still lives here, don't they?
KRK (14-Mar) : I am not sure he wants to come back and learn a new offense and likely be a bench player.
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : My money is between coming back to Packers or Retiring, he retires.
buckeyepackfan (14-Mar) : Gruden already paid him, probably would sign for vet minimum!
buckeyepackfan (14-Mar) : JORDY! JORDY! JORDY!
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : Jon Gruden on Jordy Nelson on December 28, after the Raiders gave him a $3.6 million bonus early for cap purposes. “Yeah, he’ll be back.
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : @RapSheet This is true. The #Raiders paid WR Jordy Nelson $3M… then released him.
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : @AndrewBrandt The Raiders recently paid Nelson's $3M roster bonus.
buckeyepackfan (14-Mar) : Official. Jordy released
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : @RapSheet 4 years, $37.5M with $23M fully guaranteed for new #Giants WR Golden Tate.
gbguy20 (14-Mar) : tits or gtfo?
gbguy20 (14-Mar) : pics or it didn't happen
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : I'm efforting that now!!
buckeyepackfan (14-Mar) : Zero Can you link that quote? 🤣🤣🤣
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : Someone in the media said we signed a bunch of good players, not great, he goes no fuckstickmagee we got great players
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : Listened to Brian G's presser. I really like this dude. Doesn't take no shit.
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : Tevin Coleman to the #49ers
buckeyepackfan (14-Mar) : Dee Ford to 49rs
gbguy20 (14-Mar) : look at the last 20 qb contract extensions. at least 15 of them should not be paid that. but it doesn't seem to matter who is more talented, each contract is slightly bigger than the prior
KRK (14-Mar) : you are worth millions Z
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : I can't say anyone is worth millions.
Rockmolder (14-Mar) : $ 88 over 4 sounds good compared to that. Especially if he is the one, single missing piece in their eyes.
Rockmolder (14-Mar) : I don't know. Cousins got $ 84 million over 3, Keenum $ 16 over 1. Cousins fully guaranteed, as well.
Nonstopdrivel (14-Mar) : As much as I love the feel-good story that is Nick Foles, you cannot make me believe he's worth $88 million.
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : TE Jared Cook is visiting with the Saints.
Zero2Cool (14-Mar) : Today's Birthdays: PackersKate (57)
Nonstopdrivel (14-Mar) : I wonder if Brice will ever play again.
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2018 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 9 @ 7:20 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Sep 16 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM
Redskins
Sunday, Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM
BILLS
Sunday, Oct 7 @ 12:00 PM
Lions
Monday, Oct 15 @ 7:15 PM
49ERS
Sunday, Oct 28 @ 3:25 PM
Rams
Sunday, Nov 4 @ 7:20 PM
Patriots
Sunday, Nov 11 @ 3:25 PM
DOLPHINS
Thursday, Nov 15 @ 7:20 PM
Seahawks
Sunday, Nov 25 @ 7:20 PM
Vikings
Sunday, Dec 2 @ 12:00 PM
CARDINALS
Sunday, Dec 9 @ 12:00 PM
FALCONS
Sunday, Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM
Bears
Sunday, Dec 23 @ 12:00 PM
Jets
Sunday, Dec 30 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
33m / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

2h / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / rabidgopher04

16h / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer

17h / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

19h / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

17-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

16-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

16-Mar / Random Babble / Smokey

16-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

15-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

15-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

15-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

14-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / buckeyepackfan

14-Mar / Green Bay Packers Talk / beast

Headlines