NFL Random Thought of the Day

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  1. thunderkyss

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    When I'm watching on tv I'm rarely watching in real time.

    Whether it's a football game or whatever. I hardly watch commercials anymore.
     
  2. chicagotexan2

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    I googled tibiofemoral dislocation. Not a good idea. Hopefully teddy can recover fully.
     
  3. Scooter

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    Touchdown! (commercial) ... Point after! (commercial) ... Kickoff! (commercial) ... Time Out! (commercial). But hey, for the 5 minutes of football you watch, we'll reduce the commercials from 20 to 16 minutes. Winning.

    I don't actually care because I'm knocking down beers with my family or fast-forwarding at home, but still ... that's just stupid.
     
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    According to NFL jersey numbering rules, that would be expected for the WR position (10-19...........20 cannot be used by a WR) IF numbers 80-89 are all already assigned. BUT......the Falcons have only assigned 4 jersey numbers (All TEs, which share WR jersey numbers) in the 80s range. Only possible explanation I can think of is that the other 5 jerseys in the 80s were assigned to players that were on the roster but released sometime during the season or assigned to players in previous seasons..........overlapping the necessity for new WR numbers????
     
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    I certainly may have missed it, but not seeing that 'if' in the rulebook ...

     
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    Thanks for the update! Apparently, the new rules have now made what used to be "alternate" numbers used only if the others have been assigned are now available as primary choices.

    The previous rules as pertain to this subject:

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    Player Numbers by Position

    (NFL Rule 5, Section 1, Article 4)

    All players must wear numerals on their jerseys in accordance with Rule 5, Section 3, Article 3c (see NOTE 1), and such numerals must be by playing position as follows: quarterbacks, punters, and placekickers, 1-19 (and 10-19 for wide receivers if 80-89 are all otherwise assigned); running backs and defensive backs, 20-49; centers, 50-59 (60-79 if 50-59 unavailable); offensive guards and tackles, 60-79; wide receivers and tight ends, 80-89; defensive lineman, 60-79 (90-99 if 60-79 unavailable); and linebackers 50-59 (90-99 if 50-59 unavailable).

    If a player changes his position during his playing career in the NFL and such change moves him out of a category specified above, he must be issued an appropriate new jersey number.

    Any request to wear a number for a special position not specified above (e.g., H-back) must be made to the Commissioner.

    During the preseason period when rosters are larger, the League will allow duplication and other temporary deviations from the numbering scheme specified above, but the rule must be adhered to for all players during the regular season and postseason. Clubs must make numbers available to adhere to the rule, even if it requires putting back into circulation a number that has been retired or withheld for other reasons. See 7-2-3 for reporting change of position. (Note 2)

    NOTES:
    1. 5, 3, 3c has to do with the size and placement of the numerals
    2. 7, 2, 3 rules regarding notifying the referee of eligibility if wearing and ineligible number for a position. Basically, any player wearing an eligible number at a pass receiving position (running backs, tight ends, and wide receivers) can play any eligible pass receiving position without reporting to the referee. That is, running backs can line up as wide receivers or tight ends, and players wearing wide receiver and/or tight end numbers can line up in the backfield without having to report to the referee.

    In summary:

    Position(s)......................Primary/Alternate
    QB, P, K...........................1-19
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    RB, DB.............................20-49
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    C.....................................50-59/60-79
    G, T.................................60-79
    [​IMG]
    WR..................................80-89/10-19
    TE...................................80-89
    [​IMG]
    DL (NT/DT/DE).................60-79/90-99
    LB...................................50-59/90-99
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    Baby shan is officially a 9er
     
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    Steve Sarkisian named Falcons offensive coordinator.
    Wait... Steve "fired-for-coming-to-work-drunk" Sarkisian?
     
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    Shows that he cares! Most people pass out, he came to work. That's dedication.
    #AlternativeFacts
     
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    MightyTExan It's go time!

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    Atlanta Falcons replacing Richard Smith at DC

    Don't know what to think of this one
     
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    The NFL Live crew talked about this move. Like the article said, this was in the works long before they got to the SB. They said that Smith "wanted to pursue other things".
    Whatever that means.
     
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    D'Qwell Jackson has been released by the Colts. His performance has not been what it used to be, but it was certainly much better than any other ILB on the team.
     
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    Sports app
     
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    Fearless Forecast - September 7, 2017 Thursday night NFL Kickoff -

    Atlanta Falcons @ NE Patriots - SB rematch.

    Only 3 teams NE plays at home that have a chance to be the Thursday night opener, IMO, Falcons, Chiefs, Texans.

    The following from MMQB....

    http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/02/13/tom-brady-montana-super-bowl-51-nfl-patriots-peter-king

    As for Game One, 2017 …
    On Sept. 7 in Foxboro, the Patriots will host the first game of the season. (I’m assuming it will be Roger Goodell’s re-debut in the middle of these six friendly states.) Thoughts on the Patriots’ opening-night foe, with odds:

    Foe Odds Thoughts
    KC 2-1 Easiest choice. Andy Reid’s team is always competitive
    HOU 4-1 Playoff rematch—with a better passer, Tom Savage or Tony Romo
    ATL 9-2 Can’t see NFL wasting Super Bowl rematch second year in a row
    CAR 6-1 The NFL heard Ron Rivera’s anger over ’16 opener at champ Denver
    MIA 10-1 Outside shot, but two one-sided games in ’16 hurt this one
    LAC 20-1 Philip Rivers and a decent pass rush. Meh
    BUF 50-1 Not happening
    NYJ 75-1 Really not happening
     
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    Vince Young has just contracted with a new agent.............Leigh Steinberg. Sad that he squandered all of his money and is left with no tools (Wunderlic 8) to make any without digging ditches or finding a sucker team looking to take on an albatross. Steinberg must also be getting desperate........or gone back to drinking. :mcnugget:
     
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    Did UT fire him from that 'ambassador' job he had?
     
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    Don't really know, but this certainly won't serve his Alma Mater very well.
    Ex-NFL star Vince Young arrested for DUI in Texas after being spotted driving erratically and failing field sobriety test
    • Young, 32, charged with misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated in Austin Sunday
    • Was released from county jail Monday morning after posting $2,000 bail
    • Arrest affidavit states Young admitted to a police officer that he had consumed three or four beers before getting in his pickup truck
    • Young failed a field sobriety test after officer observed that his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet
    The Rest of The Story
     
  20. Scooter

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    It's just not fair to us normal folks. To be that physically perfect, and so FUBAR in every other way.
     

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