Posted on: March 23, 2009 4:06 pm
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Rule changes to be considered at NFL meeting

 There are a few potential rule changes, mostly concerning player safety and tweaks to instant replay.

The most noteworthy is a change that would allow plays ruled as incomplete passes to be reviewed when they might actually be fumbles.

The rule has been dubbed the "Hochuli Rule" because of the time when referee Ed Hochuli incorrectly ruled that Jay Cutler's fumble late in a game against San Diego was an incomplete pass. The play was not reviewable, and Denver took advantage of its good fortune to win the game.

A safety rule proposal would protect defenseless receivers from contact to the head area, even if the player hitting him was using a shoulder.  This would make some of the more memorable hits by Hines Ward illegal.

There also seems to be great support for expanding the schedule to 17 or 18 regular-season games (while cutting the preseason down to two or three games).

Category: NFL
Posted on: July 24, 2008 3:34 pm
 

Is Jim Sorgi finally getting replaced?

I must admit that I've never been a fan of Jim Sorgi because of his inaccuracy. Some could say that he's not as effective because he always plays with the backups and doesn't have the time he needs with a second or third string offensive line.

The problem with that argument is that when he does a quick pass with virtually no pressure, he still overthrows the receiver or throws it to a spot that allows a defender to make a big hit on that player.

Well, the Colts staff might have finally opened their eyes at Sorgi's inept play. Since Peyton Manning is possibly out for the first three Preseason games, the Colts need a QB that can actually get the ball to the receiver.

The Colts have added depth to their quarterback position by signing Quinn Gray and Jared Lorenzen, the hefty lefty who used to backup the other Manning.

I just hope that one of these quarterbacks impresses the coaching staff enough to replace Sorgi and give the Colts a viable option late in the season if they decide to rest players.

 

Posted on: January 15, 2008 11:43 am
Edited on: January 15, 2008 11:48 am
 

Why is Peyton Manning getting the blame?

I've heard people say that Peyton Manning is to blame for the Colts' loss against the Chargers.  This is ludicrous.

Did Manning fumble on the second drive? No. It was Marvin Harrison.

Did Manning's hands of stone deflect a pass into a Chargers' defensive lineman? No. That was Kenton Keith.

I'll admit that one of Manning's throws to Reggie Wayne was high, but it still hit Wayne in the hands and was deflected toward a Chargers' cornerback.

Why isn't the defense getting blamed for not stopping the Chargers from marching down the field, even when LaDainian Tomlinson and Philip Rivers were on the sidelines?

You might not like Manning, but you can't blame him for this loss.  

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