1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The admins are aware of site instability throughout the day today. We have our crack technical staff checking it out, but it is probably the Russians. If you are having any specific issues, please post them to the Customer Service Support Forums and we will get to them in the next 24 to 48 weeks. Thank You

Seahawk Style Pass Coverage, coming to a city near you

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffaholic, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,841
    Likes Received:
    1,954
    NY Times article about the Seattle Muggers.

    Been bitching for years that this is Bo Pelini's #1 defensive scheme, hold and mug the WR.
    The trend towards longer DBs is coming back to Boulder I hope with this recruiting class. The penalties are even less damaging in CFB compared to the NFL.

    Should referree's call it more and set a stricter tone early? I say yes, I like offensive games.

    Certainly, the fact that less laundry is thrown in the playoffs by a large amount is bothersome as well. Why do we change the rules late in the season or late in the game? Why?
     
  2. nolabuff

    nolabuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    40
    This seems to be getting a lot more attention recently. It's fairly frustrating as a Saints fan to see it. Certainly there are much greater reasons why we lost and I'm sure every NFL teams does it to an extent.

    Earl Thomas seems to be the leader of the obvious PIs that are ignored. Funny because he was the victim of a bs call earlier this year. Richard Sherman, good player, guilty as well though. The refs need to come out and call these PIs early next year to ruin the incentive. As the article suggests, it's a smart strategy to mug the receivers right now.
     
  3. BuffsNYC

    BuffsNYC Clubber Lang Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    2,834
    Likes Received:
    1,102
    Refs swallowed their whistles in both games yesterday. As long as the game's called evenly, I don't care.
     
  4. goalline

    goalline Keeper of the Blues Club Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,825
    Likes Received:
    1,349
    The holding is a big part of how NE beat Denver earlier this season. (Along with erratic winds). The defensive strategy against Manning is to disrupt the timing as much as possible. Other games were called more strictly, and Denver had their way.
     
  5. duaneallman8

    duaneallman8 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    9
    I agree with the bolded. Though I thought New England/Indy was not called evenly at all.
     
  6. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    40,781
    Likes Received:
    5,688
    Anything to give defenses a chance. I hate "first one to 50 points wins" football.
     
  7. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Messages:
    18,774
    Likes Received:
    557
    I'll take a game that under-called rather than over-called any day
     
  8. Buffenuf

    Buffenuf massive tool

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011
    Messages:
    2,575
    Likes Received:
    299
    I want one that's called evenly, good for both sides or bad for both sides.

    As for late-game abandonment of the rules, many refs don't want to be accused of "deciding the game", which is stupid, because that PI call they made in the 1st Q which led to a TD, is just as critical in the 4th Q if the game is close, as a late 4th Q PI!!

    Yet, when I ref-ed I had fellow refs tell me they wouldn't call a late-in-the-game penalty even if there was a bloody blow struck----just plain stoopid human nature.
     
  9. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    4,008
    Likes Received:
    583
    Auburn got away with a lot of that on Monday, especially in the first half.
     

Share This Page