Re: A question about Dungy
posted at 5/26/2009 3:16 PM EDT
Intensely laughable in its illusion that the Patriots controlled this. It was a league decision via the competition committee. Do you think that somehow the Patriots' media policy covers those in the committee? Have you not been paying attention for the last several years about ESPN's coverage of the big, bad Patriots? If this had been pushed by the Patriots, it would be in the media. Think, man, think! BTW, here is an excerpt from provpat's link posted above. It gives Polian's point of view in regard to the emphasis push. While he acknowledges it, he states that he did it "for the good of the game" and denies it was because the Colts got pushed around by the Pats in the AFCCG. You are right. He isn't "secretly deceptive", which by the way is tautological. He is, at best, disingenuous. Or an outright liar. Oh, wait, lying is a form of deception. My bad. Polian insisted he was concerned for the game as a whole -- field-goal-heavy games are not viewer friendly -- but no team is as threatened by manhandling as the Colts, who rely heavily on downfield threats. Polian might have been subtly sending a reminder to the officials before Sunday's rematch with the Patriots. ''I wasn't criticizing the officiating in that game,'' Polian said of the victory against the Ravens. ''I think it's clear downfield officiating has been a little bit loose. That worries me for the sake of the game. We can play any style, as we proved last week. I worry about it in terms of the type of game you'd get if this is a trend.''
Posted by EnochRoot
So its an illusion that the pats may have gone to the comp committee re: establishment of the brady rule. Why, because you said so (so smug)? because ESPN hasn't reported on it? As I said, its a well known fact that the pats do not operate in the media - and give nothing to espn (per some here). Lets just call it a difference of opinion, shall we?
As for your perspective on Polian, why can't something that is good for the league also be good for the colts. It appears to me that the league felt a new rule against lunging at QB's knees from the ground was good for the league which also happens to be good for the pats. Maybe your fandom got in the way of your superior logic here. Thoughts?
And forgive me but I did not see where Polian acknowledged the emphasis push, but I won't hold you to that. In fact, I didn't even see where he said he did it for the good of the game, but I won't hold you to that, either. Nor did I see where polian comments were even remotely related to the colts being pushed around by the pats in the afccg. Got to hold you to that one. Seems to me that Polian's comments had everything to do with the game the Colts had just played against the Ravens. The writer inferred that Polian may have been shouting out to the league to be mindful of this in their upcoming game against the pats, but my limited intelligence still can't find where polian's comments were related to the pats/colts 04 afccg or to his specific push for the emphasis of the rule at that time. Maybe you just read into things better than I do.
Hypothetically, if a team reads the rules and drafts based on those rules wouldn't that team want to see the rules applied? If the colts thought the 5 yard chuck rule was meaningless, wouldn't they draft 6-3 270# wide receivers instead of 5-10 165# receivers? Seems to me you draft to the rules and then expect play to occur based on them. Funny that the pats, per provpats cited globe article, requested a limit to the power of the comp committee because they did not like rules being enforced.