Re: Ed Hochuli From Wisconsin.....
posted at 12/20/2010 1:10 PM EST
In Response to Re: Ed Hochuli From Wisconsin.....
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ed Hochuli From Wisconsin..... : Wrong again..... The arguement by most fans on here is that the flag came after the replay. The officiating unit circled up, watched the replay then threw the flag. Which is illegal! Who cares what you or your son was taught, this may be news to you but people learn how to play football differently and while i was playing in college I am told to make hit on a player while he's in the air so he looses the ball. hmm thats just what McCourty did. Who cares who taught who, the thing to be arguing is the officiating threw the flag illegally.
Posted by maine12[/QUOTE]
I know it's co9ld Down East, but let's get that brain cell of yours warmed up a little. No one said you can't hit a WR while he's in the air, you fool. Try reading for comprehension. Fact: the WR WILL be coming down Fact: The defender needs to SEE where he's going to be able to make the hit Fact: (and PLEASE try to convince me otherwise), you DO NOT have to make a hit in the upper torso/head are to knock the ball loose and RISK having a call or a two days later fine. In a close game you DO NOT put yourself or your in a position to be on the losing end of a call. You play with fire, you WILL eventually get burned. PLEASE MAKE THIS FOOLISH ATTEMPT!
One more time, and please try to comprehend this, if McCourty doesn't head hunt, there is no call. A good hit to the midsection (he hit the WR dead on straight) or the ball would probably do the same thing.
As for the "legality" of making the call, I'm sure that if it was illegal, we'd be hearing all about it this morning, from the Patriots, the "experts" or especially from the league defending the call (or, surprisingly, denouncing the call). None, zero, zip, nada..... How many times have we had penalties but no fines, or fines with no penalties this season alone? Which is the truth to what happened?
Sorry to hear about your inability to understand, but I played LB, and made tons of good/solid hits (loved receivers going across the middle, outstretched, catching the ball), causing many dropped balls, and NEVER going near an opponent's upper torso or head. It was, "Hello, #88; meet #59's shoulder being driven into your gut! Try to take a breath and have a good day! See ya next possession, when we can do this all over again!" When you can't breathe, it's kind of difficult to function. It CAN be done. I've seen it being done; I've done it. It's not a highlight reel spectacular hit, but it's just as effective. Give me the result over the highlight, especially when it can avoid a possiblte 15 yard penalty. (Before you gloat about your All American status playing for North Central Southwestern Mideast State Community College and Drinkin' Emporium, my football career ended the next spring when my right knee was blown out while playing first base... I came out 2nd in a head-to-head meeting with a low fence.... all ligiments torn, cartiledge torn from my femur, and that was well before this fairly recent re-constructive surgery was in vogue. I was done as an athlete.)
All this whining about the calls in last night game brings me back to a certain game in January, 2002, at home, vs the Raid-uhs, in the snow... I believe it was called The Tuck Rule. Questionable, controversial, and it took some time to sort it out on the field. As a Pats fan, it HAD to be the correct ruling, 'cuz it was in our favor, right? Ever since them, Raid-uh fans STILL whine and howl about it (look at Woodson last week!). Are Pats fans becoming like that, only the Pats are winning?
No go back to trying to stay warm, or chucking wood, or whateverrthehelkl you do in main.