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fordfixer
09-20-2019, 07:31 AM
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Ever hear the phrase, "Right message, wrong messenger?"
It certainly came to mind Thursday night when, while watching the Jacksonville Jaguars take on the Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (https://247sports.com/Player/Tom-Brady-76179) — of all people! — complained about the officiating.

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Too many penalties. Just let us play



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I’m turning off this game I can’t watch these ridiculous penalties anymore #TENvsJAC (https://twitter.com/hashtag/TENvsJAC?src=hash)


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Of course, Brady's tweets immediately set opposing fan Twitter aflame. From the gif of Star Wars' Senator Palpatine simply saying, "Ironic," to several videos of the whisper-soft roughing the passer penalty called on the Kansas City Chiefs' Chris Jones in the AFC Championship Game when he touched Brady in the chest, many seemed to take issue with one of the NFL's more protected players' apparent hypocrisy.
After all, it was just this week when the Miami Dolphins' Raekwon McMillan (https://247sports.com/Player/Raekwon-McMillan-17772) said he was told by referees to stay off Brady after a legal hit, lest he get penalized.




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Raekwon McMillan told me when he hit Brady on Sunday - a perfectly legit hit - the referee told him "Stay off Tom." NFL still protecting those QBs amid several early season injuries to marquee ones


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And Brady's tweets were even referenced on the NFL Network broadcast, with announcer Joe Buck and former quarterback and now-color commentator Troy Aikman poking fun at the situation.




"By the way, Troy, over the last couple of minutes, we’ve lost a viewer,” Buck said. “Tom Brady (https://247sports.com/Player/Tom-Brady-76179). Stay with us, Tom. Come on!”
“When Tom Brady (https://247sports.com/Player/Tom-Brady-76179) speaks, a whole lotta people will listen,” Aikman said. "Maybe this will change things. We’ll all be thanking Tom Brady (https://247sports.com/Player/Tom-Brady-76179).”
Just one play later, another flag was thrown.




"Now he’s unplugged his TV,” Buck said.
“Tom Brady (https://247sports.com/Player/Tom-Brady-76179) is one of the least controversial people we have in our game,” Aikman said. “He’s royalty. When he makes a statement like that, that should get somebody’s attention.I agree, this is ridiculous.”
Consider us a bit torn. Is Brady the wrong messenger as someone who may occasionally get the benefit of the officiating doubt? Maybe. But if Aikman's right, and Brady's tweets lead to some form of change, he'll be just the right guy at the right time.


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Oh wow
09-20-2019, 09:43 AM
Brady is the last guy to speak but hopefully his words will result in a correction.

Seriously makes me wonder what the spread was on the game last night.

Refs made sure the Titans couldn’t get anything going with some of those terrible calls.

They say you can call holding on every play and they damn sure tried to last night.

Eich
09-20-2019, 09:49 AM
I say, legalize holding. Take that difficult to officiate aspect out of the game.

flippy
09-20-2019, 10:02 AM
I say, legalize holding. Take that difficult to officiate aspect out of the game.

Why not legalize everything?

If you want to line up 53 guys, you can. Make it a complete free for all.

No need for officials. NY can stop the games remotely whenever they see fit and want to try and control the outcome of a game.

RuthlessBurgher
09-20-2019, 12:26 PM
Why not legalize everything?

If you want to line up 53 guys, you can. Make it a complete free for all.

No need for officials. NY can stop the games remotely whenever they see fit and want to try and control the outcome of a game.

Welcome to the NFL Hunger Games!

May the odds be ever in your favor.

brothervad
09-20-2019, 12:39 PM
Perhaps trying to perfect something that is impossible to perfect is the problem.

Seems to me it was much easier back in the day when you had to hold onto the ball all the way throughout the or it was a fumble.

Was it right? No, but it was the same across the board. Now we have to have precise moment the shin hit and the ball is loose.

Guess what? That's a type of interpretation.

Brothervad

Starlifter
09-20-2019, 01:38 PM
if you cater to the crowd that is so wrapped up in the outcome they need and demand perfection - you're a dog chasing your tail. The game will never be perfect, mistakes will always happen. Yep, it sucks when your team gets jobbed. But I think calling less penalties (let them play) and still allowing the coaches to have two opportunities a game to correct something egregious is a fair compromise. If a coach only has two shots - they're not gonna waste them on something trivial. And if you're going to call less penalties, make every play reviewable. blatant holding that wasn't called that resulted in a TD? let that be a review. PI that was called that wasn't even close? fine by me. Two challenges a game. The coaches will decided when it's appropriate to stop the clock.

although Tomlin would still likely get it wrong.....

The Man of Steel
09-20-2019, 01:40 PM
Why not legalize everything?

If you want to line up 53 guys, you can. Make it a complete free for all.

No need for officials. NY can stop the games remotely whenever they see fit and want to try and control the outcome of a game.
The NFL should just have all the same rules that we all played under in those epic neighborhood pickup games as kids. That’s football in its’ purest form.

RuthlessBurgher
09-20-2019, 02:00 PM
The NFL should just have all the same rules that we all played under in those epic neighborhood pickup games as kids. That’s football in its’ purest form.

No way, dude...I challenge that TD.

The end zone was between those two trees, remember?

You caught the ball at the stop sign.

Stop sign is out of bounds. No TD.

;)

flippy
09-20-2019, 02:09 PM
No way, dude...I challenge that TD.

The end zone was between those two trees, remember?

You caught the ball at the stop sign.

Stop sign is out of bounds. No TD.

;)

If it' like that, there's gonna be a fight after school ;)

Northern_Blitz
09-20-2019, 03:06 PM
if you cater to the crowd that is so wrapped up in the outcome they need and demand perfection - you're a dog chasing your tail. The game will never be perfect, mistakes will always happen. Yep, it sucks when your team gets jobbed. But I think calling less penalties (let them play) and still allowing the coaches to have two opportunities a game to correct something egregious is a fair compromise. If a coach only has two shots - they're not gonna waste them on something trivial. And if you're going to call less penalties, make every play reviewable. blatant holding that wasn't called that resulted in a TD? let that be a review. PI that was called that wasn't even close? fine by me. Two challenges a game. The coaches will decided when it's appropriate to stop the clock.

although Tomlin would still likely get it wrong.....

I would be fine if it was actually only 2 challenges per team per game.

But the league already automatically reviews everything important.

I would either get rid of all the auto reviews or get rid of the coaches challenges.

But, maybe they sometimes get to slide another commercial into the break caused by a challenge.