Going back to the hash marks would be interesting instead of resetting to the middle.
People get so absurd about the kicking game now, adding anything to make it more difficult might cause a few more fan deaths a year.
Might be worth it.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:45 (two months ago) link
I would love more missed field goals tbh
― stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:46 (two months ago) link
In general, I think they should go back to letting the DBs beat the crap out of the WRs. At least allow as much contact as they would in basketball in the lane.
I hate that short dink and dunk passing game that is modern football. RUN THE BALL!
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:47 (two months ago) link
Basically make the no contact rule after 10 yards instead of 5, make them actually GO OUT FOR PASSES.
it is kind of hilarious that it's lead every QB that is moderately average or slightly above to have massive passer ratings, whereas your Elways/etc were in the upper 70s/lower 80s.
I guess the QBR is the new sabermetric version?
― stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:48 (two months ago) link
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS M. Stafford 32/48 254 0 1
Just look at this game from last night...
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:52 (two months ago) link
Dan Marino threw for over 4000 yards constantly throwing 15-20 yard passes.
Mark Duper career 17.4 a catchMark Clayton career 15.4 a catch
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:54 (two months ago) link
They can f' off that some of these modern guys are REALLY better than guys like Marino or Dan Fouts, who also played when you could beat the crap out of the QB.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:55 (two months ago) link
Kenny Anderson was completing 60 percent of his passes actually throwing them down field meanwhile Lyle Alzado and LC Greenwood was bouncing his dome off astroturf over concrete every week.
I'd like to see 45 year Dorian Gray Brady play a December game in Three Rivers circa '78 and do such.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 16:58 (two months ago) link
Kenny Stabler would be doing just that while smoking a Pall Mall and taking a hit of hooch out of a flask on the sideline.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:00 (two months ago) link
This is what an old QB looked like back then.
Dude did not even bother with the Grecian Formula let alone Botox.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:01 (two months ago) link
there are some QBs with mega strong arms who can throw a good deep ball, but nowadays deep balls are more "i got 1 on 1, I'm gonna throw it up, hopefully we at least get PI" whereas your Marinos or Elways would throw a deep ball to a dude in double coverage with the intent to complete it and succeed.
part of the problem is how terrible offensive lines are nowadays, like it's mind-boggling how the Bengals got to the Super Bowl with their line. QBs don't have anywhere near the time to let a deep route develop anymore, the deep game often emerges after dinking and dunking a team for hours which makes the defense go more man to man eventually.
whereas at one point of his career, Marino went 19 games without being sacked (an NFL record). his line was so good he constantly had time to look downfield and he could put it where only the WR could get it.
Miami against Cincy had the type of inexperienced/mediocre CB pairings (due to injuries) that a deep-throwing old school QB would have loved to toast, and Burrow didn't really take advantage (ironically managing to throw his one 'bomb' against Pro Bowler Xavien Howard instead).
― stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:05 (two months ago) link
I remember Bill Parcells a few years ago talking about the Green Bay sweep style running and how that type of running play you really cannot do it anymore in some ways because lack of 'reps' and constant turnover. It has to be precise to work and the players change year to year, where in the old days you could have a core line stay together for a few seasons.
― earlnash, Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:12 (two months ago) link
It is illegal to use radios to communicate w/ players on field
i want to watch the players on the field either calling their own game or having to read baseball-esque hand signals all game
― stank viola (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:31 (two months ago) link
i remember when the golden snitch could be drop kicked for field goals, oh how we roared with delight
― i'm intentionally vague, intending to front multitudes (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 4 October 2022 17:51 (two months ago) link