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(Bleacher Report)   Ndamukong Brady?   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 113
    More: Weird, Ndamukong Suh, Ravens, yellow flag, Bill Cowher, Ed Reed, Foxboro, Detroit Lions, unsportsmanlike conduct  
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2013-01-21 09:40:07 AM  
Didn't see the play...video anyone?
 
2013-01-21 09:42:23 AM  

Moron Police: Didn't see the play...video anyone?


Link
 
2013-01-21 09:42:28 AM  
Shiat, he looked like Ty Cobb on that play, going in cleats up.
 
2013-01-21 09:42:50 AM  
nevermind...found it

Link

It looks pretty dirty
 
2013-01-21 09:44:29 AM  
 
2013-01-21 09:44:46 AM  
For revenge has been served in the fact Ray Lewis will take one final ride with his band of brothers to New Orleans for the Super Bowl.

So the Ravens are going to roaming the bars in New Orleans stabbing people?
 
2013-01-21 09:44:56 AM  
Bleacher Report is the worst site on the intarwebs and subby should feel ashamed for submitting this link.
 
2013-01-21 09:45:30 AM  
In my opinion, this one was worse because he could have completely wrecked Reed's knee.

Both plays were pretty damn dirty, though.
 
2013-01-21 09:46:46 AM  
I like the way the commentators claim that he put his leg up to protect himself.
 
2013-01-21 09:47:19 AM  
From the angle in the video, it looked like it was possibly inadvertent, but from the angle in the gif, it looks very intentional.
 
2013-01-21 09:47:43 AM  
Pretty bush league.  Harbaugh was giving the refs an earful after the play.
 
2013-01-21 09:48:19 AM  
Reed should be suspended for the Super Bowl for potentially damaging Brady's knee by bumping it trying to avoid the dirty slide.
 
2013-01-21 09:48:20 AM  
My prediction is that the NFL will look the other way for their golden boy.

/I Farkin' hate the Patriots
//Colts Fan
 
2013-01-21 09:50:06 AM  
It was a classic Patriots play. Dirty as hell, but just 'playing hard'. If the other team had done it, Belichick would have firebombed their house.
 
2013-01-21 09:53:16 AM  
I can't look at Tom Brady anymore without thinking "I found Fido! Hey you guys I found Fido!"
 
2013-01-21 09:53:16 AM  
That shiat was so dirty, a Paraguayan soccer defender would look at it and say "oh, that's nasty!".
 
2013-01-21 09:53:24 AM  
Suhwas fined $30,000 for his kick to the groin
 
2013-01-21 09:58:27 AM  
Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.
 
2013-01-21 10:01:40 AM  
Do sports journalists make good money? If all I have to do is take one questionable call and flesh out a whole article with a flimsy comparison... shiat, I can do that.
 
2013-01-21 10:05:40 AM  

lunchinlewis: Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.


The hit on Ridley was a legal hit, because hitting a running back helmet to helmet is perfectly safe; while hitting a receiver that way is the most dangerous thing ever invented, and must be 15 yards and a big fine after the fact.
 
2013-01-21 10:07:57 AM  

lunchinlewis: Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.


THIS

/can't believe the commentators didn't even address it
 
2013-01-21 10:10:30 AM  

Earthen: lunchinlewis: Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.

The hit on Ridley was a legal hit, because hitting a running back helmet to helmet is perfectly safe; while hitting a receiver that way is the most dangerous thing ever invented, and must be 15 yards and a big fine after the fact.


A lot of running backs lead with their heads. See: Adrian Peterson. If you start flagging players for hitting running backs on the head then you'll never be able to tackle a running back since they will all run in head down.
 
2013-01-21 10:10:47 AM  
I'm having a hard time remembering any season when Golden Boy Brady didn't get endlessly preferential treatment.

He's undoubtedly a great player, but I'm pretty convinced at this point that shiatbird could walk up and cold-cock a ref and nobody would throw a flag.
 
2013-01-21 10:11:40 AM  
Does anyone actually call Brady a "gunslinger." He's not reckless or anything.

...speaking of reckless, I cant get enough of this photo.
 
2013-01-21 10:13:07 AM  

ongbok: I like the way the commentators claim that he put his leg up to protect himself.


I actually liked the way they said he shouldn't do that because he might get hurt.

"Hey Tommy, you shouldn't kick people, you might hurt your leg!"
 
2013-01-21 10:14:29 AM  
Tom Brady has slid dozens of times in his NFL career, and it's never looked like that. You'd have to be naive as hell to believe there wasn't at least SOME intent with that one.
 
2013-01-21 10:17:54 AM  

degenerate-afro: Earthen: lunchinlewis: Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.

The hit on Ridley was a legal hit, because hitting a running back helmet to helmet is perfectly safe; while hitting a receiver that way is the most dangerous thing ever invented, and must be 15 yards and a big fine after the fact.

A lot of running backs lead with their heads. See: Adrian Peterson. If you start flagging players for hitting running backs on the head then you'll never be able to tackle a running back since they will all run in head down.


More than a few of those helmet to helmet hits on receivers that were called were also because the receiver lowered their shoulder and led with their head into the tackle after they caught the ball.
 
2013-01-21 10:18:38 AM  

lunchinlewis: Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.


The runner lowered his head to initiate contact, no blame on the defender for that one
 
2013-01-21 10:18:42 AM  

lunchinlewis: Pretty bush league.  Harbaugh was giving the refs an earful after the play.


Harbaugh gives the refs and earful after every play...
 
2013-01-21 10:19:40 AM  

degenerate-afro: A lot of running backs lead with their heads. See: Adrian Peterson. If you start flagging players for hitting running backs on the head then you'll never be able to tackle a running back since they will all run in head down.


In theory they should be making clean, wrap-up tackles.

In reality, running backs are getting farking big (See: Adrian Peterson) and if you force defensive players to tackle them that way the RBs are going to have free run of the whole field 95% of the time because they'll just use their momentum to plow right through anybody who doesn't get perfectly squared with them when making the hit.

/ also, in reality, the secondary will just start cutting knees as the backs break away from the line
// until that gets explicitly outlawed too
 
2013-01-21 10:19:56 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: Tom Brady has slid dozens of times in his NFL career, and it's never looked like that. You'd have to be naive as hell to believe there wasn't at least SOME intent with that one.


Of course there was intent, and unlike most Pats fans, I really wouldn't have minded it at all if Ed Reed in retaliation gave him a good shot to the ribs as a "fark you for even THINKING of doing that!". You deserve anything you get if you start aiming for knees and/or nuts.
 
2013-01-21 10:20:13 AM  

Yanks_RSJ: Tom Brady has slid dozens of times in his NFL career, and it's never looked like that. You'd have to be naive as hell to believe there wasn't at least SOME intent with that one.


I'm thinking his intent was to get Reed to run into his leg drawing a late hit penalty. That gets him 15 yards and a time out. When it wasn't flagged, he got confused and messed up clock management going into the half

/he should have been penalized AND fined
 
2013-01-21 10:20:40 AM  

degenerate-afro: Earthen: lunchinlewis: Also, I'm sure this was covered, but Baltimore kept getting flagged for personal fouls for just hitting receivers hard, then the one hit that actually puts a guy out of the game gets nothing.

I mean, I hate to see anybody go all boneless-chicken like that, but karma biatch.

The hit on Ridley was a legal hit, because hitting a running back helmet to helmet is perfectly safe; while hitting a receiver that way is the most dangerous thing ever invented, and must be 15 yards and a big fine after the fact.

A lot of running backs lead with their heads. See: Adrian Peterson. If you start flagging players for hitting running backs on the head then you'll never be able to tackle a running back since they will all run in head down.


I'm uh.. well aware of that. I didn't add a /sarcasm tag cause I didn't think I'd need it.

Just pointing out the hypocrisy in the rules that were put in for "player safety", and it was perfectly demonstrated in the AFC game last night. A flag on a hit to Pitta led to Pitta on the next play catching a TD, and a hit on Ridley knocked him out cold and out of the game, causing a game changing fumble; but was a legal hit.

The NFL needs new helmets, not stupid rules.
 
2013-01-21 10:21:01 AM  
Good thing Ed Reed won't ever get a chance to return the favor there, Tommy. Smart move.
 
2013-01-21 10:21:35 AM  
I think Brady was just dreaming it was Pollard he was kicking at.
 
2013-01-21 10:22:04 AM  

Crewmannumber6: The runner lowered his head to initiate contact, no blame on the defender for that one


I really didn't think any of them should have been flagged.  Like was said above, at least one time the Pats receiver (I think it was on Hernandez), put his helmet down into the defender'shiat.  Lot of BS in those judgement calls.
 
2013-01-21 10:24:05 AM  
I'm so farking sick of this asshole. The media love for this guy is sickening. All their stupid little fake plays like that direct snap to the running back where brady was pretending he couldn't hear , their quick snaps and all that other crap is very High School football-esque. This team can't win without cheating, running Pop Warner type fakes and dirty plays like this one.

/Fark you patriots
//The schadenfreude I feel at your loss is epic.
 
2013-01-21 10:24:35 AM  

Earthen: The NFL needs new helmets, not stupid rules.


Those were the breaks. You have to quit complaining there.

Would you rather be the receiver getting hit in the head unexpectedly and an eighth of a second after catching the ball from a different direction, or the running back who sees the hit coming?

I know which one I'd pick every time.
 
2013-01-21 10:24:38 AM  

jayfurr: Bleacher Report is the worst site on the intarwebs and subby should feel ashamed for submitting this link.


How dare anyone question the righteous Cheatriots.
 
2013-01-21 10:25:23 AM  

Earthen: A flag on a hit to Pitta led to Pitta on the next play catching a TD


Was there a flag on that play? I don't recall there being one.

And what about Reed's fair catch of the punt that had an audible helmet crack from the field? Why no flag there?
 
2013-01-21 10:25:45 AM  

ongbok: I like the way the commentators claim that he put his leg up to protect himself.


Glad I wasn't the only one that caught that.

Yanks_RSJ: Tom Brady has slid dozens of times in his NFL career, and it's never looked like that. You'd have to be naive as hell to believe there wasn't at least SOME intent with that one.


Same damn thing I said.
 
2013-01-21 10:27:09 AM  
Meh, I didn't think much of it in live action. Do they really wear sharp metal cleats when playing on field turf? I thought they had 1/4" rounded "studs" like golf shoes, with nothing sharp and pointy, but I'm not an NFL equipment manager.
 
2013-01-21 10:27:20 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: degenerate-afro: A lot of running backs lead with their heads. See: Adrian Peterson. If you start flagging players for hitting running backs on the head then you'll never be able to tackle a running back since they will all run in head down.

In theory they should be making clean, wrap-up tackles.

In reality, running backs are getting farking big (See: Adrian Peterson) and if you force defensive players to tackle them that way the RBs are going to have free run of the whole field 95% of the time because they'll just use their momentum to plow right through anybody who doesn't get perfectly squared with them when making the hit.

/ also, in reality, the secondary will just start cutting knees as the backs break away from the line

// until that gets explicitly outlawed too


There was a play towards the end of the season where a DB went completely for a receivers knees when he could have gone for the body, but would have risked drawing a helmet to helmet call if the receiver lowered his shoulder and led with his head into the tackle. One of the games commentators was screaming that it was a dirty play, but the other one took the DB's side and said that the way the NFL has mandated things, that is the only way a DB can be sure that they won't draw a helmet to helmet call on a play like that.
 
2013-01-21 10:28:24 AM  

Orgasmatron138: Do sports journalists make good money?


No.
 
2013-01-21 10:29:08 AM  

ongbok: More than a few of those helmet to helmet hits on receivers that were called were also because the receiver lowered their shoulder and led with their head into the tackle after they caught the ball.


If Hernandez would have got drilled like Pita did, there would have been a personal foul called. If it was Ed Reed doing the hitting, he would have been ejected.

Defenseless receiver.
 
2013-01-21 10:31:01 AM  

thecpt: Would you rather be the receiver getting hit in the head unexpectedly and an eighth of a second after catching the ball from a different direction, or the running back who sees the hit coming?

I know which one I'd pick every time.


The kicker?

/That's the only reasonable answer.
 
2013-01-21 10:32:48 AM  

poughdrew: Meh, I didn't think much of it in live action. Do they really wear sharp metal cleats when playing on field turf? I thought they had 1/4" rounded "studs" like golf shoes, with nothing sharp and pointy, but I'm not an NFL equipment manager.


It's not an issue of the equipment, but one of momentum and angles. If that cleat catches a players knee, it's going to be pretty ugly. With the momentum Ed Reed was coming across on him with, it maybe wouldn't have done so much, but he would have been up-ended and probably not ready for the impact with the field and whatever angle he ended up at.

All said, that should've been a flag on the field, and if Suh was fined for his move, Brady should be fined for that one, too.
 
2013-01-21 10:32:55 AM  

Earthen: Just pointing out the hypocrisy in the rules that were put in for "player safety", and it was perfectly demonstrated in the AFC game last night. A flag on a hit to Pitta led to Pitta on the next play catching a TD, and a hit on Ridley knocked him out cold and out of the game, causing a game changing fumble; but was a legal hit.


The Pitta hit didn't draw a flag. It was the Ravens defense that was getting flags for making hits, not the Patriots.
 
2013-01-21 10:33:47 AM  

UDel_Kitty: Earthen: A flag on a hit to Pitta led to Pitta on the next play catching a TD

Was there a flag on that play? I don't recall there being one.


Pitta got stamped on his catch just before the touchdown play.  No penalty, and it was probably a good no call.  Except that it was a lot like the hits that Baltimore was getting called for unnecessary roughness on.
 
2013-01-21 10:33:50 AM  

UDel_Kitty: And what about Reed's fair catch of the punt that had an audible helmet crack from the field? Why no flag there?


I forgot about that, especially after the tacky personal foul in the first(?) quarter.
 
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