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(ESPN)   Tom Brady rips the new NFL jersey number rule, probably because he wants fewer TB12's   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-04-22 4:05:08 PM  
They'll get over it.
 
2021-04-22 4:14:39 PM  
I always wanted a 3 digit number.  I could never have one.  It was so disappointing that I made my own 3 digit jersey using iron on patches.  397.  I have NO IDEA why.  But I still kind of like the idea.
 
2021-04-22 4:44:07 PM  
I hate to admit it, but I think I agree with Tom Brady on this.  Numbers have always meant something in football.  I like that.  I don't know that I'd be whining like TB, but I think they should keep the rule as-is.

/As wage0048 said, I'll get over it.
 
2021-04-22 4:59:45 PM  
If you need to see the number on a jersey to know who to block, maybe it's time for a brain scan and some cognitive ability testing .
 
2021-04-22 5:04:12 PM  
Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

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2021-04-22 5:04:27 PM  
There may be issues I'm not thinking or know of in terms of differences between college and the NFL, but if the college players can figure out who to block with a wide-open player numbering system, I'm sure that Tom can manage it too.
 
2021-04-22 5:09:31 PM  
Gonna be weird to see WRs wearing numbers in the 20s and 30s. RBs in the 80s.
 
2021-04-22 5:11:28 PM  
This really was inevitable with some teams and the amount of retired numbers they have.  Tommy Boy needs to GTHOI.
 
2021-04-22 5:15:38 PM  
The NFL's new rule, adopted Wednesday with a number of other proposals, allows quarterbacks, punters and place-kickers to wear numbers 1-19, defensive backs 1-49, and then running backs, tight ends and wide receivers 1-49 and 80-89. Offensive linemen can wear 50-79, defensive linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.

OK, who the f*ck came up with this?  There's no rhyme or reason to it.  Why not just say any number from 00-99 is acceptable for any player?
 
2021-04-22 5:20:47 PM  
Gronk is going to change his number to 69, isn't he?
 
2021-04-22 5:30:59 PM  
Waiting for 00 and fractions to be allowed
 
2021-04-22 5:33:46 PM  

G-Ride: There may be issues I'm not thinking or know of in terms of differences between college and the NFL, but if the college players can figure out who to block with a wide-open player numbering system, I'm sure that Tom can manage it too.


He is too old and set in his ways to change.  Don't think about walking on his lawn.
 
2021-04-22 5:35:19 PM  

kkinnison: Waiting for 00 and fractions to be allowed


I like 3.14
 
2021-04-22 5:37:38 PM  

kkinnison: Waiting for 00 and fractions to be allowed


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It's been done.
 
2021-04-22 5:38:25 PM  
Anything to force him to retire SOONER.
 
2021-04-22 5:43:40 PM  

gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

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You can't be confused by numbers if you don't know any!
 
2021-04-22 5:49:41 PM  
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2021-04-22 5:50:29 PM  

dallylamma: Gronk is going to change his number to 69, isn't he?


Or 420.
 
2021-04-22 5:51:20 PM  
Blocking issues? I think offensive linemen are a lot smarter than he gives them credit for.
 
2021-04-22 5:54:58 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The NFL's new rule, adopted Wednesday with a number of other proposals, allows quarterbacks, punters and place-kickers to wear numbers 1-19, defensive backs 1-49, and then running backs, tight ends and wide receivers 1-49 and 80-89. Offensive linemen can wear 50-79, defensive linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.

OK, who the f*ck came up with this?  There's no rhyme or reason to it.  Why not just say any number from 00-99 is acceptable for any player?


The only reason I can see it mattering is offensive linemen being in the 50-79 range so refs can know who's an eligible receiver (absent someone specially reporting as eligible). Otherwise, yeah, who cares?

On defense, are "positions" even officially recognized things? If you put a linebacker's hand in the dirt, does that make him a lineman? Does a box safety become a linebacker? They're all just guys on the field, and they can stand where they want.
 
2021-04-22 5:59:02 PM  
Consistent as always, Brady does what he can to keep jersey numbers from being inflated.
 
2021-04-22 6:05:34 PM  

G-Ride: There may be issues I'm not thinking or know of in terms of differences between college and the NFL, but if the college players can figure out who to block with a wide-open player numbering system, I'm sure that Tom can manage it too.


Seeing as colleges have to use signs on the sideline so the coaches can audible for them, I wouldn't put too much stock in the ability of college players to properly read a defense.
 
2021-04-22 6:14:00 PM  

gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

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That is a ridiculous statement. I hate Tom Brady with the intensity of a thousand suns, but Bradshaw was not remotely in the same league. Trent Dilfer would have won four titles with those Steelers teams. There are at least 30 QB's I would choose over Terry Bradshaw, and that is just off the top of my head without doing deep analysis.

https://nflcomparisons.com/tom-brady-​v​s-terry-bradshaw-comparison/
 
2021-04-22 6:20:37 PM  
The League wants to sell more $wag.
 
2021-04-22 6:30:50 PM  
"Good luck trying to block the right people now!" Brady posted

His point only makes sense if defensive players didn't have numbers at all.  If he reads that a defensive player is rushing the edge or blitzing a gap, he just has to yell out the number.

At least he realizes he's being Karen Brady.

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2021-04-22 6:32:38 PM  
If college players and refs can figure out rosters where multiple players wear the same number, I think NFL guys can figure it out. CTE takes a while to set in, usually.
 
2021-04-22 6:37:11 PM  
But...but... what if someone takes a knee?
This is an outrage, right?

/F*ck you, Brady.
 
2021-04-22 6:38:23 PM  

kkinnison: Waiting for 00 and fractions to be allowed


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2021-04-22 6:54:15 PM  

HanShotFirst: gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

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That is a ridiculous statement. I hate Tom Brady with the intensity of a thousand suns, but Bradshaw was not remotely in the same league. Trent Dilfer would have won four titles with those Steelers teams. There are at least 30 QB's I would choose over Terry Bradshaw, and that is just off the top of my head without doing deep analysis.

https://nflcomparisons.com/tom-brady-v​s-terry-bradshaw-comparison/


Bradshaw and Brady played in different versions of football.  In Bradshaw's version you were actually allowed to hit the QB and the QB wasn't allowed to throw the ball away.  In Brady's version the QB is treated like a delicate flower  and can pretty much throw the ball away at any time.
 
2021-04-22 7:18:11 PM  
This is essentially putting numbering rules back to what they were prior to the 1973 season, with a couple of exceptions - DLs still aren't going to be allowed to wear numbers in the 80s. The rule restricting numbers by position allowed for a grandfather clause, which is why fans of a certain age saw Ahmad Rashad and Cliff Branch wearing 28 and 21 as WRs and Ken Riley wearing 13 as a DB (among other players with unorthodox numbers) until the early '80s.

What a non-issue. Brady's whining is lame.
 
2021-04-22 7:20:37 PM  

Mollari: HanShotFirst: gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

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That is a ridiculous statement. I hate Tom Brady with the intensity of a thousand suns, but Bradshaw was not remotely in the same league. Trent Dilfer would have won four titles with those Steelers teams. There are at least 30 QB's I would choose over Terry Bradshaw, and that is just off the top of my head without doing deep analysis.

https://nflcomparisons.com/tom-brady-v​s-terry-bradshaw-comparison/

Bradshaw and Brady played in different versions of football.  In Bradshaw's version you were actually allowed to hit the QB and the QB wasn't allowed to throw the ball away.  In Brady's version the QB is treated like a delicate flower  and can pretty much throw the ball away at any time.


This pathetic nonsense is now the last ditch effort to undermine Brady isn't it? I mean you've tried everything else, this is really all that's left
 
2021-04-22 7:56:05 PM  

Super Chronic: Benevolent Misanthrope: The NFL's new rule, adopted Wednesday with a number of other proposals, allows quarterbacks, punters and place-kickers to wear numbers 1-19, defensive backs 1-49, and then running backs, tight ends and wide receivers 1-49 and 80-89. Offensive linemen can wear 50-79, defensive linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.

OK, who the f*ck came up with this?  There's no rhyme or reason to it.  Why not just say any number from 00-99 is acceptable for any player?

The only reason I can see it mattering is offensive linemen being in the 50-79 range so refs can know who's an eligible receiver (absent someone specially reporting as eligible). Otherwise, yeah, who cares?

On defense, are "positions" even officially recognized things? If you put a linebacker's hand in the dirt, does that make him a lineman? Does a box safety become a linebacker? They're all just guys on the field, and they can stand where they want.


The NFL should unretire a number if they cared that much.

For simplicity sake, they should just adopt a 3 number system. That's one for every player on the team's sides. And for linemen, they can have an X on the Jersey, so a ref can even easierly identify players. Even if you retire a Jersey every year, it would take a hundred years.

Might as well nip it in the bud and go full 8 bit integers.
 
2021-04-22 7:58:54 PM  

Mollari: HanShotFirst: gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

[Fark user image 474x658]

That is a ridiculous statement. I hate Tom Brady with the intensity of a thousand suns, but Bradshaw was not remotely in the same league. Trent Dilfer would have won four titles with those Steelers teams. There are at least 30 QB's I would choose over Terry Bradshaw, and that is just off the top of my head without doing deep analysis.

https://nflcomparisons.com/tom-brady-v​s-terry-bradshaw-comparison/

Bradshaw and Brady played in different versions of football.  In Bradshaw's version you were actually allowed to hit the QB and the QB wasn't allowed to throw the ball away.  In Brady's version the QB is treated like a delicate flower  and can pretty much throw the ball away at any time.


Dude, there might be 30 quarterbacks playing in the NFL now that I would take over Bradshaw.
 
2021-04-22 9:29:46 PM  

HanShotFirst: gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

[Fark user image 474x658]

That is a ridiculous statement. I hate Tom Brady with the intensity of a thousand suns, but Bradshaw was not remotely in the same league. Trent Dilfer would have won four titles with those Steelers teams. There are at least 30 QB's I would choose over Terry Bradshaw, and that is just off the top of my head without doing deep analysis.

https://nflcomparisons.com/tom-brady-v​s-terry-bradshaw-comparison/


30 QB's? Hell I was the 3rd best dodgeball player at recess in 3rd grade and I would pick me before Bradshaw.
 
2021-04-22 10:27:52 PM  

jack_o_the_hills: If you need to see the number on a jersey to know who to block, maybe it's time for a brain scan and some cognitive ability testing .


IIRC, it's less for the players and more so officials can quickly determine who the eligible receivers are. If you wear 55 or 63 and haven't checked in as eligible for a play, no ball for you
 
2021-04-22 11:12:33 PM  

Rip_Rufus: kkinnison: Waiting for 00 and fractions to be allowed

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It's been done.


Not sure why it cracks me up that Moe's jersey is hydrogen peroxide.
 
2021-04-22 11:28:17 PM  

PluckYew: kkinnison: Waiting for 00 and fractions to be allowed

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2021-04-22 11:30:56 PM  
Lets face it Brady is a crybag and always will be.
 
2021-04-23 7:19:26 AM  

Mollari: HanShotFirst: gunsmack: Oh, f*ck him.

He's made me a lot of money, but he isn't even the best TB12 the NFl has had.

[Fark user image 474x658]

That is a ridiculous statement. I hate Tom Brady with the intensity of a thousand suns, but Bradshaw was not remotely in the same league. Trent Dilfer would have won four titles with those Steelers teams. There are at least 30 QB's I would choose over Terry Bradshaw, and that is just off the top of my head without doing deep analysis.

https://nflcomparisons.com/tom-brady-v​s-terry-bradshaw-comparison/

Bradshaw and Brady played in different versions of football.  In Bradshaw's version you were actually allowed to hit the QB and the QB wasn't allowed to throw the ball away.  In Brady's version the QB is treated like a delicate flower  and can pretty much throw the ball away at any time.


The average defensive lineman today has 40 pounds on the average 1970s DL, and they haven't gotten any slower either.
 
2021-04-23 9:28:04 AM  

Super Chronic: Benevolent Misanthrope: The NFL's new rule, adopted Wednesday with a number of other proposals, allows quarterbacks, punters and place-kickers to wear numbers 1-19, defensive backs 1-49, and then running backs, tight ends and wide receivers 1-49 and 80-89. Offensive linemen can wear 50-79, defensive linemen 50-79 and 90-99, and linebackers 1-59 and 90-99.

OK, who the f*ck came up with this?  There's no rhyme or reason to it.  Why not just say any number from 00-99 is acceptable for any player?

The only reason I can see it mattering is offensive linemen being in the 50-79 range so refs can know who's an eligible receiver (absent someone specially reporting as eligible). Otherwise, yeah, who cares?

On defense, are "positions" even officially recognized things? If you put a linebacker's hand in the dirt, does that make him a lineman? Does a box safety become a linebacker? They're all just guys on the field, and they can stand where they want.


This. I can almost guarantee you are going to see flags thrown in error for ineligible downfield, but Brady's complaint is stupid when RBs already line up in the slot, TEs already line up wide or in the backfield, DBs play dime linebacker, and OLBs line up like DEs.
 
2021-04-23 11:45:41 AM  
So instead of having to identify the edge rusher and call out the number, he'll have to . . . Identify the edge rusher and call out the number.

/he'll get over it
 
2021-04-23 12:51:58 PM  
Why not just go binary? E

/nerd
 
2021-04-23 12:53:42 PM  
Fark has a filter on binary math? WTF?

0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
 
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