Friday, November 01, 2013

Martin & a Great Win & Referees

3 Things:

1.
    I happened to catch a round table discussion on Fox News (no less) about Baby Martin and his leaving the team because he was being bullied.   If that is really the reason he left, good riddance.   We want tough men who get popped in the mouth and come right back to fight fight fight.   This is a mental thing.  Only people who let fear get the better of them allow someone else's words or actions get in the way of your core belief in yourself.  Say I was trying to protect my (team) family or friends - I don't care if Mike Tyson at his peak knocked me around, I would have gotten back up to beat that dude.   He would have had to knock me out if I was trying to protect my family or friends from  him - because nothing would have stopped me from going back for more.    It is just the way I am wired.    All football players need to be wired that way as well.     

And, Philbin, STFU about bullying.   Who gives a crap about that.   This is a gladiator sport.  If you can't take some mental or physical crap at this level, you are in the wrong profession. 


So, if it turns out that Jonathan Martin is weak minded - let him move onto his medical career, because we don't want mamby-pamby weak-ass players on this team.  Good Luck and goodbye.   I personally hope it was something else and he comes back strong and ready to kick ass!

2.
    That was a nice win Thursday night.   I kept telling my friends all game long we would win.    I never doubted them.   And, to be honest, the backup O-Lineman were pretty good.  They continued to make holes to run through.   AND, they did "okay" in pass protection.  I mean another 4 sacks, but hey... we won.  ...And the defense withstood 93 plays to win.   That is just amazing!   Great Job D!  Those last couple stops after being worn to a nub was flat-out astonishing.   It was a team win yes, but I tip my cap to the D.

3.
     Okay, the officiating is just horrible.   The NFL better figure out why we are being targeted by these officials.   This week was almost as bad as last week.  I don't get it.  This group of professional football players do not deserve to be targeted with such blatantly biased flag (and non-flag) throwing.  Get your act together NFL.

9 comments:

  1. Ok people, have you noticed that we loose every game that Mike Wallace is not involved early and often. Then Hartline seems to get open at will too. Remember, this was the plan from the start. This combination is what really opened up the running game. If it is not broken; stop trying to fix it. Glad to have Cameron "earth-wake" back on the prowl! Tannehill can beat the blitz by hitting the runningback out of the backfield. If he does this enough, the defense will back off all of that darn blitzing so often. Now concerning the Johnathan Martin issue; if a player is being hazed so badly that it is equal to bullying, this is shameful on the players and coaches who knew about this activity. Frankly, this hazing foolishness should not be allowed to go on after a day or two on rookies. Football is really similar to the military. When you are going up to battle, everyone can relate to how stressful it would be if you had several enemies in your own platoon. That is what was stressing T-Martin out. No wonder he could not man his left tackle position very well.

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  2. Ok people, have you noticed that we loose every game that Mike Wallace is not involved early and often. Then Hartline seems to get open at will too. Remember, this was the plan from the start. This combination is what really opened up the running game. If it is not broken; stop trying to fix it. Glad to have Cameron "earth-wake" back on the prowl! Tannehill can beat the blitz by hitting the runningback out of the backfield. If he does this enough, the defense will back off all of that darn blitzing so often. Now concerning the Johnathan Martin issue; if a player is being hazed so badly that it is equal to bullying, this is shameful on the players and coaches who knew about this activity. Frankly, this hazing foolishness should not be allowed to go on after a day or two on rookies. Football is really similar to the military. When you are going up to battle, everyone can relate to how stressful it would be if you had several enemies in your own platoon. That is what was stressing T-Martin out. No wonder he could not man his left tackle position very well.

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  3. I am also really disturbed by what is going on with the officials. The NFL is just too close to have unbalanced games from officials. Let's review Baltimore gets two tick tak pass interference calls to let them back in the game and I do think Clay got molested in the endzone on that game for a no call. Note Non-bias TV announcer commented on him feeling one of those calls was questionable. We also get a kick blocked on an illegal block formation. patriots game we get another tick tak call on followed by a complete phantom holding call both which were commented on as poor by non-bias tv announcer. We also get the judgment batting call.

    Cinncinati Hartline get flagged for pushing off on dback that slipped and then later he gets his arms pulled down before the ball arrives for a no call. Also Two obvious hold calls one at the point of run and the guy literally tacked our lineman from behind the other on Solia both non calls. All these pass interference calls and not calls are happening on critical 3rd down and have drastic impacts on the games. We need to make some serious noise about this and it had to stop. I can't remember this many calls or non calls that go against a team AND are being pointed out by the announcers. I think Phillbin should take a fine and openly suggest there is something suspect going on with the officials!

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  4. You are right gofins4sb. Bellicheat frowned up at the referees in the second half and the refs got scared and started to call everything on the dolphins and nothing on the patriots; otherwise, the patriots would have lost against the dolphins badly. The patriots did not get back into the game until the bad officiating started.

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  5. There were two calls that went against us. The two with Hartline mentioned above. But we got a big one back with Hartline's catch at the end of regulation. I don't think he got his left foot down before his knee hit out of bounds. Things will even out through the course of a season but Philbin has to start raising some Cain on the sideline instead of laughing the calls off.

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  6. Yes he did Carl... I have it recorded, and I watched it is super slo-mo on a HD 60" screen... grass was actually coming up as he slid his foot on the surface. My friend you are mistaken. We got nothing in that game!!! We took it against all odds!


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  7. I will look at it when I can. They even out anyway. We will get them back at a time we need them. Luckily we won despite the bad calls.
    Its not an easy job, to see something live and have to make a split second decision. We have the luxury of looking at it in HD slow motion and then critic the call and yell "how can you miss that".
    You may want to consider this. We need good officials at all levels. You may actually be the best ever. You should try it.

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  8. I have to ref high school again today so I won't have time to look today so please do me a solid: review the pass interference NO call when Pacman mugged Hartline. Let MD know if you get visual evidence of how high that ball was thrown over his head. As I remember, the pass didn't hit him in the chest. Let me know the time on either the game clock or the tape recording you have ( that would make it easier for me to find it ) and let's see if that ball was even catchable. As I remember, we didn't get a good look at the height of the throw. See if you can find that for me.

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  9. I looked at the Hartline pass interference "no call" with just over 3 mintues left in regulation again to see why that wasn't called. It clearly should have been.
    The Dolphins lined up with 2 WRs wide off the ball and 2 TEs. In that formation, the Side Judge ( deep on sideline ) has Hartline and the Head Linesman ( on line of scrimmage has TE ). As Pacman mugs Hartline, the Side Judge is caught looking through Pacman's back due to his angle on the play. Because it is bang bang he won't be able to tell whether the ball arrived first or not. Clay stays in to block, which allows the Head Linesman to help out on Hartline. He is clearly looking directly at the play and yet he doesn't throw the flag. He will hear about this from the league office on Tuesday. Unless he has a complete collapse, he will finish the season.
    It is hard to believe we are being targeted. That would take an incredible risk by the league officials to do this. They would have to communicate this through a number of people. The crews are rotated so each crew would have to be contacted throughout the season. How could that be kept quiet between all those people? Why would they want to target us? What benefit would they get from that? It doesn't make any sense to me.
    Now getting screwed by a couple bad calls does, but as I mentioned earlier, they all seem to even out.
    And after looking at Hartline's catch, I cannot for the life of me see grass moving with my 40 inch HD TV. Thank God that call didn't go the other way, because I am not sure they would have had enough video evidence to reverse it had it been called incomplete. I am not sure there is a 60 inch HD TV in the review booth. And if ever there was a chance to target us, that was one the officials would have had.

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