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Couldn't there be some solution along the lines of "If you lead with your head and cause a concussion that removes the hit-ee from the game, you have to sit out as well" or something along those lines? You'd have to have an independent doctor on hand to do a concussion evaluation, I'm guessing. I'm sure a policy would have to be way more specific than I'm getting here but, I think it would encourage more actual tackling than just hitting. And really, the decline in tackling seems, to me anyway, to be an underlying issue here (I'm a Bengals fan so I know all about the decline in tackling).
posted by srw12 at 04:11 PM on October 21
brainofdtrain, you know Meier was drafted by Atlanta, right?
As a Bengal fan, I'm cautiously optimistic about this. I'm a little concerned that a potentially good young receiver may not make the team but, really all the young guys except Shipley and Briscoe(the two receivers they did draft) had opportunities to show something last year and really didn't take advantage. Even Caldwell faded late in the season.
posted by srw12 at 08:45 PM on July 28
bravo! I love this. It sound's like he'll get his high school diploma (from the first article: "Tyler is being home-schooled and will graduate early, his father said") and Instead of spending the next two years playing for the benefit of others, financially, he can get paid himself. The key, I think will be good advisers (imagine being suddenly immersed in a foreign culture at 18).
I do like the idea of some sort of minor league system, maybe even in cooperation with the NCAA, so that the OJ Mayos and Derrick Roses of the world don't have to pretend to be a college student for a year (really, they only pretend for a semester) in order to get paid for their talent.
posted by srw12 at 10:40 AM on May 05
BornIcon, If you watch the replay (which is all I'm privy to because I'm stuck in Bengal-land where highlights of other games are always more interesting than the one I'm watching) he's blocked into the ground and then gets up about half-way and lunges at Brady's lower leg. He was not "pushed into the quarterback by an O-lineman."
posted by srw12 at 02:28 PM on March 26
This hits that injured Brady and Carson Palmer before him were not cheap shots.
... depends on your definition of "cheap". They were within the rules, yes. However, IMHO wrapping a QB's planted ankle and driving your shoulder or helmet into their knee is a cheap shot that's going to snap an ACL every time.
posted by srw12 at 12:26 PM on March 26
Now maybe we can get the Bengals to follow suit and fire Mike Brown... oh, wait....DAMMIT!!!
posted by srw12 at 03:41 PM on September 24
Just to play devil's advocate: If what Campeau-Laurion says is true, then this is ridiculous. However, the fact that the police have a completely different story and he's not sure whether he's going to pursue legal action makes it seem a little fishy to me.
posted by srw12 at 09:24 AM on September 03
Seconding BornIcon. Tinman, Doehead, Are you guys intellectually lazy in all pursuits or just when coming up with quips for online blogs? I hope its the latter, for your sake. As for the actual subject...
First off, if I were Brown I wouldn't resign him. But, in fairness, I don't have his incredible lack of awareness, or lack of caring, about his public perception. You've got plenty of receivers without Henry plus you signed Utecht and Perry looks healed and ready to catch some passes out of the backfield. That being said, you can make an argument, perhaps not a good one, that he was acquitted in the incident that got him released. Actually, scratch that. Upon proofread that's a stupid argument. It'd be awesome, if unlikely, if they end up releasing him before the season because injuries end up being bot as bad as originally thought.
posted by srw12 at 10:04 AM on August 21
Sad thing is I'm sure some team will pick him up and wait for him to be done being suspended (you just know he'll be sitting out at least half a season if he's allowed to play again at all). He was great when on the field. Frustrating that he was too dumb to constrain himself.
posted by srw12 at 09:43 AM on April 07
Interesting read. Its nice to see basketball offensive philosophies move back towards actual basketball skills (Driving and Shooting) and away from the sort of grind it out "thug-ball" style that has been pretty pervasive (I became very familiar with it during Huggins' years at Cincinnati). It strikes me as similar (not just because it was mentioned in the article) to the style of ball international teams have been using to kick our asses in the Olympics and the World Championships lately.
posted by srw12 at 10:57 AM on February 14
I guess people just want to follow, witness, and be part of history. I gotta' say that, after reading Scoop Jackson's article on following Tiger's round last year (...which I'm too lazy to find back), I've been wanting to see him play in person very much because I want to be able to tell my grandkids that I saw him play live in his prime. On Preview: what chicobangs said for short.... oh and... apples to oranges. Different generations of equipment, courses, etc.... almost impossible to compare them. ...Maybe courses but I don't think different/better equipment makes that much of a difference. If it did, all those rich doctors I used to caddy for would have been out on tour winning tournments.
posted by srw12 at 12:32 PM on January 29
I would love to think this has been a bad coinsidence with the Bengals....but I doubt it. Why? What makes you doubt it? There were, what, 4 bengals arrested over the last year (depending on how you count Askew, who was cut). Aside from Henry (which yeah, I'll admit I didn't feel good about cheering for those two touchdowns lastweek), how many of those guys have contributed significantly? That's right, none. Thurman was already suspended (BTW Lewis had his locker cleared out before he was suspended for the rest of the year by the league... I wouldn't expect to see him in a Bengals uniform again), Nicholson hasn't even been active all three games and, if he is, only plays on special teams, And Rucker just went on IR. My point is there are 50 other players (the vast majority, by the way) who are not in trouble and are contributing exponentially more to the success of the team than those who have been arrested. or even a cab. sheesh. ... That's what I keep thinking. Or even, given that they were probably in a bar full of Bengals fans, finding some one where they were sober enough to drive them home
posted by srw12 at 12:39 PM on September 28
As others have said, there's "hey, look and me I'm a freak!" celebrations and then there's "Dude, check this out. You'll like this." celebrations. I think Johnson's figured out the difference. I watched him at noon in the middle of the week last season (can't remember what day of the week) in Tower Place (Downtown Cincy shopping center) with a Local TV news camera crew he was just interviewing random people in the food court. Laughing having a good time. Hi-f'ing-larious watching him sneak up on a guy wearing his jersey. Its the same atitude I see coming through on the field "Down there, South Beach, everythingís open until 6 in the morning. Thereís none of that here. Thatís perfect. Iím not here to be in the clubs." ...paints a pretty accurate description of Cincinnati night-life, too.
posted by srw12 at 10:18 AM on August 28
Matt Leinart is a low-life... blah blah blah... Why all the vitriol for a guy you've never met? Yes, I think its a horrible idea for a quarterback to holdout. Mostly because a full training camp is hugely important for a quarterback. However, just because he held out for a better deal doesn't make him a bad guy, or a "low-life" necessarily. A lot of it is usually driven by the agent. NEWS FLASH: Leinart wasn't going to be of much use to Arizona this year either way.
posted by srw12 at 11:22 AM on August 15
I like what they're doing. Establishing a pool of players committed for three years. So no begging players to participate when someone backs out because they got like an ingrown toenail or something. Getting Coach K was smart too, I think. The international game uses more zones than the NBA game so a college coach makes sense. You could almost make an entire starting line-up from the 2003 draft class. I think James and Anthony would be a dream SF rotation. Lots of cool possibilities with this team. Especially with including defense-oriented guys like Bowen. Its nice that they've finally figured out that you can't just build the team around scoring.
posted by srw12 at 10:28 AM on July 20
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