Lucky us. This was one of the stupidest weeks of the 2013 NFL season. At least thus far. Details...
The stupidest roughing the passer penalty
This week, the "award" goes to a defensive player for taking a stupid penalty, not an official for throwing a stupid flag. The San Diego Chargers forced a turnover inside their own red zone in a close game with the Miami Dolphins, bit the play was negated because Corey Liuget took two full steps after Ryan Tannehill threw the ball before pounding him.
How, in 2013, could a defensive player even think about touching a quarterback when this is the distance that separates them when said quarterback releases?
Two plays later, the Dolphins scored to take a three-point lead. They'd go on to win by a score.
The stupidest roughing the passer penalty, part two
It looked liked the Tennessee Titans were going to hold the Indianapolis Colts to a field goal with just a couple minutes left Thursday night. It was going to be third-and-six, and one more stop would have meant they'd have to chance to respond in a one-score game. But then Akeem Ayers hit Andrew Luck well after he had handed the ball off to Donald Brown.
That essentially iced the game, with Indy taking advantage of the fresh set of downs and scoring two plays later.
The stupidest fan
I certainly hope he and the guy he crushed are OK, but the dude who decided it was a good idea to slide down a railing next to a cliff that dropped from one level to another at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo deserves a special mention here.
The stupidest coaching decision
I usually support aggressive offensive football and fourth-down gambles, but I don't understand why Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz felt the need to get fancy at the Pittsburgh Steelers' 10-yard line with a four-point lead in the fourth quarter. Instead of taking a field goal to make it a seven-point game, the Lions ran a fake, which was unsuccessful. Pittsburgh would take the lead on the ensuing drive and never look back.
Sometimes, you've just gotta take the damn points.
“I just know what goes on in our locker room,” Schwartz said. “Everybody knows why we called it and why we practiced it and everything else. We really don't care what anybody else's feeling is."
Well that's good, because my feeling is it was stupid. The risk just wasn't worth the potential reward there.
The stupidest penalty
Are you being serious, Eric Walden? Who headbutts a dude, period, let alone a dude not wearing a helmet?
Walden was suspended one game for that. I honestly think he got off light.
The stupidest non-call
This might not have been a safety on Colin Kaepernick, but if it's not intentional grounding, I just don't know what is.
The worst part is that referee Tony Corrente claimed Kaepernick was "well outside the pocket." What?
The stupidest last-minute quarterback decision
Robert Griffin III faced immediate pressure from Fletcher Cox on a third-down inside the Philadelphia Eagles red zone with less than a minute to play. But instead of going to Roy Helu underneath to live another day, Griffin chucked it into the end zone, Hail Mary style, for the game-closing interception.
the guys were like sort of pretending to hand check, Gronk planted his feet in the ground, and the DB tried to put up a sort of force field around Gronk without actually touching him, or barely touching him, with little force for resisting. Brady throws the ball short and then Gronk moved from his rebounding position practically under the goal posts to make an effort on the ball. That N.E. play wasn't football, They Was DancinG...
it's a web site about football or sports or something, hey dockfishin, maybe he should hire a lawyer and a spokesperson to say Capernick, or however he spells his name, still looked he he grounded the ball. Now, please the recite the former "Tuck Rule" and what has replaced it, just kiddin' C'mon Educate yer nasty self. This the NFL the No Fun League...
You didn't think that Aqib Talib fighting with Steve Smith was worthy of Stupid player tricks? How about the refs picking up the flag on the hugging incident in the end zone on the last play for the Patriots? Pretty stupid when the rest of the world saw it quite clearly. Maybe this is a case for instant replay on penalties, especially pass interference in the end zone.
can't stand the niners but watched the game and the tackle box rule for intentional grounding isn't the field hashes. the ball was spotted on the left hash and the tackle box doesn't extend to the right hash in that case. A still picture is supposed to make your case here? educate yourself a little more before posting.
The head-butting thing shoulda got 4 game suspension and a psychological exam to determine if he had long-term or deeply rooted anger management issues. If he'd have pushed the guy or got nose to nose with him; just some typical macho football crap, but a head butt to helmet-less player; that is chicken-crap nasty...
@dockfishin You would be correct,.But it WAS STILL grounding in my book,.Kapp was in a whole lott of trouble