Metroid wrote:Mike Vick should be starting in Philly.
The rules committee needs to reevaluate what constitutes "maintaining possession" throughout a catch.
Lots o' arguments on ESPN for Vick getting the starting job. That's what I was thinking yesterday, too. When Vick was taking off and turning the corner it was more exciting than the rest of the action I saw yesterday (had the colts game, then Philly, then boys/skins).
RE: that endzone possession thing. All a guy has to do it get up and hand the ball to the ref. And how to change the rule that wouldn't result in suddenly seeing any catch that isn't a perfect three-stepper handed to the ref being questioned. I'm oversimplying I know, but I guess I'm on the side of defending the rule, and taking the position that players ought to know better. At least it wasn't a Leon Lett type thing.
I don't know if I agree about that touchdown catch. Although I respect the Barry Sanders type guys whom hand the ball to the ref like its not big deal, I dont know how they do it. Football is an emotional game. The guy caught the winning touchdown on a hail mary play to win the game. Thats such an emotional thing, I don't think you can fault him for getting excited and standing up to celebrate.
I think that with this so much in the forefront, the importance of maintaining possession in the endzone will be stressed to players incredibly frequently. I don't think 90% of the players were fully aware of the nature of that rule and I don't blame them. Sucks for Calvin Johnson and the Lions to learn the lesson of this rule the hardest of ways. Poor detroit. At least they should be better this year. Unlike the Bills. I almost vommited on the field on sunday.