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  • Originally posted by Wheels View Post
    Anyone remember that time Junior got a roughing the passer penalty on Boomer Esiason against the Jets? Might have been that '94 season, for some reason it's burned into my memory. Junior literally tapped the top of Boomer's helmet with his index finger and got the penalty. It was explained that any contact with the helmet will warrant a flag. Which is ridiculous. Seems that things like force and intent, might, ya know, play a factor.
    I remember it. That was at the start of the no blow to the qb head era.
    Now, if you excuse me, I have some Charger memories to suppress.
    2021 Chargers - The Wussies of the West

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    • So did we kick some donkey butt or Wat?
      Dean Spanos Should Get Ass Cancer Of The Ass!
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      • No we needed about 15 more game day threads yesterday...
        Go Rivers!

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        • I was working yesterday. I can start several for next week tho.
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          • I think each reply to each thread should be its own thread, just to make sure.

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            • Originally posted by Mister Hoarse View Post
              I was working yesterday. I can start several for next week tho.
              Do we want to win? I held back yesterday in case we wanted to tank, and really to be kind to Fleet. I make enough messes around here..
              Go Rivers!

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              • Originally posted by 6025 View Post
                He's not learning anything by being benched either. This season is lost anyway. Sitting him for a series or two I can see, but they need to build this kid up. Is there anything being done in practice to help him? This guy is being buried here, a number 1 pick being wrongly utilized and wrongly coached, something needs to be done to fix him. I don't think McCoy is up to the task.
                The first lesson he needs to learn is to hold on to the ball. He doesn't really need to be 'fixed' IMO. As a runner, he's swamped every play and is lucky to get positive yardage. He shows some of what Mathews did in the sense that he has some power and can get low and break tackles to make something out of nothing. But putting the ball on the ground is not something you can recover from in practice. And it's not something that gameday experience improves. It's a mentality. I'd venture to say that he might be trying too hard to get yardage and is exposing the ball too much. But regardless, you can't drop the ball and until he gets his mind right, he's going to get the Cool Hand Luke treatment.

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                • Originally posted by ArtistFormerlyKnownAsBKR View Post
                  The first lesson he needs to learn is to hold on to the ball. He doesn't really need to be 'fixed' IMO. As a runner, he's swamped every play and is lucky to get positive yardage. He shows some of what Mathews did in the sense that he has some power and can get low and break tackles to make something out of nothing. But putting the ball on the ground is not something you can recover from in practice. And it's not something that gameday experience improves. It's a mentality. I'd venture to say that he might be trying too hard to get yardage and is exposing the ball too much. But regardless, you can't drop the ball and until he gets his mind right, he's going to get the Cool Hand Luke treatment.
                  While I mostly agree with your assessment, and I actually agreed with Mathews getting benched, this season is lost. Having McCoy give Gordon the "Cool Hand Luke" treatment is punishing the wrong guy. As you say, Gordon is probably trying too hard, and that's because he's running in a system that is totally unsuited for him. Nonetheless, benching him is ruining him. At least get him a goddamn touchdown for Christ's sake (IF they ever get into the red zone again that is).

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