Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    895
    Blog Entries
    2

    Worst tackling display I have ever seen



    I feel like I need to take a shower after watching this Detroit - NO game. Thank goodness we get to watch REAL NFL defenses play in the AFC North. For now, at least. If this is what football is going to become in the next decade, I will stop watching.




  2. #2

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    Offensive records are being broken left and right, even by back up quarterbacks, and they are flagging any defensive player who tackles a receiver right after they catch the ball. What, is the defender supposed to let the receiver run 5 yards down field and count to 5 Mississippi's before trying to make a tackle?




  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    895
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    A lot of these offensive records have to do with some of the worst defenses ever seen on an NFL field. The Detroit defense is not an NFL-caliber defense. Period. The Saints were going for 4th downs anywhere on the field, like there was no tomorrow, because they do not have an NFL defense, either. This was just a strange game, maybe the strangest I have watched. GB is crowned as the best team in the NFL, with a defense ranked 32th in the league, and if they can be worse than this Detroit defense, then they ARE bad. If this is going to become the norm in the NFL, I am out as a fan.




  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Posts
    7,899

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    Quote Originally Posted by Uli2001 View Post
    I feel like I need to take a shower after watching this Detroit - NO game. Thank goodness we get to watch REAL NFL defenses play in the AFC North. For now, at least. If this is what football is going to become in the next decade, I will stop watching.
    +1

    That wasn't football last night. That was a video game. I hope one of the top defenses left win the Super Bowl.
    "I got this." - Justin Tucker




  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Land of Verdite
    Posts
    12,146
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    Other than San Fransisco, the vast majority of quality defenses are in the AFC. Brian Billick commented on this new idea that the best QBs are, for the most part, in the NFC now. A sort of changing of the guards. However, all of the best defenses, sans San Fransisco, are in the AFC.

    Put those NFC QBs in the AFC North full-time and see what happens.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




  6. #6

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    The sad thing is, I don't think it's the rules making these defenses suck so bad. Honestly, the rules haven't affected how teams can run the ball, but the Ravens #2 ranked rush defense is giving up something like 90 yards per game. That's not really all that great.




  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    895
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    Quote Originally Posted by alienrace View Post
    The sad thing is, I don't think it's the rules making these defenses suck so bad. Honestly, the rules haven't affected how teams can run the ball, but the Ravens #2 ranked rush defense is giving up something like 90 yards per game. That's not really all that great.
    Agreed. The rules do not explain the abysmal tackling seen yesterday either. Perhaps the best athletes just don't want to Play defense anymore in high- school and college. Thank ESPN for that.




  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    College Station, TX
    Posts
    895
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    Nice to see that others think the same. What did the Saints had, something like 700 yards of offense?




  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    The Land of Verdite
    Posts
    12,146
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Worst tackling display I have ever seen

    It was somewhere in the sixes.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Russell Street Report Website Design by D3Corp Ocean City Maryland