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When I was getting into the sport, I found John Madden's commentary informative.

 

He would look at a way the Offence was lined up and suggest the possible play to come. 9 times out of 10 he seemed to be right.

 

Tony Romo does a good job of this nowadays.

 

After you watch for a while, you do get an idea of whether it is likely to be a run or pass play. Screens tend to be called more when the Offence has quite a few yards to get and thinks the opposition Defence may be blitzing. You'll think they're gonna sack the QB and he'll do a quick flip to the RB or WR, with Offensive Linenen further down the field than usual.

 

Probably better to watch full games, rather than Redzone, whilst you get used to it.

Playing Madden NFL on PlayStation was a big help to me learning different plays and what they meant. Even then it has taken me years to have a decent understanding of penalties and having an idea of what a flag has been thrown for. Still learning though, as last week was the first I knew you couldn't get flagged for pass interference on a fake punt play.

 

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I wouldn’t play fantasy. You end up getting wrapped up in certain player’s performances and not actually enjoying the game itself

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Wouldn't know where to start...do you get different lineups like in football or is it set positions that lineup slightly different each play?
Latter is somewhat accurate. For example on a short yardage play like a 4th & 1 both sides will deploy their biggest players in terms of size. Another example is on offence teams will adjust the number of wide recievers, tight ends or running backs depending on the play being deployed.

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Playing Madden NFL on PlayStation was a big help to me learning different plays and what they meant. Even then it has taken me years to have a decent understanding of penalties and having an idea of what a flag has been thrown for. Still learning though, as last week was the first I knew you couldn't get flagged for pass interference on a fake punt play. 


I work with a saints fan and he is still going on about the rams game last year.. there is an article going about in saints forums about the number one of penalties against them compared to for them this year... he believes there is a vandetta against them.

To be fair that play was ridiculous and should have been flagged

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On 12/12/2019 at 21:37, GNU_Linux said:

If I was to hazard a guess the Cowboys are probably the most supported NFL team in Europe

The Cowboys (and Patriots) are the most-supported NFL teams in the US, based on viewing figures for individual games. Their recent 13-9 borefest was the most-watched US TV event in the last 9 months and the highest-viewed NFL match in over 20 years (apologies for the mangled English, and I suspect that excludes Superbowls). And they play in a division with big markets (New York, Philly, Washington) and storied franchises (as they put it). So the Cowboys get moved to MNF, TNF, SNF regularly. Plus they always play on Thanksgiving.

Looking at the late games next weekend, I'd be amazed if they weren't on again vs Philly. You might not see them after that until next season though.

I take the general point that the NFC East is over-exposed, especially when it's a dumpster fire like this year.

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Ffs, what a tit

 

Didn't realise its his 8th offence. He's obviously got a serious problem. Hope he gets the help he needs.

 

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17 hours ago, peasy23 said:

Be as well banning him for life, he's obviously too stupid to change his ways.

Agree. He’s had help at the franchises he’s been with. How many chances does the daft cnut get? 

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The NFL needs to be the one to change here. Loads of folk getting dug up for taking something that is legal in multiple states is not a good look, it also doesn't make any sense.

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On ‎14‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 17:23, peasy23 said:

 Still learning though, as last week was the first I knew you couldn't get flagged for pass interference on a fake punt play.

 

That's was a wild play though I doubt anyone knew/knows what should have happened there. I am not even sure it was ruled correctly. I dunno what the official stance was either.

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Gamepass Pro on over until July for £36. Do the UK black outs apply to the playoffs? I'm very tempted to avoid relying on dodgy streams and being able to watch back 'as live' the late play off games. I've never had gamepass before.

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22 hours ago, Mr. Brightside said:

The NFL needs to be the one to change here. Loads of folk getting dug up for taking something that is legal in multiple states is not a good look, it also doesn't make any sense.

It wouldn’t be a good look if the NFL were seen to sanction smoking dope for supposedly elite athletes. The percentage of guys who actually make it all the way to the NFL, with the average career span being about four years due to the brutal nature of the sport? Then you have someone like Gordon spunking it away for the sake of smoking some joints? Cnut can smoke as much weed as he wants when he retires, in his thirties, with his life ahead of him and zillions in the bank. FFS, even Brock Osweiler has just retired with $41 million in the bank.

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It wouldn’t be a good look if the NFL were seen to sanction smoking dope for supposedly elite athletes.

This is nonsense. The rest was word salad.

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5 minutes ago, Mr. Brightside said:


This is nonsense. The rest was word salad.

Why is it nonsense? A sporting governing body should come out and say they are sanctioning the smoking of weed by players. You think it’s nonsense that they aren’t doing it, and have the cheek to say I’m posting word salad. 

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The problem is some states say it’s legal. So why shouldn’t the NFL say it’s ok as long as the state says it’s alright?

On Gordon though,he’s a talented lad who could make millions but has thrown it all away. He really needs proper help.

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