I'm not sure if anyones asked this before.. but can someone tell me what the difference between a "small-market team" and a "big-market team" is? And which one is St. Louis??
Thanks in advance.
The irony of the past 13 years is that the nation's 2nd largest market (LA) does not have an NFL team.
the beauty of the NFL is how they handle thier business and thier profit sharing technices to keep a balance in the league and maintain competitiveness between large and small market teams. take MLB for example where large market team with very wealthy owners who can go over the cap and pay the penalties, can always have good teams and pay for the best player (yankees, redsox, etc.), while small market teams have to struggle and have a good season here and there (royals, brewers, etc.). while there are repeat team in the NFL that are good for many years, it is more a result of the coaches, and schemes. take the Patriots for example, i wouldn't consider many of thier players to be a whole lot better than players on other teams, and they operate on the same budget as other teams, yet they have great coaching, and make use of their resources a well as they can. man the NFL is awesome!
Q) Where'd the tuck rule come from. Is there a precedent for them introducing it, like they introduce the horse collar this year because TO broke his ankle?
The rule was actually codified in 1999, but it was the 2002 playoff game between the Pats and Raiders that everyone remembers. Brady appeared to fumble the ball when hit by Woodson. The "fumble" was recovered by Greg Biekert, which would have sealed the deal for the Raiders and sent them to the AFC championship vs. the Steelers. However, applying the "tuck rule", the call was reversed. The Pats kicked a FG, and beat the Raiders in overtime.Quote:
NFL Rule 3, Section 21, Article 2, Note 2: "When a Team A player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his hand starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble."
Controversial to say the least.
Great idea ! Go ahead
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Thought I'd revive this thread by linking to a pretty detailed Pro Football Focus article that explains many of the defensive line techniques you'll see on Sundays in the NFL. Rather informative!
Defensive Line Techniques - The Prototypes | ProFootballFocus.com
OK CIAFT! I've got for you.
We all hear several NFL terminologies...Cover 2, 46 defense, west coast offense, run and shoot, oc, dc, gaps etc etc etc......
What's this "scheme" we hear and read about? What exactly is SCHEME?