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  • Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

    Look like J. Lau to me, pretty clearly. It was credited to Will Witherspoon.

    I contacted the NFL and Elias about this to correct it, they adamantly claim Witherspoon forced it.

    I think they are crazy, how about you?
    30
    Will Witherspoon
    6.67%
    2
    James Lauranitis
    73.33%
    22
    BigRedMan
    16.67%
    5
    Jim Everett
    3.33%
    1

  • #2
    Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

    here is the video

    at first it looks like no ones strips it and burleson just drops the ball but in a replay you can see james's hand slide under burleson's arm and punch it out


    NFL Videos: Rams Defense Highlight, WK 01 vs. Seahawks 2009

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    • #3
      Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

      There is absolutely ZERO question that Laurinaitis stripped the ball and caused the fumble. Witherspoon hit him first, then Atogwe, THEN James made the play. You will never see a more clear replay. After the play, look at who is getting all the pats on the back by the Rams players, they know who caused it.

      Official stats are often incorrect, then later changed. Why anyone would claim Witherspoon stripped the ball is beyond me. Maybe they don't care. The official scorers are NUTS!

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      • #4
        Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

        Yeah, I watched just Witherspoon on the play and he didn't even touch the ball, let alone strip it. I think the big bad NFL just doesn't want to look bad by admitting they were wrong to a fan.

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        • #5
          Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

          This just in:

          Elias Sports Bureau Defends Fumble Call

          In a sharply worded retort, the Elias Sports Bureau adamantly defended its decision to award a Week 1 forced fumble to Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon instead of James Laurinaitis. Elias denied allegations that this decision was made to diminish Laurinaitis' chances of becoming the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Week. "Such accusations are downright absurd," stated Review Committee chair Jay Maualuga, speaking on behalf of fellow committee members Sharon Curry and Myron Cushing.

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          • #6
            Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

            I thought I saw Mr. Phantom sack around the ball!

            Not only if the forced fumble attributed to Witherspoon, so is the tackle ...
            Last edited by RamsInfiniti; -09-17-2009, 11:42 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

              Infiniti,
              Glad to see you decided to hang around the clan a little longer buddy.

              JLau definitely caused that fumble.. He got screwed.

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              • #8
                Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                Originally posted by AvengerRam View Post
                This just in:

                Quote:
                Elias Sports Bureau Defends Fumble Call

                In a sharply worded retort, the Elias Sports Bureau adamantly defended its decision to award a Week 1 forced fumble to Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon instead of James Laurinaitis. Elias denied allegations that this decision was made to diminish Laurinaitis' chances of becoming the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Week. "Such accusations are downright absurd," stated Review Committee chair Jay Maualuga, speaking on behalf of fellow committee members Sharon Curry and Myron Cushing.
                Jay Maualuga wouldn't be related to Ray Maualuga, would he? Conspiracy theorists wonder. ;)

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                • #9
                  Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                  Originally posted by viper View Post
                  Jay Maualuga wouldn't be related to Ray Maualuga, would he? Conspiracy theorists wonder. ;)
                  And what about Sharon Curry is that Aaron Curry's Mom or how about Myron Cushing is that Brian Cushing's brother??? Little weird huh !!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                    Originally posted by Flipper89 View Post
                    And what about Sharon Curry is that Aaron Curry's Mom or how about Myron Cushing is that Brian Cushing's brother??? Little weird huh !!!
                    By golly, that is just too many coincidences. We may be onto something here!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                      If we believe in the Spags team concept, I think this one is a good example of the good things that happen when these guys work together. And, equally important if not more so, how quickly it can be wasted by a lack of team cohesion and individual mistakes; see the futile drive that followed.

                      I bet Lau would have traded credit he obviously deserved on the turnover for a score on that ensuing drive.And I have no problem with Spoon getting the credit because he made the initial contact & WENT FOR THE TACKLE, at least slowing the WR so Atogwe could soften the guy's grip and allow the late-arriving Lau to pick the ripe pigskin plum. It was a gift bought by Spoon, prettily-wrapped by OJ,imo.

                      That is team football,imo. A turnover is obviously always a good thing but it quickly loses importance in the grand scheme of things if you don't capitalize on it & becomes this amusing chat fodder/moral victory.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                        Would the individual that saw Jim Everett cause the fumble please step forward and tell me what you saw? I also felt it might have been Jimbo ...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                          Originally posted by RamsInfiniti View Post
                          Would the individual that saw Jim Everett cause the fumble please step forward and tell me what you saw? I also felt it might have been Jimbo ...
                          I think the only fumble that might be credited to Everett, other than his own, of course, would be when he tackled that interviewer and caused the douche to drop the contents of his bladder and/or rectum.

                          Many believe that was staged; a phantom fight ,if you will, but I like to think otherwise. I'd have hated to be the zebra who had to check the guy's pants for the ,um, spot of the ,um,foul, though.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                            It's gotta be BRM.....He's got more moves than Ex-Lax

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                            • #15
                              Re: Who forced that fumble against the Seahawks?

                              Originally posted by Azul e Oro View Post
                              I think the only fumble that might be credited to Everett, other than his own, of course, would be when he tackled that interviewer and caused the douche to drop the contents of his bladder and/or rectum.

                              Many believe that was staged; a phantom fight ,if you will, but I like to think otherwise. I'd have hated to be the zebra who had to check the guy's pants for the ,um, spot of the ,um,foul, though.
                              nah, that wasn't staged. it was that blowhard jim rome doing the interviewing. he's got a long track record of not only being a complete ****, but also intentionally trying to rile up his guests.... jimbo was not the 1st, nor the last interviewee to get that type of treatment.

                              ps. i hope he did have an accident in his pants!

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