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Old 10-12-2009, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Question about the last sack...

I was watching the highlights and on the last sack on our last drive, two Patriot players went for the knees of Orton and that actually could very well have been a serious injury.

If you aren't supposed to go for the knees, why was roughing the passer not called?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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I was watching the highlights and on the last sack on our last drive, two Patriot players went for the knees of Orton and that actually could very well have been a serious injury.

If you aren't supposed to go for the knees, why was roughing the passer not called?
The obvious answer would be that he's not Tom Brady.

But, I'd need to see the play again. I have it at home. But, any vid to post?
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:16 AM   #3
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I think the rule is that you can't be on the ground and then lunge at the QB's (er Brady's) legs.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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Plus, i think it only applies when the ball is outo f the QB's hands
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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Plus, i think it only applies when the ball is outo f the QB's hands
I dont think so. I dont think you are allowed to lunge at the QBs legs whether he has the ball or not. ANd two Patriot players lunged at his legs and hit him in fact.

I dont know what the ruling really is or anything its why I was asking but it was reminiscent of what happened to Tom Brady last year against the Chiefs and it seems to me that they made the Brady Rule to protect a QBs legs.

*shrug* I was just wondering is all.
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I was thinking that when I saw the replay, I was jumping up and screaming "why don't they call a flag on those guys going below the knees." But your'e right, he ain't Tom.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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Awesome! They know Orton is talented enough that they want him out for the season. Well, it didnt happen and he will put another offensive beat down on them once they return to face us in round two of the playoffs. (was that me getting all gitty 5 weeks into the season?)
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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I was thinking that when I saw the replay, I was jumping up and screaming "why don't they call a flag on those guys going below the knees." But your'e right, he ain't Tom.
ditto
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Saw that too... I guess Orton doesn't get the primadonna treatment...
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:32 AM   #10
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Go to 4:12 in the film...

Kno takes out both of them with a huge cut block.
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Only the greatness of Tom Terrific gets those calls. Orton can't carry Tom's jock, so no flag on that play.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:34 AM   #12
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I guess the one defender just jumps, falls on the ground and his momentum rolls into Orton's legs.

I can see the no-call there and probably a good one but that's far more dangerous than the call they had on Baltimore against Brady last week.
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I was watching the highlights and on the last sack on our last drive, two Patriot players went for the knees of Orton and that actually could very well have been a serious injury.

If you aren't supposed to go for the knees, why was roughing the passer not called?
I wondered the same thing. After the BS that Brady got and they dove at Orton's legs and the no-call I was pretty pissed off. Brady gets to make his own calls, I guess.
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