Roger Goodell set to review catch rule this offseason
With the NFL offseason approaching the hot topic of discussion is what a catch is in the NFL. Fans and players alike have been annoyed with this clear but crazy view of what a catch his. When viewers have to be taught what a catch is while watching the game there is an issue.
The highlight of the issue was shown Week 15 in Pittsburgh. With the game on the line Jesse James essentially “caught” the ball but lost possession of it as he reached for the end zone. The catch was ruled incomplete after video review and the Steelers went on to lose to the New England Patriots. With such huge implications, substantially changing the AFC playoff picture, the rule should rightfully be reviewed.
Earlier this week, NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell stated that he was in fact “concerned” with the rule and that it would be reviewed this offseason.
Hopefully this change brings a clear, logical definition to what a catch is in the NFL.
LA’s Number Two Clearing Cap Space
The trade of Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons was essentially a money dump and an escape from an unworthy deal. This money dump gives the Clippers a sense of freedom they didn’t have before the trade.
But with this cap space comes the idea that the Clips will be making a push for LeBron this offseason. A push they can now afford.
Money aside, why would LeBron ever join a rebuilding effort after suffering the chaos known as the Cleveland Cavaliers. To me it’s just absurd to think that the Clippers have even a remote chance at landing LeBron. Not only will the Clippers have to compete with the rest of the NBA for the LeBron, the greatest player on the planet, they also will have to win being the number two in LA behind the youthful Lakers.
Clearing cap space is wonderful. Looking to restart is promising under consultant Jerry West. Striving for the future is happy and visions are good. But this vision better begin without LeBron James.
Report: Four Years, $94 million, $72 million guaranteed.
Absolutely ridiculous. Crazy. Mind Boggling. Your kidding me right. Moving from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith. That’s paying a game manager BIG that blows playoff leads and can’t close out a game instead of paying YOUR guy, also a game manager.
Even with all the tension between Cousins and Washington’s front office, Washington could and should have signed Kirk to a long term deal. Alex Smith will not get anything done that Kirk Cousins couldn’t have done.
I feel bad for Kirk. Certainly he will have a job hopefully in a better organization next season. But in the meantime I just want to highlight how lucrative this deal is. Paying a QB such a large amount of money for such a small body of work.
The Chiefs really did win this trade. Peacefully trading away the man that mentored their future QB, Patrick Mahomes, gaining a draft pick as well as a young talented cornerback in Kendall Fuller. Kansas City got younger, while Washington settled for mediocrity.
Sidenote; Lets not forget all the weapons Alex Smith will be without. No longer will be have Tyreke Hill, Kareem Hunt, and Travis Kelce.
All of a sudden the lives of two Patriot legends and the leaders of the greatest dynasty ever have been put out for the world to see. After years of absolute seclusion, the dominant men have ventured outside their norms. Why the change? What is different this time around? Are they creating distractions? With Tom and Bill set to play in their 8th Super Bowl, maybe they don’t care about seclusion anymore. They are letting the sports world in. With nothing left to prove, perhaps they have begun to record these times, as a normal person would record a home movie. Brady and Belichick have come to a point; The Super Bowl is just like another family birthday, expected.