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 on: Today at 08:35:33 AM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Blitzer
My impression before the first miss that Leggs was feeling the pressure , I think generally he has been kicking well but what he has to improve on is the metal part of the pressure kicks.
And I am not sure anyone else would agree but it seemed to me the holding was not very good. I am not sure what the issue was but on the one it seemed to me the ball came down late.
And on the other the holder held the ball differently than I what I am used to seeing at the same time I would be looking for the best FA PKs if I was the Bombers GM.

It looks like the hold was a little slow. I think it threw Leggs off, but next time I would expect he'll be ready. The holder could pull the ball away if it's not going to work. He'll learn from his mistakes like everybody does, I'm sure.

 on: Today at 04:29:43 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
I bought chow from 4 different IGF vendors last night.  I think they had 3 different debit machine types!!  That meant it was a different sequence of 3-5 keypresses to make the purchase.  I couldn't apply what I learned at the first one to the other ones.  (The first one was hit 1 four times to get it done with a 10% tip; easy peasy.)

It would be beneficial if all of IGF could standardize on 1 terminal.  I'm also a receipt guy.  25% of the vendors say "no receipts" or "receipts not working".  IGF should have a policy you must provide a receipt if asked.  Who the heck knows what number the kids are punching into the machine.

And having the cash option again would be nice.  50/50 lines were worse not only due to the $100k bonus, but the slow terminal process.  They were so bad I didn't bother getting a 50/50 for the first time in forever.  I even went in very "off-hours" points of the game and there were still lines.  Where were the people walking around with 50/50 machines like they used to have?

 on: Today at 04:22:39 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Was it the female official that threw the goal line flag?  She was one of the line judges, no?  Not saying it was because she's a woman... just wondering if there is extra scrutiny...

This time it was not.  It was that scrawny teenager-looking ref.  He's screwed us over a few times in the past years.  But in this instance he got it right.  I don't know what CFL some of you guys watch but I see them call a finger over on the turf from a set player 100% of the time.  I think I recall them missing a possible one once in 5 years.

It's fascinating that MOS (on post-show) wasn't sure whether the ball was spotted right at the 1 or maybe a few inches further back.  If the latter, then the finger might not be offside.  Since PBP list doesn't say partial yards, we'll never know.  I assume Dom's second try got him within 1 yard, thus making LoS at precisely the 1 yard line, meaning this is a legit O/S call.

 on: Today at 04:10:09 AM 
Started by The Zipp - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
Well I'm giving up blowing MBT's horn permanently, not only can he not execute well enough to beat the Ti-Cats second stringer Shiltz, their 3rd string QB pushes him beyond his limits.  Next time he gets upset about being yanked, I hope Dinwiddie smacks him upside the head with a helmet.  At the end of this season both those clowns will be replaced.

 on: Today at 04:02:45 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Prokop held week one and promptly went on the 6 game injury list. We missed a kick in that game where the hold seemed to go down in slow motion also. I don't know if Leggs likes him but on tv he does not look efficient in getting the ball set and waiting. The good string of kicks happened with Prokop out.

Interesting theory.  I have not watched the holder closely so I can't speak to it.  BUT, back when we had picky Medlock, he would regularly "can" his holder and request a new one.  He always said he was very sensitive to the holder.  He changed them a few times, and not always due to injury, either.

So if Leggs isn't "feeling it" with Prukop, then Leggs and Biff's Friend and MOS should all talk and figure it out.  Like switch back to Brown (or whoever it was before) if you're on to something.  Leggs might think he's not "senior" enough to broach such subject, so I would hope the coaches would bring this up.

 on: Today at 03:59:19 AM 
Started by pjrocksmb - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
Leggs got away fairly easy Thurs. night, the game ended abruptly and the fans were shocked into silence by disbelief.  If he makes the unfortunate mistake of flubbing multiple makeable kicks again this season at home, IGF fans will be waiting to voice their displeasure for this loss.

 on: Today at 03:57:45 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Other than Liegghio, do you think there is a player on the team that feels worse than Rutledge right now?  You think there is more punishment that you can dole out than letting him think about that finger for the next two weeks?  If anything, his next game (which you would like to sit him from) will be his best, as he tries to atone.

Just a stupid idea, sorry.

If there's no punishment, then there is no message sent that you don't make that mistake in MOS's WFC.  Sure, you have the team-mate pressure, but I think the message needs to be hit home again in that locker room by a coach/coordinator.  You're not doing it so much to show Rutledge as to re-demonstrate to the whole team (especially any first-year guys) that we don't take that penalty.

Do I really think MOS will bench him for 1 game?  Meh, maybe not, especially against CGY, and since we don't really have a NAT that can take that spot nor enough DBs to go around.  But heaven help 38 if he ever does that again...

Hey, how about we pioneer an "off-side guardian": designate the last (or 2nd last) outside DB as someone who watches the line before the snap and shouts to anyone with a finger over.  Might need 2, one on each end, to overcome the IGF noise.  Or a buddy system, each guy checks the guy on his right and gives him an elbow if he's over.

 on: Today at 03:48:55 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Agree. Gray took two penalties should we be sitting him also.

Haha, you're not understanding my issue.  It's not that Rutledge took a penalty, it's that he took a completely avoidable penalty  that MOS has singled out many times as the worst sin.  One that our guys have managed to avoid in countless similar situations.

Remember, Rutledge is new with us this season.  He might not yet know how egregious this penalty is to the Dark Side.  Oh you can bet his fellow D-mates are livid.  Biggie must be apoplectic.

Gray taking IPs a few times is nothing in comparison as WPG gets IP calls 1-3 times a game every game.  And you can never say that cost the game.  Taking a "finger O/S" on your 3rd GL stand that you succeed at and get a TO is a whole new level of frustrating.

 on: Today at 03:47:23 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by Throw Long Bannatyne
From what I could see the holders hand may not have been clear and the ball touched and deflected it.

I doubt it, laws of physics suggests the amount of force exerted on the ball by the kicker would visibly knock the hand of the holder out of the way and cause the ball to tumble. It's flight was more like a wounded duck.

 on: Today at 03:42:58 AM 
Started by ModAdmin - Last post by TecnoGenius
Your understanding of a team game and need to put it all on our kicker, is interesting.

I am not putting it all on the kicker.  I am putting it on the things that are 99% avoidable if people are applying their brains (players and coaches).  That's why I single out:
1) Leggs & Biff's friend: could have put the welly on that regulation time FG getting us 1 point out the back or near the back where our coverage could make an EZ tackle for 1.
2) Rutledge: first Bomber to take that penalty in ages.  I think we've done that now twice in 7 years.  MOS says every time that is the one penalty that is inexcusable (on the coach's show).

I don't care Leggs missed the FG.  In fact, it's Leggs so we know maybe 60/40 chance he makes one from 32.  I care no one bothered to tell him to hoof it like there was no tomorrow.  He's not putting juice on that thing at all, look at his swing.  Botching the "save your bacon" 1 pointer is what is inexcusable.  Add the cover team to that because except more maybe 1 guy, no one was sprinting to the EZ to make the stop.  Did no one coach the line to get their butts to the EZ to make the stop in-goal?  It's a complete breakdown on ST.  A comedy of errors.

But since it's Leggs' leg, he gets to take most of the heat.

From what I could see the holders hand may not have been clear and the ball touched and deflected it.

The angles on TSN were bad.  The one promising one had an Al in the way at the critical time.  I have no idea how you would determine this.  If it was mostly Prukop's fault, the dude should have come out after the game and said so as the stand up thing to take the heat off Leggs.  The holds looked fine to me the whole night, but I will rewatch and look more closely.

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