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  • Pettigrew hasn't lived up to his 1st round selection, but that doesn't mean he's not worthy of a roster spot.
    Rashean Mathis: "I'm an egg guy. Last year we didn't have (the omelet station). I didn't complain, but I was dying inside."

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    • Correct Brooky.
      GO LIONS "19" !!

      Take us to the promised land Matthew.

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      • The only thing I can remember Pettigrew for in the last two years is unfortunately this:
        [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ6rdrNRKqE"]Refs Pick Up Flag After Pass Interference on Cowboys in 4th Quarter - YouTube[/ame]
        AAL 2018 - Teez Tabor

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        • Originally posted by Cody_Russell View Post
          The only thing I can remember Pettigrew for in the last two years is unfortunately this:
          Refs Pick Up Flag After Pass Interference on Cowboys in 4th Quarter - YouTube
          I always liked Zoo but ducking out of the way of the football is probably my biggest memory of him. While hilarious it also dropped my respect of him as a player.

          But it's not like they are paying him a whole bunch or have better prospects. If Ebron steps it up this year then you can let Pettigrew leave at the end of the year without any dead cap.
          AAL-Nevin Lawson.

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          • Originally posted by Cody_Russell View Post
            The only thing I can remember Pettigrew for in the last two years is unfortunately this:
            Refs Pick Up Flag After Pass Interference on Cowboys in 4th Quarter - YouTube
            Freaking Statsford!

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            • Competition Committee to present scaled-down version of Ravens replay proposal next week

              Posted by Mike Florio on May 18, 2016, 8:09 AM EDT
              APIn March, the Ravens made a radical proposal for an overhaul to the replay system. Offered without the endorsement of the Competition Committee, the idea to switch from a long list of reviewable plays to a small universe of non-reviewable plays gathered plenty of momentum at the annual league meeting.
              Ultimately, the issue was tabled until the May meeting of league owners. Mark Maske of the Washington Post now reports that the Competition Committee has supplanted Baltimore’s proposal with a more limited change to the current system.
              While the full details aren’t available yet, Maske writes that the new proposal “will just try to clean up and simplify the language” of the rules.
              The Ravens apparently are fine with most of the proposal, given that the Ravens have made only one independent proposal for the May meeting: Making illegal hits on defenseless players subject to replay review.
              Regardless of whether the Competition Committee, the Ravens, or any other team proposes a change, at least 24 of the 32 owners must agree before a rule change happens.
              Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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              • http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/15...nesota-vikings

                Detroit Lions

                What Went Right

                They emphasized the offensive line in rebuilding their offense. Long in need of help up front, the Lions have used first-round picks on players such as Riley Reiff and Laken Tomlinson with limited returns. Tomlinson flashed some promise last year as a rookie, and Reiff has been serviceable at tackle, but outside of Larry Warford, the Lions needed more building blocks up front.
                So you can't fault new Lions general manager Bob Quinn for using a first-round pick on massive Ohio State tackle Taylor Decker. He will likely start on the right side as a rookie and may eventually move over to protect Matthew Stafford's blind side if the Lions don't re-up Reiff after this season. While Quinn was missing a third-round pick after a short-sighted trade during last year's draft saw the Lions move up to grab defensive tackle Gabe Wright (who was a healthy scratch by the second half), Quinn used his compensatory third-rounder to nab Michigan interior lineman Graham Glasgow. He also signed former Giants lineman Geoff Schwartz to a one-year deal for $860,000, a worthwhile risk for a guard who has been effective when healthy.
                They brought Haloti Ngata back. While Ngata wasn't the weapon he once was with the Ravens during his debut season in Detroit, he played more effectively as the season went along, which was true of much of the Lions' defense. In a market where defensive linemen were getting mammoth deals, signing Ngata for two years and $12 million with just $6 million guaranteed was a victory.
                The Lions re-signed Haloti Ngata for a relative bargain ($6 million guaranteed). Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
                What Went Wrong

                Calvin Johnson retired. Not part of the grade, but, well, that's no fun.
                They paid Marvin Jones a premium to replace Calvin Johnson. It's not fair to expect Jones to live up to the Hall of Fame stature of Megatron, and the Lions were stuck shopping for wide receivers in a market where there wasn't much available, but Detroit paid a staggering premium for a receiver who has a broken foot in his recent injury history and posted a pedestrian 65-816-4 line during his best season in Cincinnati. Jones got $13 million guaranteed and $27 million over the first three years of his deal. That's roughly comparable to what T.Y. Hilton ($28 million) got over the first three years of his contract, and keep in mind that Hilton's deal (for a far more productive player than Jones) was regarded around the league as an overpay. The Lions were desperate, but you have to wonder if they would have been better off just going with a couple of veteran free agents on the cheap and drafting somebody like Tyler Boyd to chip in.
                They lost Isa Abdul-Quddus. Before their Week 9 bye, the Lions allowed opposing quarterbacks to post a QBR of 83.0, the worst figure in football. (Worse than the Saints!) They inserted Abdul-Quddus into the starting lineup at safety for James Ihedigbo during the bye week, and afterward, their pass defense was remarkably better. The Lions improved to 23rd down the stretch with a QBR allowed of 67.0; not great, and Abdul-Quddus wasn't the only force driving that improvement, but he sure helped. It would have been nice to hold onto a 26-year-old safety who helps out on special teams and apparently has some upside as a starter in the backfield, but the Dolphins snatched him up on a three-year, $12.8 million deal.
                What's Next?

                Re-signing their young core. Megatron's $12.9 million in dead money comes off of Detroit's cap next year, so while that might give Lions fans hope of a big spending splurge in free agency, they'll need to use that money to lock up the useful players drafted by Martin Mayhew. That starts with Warford, who is one of the league's better guards and in line for a huge raise from the $1.8 million he'll earn in 2016. Quinn will need to make a tough call on Reiff, who might not be an average left tackle even if teams are willing to pay him like one in free agency. The real burden will be re-signing superstar edge rusher Ezekiel Ansah, but the Lions can't do that until next offseason, anyway.
                Grade: C+
                Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                • Mike Shanahan: Dan Snyder and RG3 conspired to change our offense
                  Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                  • Speaking of James Ihedigbo, what an awful pass defender.

                    I watched the highlights of the Dallas vs Detroit 2014 playoff game yesterday because the Pettigrew discussion... Ihedigbo gave up the huge TD to Terrance Williams before the 2nd half and allowed a 1st down to Jason Witten on 4th and long.

                    Garbage pass defender.
                    AAL 2018 - Teez Tabor

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                    • Lil late with the recognition on James IamAliabilityHo.

                      Been saying it for a long while.

                      Alex Smith toyed with him on his 55 yard long run in London. AS gave him a simple inside juke from 15 yards away and left him in his dust as he (AS) accelerated easily past him down the sideline.
                      SHOW me, don't TELL me. Still waiting....

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                      • Ihedigbo was solid in 2014 (though not great) .... then held out looking for more money. When he didn't get it his game, went to shit. He was embarassing last year.
                        Forever One!

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                        • He was sad and depressed Mass. The Lions should have just paid him.
                          GO LIONS "19" !!

                          Take us to the promised land Matthew.

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                          • Ravens' push to expand instant replay continues at Charlotte owners meeting
                            Ravens' push to expand instant replay continues at Charlotte owners meeting

                            By Clifton Brown May 18, 2016 9:30 AM





                            Sparked by changes suggested by the Ravens, the rules for NFL instant replay will be a hot topic of conversation at the May 24 owners meeting in Charlotte.
                            According to the Washington Post, the competition committee will present a proposal for expanding the use of instant replay to the owners for a vote. However, the committee’s proposal will be a reduced version of what the Ravens presented at the owners meeting in March.
                            The Ravens have proposed making all plays reviewable, except for eight categories that are essentially judgment calls:
                            1. Offensive or defensive holding
                            2. Offensive or defensive pass interference
                            3. Illegal contact
                            4. Illegal use of hands
                            5. Whether a forward passer has been forcibly contacted
                            6. Whether a defenseless receiver has been forcibly contacted
                            7. Whether a kicker has been forcibly contacted
                            8. Unsportsmanlike contact
                            The Ravens were victimized last season by an obvious missed call during a loss to the Jaguars. A false start by the Jaguars was not called, and on the ensuing play, Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil was called for a facemask penalty. That penalty moved the Jaguars into position for the game-winning field goal on the final play.
                            After the game, the NFL admitted the Jaguars should have been penalized before Dumervil’s penalty. That would have resulted in a 10-second runoff that would have ended the game, with the Ravens winning.
                            Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes making the correct call should be the league’s No. 1 goal regarding officiating. Why should games be decided by missed calls, or incorrect calls, when the league has so much technology at its disposal?
                            “That’s the most compelling argument, is the credibility of the game,” Harbaugh said in April. “If the fans perceive outcomes as being fair and correct, then you have credibility, it’s more exciting. But if the fans perceive outcomes as being incorrect and therefore unfair, if they see a team that won a game that shouldn’t have won the game because of a blown call that could have been corrected that they saw in real time, on TV, in their device, on their TV screen, fans aren’t going to accept that.”
                            In March, the owners decided to table discussion about expanding instant replay until May. Right now, only 33 plays are reviewable, causing confusion about which plays can be challenged, and which plays cannot.
                            Harbaugh believes the Ravens’ proposal for expanding replay would create a less-complicated system, and a more effective way to help officials make the right call. The owners and competition committee will give their response in Charlotte.
                            Trickalicious - I don't think it is fair that the division rivals get to play the Lions twice. The Lions NEVER get to play the Lions, let alone twice.

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                            • Any replay system is doomed to failure if they guy viewing the replays are idiots like the current guy....

                              Anybody remember the Arizona game where they ruled the Arizona special teamer had 'controlled' the ball because they were able to freeze frame him with both hands touching the ball.

                              So Calvin Johnson doesn't have control despite snatching the ball cleanly with two hands ... get both fee down in bounds ... fall to the ground ... show the ball to the ref ... then roll over and try to get up when the he subsequently loses the ball using it to help him stand back up ... doesn't have control.

                              but a guy falling back into the endzone does have control by essentially volleyballing it back into the field a play. He had control even though he wasn't even trying to control it?

                              idiots.
                              Forever One!

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                              • I wish they would put a chip in the balls and use a GPS system to actually track where a ball crosses out of bounds, or to use determining how far the ball is advanced on a play, or whether it crossed the goal-line, etc.

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