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  •  Can someone explain why that RB snap was legal? (0+ / 0-)

    Specifically, relating to the fact that Brady was clearly not ready - signaling and talking to the WR, not even looking at the line of scrimmage.

    I know that any back can take the snap, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of motion infraction, but is there any clearly defined pre-snap process that allows or prevents what NE did there?

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    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 09:24:01 PM PST

    •  Good point. It did seem exceptionally sneaky (1+ / 0-)
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      Earlier this week when Brendan Ayenbadejo said that the Patriots offense was gimmicky and not real football, this is the kind of crap he was talking about. Meanwhile, some Patriot player tweeted that this was the most disrespectful thing ever said about the Patriots. I laughed hard when I read that. There have been FAR more disrespectful things said about the Patriots.

      But getting back to that play, I guess as long as the O-line remained set and Brady continued calling signals that it was a legal snap, just deceptive. I think it pissed off the Ravens' D as well.

      Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

      by kbman on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 11:57:19 PM PST

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      •  Too bad, Brendan. (1+ / 0-)
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        Go back to the "Why do the Patriots suck" debate and add "A willingness to experiment" to Belichek and Brady's good sides.

        I like to see some trick plays every once in a while.

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        "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

        There are no Christians in foxholes.

        by Odysseus on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:53:50 AM PST

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