A billion dollar industry officiated by part time employees. The only reason that makes sense is to control outcomes with plausible deniability.They’ve been lighting it up when the QB isn’t taking cheap shots to his knees (or head) and the DT isn’t out from knee shots. Even after he caused that late fumble, Bosa still went for the low leg shot. As long as the Niners take the other AFC east key players out, it evens out. It’s like seeing Bama on the schedule for SEC teams. It isn’t just that loss which hurts...it’s the two or three more while the starters heal their knees.
I despise dirty players. Goddamn it, I am tired of watching people cheap shot Tua. While I won’t wish an injury on anyone, if someone happened to take Nick Bosa out with a low shot from behind, I would ponder the vagaries of karma. Dirty motherfucker.
Twas a long time ago. Saw Seattle, under Chuck Knox, used it against the Raiders in the 80s. Didn't even try to hide it, was always the same two inside tackles who would took turns.Historical note…
Back when Cincy was one of the early adopters of the no-huddle and using it regularly, defenses couldn’t adapt. So one team - I cant remember which - pioneered the “trick knee defense” where they began faking injuries to stop the no huddle and slow down the pace.
Full circle. Though Jessie Bates is far from the first and only one to do this this year.
No excusing it, but the team learned of their best shot at the Superbowl (Jimmy GQ, or Jimmy Glass) breaking his foot at halftime. So, yeah, looks like they came out pretty pissed off and/or knowing that Miami might be who they play in said game. Now that the 9ers have a rookie QB (and Mr Irrelevant at that)- I doubt the SuperBowl is in the cards, but who knows what these overpaid, over pumped athletes think - given the emotional nature of the game.It’s definitely disappointing on a number of levels. The Dolphins coach came from the Niners so he should have had Tua prepared for that stuff to the point that it didn’t fluster him so much.
Bottom line is the team wasn’t prepared to win that game. I think Bosa could have played clean and the result would have been the same.
Yep, saw that yesterday - IF they get that far, will coach ride the kid that took them the last 7 weeks or go with Rusty?Garoppolo may return. Depends on how far the Niners go.