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What Players Can and Can’t-Do Under The NFL’s New Celebration Rules

The NFL was probably tired of everyone calling them the No Fun League, so they are allowing fun celebrations again after scores and turnovers. Don’t get too excited, because it wouldn’t be the NFL without some stupid and ridiculous rules attached. We dissected the new rules to see exactly what players can and can’t-do, so […]

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The NFL was probably tired of everyone calling them the No Fun League, so they are allowing fun celebrations again after scores and turnovers. Don’t get too excited, because it wouldn’t be the NFL without some stupid and ridiculous rules attached. We dissected the new rules to see exactly what players can and can’t-do, so let’s dive in, shall we?

For years the touchdown celebrations in the NFL were getting out of hand with props and gimmicks that were distracting from the game. So the NFL stepped in and made all celebrations other than spiking the ball and high fives illegal and subject to a 15-yard penalty. Then we were stuck in the doldrums for years as players were systematically penalized and dined for anything that showed any flare or originality.

Let’s face it, the NFL wanted a bland product that is palatable to the most people, so they watered down the product. As we have seen in the recent presidential election, our country is divided and certain people were not happy with excessive celebrations. Not even talking about the anthem protests, which is another whole ball of yarn but it still deals with similar issues.

Gladly the NFL woke up and realized the actual product is important and if its good, people will watch. They allowed celebrations back with restrictions but it has already improved ratings.

What you can and can’t-do are pretty funny actually…
-You can shoot the football like a basketball, but you can’t dunk it over the goal posts.
-You can’t shoot fake weaponry or throw the ball like a grenade, because of that would show violence…


This is the same NFL that has multiple teams with questionable mascots (I’m looking at you Washington and Kansas City), and a few teams with weapons that fire after scores (I’m looking at you Tampa and Minnesota). The NFL needs to chose if people can use weapons or not because the continued double standards are starting to get crazy. The NFL fined Washington CB Josh Norman for firing a fake Bow and Arrow but allows the Buccaneers to fire off a real cannon 7 times when they score a TD. Seems legit.


-You can jump into the stands and party with your entire team but you had better not twerk your butt in a sexual manner, that’s a penalty and a fine.
So if you do one pelvic thrust or booty shake you can get a 15-yard-penalty and a hefty fine.
-Don’t even think about using a prop or celebrating too long, that is excessive and will most likely get you a fine.


– Thankfully you and your teammates are allowed to do fun group celebrations, like when the Redskins intercepted a football and the team proceeded to frisk and arrest that player on the field. Talk about a protest celebration. I expect these players to get fined and the NFL will obviously be cracking down on these type of celebrations.

The NFL may have loosened up the strings a little bit, just don’t forget who runs the show and who writes the checks…

 

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Giants Players Reportedly Hate Head Coach McAdoo

The New York Giants season just keeps getting worse after their horrible start, now a mutiny is starting. 

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The New York Giants season just keeps getting worse after their horrible start, now a mutiny is starting. The Giants are 1-7 at their midway mark and now there are reports of a mutiny.

 

The season started off bad with flashy wide receiver O’Dell Beckham Jr. nursing a sore ankle and then losing him for the season a few games in. The team started out 0-5 and only won their first game after HC Ben McAdoo relinquished play-calling duties.

 

The report by Benjamin Allbright of Mile High Sports claims that a source close to the team said, “the players hate him, no one trusts him and he is only out for himself.” The source went on to say that he’d be “shocked beyond belief if McAdoo returns next season.”

Hate is a strong word, but as stories of a possible Eli Manning benching by McAdoo surface, the teammates start to come together. When someone goes after your quarterback, a football team will rally around their leader and it is obvious who the team respects more.

 

McAdoo has been on the hot seat since the team’s terrible start and last season’s disappointing finish. After the head coach gave up play-calling responsibilities, the Giants upset the Denver Broncos, so maybe it was his bad play calling or the fact that the team simply does not respect him.

It is difficult to get grown NFL players to respect you as a head coach and it seems to me that McAdoo has lost his locker room.

 

Usually, a big upset on the road will spark a football team but after that victory, the Giants lost their next two games, both of which were at home, by a combined 75-24…

 

Let’s face it, the Giants are a ship without a captain and a team with a washed-up quarterback and no healthy wide receivers. Their season is over, they should sit Eli, start his backup and see if he has what it takes to take over the reins.

We all know by now that Ben McAdoo will be coaching elsewhere next season, the only question is does he know?

 

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Its Time to Start Worrying About Andrew Luck

The Colts franchise quarterback and easily one of the brightest young stars in the NFL may have a career-ending shoulder injury, and the doctors are baffled. It’s usually not a good thing when your ailment confuses doctors and keeps them bewildered nine months after your surgery. That is the exact situation Andrew Luck is in, […]

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The Colts franchise quarterback and easily one of the brightest young stars in the NFL may have a career-ending shoulder injury, and the doctors are baffled. It’s usually not a good thing when your ailment confuses doctors and keeps them bewildered nine months after your surgery. That is the exact situation Andrew Luck is in, nine months after his shoulder surgery, he still has a mysterious pain that has his doctors completely confused.

Nine months after serious shoulder surgery, Luck threw a football a few times before he was shut down for the season… but this worried his doctors. So, this is where we all start to worry about Andrew Luck and his health. He took a beating last year on a Colts team that was severely undermanned and is now unable to throw a football, which is what he does for a living. Indianapolis has kept any news about Luck secretive and close to the vest, which is understandable.

 

These shoulder issues are not a new thing, they have been a problem for the star QB for the better part of three years. Finally having surgery was supposed to be the end of his issues, but now Luck has a mysterious pain in his throwing arm that doctors can’t figure out. Yes, the doctors who are the arm and shoulder specialists have no idea why he still has pain.

January of 2017, Luck had surgery on his partially torn labrum, which has a 6-9 month recovery time, but after 5 months, Luck hadn’t even picked up a football. So, what was the holdup? The Colts have been tight-lipped about the whole Luck situation, but signs were good before they placed him on the IR (injured reserve.)

 

The Colts are 2-6 at the halfway point so why would they rick play Luck in a no-win situation? That is why they finally came to their senses and placed him on the IR, but should we be worried about Luck’s future?

Yes, we should. It’s been over nine months now since his surgery and he can’t even toss a ball around. This injury could be much worse than previously thought and Luck’s career is in complete jeopardy now. This summer will show us all how far he has come from now and if he is any closer to throwing. By now we know that the Indianapolis Colts will keep any information hidden from the public eye, so only time will tell.

 

If I had to guess, Andrew Luck won’t play football next year either and he may never throw another football in Indianapolis again. Which if I was him I wouldn’t either, I would demand a trade to a team that has interest in protecting their QB. The Colts may have ruined a rising star and one of the best young football prospects the league has seen in a long time.

 

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NFL’s Biggest One-Hit Wonders

When you think of One-Hit Wonders, usually Sir Mix-a-lot and Vanilla Ice come to your mind, but what about NFL one-hit wonders?

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When you think of One-Hit Wonders, usually Sir Mix-a-lot and Vanilla Ice come to your mind, but what about NFL one-hit wonders?  You see them every year, a player goes nuts and we all assume a new star is born and just as fast as they appear, they are gone.  Sometimes it happens because of injuries or sometimes they are just outed as frauds.  Let’s dive into the NFL’s biggest one-hit wonders and try and figure out what went wrong.

 

RG3 – Robert Griffin III – Washington Redskins

When RG3 hit the scene he hit it running faster than anyone else and he seemed destined for greatness until we learned that he had no idea how to slide.  He went from NFL Rookie of the Year to playing Madden 2013 and crying alone on his couch.  His story is common, a massive knee injury followed by more injuries.  Griffin is more suited for the track than a contact sport.

 

Nick Foles – Quarterback – Philadelphia Eagles

This QB came out of nowhere to put up legendary numbers in Chip Kelly’s innovative offense and all of a sudden he is shipped out of town to football purgatory, a Jeff Fisher team.  In just 13 games as the starter in the 2013 season, Foles threw for 2y TDs and only 2 ints.  The secret was actually Chip Kelly’s offense, but once the league had enough tape on it, they figured it out and now his offense is like Michael Jackson… dead.

 

Elbert “Ickey” Woods – Running Back – Cincinnati Bengals

The “Ickey Shuffle” was the best TD dance and a great introduction to a young, flashy player.  Too bad his second season started off with an ACL tear and just two years later he was out of the league.  What a great rookie year he had thought…  He ran for almost 1,100 yards and made the Pro Bowl team.

 

Peyton Hillis – Running Back – Cleveland Browns

This dude was so good in 2010 that he made the Madden cover the next year, as a fullback.  That is incredible enough but he followed up his insane 2010 of 1,200 yards and 11 TDs with the ultimate Madden Curse.  He had injuries and salary issues that eventually got him shipped out of Cleveland by 2012 and he was done in the league by 2014…

Vince Young – Quarterback – Tennessee Titans

Yet another Rookie of the Year who flamed out after one spectacular season.  He followed up what may have been the greatest performance in a college championship with a huge season for the Titans and then he mentally broke down.  He also had Jeff Fisher as his coach, who may be the least inventive head coach I’ve ever seen.

 

Sadly these players never lived up to the incredible hype they generated with their one hit season.   Injuries and pressure can turn any piece of coal into a diamond, so it’s apparent they were just turds, with a fresh polish…  Sorry but not sorry for the honesty.

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