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Week 10: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Defense/Special Teams

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The Bad


Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals safety Reggie Nelson (20) is called for pass interference against Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones (12) at M

Reggie Nelson’s Pass Interference 

Let it be known, I thought that was a bad call – yes he didn’t turn around, but I didn’t see enough contact to justify a PI call. With that said, it was a killer penalty that was completely unnecessary.

1) the one thing the Ravens can do, is go deep – so the safeties should have been guarding against that all day

2) the Ravens run game sucks, so why were Jones and Nelson caught looking in the backfield?Rice was averaging 2.7 ypc on the year – he averaged 1.7 ypc on Sunday – so why the hell were Jones and Nelson worried about Rice carrying the ball?

3) every football fan over the age of 2 knows that when there is a possible momentum changing turnover around midfield, 90% of the time, the first play after the turnover is a deep ball – that is not scientific, but it is likely close

4) apparently there are two situations where a flee flicker works: Tecmo Bowl and games in which Reggie Nelson is playing safety.