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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by x626xBlack If you saw the play and the multiple replays, Roby had at least 5 yards to cut back into the field of play. Courtney Roby Injures Official in Sideline Collision: Video -- NFL FanHouse That being ...

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Old 10-25-2010, 07:14 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by x626xBlack View Post
If you saw the play and the multiple replays, Roby had at least 5 yards to cut back into the field of play.
Courtney Roby Injures Official in Sideline Collision: Video -- NFL FanHouse


That being said. What does the NFL expect when they allow 200+lb freight trains to be pushed out of bounds at full speed? I am surprised no one has been hurt before with receivers being pushed out of bounds in mid air.
My initial reaction was also that he could have stopped. It was close, but it did look a bit intentional.

I'm sure it wasn't, but it sure looked that way.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:26 AM   #12
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He had time to avoid contact. He absolutely didn't have to shove the guy with the force he did. The chain guy should have been more aware of the situation. Almost every gunner on that play always gets shoved out of bounds. It's the NFL. It's the biggest, strongest, fastest, and meanest guys around in a 60 minute, all-out battle. It should be used as a teaching tool for all so hopefully this can be avoided in the future.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:33 AM   #13
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No man, this one is on Roby. He is the athlete. Plus he had plenty of time to get back into the field of play (which he was flagged for not doing) or avoid the guy...besides what could a 50+ year old, overweight guy have done to avoid him anyway?
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I was just discussing this with a C-Worker who said he was at a full run and didn't have time to veer.

To which I replied. "If Roby had the ball and there was 5 yards between him and Ricky Jackson was coming at his ass, he would have found a way to cut."
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