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Old 10-09-2018, 11:51 AM   #1
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I watched and rewatched the record breaking play several times last night. I was so happy for Brees and the team when it happened! However, even on first look it seemed, well, almost staged. I still feel the same when I watch the play in Minnesota from last year. It just doesn't seem like everyone is giving full effort.

I know this sounds crazy, and I don't want to take away from Drew's phenomenal record. I just can't shake it and I'm seeing more and more plays that seem "funny", like something just isn't right.

Even in the Panthers game the other day. On the final drive, Christian McCaffrey made a "first down" that was a yard short, and there was no measurement or second look. Then the TV coverage quickly cut off. I've looked for that play again on youtube and can't find it.

I want to be wrong about this.

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:56 AM   #2
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It did have the element of staged. First thing that was said was "busted" play I believe by the announcer. Plus the wife and kids on the sidelines at exactly the right moment...meh. It did smell funny. Plus Brees is right there in stats for glory. You know he's chunking it so play soft coverage? I don't think so.
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I hear ya. Although I don't think it was staged. I did think it looked too easy. Like where the **** was the defense? Busted coverage. Thing about it is, even with all the BS that goes around now in the NFL, theres no way that a competitor (or 11 of them) would allow a free play. It's one of the things that keeps the game realistic.
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Here's the question though:

WHY would the Redskins stage this? They have nothing to gain from it.

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:58 AM   #5
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I don't think it even matters either way. He was getting the record regardless. What did he need at that point? It wasn't a lot. If it would have been his last drive of his career for the record then I would say totally staged.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:08 PM   #6
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I don't think it even matters either way. He was getting the record regardless. What did he need at that point? It wasn't a lot. If it would have been his last drive of his career for the record then I would say totally staged.
He needed 35 yards at that point. I knew he was gonna break the record on that drive.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:13 PM   #7
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Eh, they were in a bad coverage. They only had one safety trying to cover two receivers. If you go back and watch, you can tell the safety knew he was ****ed. Wasn't staged. I just think Payton knew that Brees was close, so why not try this now and get that mismatch. He did it, it worked. Payton was probably saving that play for an opportune time.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:16 PM   #8
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Maybe that is the beauty of it. It was planned so well it technically was staged on our end. Them, not so much.
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ARE YOU QUESTIONING THE "HONOR" OF THE NFL????
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I watched and rewatched the record breaking play several times last night. I was so happy for Brees and the team when it happened! However, even on first look it seemed, well, almost staged. I still feel the same when I watch the play in Minnesota from last year. It just doesn't seem like everyone is giving full effort.

I know this sounds crazy, and I don't want to take away from Drew's phenomenal record. I just can't shake it and I'm seeing more and more plays that seem "funny", like something just isn't right.

Even in the Panthers game the other day. On the final drive, Christian McCaffrey made a "first down" that was a yard short, and there was no measurement or second look. Then the TV coverage quickly cut off. I've looked for that play again on youtube and can't find it.

I want to be wrong about this.

I disagree, Norman was left out there to cover the swing play or Tre. Brees did that shoulder fake and Norman bit on Kamara so that left Tre all alone. What really happened was a great play call by SP and a bad play call by their Dcoord. Because of the D they were in either Tre was getting it long or Kamara was going for a good 15-20.

SP and Brees must have saw something in the D they were calling
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