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A Sneaking Quarterback Is Not Defenseless

November 18, 2010 at 12:05pm by Scott   •  10 Comments »

Raheem Morris stands behind Aqib Talib. GET IT? LIKE IN THE PICTURE!
I’m sure you’ve heard the old sayings before. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush”, “Children should be seen and not heard”, “If you keep touching it, you’ll go blind.” Well, add “A snaking quarterback is not defenseless” to them. Raheem Morris explains perfectly (no, really) why Aqib Talib did nothing wrong by jumping into the pile in last Sunday’s game and why John Fox and Steve Smith are crybabies.

“When we play our game, our job is to not let people score,” Morris said. “My guys play within the confines of the rules; we go out there, we play. I know the league right now is emphasizing concussions, but you’ve got to understand, the league is trying to protect defenseless players, not guys trying to score a touchdown. When you run sneaks and those things, people get hit. It’s a violent football game.”

Morris went on to say he understands why the Panthers are upset, but without ever giving ground or even remotely apologizing which is awesome. I know it seems crazy, but when a quarterback takes the ball and tries to run head-first into a pile in order to gain a yard, he’s very likely to get hit in the helmet. Maybe Fox would like to issue medieval shields to quarterbacks to lead them into the pile. And then they could start writing rules about “helmet to shield contact”.

10 Comments to “A Sneaking Quarterback Is Not Defenseless”


manbearpig (November 18, 2010 at 12:23pm:

He should have just pulled down a projecter screen and showed that hit on peanut like you did in your post, drop the microphone, throw his hands up and walk out. Very dramatic with few words.


manbearpig (November 18, 2010 at 12:29pm:

Scott, off topic but do you have any insight as to why the bucs are 3 point underdogs in this game?? Is it because they lost to the 49ers a bunch in the 70s and 80s. Because that seems like a valid point….fart


manbearpig (November 18, 2010 at 12:35pm:

One more thing. Pam Oliver supposedly has an interview with Josh Freeman that will air on the fox pregame show Sunday morning. Just FYI. Toodles

Slow Joe

Slow Joe (November 18, 2010 at 12:48pm:

@manbearpig: I’ll venture a guess and say the reason for the point spread has to do with two things:

1. Teams that travel across the country typically struggle, and

2. The 49ers have Frank Gore and the Bucs have like 67th-ranked rush defense in the league.


PeaceDog5294 (November 18, 2010 at 12:53pm:

If you watched any of the Rams-Niners game last weekend (God Bless NFL Sunday Ticket), you saw why the Bucs are the dogs. Troy Smith looked pretty damn good, although he did throw a few clunkers up for grabs. Hopefully he was ‘up’ last week and he’ll be ‘down’ this week. A month ago I was pretty confident this game would be a W, now I’m not so sure. It sure would be nice to see SOME sort of progress from the run D, wouldn’t it????


Darren47 (November 18, 2010 at 01:16pm:

I think they’re very focused on this game; a loss here with two straight games against top opponents (Ravens, Falcons) would be something just short of devastating. I have a feeling we’re going to see their best game, and as someone alluded to earlier this week, McCoy will be going against inexperienced guards all day…


Scott (November 18, 2010 at 01:22pm:

The 9ers are probably favored because the are the home team and are more desperate.

Wordy Sanchez

Wordy Sanchez (November 18, 2010 at 03:16pm:

You just have to wonder how much they’d be crying if it was a RB making $1.2M a year.

Since a sneaking QB is just a RB, the only real issue at hand here is how much money is put on the shelf with an injury.

And if that’s how you want to base your personnel packages, fine, just don’t cry about it.


Wazzu_Buc (November 18, 2010 at 03:29pm:

Maybe Fox would prefer his quarterback to go out there an roll a pair of dice to see if they gain one yard. On second thought, while that was meant as sarcasm, he probably would. They would be winning more games that way…


BamBamBuc (November 18, 2010 at 07:51pm:

Hearing Fox whine about hitting QBs on a QB sneak is almost as bad as hearing the Yankees bitch about pitchers having to hit and run bases when playing NL teams. You whiny ass crybabies. These guys are athletes and if they get hurt running with a football or getting hit by a pitch or sliding into a base, then them’s the breaks. TOUGH!

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