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    Sep112007

    Dolphins Screwed Again

    helmet_dolphins.gifHere's what the NFL rulebook says about Intentional Grounding: "Intentional grounding will be called when a passer, facing an imminent loss of yardage due to pressure from the defense, throws a forward pass without a realistic chance of completion." So how is it that Trent Green, on a key 4th quarter drive to put the Dolphins ahead of the Redskins, gets flagged for intentional grounding when there isn't a defender within 15 yards of him? The way the ref made that call, any time a QB spikes the ball to kill the clock, it should result in a 10-yard penalty and loss of down. Then again, it was being played in Washington, so there's always the home-town ref factor to consider, and Joe Gibbs can cry 'em a river with the best of the lot. The call essentially killed the Dolphins' best drive of the day, relegating them to a Jay Feely field goal, and dooming them to an overtime loss after the offense got the ball for a mere 48 seconds the rest of the game. I know I sound like a bitter Dolphins fan, but it seems like we're always getting the shaft while teams like the dirty rotten Patriots can get caught cheating and nothing seems to happen to them.  Time for the Fins to take out their frustration on the Cowboys--Carrie Underwood better get all her dimple-squeezing in on Tony Romo this week because come next Monday she's going to be identifying his body on a cement slab!

    Reader Comments (1)

    Geeez, you sound like bitter Dolphins fan....you should be use to it by now.
    In case you forgot, and I'm sure you havent (60 points!) Romo is my AFL QB, and the only thing I see next Monday is the Fins O-2 and Romo will still be around to play the following week.
    Sep 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMP

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