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Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have completed more pas

Postby elaine95 » September 5th, 2019, 2:29 am

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Mara hears the cries to change the NFL’s replay system. He doesn’t think it has the votes.After the New York Giants owner emerged from the competition committee’s annual meeting in Indianapolis , Mara told a handful of reporters he doesn’t anticipate significant changes coming to the system, which returned to the league in 1999.“I just don’t sense a lot of support to use replay to call penalties. I don’t sense a lot of support for the expansion of it, either,” Mara said Tuesday. “We’re early on, so that might change, but that’s my sense of where we are right now. I’m not saying it won’t change.”Any rule change requires a 24-vote threshold to pass. Right now, committee members continue to listen to those involved. On Tuesday, it was the game officials. Later this week, it will be the coaches and general managers. At Phoenix T.J. Hockenson Jersey , in March, the owners will weigh in — and they are the ones with the power to alter the rules.But no formal proposal or recommendation is on the table.Fans and many media members have vociferously expressed displeasure with the system since a blown call late in the NFC championship game — officials missed a blatant pass interference penalty and a helmet-first hit by the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman deep in Los Angeles territory. The non-calls helped Los Angeles force overtime and eventually win the game to reach the Super Bowl.Mara knows all about that, too. And he also recognizes what repercussions can result from major alterations.“Are you going to look for one area or check the entire offensive line?” Mara said. “I think you get into a lot of areas with a lot of unintended consequences, and I just don’t think there is a lot of sentiment for going in that direction at this point.“We had a group of officials in there and I don’t think there was a lot of support from them about sending it upstairs or sending it to New York.”Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, the chairman of the competition committee, noted that supporters of expanding replay could seize on the tide of complaints about the NFC title game. He stressed that the committee will continue to have “healthy discussions” on the subject.McKay also said the committee is looking into the on-field celebrations that included players — or even non-players — coming from the sideline.“So there is some concern about that and it’s something I am sure we will put into the book as a reminder,” he said of limiting the number of participants in those celebrations.Feedback on the stricter rules against use of the helmet for hits on opponents has been positive, McKay said.“We certainly like the numbers that showed up, from an injury standpoint Zach Brown Jersey ,” he said of concussions and helmet-to-helmet hits declining. “It appears the players (learned) and coaches did a good job of teaching, but there is a period of adjustment; these players didn’t play with this rule for a long, long time — meaning their entire careers.“We know there is an adjustment period for on-field officials and we went through that a lot as a committee and looked at a lot of plays. They remain confident that, just like with the defensive player (rule), they will get better at it as they look for it more, and I think we are confident we will see less of these potential fouls because the players will get comfortable with it.” While everyone was busy last week talking about Patrick Mahomes‘ no-look passes and Ryan Tannehill‘s last pass to beat the Patriots, Dak Prescott‘s near-NFL record went unnoticed.Stop if you’ve heard this. . . .Prescott had 42 completions last week against the Eagles. That’s more than Mahomes, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers Kyler Murray Jersey , Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers or any other quarterback in the NFL has completed in a game this season.What’s more, it set a team record and nearly an NFL record.This is how under the radar it was: The NFL and Cowboys even overlooked it.“It doesn’t necessarily boggle my mind from our end,” Prescott said. “Just saying how that game turned out, how that ending was going back and forth, both offenses caught fire, and we needed to throw the ball, and we needed to do that to win. To say it’s a NFL high [this season] is surprising. To see the yards and the stats I see out there every week from these guys, that’s kind of mind boggling.”Prescott’s 42 completions bettered Tony Romo’s team record of 41 completions against the Giants on Dec. 6 Byron Murphy Jersey , 2009. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have completed more passes in a game than Prescott, led by the 45 completions Drew Bledsoe had for the Patriots in a Nov. 13, 1994, game against the Vikings.Yet, Prescott’s teammate, Amari Cooper, won NFC Offensive Player of the Week after catching 10 of Prescott’s passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns.While Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and the Cowboys defense have gotten most of the credit during the Cowboys’ five-game winning streak, Prescott quietly has played MVP-esque. His 75.1 completion percentage over the past five weeks leads the league Andy Isabella Jersey , and he has passed for 1,471 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 106.8.“Just a whole lot more comfortable,” Prescott said. “It’s as simple as that. Trusting everything that I am seeing. If I see it, I like it, letting it rip, not hesitating on anything. That is something I put in my head earlier in the season when I realized I wasn’t as comfortable as I wanted to be. Just trying to get back to that. It started in practice.”
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