This just came across my desk and boy is it rich! Someone wrote a letter to the editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel explaining how the Green Bay Packers are ruining football.
Specifically, they mentioned Aaron Rodgers and his hard counts and knack for drawing 12-men-on-the-field penalties.
THIS IS NOT FOOTBALL!
So says Richard Klatt of Big Bend, which is just southwest of Milwaukee.
Have a look at this piece of poetry.
First of all, Klatt misspelled Rodgers as Rogers. Or maybe the Urinal Sentinel screwed that up.
Not sure what the protocol is for correcting someone’s shitty spelling in a letter to the editor.
However, I’m sure you’d agree, the blame for that one could go either way.
We’re not going to get into the validity of Klatt’s argument because it has none.
How about some Herm Edwards right here?
The real question is, who the hell is this guy?
We know one thing. He’s old.
Who writes letters to the editor?
He’s also most likely this guy, right here.
Now is that fucking perfect or what?
That should be the new photo for “pissed off old dude.”
Old Dickie is on Facebook if you want to look him up!
Mordecai, are you sure that it was not YOU who wrote this above article to the Sentinel?
You should learn your manners and learn to respect your elders young maaaaaannn!
I actually agree with the guy. I hate how many first downs last year were dependent upon a 12 man penalty. Now I understand getting an edge wherever possible, but he says we’re better than this and truthfully we are. I get where he’s going with this and where he may have lost quite a few people, but he does have a good point, it’s sort of becoming like NBA penalties.
Interesting that anyone would pick offside penalties or too many men on the field penalties to say the game is being ruined. Neither of those penalties are automatic first downs and neither are a reason to quit in the middle of a play that has not been blown dead ( thinking of you Burnett).
What is really ruining the game is the automatic first down for defensive holding or illegal contact, even though it is a five yard penalty. Every team with third and long is hoping for that penalty to be called. In addition if the refs were being paid to throw a game that and offensive holding is were they would do it. Slow down a team with offensive holding calls, and give teams automatic first downs with defensive holding or illegal contact calls. Third and 20+ yards no problem we will get that on the 5 yard defensive holding or illegal contact penalty. First down. Talk about not earning it.
Haha that is literally the dumbest thing I have ever read. I love “old school football” and pounding the football with teamwork and execution as much as anyone. But let’s be honest, football is quite possibly the most cerebral sport of all. You have to make quick decisions and reads on the fly, while your teammates have to make the same reads. Aaron Rodgers is just taking it to another level. If the opposing team isn’t aware of Rodgers hurry up when they do substitutions then that is their own fault. If a defensive lineman can’t learn to go on the ball rather than the count, that’s their fault. I played defensive end, and if I went offsides I was pulled off the field.