GENERALZOD Posted January 5, 2012 Share Posted January 5, 2012 (edited) I was wondering, Didn't the NFL change the bump rule for CB's from 10 yards to 5 yards a few years ago? That makes a huge difference if that's the case where stats for all QB's passing yards go.IMO, this could account for all the recent Drew Brees breaking Dan Marino's passing record.Am I wrong? Had Marino played under these rules he might have had 10,000 yards.I'm asking a question here, and yes, I'm saying brees didn't break any record, it's a rule change that allowed him to do so IMO!They actually let the defensive player knock the living daylights out of the QB with cheap shots in Marino's day!!!!!That 5 yard bump compared to 10 yards means an easier pass to the WR IMO. Look, I'm not carrying the torch for Dan Marino at all here, I'm just saying breaking the passing record set by the great Dan Marino "Considering the rules and the situations at the time kinda puts a big tarnish on Drew Brees so called new record doesn't it?".I should also mention the first thing some of you might say is that Drew Brees won a superbowl and Dan Marino didn't. Well, who's to say given the current rules situation that if Dan Marino and his team played under those circumstances that he might have done the same only multiple times??????What are your thoughts on this? If a defensive player even touches Drew Brees these day then they are going to get flagged for roughing the QB, no so in Dan Marino's day. A defensive player in Marino's time could you have ripped his helment off and spit on him and called his family multiple names and not even have been flagged given the era you probably have been called a baller so to speak at the time for doing so as a defensive player.Getting the record IMO compared to Dan Marino for Drew Brees considering the rule changes was, ahem, A brees!!!Like I said, I'm not carry the torch for Dan Marino here, but I'm just saying, a lot of these records being broken aren't really being broken because they are being set under a different set of rules, those rule changes do not necessarily credit the players who set those records in the first place and the conditions under which they set them under. That's what I am trying to say.It's really upsetting to me as a Falcon fan and NFL fan that some of this has not been mentioned by these so called humble record breakers, they aren't humble at all or they would have acknowledged these facts and credited those who set the records in the first place.That's my opinion and thoughts on this subject. What do you think? Edited January 5, 2012 by GAFALCONFAN Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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