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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/25/2018 2:11:56 PM   
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The NFL has taken the highly unusual step of firing down judge Hugo Cruz for performance reasons, sources confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.

Cruz last worked in Week 6 and is no longer an NFL employee.

Cruz, who joined the NFL in 2015, was responsible for one high-profile mistake this season. He missed an obvious false start by Los Angeles Chargers left tackle Russell Okung on a scoring play in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. He did not work in Week 7.

Otherwise, the details of the league's decision -- including other mistakes Cruz is presumed to have made -- are unknown. An NFL spokesman declined to comment and representatives of the NFL Referees Association did not respond to a request for comment.

The news was first reported by FootballZebras.com, which tracks college and pro football officiating trends. According to the website, the NFL has never fired an official in-season during the Super Bowl era because of performance.

Sources reached by ESPN insisted there was no indication that Cruz committed an off-field mistake, nor that his firing was in any way based in discipline.

The NFL grades officials on their performance on every play of every game. The league has occasionally suspended or re-assigned officials for mistakes of game administration, but it evaluates their careers a yearly basis by placing each in one of three tiers.

Tier I is for the top performers, Tier II is for mid-level grades and Tier III is for the worst-performing officials in a given year. Historically, two consecutive seasons in the third tier makes an official vulnerable to termination.

That system is designed to prevent instant evaluations based on a single mistake or a series of closely-timed mistakes. The NFL's quick decision on Cruz will send shock waves through the officiating ranks. Officials who once could be assured that their season would be evaluated through a larger lens will now be left to wonder if they could receive a career-ending phone call after one bad game.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 11:04:19 AM   
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https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/browns-reportedly-fire-hue-jackson/
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 11:32:36 AM   
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3-36-1 just doesn't cut it anymore.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 12:55:55 PM   
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OC Todd Haley gets the boot too
Its always amazing to see him surface somewhere, every year
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 3:07:04 PM   
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https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/browns-reportedly-fire-hue-jackson/


Not a good week for coaches in Cleveland whose name rhymes with 'boo'.

The coaching carousel continues.

We'll give them Flip for 2 1st rounders.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 3:55:24 PM   
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Well, when Flip is taken as HC by somebody, Hue Jackson will be available for OC

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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 5:22:39 PM   
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3-36-1 just doesn't cut it anymore.


IDK enough about the coach to argue for him with that record hanging over him but it seems to me, after years of bad FO decisions, the team is finally showing some life, some fight.

They go in expecting playoffs this year? What they've been this year is good compared to the last few years. Doesn't seem like the time to throw in the towel and start over.

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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/29/2018 6:10:58 PM   
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3-36-1 just doesn't cut it anymore.


IDK enough about the coach to argue for him with that record hanging over him but it seems to me, after years of bad FO decisions, the team is finally showing some life, some fight.

They go in expecting playoffs this year? What they've been this year is good compared to the last few years. Doesn't seem like the time to throw in the towel and start over.


No doubt the FO is the problem there. Usually goes all the way up to ownership. The Wilfs had a few tough years starting out here, they seem to have figured things out for the most part.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/30/2018 12:51:06 PM   
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OC Todd Haley gets the boot too
Its always amazing to see him surface somewhere, every year


Agreed, wasn't he the head coach in Kansas City at one time? All kinds of weird stories about him being paranoid about listening devices and bugs in complex.

Not sure why he keeps getting hired, odd.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/30/2018 12:54:32 PM   
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Heard this on the Clay Travis show on Fox Radio.

Jameis Winston has played in 48 NFL games, he has 54 INTs and 16 lost fumbles.

Wow, that is beyond awful.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/30/2018 1:03:41 PM   
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Heard this on the Clay Travis show on Fox Radio.

Jameis Winston has played in 48 NFL games, he has 54 INTs and 16 lost fumbles.

Wow, that is beyond awful.


And somehow on pace to be the Bucs all time passing leader in yards at the end of the season...
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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/30/2018 2:46:36 PM   
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Pack traded Montgomery for a 7th rounder.

Great to see the Pack continue to have chemistry problems ;)

Hopefully there is more of that

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RE: Around the NFL news - 10/30/2018 3:55:41 PM   
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The conspiracy to keep Eli Manning the starting QB in NY continues: Lauletta arrested.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/1/2018 8:50:16 AM   
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There's something hilarious and scary about this
you should maybe look in the mirror, Matt
Some real Belichek influence here

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chin-shoulders-back-lions-coach-matt-patricia-criticizes-reporter-bad-posture-183811877.html
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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/1/2018 12:30:09 PM   
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In my world, when playing against Cleveland, we'd have a couple plays that were specifically designed to end up taking the HC out.
"Asshole Sweep left" or "Asshole Sweep right" we'd call them .
See the chumps presser yesterday? "I could have had 4 HC jobs without even interviewing"
Dude's a piece of work.
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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/8/2018 2:29:49 PM   
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I see the Vikes SB season as next year, it's starting to look like the Saints year this season.

Brees will be the QB "they" want to win. He might have been last year. They gave the Vikings a holding penalty to prevent the Vikings from running out the clock, the Saints were 1 yard away from putting the Vikes away, and then it took a miracle pass for the Vikes to win.

I would think Brees will get officiating over Suh and the Rams, or Cam Newton and the Panthers, but Brees will still have to make the plays. Going to probably be a tough road in the playoffs for any team.

I actually like the Vikings chances if they end up being big underdogs on the road with Cousins.

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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/8/2018 3:33:57 PM   
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It's always "next year" for us. Always. For 50+ years now.

We'll get 'em next year.

Confession here - I hardly ever watch Viking games anymore. I can't take any more of the anxiety when we start so many seasons with the idea that this could be our year ... but it isn't.

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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/8/2018 3:50:40 PM   
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This year isn't over. Until eliminated from playoff contention, from the playoffs or in the Superbowl, IT IS STILL OUR YEAR.

We are the team nobody is going to want to face in the playoffs.

Viking invasion is coming. BARRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/9/2018 10:29:34 AM   
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Appreciate the positivity Scott.

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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/9/2018 7:36:55 PM   
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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/10/2018 8:33:24 AM   
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@DezBryant

Things was just starting to heat up for me... I won’t question the man upstairs... this is the ultimate test.. thank you everyone for the prayers

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Shit happens you stupid ****.

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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/14/2018 12:40:19 PM   
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Always been fascinated by talent like this ...

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25224771/kansas-city-chiefs-quarterback-patrick-mahomes-unassuming-unstoppable
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RE: Around the NFL news - 11/14/2018 2:26:19 PM   
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Always been fascinated by talent like this ...

http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/25224771/kansas-city-chiefs-quarterback-patrick-mahomes-unassuming-unstoppable


What a great story. He's an easy kid to root for.
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