In leading his team to an NBA-best 10-2 start, Clippers point guard Chris Paul has been arguably the league’s best player. Behind career-high 45.8 percent 3-point shooting, Paul leads the NBA in player efficiency rating (PER) and Basketball-Reference.com’s win shares.
Earlier this week, Paul offered Dan Orlovsky Authentic Womens Jersey an unlikely explanation for why he’s off to such a hot start: corrected vision. Paul shared with reporters that after years of faking his way through eye tests and squinting to see play calls from the sideline, he underwent Lasik eye surgery over the summer.
There’s plenty of analysis on what’s going right and wrong for teams this season, but let’s take a step back and consider the bigger picture. Ignore, if you can, as much of the win-loss stuff from 2016 as possible. Just think about each team’s plan over the next five seasons from an (informed) fan’s perspective. Does the plan seem better now (or more likely to succeed) than it did back in August, before the season started? I’ll try to answer that question in these capsules, but we won’t know for sure for a few years.
Inexplicably, Boger did not call holding at all. But if he had and thus the warning would have been given, the Ravens would not have been able to repeat the play to take off more time. If they did it a second consecutive play, they would have been (presumably) penalized for a palpably unfair act. The clock would have been restored to its original time.
You might shake your head at the idea of the NFL accounting for intentional penalties, but the league has no choice but to assume that competitors will seek every edge they can. Manipulating rules isn’t the NFL’s idea of a good time. (No jokes, please.) And in some cases, a single specific act judged to be palpably unfair can reverse the outcome of a play or even a game.
“Goal-tending” a field goal — jumping to knock the ball away from the crossbar — is named Darius Slay Authentic Womens Jersey as a palpably unfair act in the rulebook. So is holding a substitute on the sideline until just before the snap or shortly thereafter, giving him a free run to the ball because he is likely to be unaccounted for.
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