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It was great to Xavier Thomas back at

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 11:26 AM
 

Full strength. He looked awesome yesterday. His targeting / roughing call was BS.

I know he came in with fresh legs in the second half but he looked as good as I’ve ever seen him. He will be a big asset for the rest of the season.

He will be able to come in with fresh legs again for the second half of the Notre Dame. I’ll
Be looking for you XT

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targeting play was selfish move and correct call

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 11:31 AM
 

guarantee XT wanted to piledrive that guy and would agree he messed up


Disagree completely!

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 10:40 PM
 

First of all, he did not "launch" but had jumped to block the pass and his momentum carried him into the QB, he appeared to lower his head (to the side) to avoid any "targeting"! Seemed obvious to me.

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 11:33 AM
 

I agree. I thought the targeting call surely would be overturned on replay. I've seen a whole lot worse incidents that that, in just about every game I've watched.

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 11:36 AM
 

Mascoli was not targeting, but XT was guilty as charged.


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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 11:43 AM
 

Targeting call was absolutely correct. Stupid move and unnecessary. Cost us an interception and possibly some points.


While he moved his helmet down. He didn’t actually hit him


Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 11:57 AM
 

With it. He hit him with his chest.

I thought the roughing QB calls were over sensitive for both sides yesterday.

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Re: While he moved his helmet down. He didn’t actually hit him

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 12:01 PM
 

Wasnt the crown of his helmet but he launched off the ground, dropped his head and most importantly struck a defenseless QB in the head.Take your orange colored glasses off and imagine they hit Trevor in the same manner


He came off the ground but I didn’t think he struck anyone


Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 12:13 PM
 

In the head.

Maybe society has gone so soft But football happens fast. All the roughing calls yesterday were when the QBs were finishing their throwing motions.

It was an awkward sack. I’m sure he could have come lower and drilled him right in the chest instead. It wasn’t even that hard of a hit...

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He came off the ground to get a piece of the ball and arm IMO as he saw the an was

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 1:04 PM
 

Getting the pass away. In doing so it causes an awkward result. I thought all 3 roughing/targeting calls were total BS


Re: While he moved his helmet down. He didn’t actually hit him

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 12:12 PM
 

as I recall there was one each way that probably weren't roughing. that said given all the qb publicity for the game the refs had to be mindful of it and keep guys safe. Its a sham their zeal cause them to forget blatent hold and how a lateral or backward pass looks

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It was a textbook targeting call and if it happened to our

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 1:06 PM
 

QB you would agree


Not really. Call me biased but I’m an old school ball player


Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 1:24 PM
 

You can’t stop when the QB is just releasing the ball.

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So you don't even know the rules? Cool cool cool***


Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 1:48 PM
 




Just saying. He didn’t lead with the head***


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He launched himself, that's enough, he lowered his head,


Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 3:46 PM
 

that's enough, he made helmet to helmet contact after he launched himself and lowered his head, textbook example...Just ### do you think targeting is?


I didn’t see the helmet to helmet contact


Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 4:25 PM
 

I also though he jumped. He didn’t spear the guy.

I just watch the end of the Steelers game and Minkah Fitzpatrick would have been called for targeting based on you guys rules. Guess what? No call.

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Clearly you haven't seen a replay, in addition to being


Posted: Nov 2, 2020, 12:19 AM
 

clueless at interpreting the rulebook


I don't know how you can say there was direct helmet to helmet

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Posted: Nov 2, 2020, 10:05 AM
 

Contact in the case of targeting.

Helmets did touch but not in a way that isnt normal on any play.

Looks like he jumped, yes, lowered his head, but then fell on the guy like a wrassler coming off the top rope.

I dunno if that would have been called against another player. The fact that it was on a qb sealed the deal for the targeting call.


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What part of "he lowered his head to initiate contact" are


Posted: Nov 2, 2020, 2:37 PM
 

you not following?


He launched himself *UP* not at the QB

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Posted: Nov 2, 2020, 2:45 PM
 

He was coming down when he hit the QB. Not like the Nick Fairley / Kyle Parker spear that never was called and that the rule is designed for.

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Sorry but I don't think it was "textbook" at all!

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 10:42 PM
 

No "launch", just jumping to block pass.

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Re: It was great to Xavier Thomas back at

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Posted: Nov 1, 2020, 2:29 PM
 

You didn't ask for it, but here's my take on it.

I also loved having him back but I don't think he's coming off the ball quite as quick as he was last year. But, he's getting there.

Targeting was the correct call, as per the rules. His "launch" I didn't think was a "launch", so to speak. It looked like a jump to try to block the pass and when that didn't happen, he lowered his head which, unfortunately, caused the helmet to helmet contact.

On the previous play he recorded a sack. I imagine that probably fired him up. Then, the very next play he gets a wide open shot at the QB. I ain't blaming him, I love the enthusiasm. Just need a little restraint due to the rules.

I got an XT jersey because his sack on Eric Dungey is one of my favorite plays in recent history.

Keep your head up, XT!! Literally.;)


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Posted: Nov 2, 2020, 9:27 AM
 

XT still looks a little overweight.


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