In 1929, he rushed for six touchdowns in the Chicago Cardinals’ 40-6 win over the Chicago Bears (one record). He also added four extra points that day, meaning Nevers single-handedly scored all 40 points (the other record).
The team record for a single game is just three (Rams vs. Giants, Sept. 30, 1984), and I want that to be, say, quadrupled. The individual record in a game is two (Rams’ Fred Dryer vs. Packers on Oct. 21, 1973). That needs to change — probably also via the Rams and their stupidly ridiculous defensive line in 2018.
And then there’s the season-wide record of 26 safeties across all teams in the 1988 season. That’s far too low. I want that to double at the very least. I want offenses in full retreat and utterly terrified of doing anything remotely risky close to their own end zone, and then I want them to give up safeties anyway. Inject that misery right into my veins. Give me all the safeties. — James Brady
On Monday, we asked Twitter which record they want to see go down.
Here’s what Russell Wilson saw at the time. There’s nowhere to run.
Passing the ball was the best option in this situation. Against man coverage, a pick play was a sound choice.
There is a fair argument to be made that Seattle could have called a different pass play, to one of its more experienced options. However, given this pre-snap look, Wilson had to expect possible zero coverage, where everyone who’s not guarding an offensive player in a route is rushing the passer. That doesn’t leave much time for much of a route concept. This play, in theory, is a great press man coverage beater.
Sometimes the defense just wins a rep. That’s exactly what happens on this play, and it’s beautifully told in this YouTube clip from Do Your Job.
Clearly New England was prepared for the pick play, and it was executed brilliantly. If you want to get upset with the Seahawks, then you should be upset they weren’t as prepared for this situation as the Patriots were.