Watched raiders and ravens highlights
What a game
I enjoy NFL at that level better than most NRL games, except maybe origin.
If the game is close, it’s awesome. The pressure and minute detail that goes into creating the tension.
Absolutely hate the fact that teams can just take a knee and kill off perhaps the last 2 minutes of the game. That is garbage IMO. I understand you have to use timeouts wisely etc but taking a knee is just a poxy way to end a game. It’s like the NFL equivalent of when Sam Walker ran the ball backwards 80 metres to wind down the clock for the Roosters.
Taking a knee is showing mercy to your opponent, in other words, saying “we’ve won this game, no need to inflict anymore harm to one another”. Unlike the NRL, points for/against has no bearing on league, just wins & loses.
Not in a close game it isn’t. It legal time wasting, taking away the opponents opportunity to compete for the ball.
It’s not time wasting. It’s clock management.
So, if you’re on a team with a lead, you’d want your opposition to have an opportunity to win the game if it’s close??
No different in the NRL with less than a minute to play, and the team leading has the ball, deliberately slows down the play the ball, when all game, they’re trying to play the ball as fast as they can. It’s clock management. They don’t care about the spectacle, just getting out with the win.
It’s rubbish. Just a real poxy way to finish a game, it’s embarrassing TBH. You could have the most exciting Superbowl of all time and the last 2 minutes of the game is just a bloke taking a knee without any realistic chance of the opposition being able to make a play on getting a turnover.