It only took 11 years but the NFL finally did the right thing yesterday by getting rid of the so-called “Tuck Rule”.
Thanks for nothing. A dollar short and a decade late.
Of course let’s not forget how the league defended the rule for the last 10+ years anytime Raider Nation dared to mention the rule of which we do not speak. So let’s not give the teams who voted too much credit for doing what should have been done hours after Charles Woodson effectively ended the beginning of the Patriots dynasty.
For the record those same Pats went Al Davis and abstained from voting. Stay classy Robert Kraft.
If I sound bitter it’s because I’m a Raider fan. Mind you I’m not a delusional Raider fan. I don’t believe for a second that one tragic rule sent the Raiders down the path of self-destruction that seems to have no end in sight. Pretty sure no matter what we were going to be here. It’s not like Rich Gannon was going to still be playing 10 years later or that Jon Gruden remaining in Oakland would have made Mr. Davis less involved.
No matter what this is where the Raiders would be. All that rule did was help speed up the process. Let’s not forget the Raiders did make it to the Chucky Bowl post-Tuck Rule.
Still, that has nothing on doing what is right. As we all know the only time the league does what’s right is when lawsuits occur or when Tom Brady gets injured.
Thanks for nothing, NFL! You’ve rid yourself of one hideous rule while continuing to adopt more pointless ones. You can take all your mind-numbing rules and go tuck yourself with them.