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Outlaw the 'Leap' due to a ketchup stain?

Keep your eye on the ball


Terry from Valparaiso, IN

Vic, what is the purpose or attraction for playing games in London?

A continent with 750 million people on it.

Jay from El Paso, TX

Vic, stats aside, where would you rank our defense?

It's playing at a top 10 level right now.

Joe from Swartz Creek, MI

Due to Randall Cobb getting ketchup spilled on him, and fans' inability to control themselves while a player is in the stands, a sports radio host was saying the "Lambeau Leap" has run its course and should stop. What is your take on the "Lambeau Leap" and do you think it should stop?

I think it's wholesome fun and shouldn't be outlawed by something as minor as a ketchup stain.

Tim from Rhinelander, WI

During the Monday night game, Jon Gruden stated that in Dick LeBeau's 3-4 defense, if you don't have a good nose tackle the defense will not work. That being said, and since the Packers run a very similar defense, what are your thoughts on the play so far of Letroy Guion?

As Guion's play has improved, the Packers defense's play has improved. The nose tackle is the hub of the 3-4. Ask Coach LeBeau what Casey Hampton meant to that defense.

Regan from Grant, FL

Vic, may I present to you a top 10 list of my favorite Vicisms over the years (I have been following you since 2003): 1. Players, not plays; picks, not players. 2. I like to watch. 3. No cheering in the press box. 4. Help is not on the way. 5. Just win, baby (Al Davis). 6. Take care of the future and the future will take care of the present. 7. Football is not a game for the well-adjusted. 8. It's professional football; it's about the money. 9. It's a tough game for tough guys. 10. You find football players where you find football players. Thank you for 11-plus years of football entertainment and education.

It's a young man's game, Regan.

Mike from Knoxville, IA

Vic, can you give us an idea of what happened on the Rams punt return for a TD?

It's not a new play. The Bears used it against the Packers a few years ago. The Seahawks kicked away from Tavon Austin, who was positioned in the middle of the field. When the ball was punted, Austin ran toward the sideline, as though the ball had been punted in that direction. Most of the Rams' blockers ran in that direction, too, but the ball had actually been punted toward the opposite sideline, where another return man was waiting to field it. The Seahawks made the mistake of chasing the blockers, not the ball. It reminds me of my all-time favorite baseball trick play. The runner on first breaks for second on a steal attempt. The pitcher pitches out and the catcher throws a pop up in the infield. The infielders then start yelling, "I got it, I got it." Thinking it's a pop up, the runner turns and runs back toward first base, where the ball is waiting to tag him out. The moral of the story is: Keep your eye on the ball.

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