that doomed Dallas to a 20-17 loss at Washington capped a wild Week 7 that began with Von Miller’s kept promise to kick some Cardinals booty. It also included a flexed flop in Kansas City Ja’Wuan James Jersey , a gamble that backfired in London, and Doug Pederson’s proclamation that the pressure is off his slumping Super Bowl champs .The biggest call of the weekend came when a Redskins lineman moved early as Cowboys kicker Brett Maher lined up for a tying 47-yard field goal in the final minute. The flag was on Dallas long snapper L.P. Ladoceur, who tilted the ball before the snap.“Exact same things I’ve been doing for 14 years,” Ladoceur said.He’s not alone. Long snappers routinely move the ball like Ladoceur did just before they snap it, and a flag is hardly ever thrown.Instead of getting 5 yards closer, the Cowboys were backed up 5 yards, which mattered when Maher’s 52-yarder clanked off the left upright, leaving the Redskins (4-2) atop the topsy-turvy NFC East instead of the Cowboys (3-4).While fans across the country were wondering what the heck a “snap infraction” was, the NFL tweeted a video about the rule — but didn’t say whether it was the correct call: “The illegal ball movement by the center in #DALvsWAS causes the defense to come across the neutral zone and contact a lineman.”Players and coaches in both locker rooms were stumped by the uncommon call by referee John Hussey’s crew at such a crucial moment.“This was a terrible call,” NBC analyst Tony Dungy declared. “An illegal snap has to be an abrupt movement or something unusual. The Dallas center does neither one of those. It’s not abrupt nor is it unusual.”NBC showed side-by-side views of Ladoceur’s movement on the play that was whistled and the do-over and they looked identical. No flag was thrown on the second snap.“That is his normal motion,” Dungy argued. “He did it in the snap before that. The next snap he does the exact same thing.”LONDON CALLINGAnother debatable call with huge implications was Titans coach Mike Vrabel’s decision to go for 2 — and then to throw the ball from the 1 after a flag for defensive holding on the first conversion pass — instead of going for the tie and playing for overtime in Tennessee’s 20-19 loss to the Chargers in London.“I’m not going to second-guess the call,” Vrabel said after Marcus Mariota’s pass to Taywan Taylor in traffic was tipped away by safety Adrian Phillips.“I love the call, everyone in this locker room loved the call,” Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe said. “We wanted to be aggressive no matter what, and that’s what we did. Unfortunately, it just didn’t go our way.”The Titans (3-4) had the momentum, having rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit.Going for the win is a mantra, repeated most recently by Colts coach Frank Reich after a Week 4 loss, but maybe it’s time NFL players DaeSean Hamilton Jersey , coaches and fans learn to look at ties like the NHL does.Of the six most recent ties prior to this season, half of them had direct playoff implications, including the 13-13 deadlock between the Eagles and Bengals in 2008 in which Donovan McNabb famously admitted he didn’t know a tie was even a thing.At 9-6-1, the Eagles edged the Cowboys, Bears and Buccaneers — all 9-7 — for the final NFC wild-card spot that season.EASYGOING EAGLESThe Eagles are the latest team to realize how uneasy the head is that wears the crown.On a day dominated by Eric Reid and Malcom Jenkins turning the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field, the Eagles’ 21-17 loss to the Panthers dropped Philadelphia to 3-4 a year after going 16-3.Pederson said he told his team, “Hey, pressure’s off of us. Nobody on the outside world is giving us a chance to do much of anything and the pressure’s off, so we can go play, have fun and just relax.”BRONCOS KICKING BOOTYWeek 7 kicked off with a butt-kicking just like Miller promised as the Broncos snapped a four-game skid with a 45-10 thrashing of the Cardinals on Thursday night.Miller, who had two strip sacks, acknowledged his message was really directed as his teammates.“It was a smart thing because we can’t make him a liar,” Denver nose tackle Shelby Harris said Monday. “It just set the tone for the whole week. We said we were going to do it, and so we got to go out there and do it. Because if we don’t, we’re a bunch of liars.”DENVER DE JA VUAs he did in Denver last year, Mike McCoy stubbornly spread out his formation with a patchwork O-line that couldn’t keep pass rushers off his young QB. He paid the price with a midseason firing for the second straight year, and his third pink slip in less than two years.The Cardinals canned McCoy after what rookie head coach Steve Wilks called an “embarrassing” outing against the Broncos and the offense’s putrid performance over seven games.Wilks might regret Cardinals coaches leaving rookie QB Josh Rosen in the game until the end while the Broncos were fulfilling their pledge to whoop the Cardinals and teeing off on bewildered tackles. Rosen was injured on his final play, limping off with a sprained toe on his left foot.FLEX FLOPBengals-Chiefs seemed like a worthy choice for the NFL’s first flexed game this season. A pair of first-place teams. Juicy plot lines with high-powered offenses in this year of skyrocketing scores. Deficient defenses.It had all the makings of another shootout like the Chiefs and Patriots one week earlier.Instead, it was another blowout https://www.broncoslockerroom.com/authentic-drew-lock-jersey , the league’s second consecutive 45-10 shellacking in prime time as Andy Dalton, A.J. Green and Marvin Lewis didn’t do anything to keep up with Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Andy Reid. The coaching staff seems to have things under control, no one is holding out for more money and the injury bug hasn’t struck. Things are good in Broncos country." Denver Broncos Training CampDenver Broncos PodcastsBroncos & Bratwurst PodcastLittle drama from Broncos’ camp could be a sign of things to comeNew,56commentsThe coaching staff seems to have things under control, no one is holding out for more money and the injury bug hasn’t struck. Things are good in Broncos country. MDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Little drama from Broncos’ camp could be a sign of things to comeTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailDenver Broncos Training Camp is now in full swing and there are multiple things to like and dislike about the Broncos practices within the first few weeks. The offense struggled early on but found their rhythm, depth corners have stepped up their game and veterans and rookies alike have had good things to say about their new coaching staff. The Skipper Dude and I talk in-depth about the first few weeks at Dove Valley on the podcast linked above but here we will discuss three things we love and three we hate from Training Camp. Things we don’t like#1) Connor McGovern has struggled at Center so far and it’s something we should be worried about. This offensive line isn’t overly talented and the QBs have thrown more than their share of picks during drills and thus this side of the ball can’t afford another issue added to the others. McGovern has a lot on his plate after taking over for Matt Paradis and he will need to get this fixed ASAP or he may lose the position to someone else before he has even had a chance to play it. #2) It’s a prove-it year for Courtland Sutton in his sophomore season and for Emmanuel Sanders coming off an injury, but unfortunately, so far in camp, none of the receivers have been particularly impressive. When you start to hear undrafted guys “getting open” and former CB Brendan Langley becoming Drew Lock’s No. 1 target, it might be time to worry about the position as a whole.#3) Drew Lock hasn’t dominated camp by any means, but if he’s been “meh,” then Kevin Hogan has been double “meh.” The only difference is that Lock could be the future of the franchise while Hogan could be the future backup of some other team. It makes little sense to have Hogan struggle with the second team while Lock only gets time with the third. Give the kid as many snaps as you can, and let him sink or swim in a more pressured position.Things we do like#1) Phillip Lindsay is the man. He’s a gifted, explosive runner and should touch the ball in space as much as humanly possible. Though we don’t love the idea of him returning kicks, the idea of him catching balls out of the backfield is drool-worthy. It’s something they should have done last season but the new coaching staff sees the potential and will be looking to exploit the mismatches that the local kid can create. Can’t wait to see more of this. #2) There have been a lot of nice things said from the players about the coaches, and it’s not just the normal “he’s a nice dude” type stuff. Veterans and rookies alike have expressed how the coaches have helped them to become better at their craft and have pushed them while also allowing them to make mistakes. The staff seems completely in control of what is going on and it is a breath of fresh air for everyone involved. #3) There have been some bumps and bruises but - knock on wood - there haven’t been any horrible injuries so far. We’ve also seen very little drama and even a shockingly low amount of fights in the trenches between teammates. It is a bit of luck but hopefully also a sign of things to come that we will have more positive things than negative ones to talk about in 2019 and beyond.