When Rudolph ran towards MG when they got up He entered what they call MUTUAL COMBAT at that time. He should be fined/suspended , not as severely as MG, but had he not came at MG the " getting clubbed" would have probably not happened. Not to mention the KICK to the groin that probably upset MG also.
As protected as Qbs are in the NFL, Rudolph still contributed to the situation alot.
I am saying this and I don't even like MG.
As far as the crowd noise, just the shear size of Lucas Oils Stadium makes it hard for the crowd to be loud.
The RCA dome was super loud because it was a small dome. (the smallest in the NFL)
You could have put 3 RCA domes inside Lucas Oil Stadium
Jacoby is good, hes not great, hes not elite. In time, with the right team around him and the right coaching he might be great, but probably never elite.
Past few years hes been a very good backup, just because he was thrust into a starting role doesnt mean his skillset automatically makes the leap with him. The demands on that skillset do, but the set is the same.
I like Jacoby alot, I'm glad we have him. I honestly believe hes the right guy for right now. Given the circumstances we couldn't have done better and I've really enjoyed watching him this year. But hes a "top 20" qb in the best assessment of the people around him. Not exactly glowing, but probably pretty fair.
The clock ticks on these mid talent dudes tho. Unfortunately, as time moves on, his flaws will probably become more apparent than his strengths.
I'm not saying he cant improve, it's just that I believe those improvements will be marginal at best. At this level there are so many intangibles, physical traits, mental acuity, etc that all eventually top out long before things like desire, skill, leadership, and work ethic.
If hes going to succeed it's not going to be on his own. It will be as much about the team they build around him, and a scheme that continues to feature what he does best. It's a much tougher proposition and it's going to lead to neverending debate in forums like these. But its not ever going to be all about jacoby.