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Did the Eagles pull a fast one?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Gryphon, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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    This question was asked on another forum by HRF12:

    During Monday night's game with the Eagles, Donavan McNabb played the quarterback position most of the game. Backup quarterback Koy Detmer held for field goals and extra points. Mike McMahon came into the game in the 4th quarter to play quarterback for the last series of the game. How can this be? Please correct me if I am wrong, but the only way the third string quarterback can enter the game is if the first two are injured. Detmer was shown on camera preparing to come into the game. What is the deal? Did the Eagles pull a fast one?

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  2. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Once the 4th quarter starts any of the 3 QBs can play.
  3. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    No -- 4th quarter your 3rd guy can play regardless. The rule is in place to allow for teams to get developmental guys some snaps.
  4. Gryphon

    Gryphon Merge Ahead

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  5. LeonDixson

    LeonDixson Illegitimi non carborundum

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    This was answered in a column the other day. It might have been Mick's mail. I don't remember. Anyway the answer is that the rules were changed a couple of years ago to allow you to play the 3rd QB in the 4th quarter without forfeiting the right to bring your other QBs back in. It was changed to allow teams to give developmental players some playing time in blow-out games. I've never seen a team do that though.
  6. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Has this ruled changed this year. It use to be once you play your emergency QB, the other QB's cannot return to the game.

    However, MCcMahon may have not been inactive as the 3rd QB, but just active anyway.
    Just because your the 3rd QB does not mean your inactive.
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    You just made this rule up didn't you... you abrasive bastid!
  8. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    The rule in question was changed in 1995 or 96.
  9. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    sure was. mick explains it in his mailbag this week.
  10. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    no -- i think it has been this way for about 5 years now.
  11. Grevus

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    I live in Philly. For whatever reason, although Detmer is the #2 QB and has more experience, McMahon is always considered the guy that would replace McNabb if he gets hurt.

    THe team feels that McMahon is a better QB then Detmer. Strange...
  12. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Actually the night of the game I came home from the sports bar and asked this question and got shown the rule myself.
  13. Phoenix-Talon

    Phoenix-Talon Eagles Fan Liaison

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    No! Roy Williams pulled off a fast interception!
  14. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    does it really matter?

    coy detmer, mike mcmahon...they might as well play charlie batch
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    not really, Detmer is the holder so he has to be active

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