News: Jerry thinks kneel downs should be banned

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  1. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    “I don’t like it,” Jones said, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “Lamar Hunt tried several times to introduce a rule to have it voted on that you couldn’t kneel down, you had to run a play. Unless you were trying to advance the ball, then you got a penalty and the time didn’t run off the clock. It’s not a good play. I’ve always thought that that’s a wasted play for our fans”
  2. rocyaice

    rocyaice Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I hate it. I think it would bring more excitement to the game knowing that instead of just kneeling down for 2 minutes you had to run the football 3 different times.
  3. Cowboysfan1975

    Cowboysfan1975 Active Member

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    I have to agree with him. It would make for a lot of excitement in the final seconds of some games. I have always thought it was a cowardly way to finish a game.
  4. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Kneeling down is a safe way to ensure victory. I have zero issue with it.
  5. gdogg24

    gdogg24 Well-Known Member

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    Why not just bypass the kneel down and just end the game?
  6. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    I have zero issue with doing it cause if allowed, your right, it is a safe way to ensure victory.

    But thats not the issue that is being talked about though, its whether it should be allowed to be done at all. In that context, I agree with Jerry, its always been a very sad and stupid way to end an otherwise great game.
  7. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    The Bucs had reason to do it as there was a remote chance they could have gotten the ball back and possibly scored a TD and won the game.

    But I see nothing wrong with a kneel down and for a league that is supposed to be player safety conscious, I can't see them enforcing a new rule. Furthermore, what's the difference between a kneel down and the QB handing off to the RB and having him fall to the ground?

  8. Double Trouble

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    I have no problem with a kneel down. The offense should be free to do what it wants. What are they going to do, have refs making judgments whether some little side step and kneel by the QB is technically a kneel down or not?

    It also makes no sense to have a team up by 30 running the ball with 2 minutes or less left. No point in exposing players on either team to injury when nothing is at stake.

    At the same time, the D is also free to fire out like a pack of wolves. The current rules are fine, offenses just need to accept that the D might not just give up if they're within a score. Frankly, I think teams should be doing more of what TB did.
  9. The30YardSlant

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    Pretty sure that's the rule in high school in most areas. You have to attempt to gain yardage.

    Honestly, I'd be ok with it. I don't have a problem with kneeling but it does seem to take some of the sport out of the game. I mean, when its one snap it's not a big deal but when the other team is out of TOs and you have to take three straight knees it gets a bit silly.
  10. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    That's what I figured Jerry was going to say when I opened the thread.
  11. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I would rather have seen Dallas kneeling the ball down at the end of this last game. They had no realistic chance of winning on that final series, so I don't know why they put Romo in potential harms way trying to pass the ball. Just kneel it and burn off that final 30 seconds and go home and get ready for the next game.
  12. Galian Beast

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    In baseball they have the infield fly rule, meaning that you cant let a fly ball hit the ground just so that you can get a double or triple play.

    It's a pretty similar situation in football. You do yourself momentary damage, that ultimately puts you in a better position, and generally isn't in the spirit of the game.
  13. JoeyBoy718

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    I think it works both ways. You should be allowed to kneel out the clock, but then the other team should also be allowed to do what Tampa did last week. If two teams had a hard fought bad-and-forth battle, why should the one team sit quietly and watch the other team kneel the ball? I think I saw some trick plays back in the 90s of QBs faking a kneel down and throwing a deep pass. Didn't Montana used to do that a lot?
  14. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication

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    I dont see a problem with the kneel down, Tampa was trying to make a play but if the QB just steps back and fall it is a mute point.
  15. BlueStar3398

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    Didn't the Cowboys end the Giants game with a kneel down?
  16. cowboys#1

    cowboys#1 Finish!

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    this can be settled when the kneel down is a shotgun snap.
  17. Cowboy4ever

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    Tom Coughlin is a joke for getting upset about that. Good Coach, don't get me wrong but getting upset over that is a bit childish. "We don't do that in this league".. well the TB coach wants his players to play for 60 min.. get over it and quit crying. Why should the offense get to decide when the game is over? If the giants would have been down by 7 with the ball with 5 seconds to play,, are they just quitting or are they going to runa play and try to win? TB had every right to do what they did and good for them. Screw the giants. No need for a rule change, just change Coughlin's diaper and let's move on.
  18. joseephuss

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    It is common practice for teams not to use their veteran starters in the 4th pre-season game. Coughlin used his veteran starters including Eli Manning in the 4th pre-season game.
  19. craig71

    craig71 Aut Viam Inveniam Aut Faciam

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    The play that kicked off the victory formation.

  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Jones thinks I should also eat Papa John's pizza.

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