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NFL Rule change

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by crazytown41, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. crazytown41

    crazytown41 Well-Known Member

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    12 men on the field penalty and you don't even reset the clock? Giants killed 8 seconds for a 5 yard penalty.

    Surprised this isn't changed already. Really unfair
  2. punchnjudy

    punchnjudy Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I was going to say the same thing. You could tell Collinsworth was pausing to see if the clock would be reset. That should be the rule.
  3. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    That gifted the SuperBowl to the Giants.

    I was overly confident with a minute left Brady would get it done, give him those seconds back and I believe he does.
  4. crazytown41

    crazytown41 Well-Known Member

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    According to Pereira you cant commit the same penalty twice successively or else the other team is awarded a TD. So you can't keep doing it but still. Even doing it once is a HUGE advantage.
  5. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    It just doesn't make any sense to me. Why do you penalize the offense? If they declined the penalty, I would understand. But they accepted a penalty. That shouldn't hurt them.
  6. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    You can't let the offense run the play and then give them the time back because the play didn't work.
  7. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Then just do it every other play.

    11 vs 12 one play.
    11 vs 11 the next.
    11 vs 12 (or 46, haven't checked if that's illegal substitution) the next.
    11 vs 11 the next.
    etc.
  8. Muhast

    Muhast Newo

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    Why not? Why can't you let the offense run a play and attempt to get yards and then give them the 5 yards if it fails, but not let the offense run a play and keep the clock in their favor?

    It's like your willing to concede yardage, b/c the defense was at fault. But not time on the clock. That doesn't make sense to me.

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