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Opinion: Proposed rule change

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Snauty, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. Snauty

    Snauty Active Member

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    I believe in football. If a team is on the goal line and the defense commits a 5 yard penalty like encroachment... then the offense should get a first down and not half the distance to the goalline. Niners got away with a meaningless penalty which should of been a first down. If any one saw the play, i was flabbergasted.
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  2. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Why should it be a 1st down? An automatic 1st down for an encroachment penalty??? C'mon man....This isn't soccer, it's football. The players need to win the game, not the refs...
  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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  4. StylisticS

    StylisticS Well-Known Member

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    Nah. Don't agree with that rule change.
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  5. Snauty

    Snauty Active Member

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    If you saw the penalty you would understand why. Niners basically got away with a free penalty. And a stupid penalty at that. if it was first down i wouldn't be griping but it was 3rd and inches and half the distance to goal wasn't going to help the panthers in that situation.
  6. CaptainCreed

    CaptainCreed Active Member

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  7. Snauty

    Snauty Active Member

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    sorry should of proofread the paragraph. Meant to say " I Believe if football "
  8. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    rules already favor the offense too much.
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  9. Snauty

    Snauty Active Member

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    I guess i just hate the niners to much.
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  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The rule is fine the way it is. Awarding the offense that's in a goal to go situation from the one yard line a first down due to an encroachment call on the defense would be bogus. It may not have helped the Panthers but football is a game of inches and just an inch can be the difference between breaking the plane of the goal line and having to settle for a FG.

    The offense should only be awarded an automatic first down for a flagrant foul. You don't want to hand an offense that's facing a 3rd and goal situation a first down due to an encroachment call on the defense it wouldn't be fair. The rules that are already in place have defenses handcuffed as it is.
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  11. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    This isn't soccer? Lololol. What the heck does that mean?



    Oh...you mean like the ticky tac PI on a bomb that basically gives teams a TD??



    So it is like soccer? Or it's not?
  12. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    A PI call has to be a spot foul or db's will mug receivers every time they're beaten to prevent a TD. It would be better to take a 10-15 yard penalty than give up a 50-plus yard TD. The rule forces db's to cover receivers and not commit flagrant fouls to prevent TD's.
  13. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Yeah bc the college rule is broken and doesn't work at all and there are no other alternatives...
  14. The Quest for Six

    The Quest for Six Well-Known Member

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  15. Proximo

    Proximo Well-Known Member

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    How did they get away with a free penalty? The Panthers got closer to the goal line and replayed the down as a result.

    Your logic is flawed here. Why should the offense get a WHOLE NEW SET OF DOWNS? That makes no sense. They get to replay the down in question. That's enough. It's a presnap penalty.
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  16. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I do believe coaches should be allowed to challenge PI calls because there's so much incidental contact and a call like that can change a game.
  17. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    I was making light of the horrible rules regarding off sides in soccer.
  18. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

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    yeah but they can better handle them. I say spot foul for very obvious PIs that is obviously the defender trying to prevent being beaten, come on - we all know what those are... every other PI where it looks like incidental contact or unintended should be 15 yards, automatic first for both types

    because it is obvious to us that QBs put those into the game plan script as well as it is really not fair to place ball at spot if the intentions of the defender is more just tough football rather than intentional contact
  19. SDCowboy85

    SDCowboy85 Well-Known Member

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  20. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

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    rules favor offense WAY too much already....
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