Opinion: Proposed rule change

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

  1. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    The offside rule in soccer is horrible? How so?
  2. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    cuz soccer sucks.... ;)
  3. coult44

    coult44 Well-Known Member

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    Off topic, I'll pm you.
  4. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    A PI call is already a judgement call you can't add another judgement call to it by making the officials have to determine whether it's an incidental 15 yard variety or a flagrant spot foul variety. Forcing the officials to have to determine whether a PI is flagrant or incidental would create all kinds of controversy. The face mask rule was just changed to make the call decisive. They had a 5 yard variety for grasping the face mask and a flagrant 15 yard variety for grabbing and pulling the face mask but now all face mask calls are 15 yards. The NFL did away with the force out rule a few years ago because there was too much judgement involved in the call. As I mentioned a PI call has to be a spot foul to keep beaten db's from tackling receivers to prevent TD's. What needs to be done and what I feel will be done eventually is allow PI calls to be challengeable. There's no bigger penalty than a PI call that occurs down the field.

    The change in field position can be dramatic and coaches should be allowed to challenge the calls. A lot of times when offenses are facing a 3rd and very long situation the QB will just throw the ball deep to try and get a PI call and a lot of times they do because of all the incidental contact down the field. If they don't get the call and the ball is picked it's like a punt. Another thing that we see all the time is when a receiver feels like they've been interferred with they'll throw their hands up and plead with the officials. The home crowd then jumps in booing in and a lot of times we see a late flag come in. It's like the official was swayed by the receivers reaction and the crowd to make the call. The only solution to the PI rule is allowing the calls which can be very tick tacky to be challenged.
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  5. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Officials have a tough enough time trying to determine whether there's interference or not much less whether it was incidental or flagrant.
  6. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Refs in soccer play a significantly smaller role in their sport than these clowns that are officiating our sport.
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  7. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Even with the PI rule the way it is you still see dB's purposely interfere with receivers to prevent TD's. There's some instances where it's better to give up the spot foul even if it's 50 yards down field than the sure touchdown.
  8. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    3rd and 35, a defender holds a receiver away from the play, but its an automatic first down.
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  9. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    While I don't know about your suggestion there is one I would like to propose: If the offense commits any penalty the defense should be allowed to accept the play instead of the penalty. How many times have the defense made a great play only to have the procedure penalty on the offense cause a five year penalty and replay the down. Sometimes, an interception is made but a procedure penalty is called and the offense keeps the ball. If the referee can't halt the play in time then let the play stand at the option of the D. As it is, you are rewarding the O for making the penalty and penalizing the D instead of the guilty party.
  10. bkight13

    bkight13 Capologist

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    I don't like giving a first down when they already get to play the down again from closer.

    But alternately, when the offense is on their own 1yd line and gets a false start it is also just a 1/2 yard penalty. If they added the five yards to down and distance you might have an argument(instead of half the distance it would go from 1st and 10 to 1st and 15).
  11. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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  12. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    I think the rule in that scenario is fine the way it is.

    Now on the opposite side of the field, I feel differently.

    If an offense gets a penalty and they're already backed up on the half yard line, there are no real repercussions for offensive penalties-- not like backing an offense up is going to hurt when they're already pretty much as far back as they can go.

    I've always wondered why they wouldn't just tack on more yards to the distance markers instead of moving them back a mere few inches.
  13. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    I like your rule change. I agree with others that there's too much handicapping for the offense, but those crappy rules should be changed, ESPECIALLY the idiotic bump and run rule of 1978.

    But I agree with your rule. When the O is on the one yard line or on the one inch line, half the distance to the goal is a meaningless penalty.
  14. BrassCowboy

    BrassCowboy RW Hitman

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    well I do agree with taking judgement calls away from officials rather than giving them more, but I was just trying to solve alot of what you mentioned already in this post which I like by the way. I like your idea of being able to challenge PIs, and I would give coaches an extra challenge per game for such occasions. I would like to add that maybe officials should allow a little more contact such as incidental contact. Simply put - "let the guys play the game" . like you said about the refs removing incidental facemask, how about instead of my original idea of incidental being 15 yards and flagrant being spot, how about the refs just call flagrant and that is all. Defenders have been taken out of the game over the past 15 years due to rule changes that overly favor offense. Let the guys play....

    flagrant calls would cover those where defenders jar the receiver when they know they been beat, and that would be fair to call spot, but playing good football should not be penalized, and if it is wrongly called as flagrant - i do like your idea of challenges.
  15. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    If a spot is allowed to be challenged then a PI should be challengeable. It would take a lot of pressure off the officials if PI's were challengeable because a lot of those calls are proven to be excellent coverage on further review. One of the most damaging PI calls ever was the phantom PI call on Benny Barnes who was covering Lynn Swann in SB XIII. The call made a huge impact on the outcome of the game and the call was so bogus that the NFL admitted it and it resulted in a rule change for incidental contact only a few months later.
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  16. Reverend Conehead

    Reverend Conehead Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I've been saying for a while now that PI calls should be challengeable.
  17. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    Half the distance is a much bigger penalty if they're on the 4 but there is a loophole there when they're on the one. I was more offended by the bad acting and flailing around that Pam Neuton did.
  18. Offsides

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    I love the Pass interference call. It's may favorite play in today's NFL. Seems like most of the games are decided by PI in the new age offensive happy NFL..
  19. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    these are the worst...omg...im pissed just thinking about it , lol
  20. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    If you can't score from 3rd and inches with the multitude of plays in a playbook in today's NFL, you don't deserve to score.

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