Roy finds a way around the horse-collar rule

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by WV Cowboy, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    I don't think this has been mentioned, but did you see the way Roy got around the new "Roy Williams horse-collar" rule ?

    He horse-collared with one hand, but used the other to grab the back of the jersey down lower.

    Still a horse-collar without breaking the rule.

    I love it !! :cool:

  2. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    Dude he just happened to grab the shirt instead of the collar. If he had that much time to think during a play he wouldn't get beat deep.
  3. 31WillHammerU

    31WillHammerU New Member

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    Mean People Suck and so do Agendas.

    WV, I agree. Roy said that he would adapt to the rule.
  4. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    I thought the announcers said there is no horse-collar penalty on quarterbacks. I know there are a lot of limits on the horsecollar rule.

    *laughs* .. the last rule probably states, "Only call this rule on players with last name Williams and a first name of Roy."
  5. 31WillHammerU

    31WillHammerU New Member

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    Or that wear the #31.
  6. phdefense

    phdefense New Member

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    Horse Collar tackles are still legal within the tacklebox. So the sack on Brunell was legal.
  7. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    But I agree that Roy has found a way around the horse collar rule. The rule is you can't take them down by the collar. So you pull them towards you and then grab the shirt, then take them down by the shirt.
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    And plays for Dallas or anytime TO is being tackled
  9. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    Yea, that's probably more of what he did against Brunell, but the horse collar is legal inside the tackle box, so it would have been fine anyways. Doesn't make too much sense that you can horse collar the QB, but not the WR's though when you really think about it...which is why I thought this rule was bogus in the first place.:rolleyes:
  10. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    I think one of the problems with horse-collaring WRs or RBs (ie. why it resulted in numerous injuries) was that they (the ballcarriers) were essentially being pulled back against their momentum, likely resulting in the tackler falling on the exposed leg(s). What Williams did to Brunell was really no more dangerous than any other kind of tackle.

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