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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apparently the "leaper" rule is going to pass. So dumb


Agree 100%. One of the more exciting plays on special teams.
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cddolphin wrote:
Viewsfromthe206 wrote:
Apparently the "leaper" rule is going to pass. So dumb


Agree 100%. One of the more exciting plays on special teams.


I guess to play devils advocate here (because honestly I like the leaper play too). I would think the problem is there is no easy counter the kicking team can employ to neutralize him. Should maybe the center and guards be able to stand up and use their shoulders/arms to take the legs out from under the leaper? Maybe the kicking formation should be allowed to have an extra guy in the backfield to take out the leaper?

The only rule this year I recall regarding the leaper was he couldn't make contact with the Olineman which didn't seem to be that big of a hurdle (no pun). Seems like an OP play that doesn't have a viable counter.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can someone explain #15 to me? That doesn't even make sense.

On it's face it would include stuff like spiking the ball, throwing it away, running OOB. Obviously those aren't being made illegal so what is it actually pertaining to?


I assume feigning injury to stop the clock.
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The Third Rider wrote:
mse326 wrote:
Can someone explain #15 to me? That doesn't even make sense.

On it's face it would include stuff like spiking the ball, throwing it away, running OOB. Obviously those aren't being made illegal so what is it actually pertaining to?


I assume feigning injury to stop the clock.
How could they enforce that? Put refs in charge of determining real injuries vs fake news?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cddolphin wrote:
Viewsfromthe206 wrote:
Apparently the "leaper" rule is going to pass. So dumb


Agree 100%. One of the more exciting plays on special teams.


The Patriots started using it.
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/28/owners-approve-8-new-rules-4-new-bylaws-1-new-resolution/

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Approved 2017 Playing Rules Proposals

— Prohibits the “leaper” block attempt on field goal and extra point plays.

— Makes permanent the rule that disqualifies a player who is penalized twice in one game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct fouls.

— Keeps in place the change of the spot of a touchback after a kickoff to the 25-yard line for the 2017 season.

— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.

— Makes crackback blocks prohibited by a backfield player who is in motion, even if he is not more than two yards outside the tackle when the ball is snapped.

— Replaces the sideline replay monitor with a hand-held device and authorizes designated members of the Officiating department to make the final decision on replay reviews.

— Makes it Unsportsmanlike Conduct to commit multiple fouls during the same down designed to manipulate the game clock.

— Makes actions to conserve time illegal after the two-minute warning of either half.


If you want to see the bylaw and resolution changes, hit the link.


Still nothing that actually spells out the "conserve time" rule.

Also, this will come as no surprise, but 11 of the 13 proposals (including bylaw and resolution changes) by the Competition Committee passed (only the reduction in OT periods and negotiating with a coaching candidate on a team who is still playing didn't pass). Only one out of 11 proposed by a given team passed (Philly's "leaper" rule).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad they changed the rule for the multiple fouls to manipulate the clock. Such a cheap play Laughing
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Woz wrote:
Still nothing that actually spells out the "conserve time" rule.
I saw something on Twitter saying it's the same rules they've had before about committing a foul to stop the clock when you're out of timeouts. Now it applies to the final 2 minutes in each half instead of the final 60 seconds of the game that it applies to now. Can't confirm, it may have been wrong.
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MookieMonster wrote:
Glad they changed the rule for the multiple fouls to manipulate the clock. Such a cheap play Laughing


Did they though? Are they putting time back on the clock?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

domepatrol91 wrote:
The Third Rider wrote:
mse326 wrote:
Can someone explain #15 to me? That doesn't even make sense.

On it's face it would include stuff like spiking the ball, throwing it away, running OOB. Obviously those aren't being made illegal so what is it actually pertaining to?


I assume feigning injury to stop the clock.
How could they enforce that? Put refs in charge of determining real injuries vs fake news?
It looks like it changes the final minute regulations to apply to the final two minutes instead.

http://i.imgur.com/cXZJC0W.jpg
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— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.


I can't wait to see this terribly officiated Rolling Eyes
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— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.


I can't wait to see this terribly officiated Rolling Eyes


That was my first thought as well
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cddolphin wrote:
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— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.


I can't wait to see this terribly officiated Rolling Eyes
Yeah I don't see why this rule was so pressing, I didn't realize it was a problen.
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domepatrol91 wrote:
cddolphin wrote:
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— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.


I can't wait to see this terribly officiated Rolling Eyes
Yeah I don't see why this rule was so pressing, I didn't realize it was a problem.


It happens quite a bit. Fast forward to the 39 second mark and you'll see Richard Sherman lay out Davante Adams who wasn't involved in the play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgArhl3m_D8

Polamalu did the same thing to Jordy Nelson in the Super Bowl- Jordy was on the backside, away from the play and Troy just laid him out.
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domepatrol91 wrote:
cddolphin wrote:
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— Gives a receiver running a pass route defenseless player protection.


I can't wait to see this terribly officiated Rolling Eyes
Yeah I don't see why this rule was so pressing, I didn't realize it was a problem.


It happens quite a bit. Fast forward to the 39 second mark and you'll see Richard Sherman lay out Davante Adams who wasn't involved in the play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgArhl3m_D8

Polamalu did the same thing to Jordy Nelson in the Super Bowl- Jordy was on the backside, away from the play and Troy just laid him out.


Okay.. but wasn't this illegal before? Unless the block happened after the WR caught the ball, then it's kind of on Adams.. needs to keep his head on a swivel once he becomes a blocker. Are we just absolving WRs of the need to have any situational awareness? What does this rule change exactly?
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