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NFL Goaltending Rules

Got bored. Read the rulebook.



So I imagine "fouls to prevent a score" would be like jumping offsides repeatedly to stop them from running a play? Makes sense that it's in the rule book I guess, though I can't imagine a team doing it nowadays. Sounds like some kind of 1950s shenanigans
Originally posted by ninermedic:
So I imagine "fouls to prevent a score" would be like jumping offsides repeatedly to stop them from running a play? Makes sense that it's in the rule book I guess, though I can't imagine a team doing it nowadays. Sounds like some kind of 1950s shenanigans

doesn't work in madden :-p
What about what happened in the super bowl with Giants/Patriots? The Giants having too many on the field on that last drive which chewed up precious seconds in exchange for a few yards.

The rule was modified for this season, but apparently it would have been an interesting concept to put 12 or 13 guys on defense in certain situations (2 minute drill at end of game) to shut down a team and not pay a big price for it.

Also, while I do not like 50 yard pass interference penalties that are questionable......if we were to go to the 15 yard only penalty, then I could see very flagrant PI in 2 minute situations on deep passes since there would be no real downside risk.

I think the solution to PI is to have a judgment call (sorta like incidental facemask vs. flagrant), where very flagrant PI is a spot foul and incidental PI is 15. Or you could modify it for 2 minute situations.
Originally posted by 49erfaithful49:
Originally posted by ninermedic:
So I imagine "fouls to prevent a score" would be like jumping offsides repeatedly to stop them from running a play? Makes sense that it's in the rule book I guess, though I can't imagine a team doing it nowadays. Sounds like some kind of 1950s shenanigans

doesn't work in madden :-p

It used to. My bro used to do it all the time back in the day, usually until I reached over and clocked him.
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
What about what happened in the super bowl with Giants/Patriots? The Giants having too many on the field on that last drive which chewed up precious seconds in exchange for a few yards.

The rule was modified for this season, but apparently it would have been an interesting concept to put 12 or 13 guys on defense in certain situations (2 minute drill at end of game) to shut down a team and not pay a big price for it.

Also, while I do not like 50 yard pass interference penalties that are questionable......if we were to go to the 15 yard only penalty, then I could see very flagrant PI in 2 minute situations on deep passes since there would be no real downside risk.

I think the solution to PI is to have a judgment call (sorta like incidental facemask vs. flagrant), where very flagrant PI is a spot foul and incidental PI is 15. Or you could modify it for 2 minute situations.


One thing that got me thinking was these PI calls in the end zone when the defender (or offender in Randy Moss's case last week) simply throws the other player down in the endzone if they knew they are beaten. If it's pretty obvious the guy was going to have the catch, I always wondered if it's in the ref's judgment to call it a palpably unfair act and award the score.
kickers simulate being roughed all the time. i don't think (or don't remember) this EVER being called.
It would be like if someone from the sideline tackled someone who broke free and had an obvious touchdown
or like the movie (im having a brain fart) where the dude runs through the entire defense for the TD without being touched.

But because he had a gun and shot everyone in his way.
Originally posted by 99problems:
or like the movie (im having a brain fart) where the dude runs through the entire defense for the TD without being touched.

But because he had a gun and shot everyone in his way.

the last boyscout.
Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
Originally posted by 99problems:
or like the movie (im having a brain fart) where the dude runs through the entire defense for the TD without being touched.

But because he had a gun and shot everyone in his way.

the last boyscout.


Schwartz would throw the flag and lose the benefit of automatic booth review.