Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
I'd rather they change the stupid " stopped forward progress" rule...
Agree but I'm not sure if there's a good alternative.
Here's my alternative:
1. If the runner is attempting forward progress, the runner assumes liability of losing possession. Even if no forward progress is achieved, the play is still live.
2. If the runner surrenders any advancement, then the play is over.
I also don't like the fact that if the offense fumbles, and they recover, they can advance the ball. It should go back to the original place of fumble, and not where you regain possession, unless it would be behind the original point of fumble. This would prevent the offense from fumbling forwards, and gaining yardage. i think that only the defense should be able to advance the ball if they recover.