Originally posted by ChazBoner:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Three dumbest rules ever:
Force out rule at the boundries. Thank god they got rid of it. I mean, really? They had refs trying to determine whether a player "would have been in bounds"
Tuck rule. So bad. If you have the ball in your hand and drop it, its a fumble.
Forward progress. You aren't down until you are DOWN.
to an extent, but yes, they gotta adjust that rule. If the dude is still pushing forward, trying to gain more yards, he's up and the ball is live. Different story if the guy stops fighting and is pushed back 10 yards. But if he's still fighting, it's on.
Why does he get the benefit of fighting for yards but not the detriment of being pushed back or fumbling?
Also, it leaves too much judgment for a ref to make..."Was his momentum stopped and when was it stopped?" In a middle of a play, that is hard to determine with acucracy. Its always debatable.
I feel it is more clear to say you are down or not.
The ball carrier can go down, but if he wants to fight for more yards he takes that small chance of getting blown up.
It balances out the rules a little for the D, who basically are getting raped by goodell.