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NFL may abandon tuck rule

  • Kolohe
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Ooooh Tom Brady is gonna be mad, lucky they will keep his other rule "Going low to the QB", I would hate to see Tom Brady angry....phhhhhew.
Originally posted by Kolohe:
Ooooh Tom Brady is gonna be mad, lucky they will keep his other rule "Going low to the QB", I would hate to see Tom Brady angry....phhhhhew.

if this doesn't deserve an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, I don't know what does. Even spiking the ball is supposed to get you a delay of game penalty.

NFL waited this long because they weren't sure if Al Davis would return like in Dawn of the Dead.
So Brady doesn't need it anymore?


Ok good.
Brady is gonna throw a fit..
I hate the Raiders. I always root against them. I always make fun of Raider fans. The Raiders suck hard.


It was a fumble.

lol
Originally posted by H41L5ATAN:
I hate the Raiders. I always root against them. I always make fun of Raider fans. The Raiders suck hard.


It was a fumble.

lol

I remember watching that s**t. I was with a couple friends, one was a raiders fan. I couldn't help but lol and feel bad at the same time.
wz derpin
[ Edited by ChazBoner on Mar 15, 2013 at 7:51 PM ]
  • LVJay
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Raiders were physically F***D with that rule... now they will just be MIND-F****D!
Its football...the players know what they are getting themselves into and they get paid millions and millions of dollars to play a game that they love.
The tuck rule is what in my mind proved 1,000% true there is an east coast bias in the NFL.

When it comes down to controversial calls between east and west coast teams it always seems to go their way (e.g. the Lee Evans non-catch, Ahmad Bradshaw's fumble, etc).

And that goes double for the Patriots.
[ Edited by baltien on Mar 16, 2013 at 10:04 AM ]
Originally posted by jdt84_2:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
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.
what is to stop a defender from picking up the carrier ans going backwards with him?

I think it is already against the rules to pick up a player.
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.

This. Brady went on to the Super Bowl because of the horrible tuck rule, and Bradshaw went on to the Super Bowl because of the forward progress rule. The wrong teams went and won the big game those years.
Originally posted by TTown9ers:
New England Patriots. 3X* Superbowl champs.

I'll never give them credit for more than 2. First one doesn't count. Tuck rule is BS. It WAS a fumble.

Did you also notice that when they voted on this, Belicheat abstained his vote.
Originally posted by JimA49ers:
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.

This. Brady went on to the Super Bowl because of the horrible tuck rule, and Bradshaw went on to the Super Bowl because of the forward progress rule. The wrong teams went and won the big game those years.

So according to that logic - LMJ's forward motion was stopped and it shouldn't have been ruled a fumble in the SB, right?