Originally posted by boast:
Originally posted by Ronnie49Lott:
At what point will the league step in to stop the fans from affecting the game?
it's a penalty in the NFL rulebook
When, in the judgment of the Referee, the level of crowd noise prevents the offense from hearing its signals, he can institute a series of procedures which can result in a loss of team time outs or a five-yard penalty against the defensive team.
but apparently the NFL is being lax on this kinda thing now.
i remember the MNF game in '85 where the Bears where playing at Miami. the crowd was so loud they stopped play multiple times until the Bears offense could hear the calls at the line.
Are you sure that is still a rule? If it is, that's b******t that it never gets called on Seattle. Kinda like how they don't call their secondary for holding practically every play.