Originally posted by SFL49ER:
Originally posted by DarthNiner:
Originally posted by EmDiggy:
Originally posted by DarthNiner:An unbalanced line formation for the Ravens with NO eligible receivers on the left side? That's a 5 yard penalty. Does this guy really know what he's talking about?!
Are you sure you know what you're talking about? As long as there 7 men on the LOS its a legal formation.
LOL! You don't know what YOU are talking about. You need eligible receivers on either side of the LOS... Not just 7 men on the LOS.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_(gridiron_football) Look it up!
Serious question though: If the NFL game can have 4 eligible receivers and running backs in the backfield legally, and a receiver on the left side,then how is it an illegal formation? I want to know whats right about this, since I think I know most of the correct formation alignments allowed
In order for a formation to be legal it needs either a WR or a TE on either side of the LOS. What you described above probably has a TE or an "eligible" olineman (who reported to the ref as an eligible receiver). Note: since you need 7 players on the LOS, the 5 players between the two eligible receivers are NOT eligible. If you line up on the LOS with 8 players, you lose an eligible player since there are 6 men between the two eligible receivers. That's why you see the slot receiver not aligned with the outside receiver because he would be "covered" and become ineligible.