Re: Could Defenses Manipulate New Rule?
I don't follow the logic of this one - team A gets the first down, ball is dead gets spiked.
Foul assessed at the end of the play 1st and 15.
D-player kicks the ball away, offsetting the original foul - offense gains back the 5 yards - 1st and 10...and back where we started.
I can't see how a defensive penalty can possibly move the ball backwards.
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