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Old 03-29-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default horrible goal line rule change

i doubt we'll hear much about this, cause at the surface it seems rather insignificant, but i just heard on the radio that the goal line is no longer a plane that circles the whole earth. the plane now ends at the pylons and THE BALL itself will have to be inside the pylons for a td to count.

this is a pretty bogus rule. not only is it gonna negate alot of td's, im pretty sure it will be a reviewable play and having coaches challenge the eyesight of the refs left and right.

for 1, everyone is taught to carry the ball in the arm closest to the sideline. every td scored where the player is being chased down the sideline will be overly scrutinized regarless if they step over the goal line or kick the pylon.

those bootleg keepers, where the qb runs to the pylon will be a little less effective. its even feasible that a qb could run to the sidelines, throw the ball while his feet (or foot) are still in bounds, to a receiver who is falling out of bounds, who still catches the ball with both toes firmly planted in bounds, and that play be negated? if the ball doesnt cross the goal line between the pylons. i dont think they thought out this specific scenario too well, because is it an incomlete pass? ball on the 1? stupid rule?
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:39 AM   #2
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Default Re: horrible goal line rule change

Good! I'm glad it's been changed. I feel that the ball should have to cross the goal line in the field of play.

As for a wideout catching a sideline pass while falling out of bounds, I imagine that will still be a good play. It will always make the highlight reel.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:51 AM   #3
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Good! I'm glad it's been changed. I feel that the ball should have to cross the goal line in the field of play.

As for a wideout catching a sideline pass while falling out of bounds, I imagine that will still be a good play. It will always make the highlight reel.
i dont know if theyve thought about this. according to the rule change (and like i said i didnt hear any in depth description of it) the pylons extend 2 lines from the sidelines up into space and the ball has to go inbetween these two lines.

while rare, that sideline throw to the wr falling out of bounds in the endzone while the qb is rolling towards the sideline, is a great play that takes extreme atheletisizm and skill.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: horrible goal line rule change

Going back to last year, how many of LT's td's would not have been with this new rule??
If its not broke dont fix it....IMO
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Default Re: horrible goal line rule change

I'm surprised by this namely because the NFL is always looking to change the rules in favor of more scoring.
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Default Re: horrible goal line rule change

i understand the spiking the ball in the field of play rule. its a wast of time and interrupts the flow of the game. im real liberal in my views of end zone celebration (or even showing emotion in the field of play, BUT i dont think any player should make the ref go chase the ball around like hes a freaking dog, so that the ref can place it on the line of scrimmage to resume play.

if the clock is ticking, or even if its in between downs, the players should hand (or atleast toss, give) the ball to the nearest ref.
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i understand the spiking the ball in the field of play rule. its a wast of time and interrupts the flow of the game. im real liberal in my views of end zone celebration (or even showing emotion in the field of play, BUT i dont think any player should make the ref go chase the ball around like hes a freaking dog, so that the ref can place it on the line of scrimmage to resume play.

if the clock is ticking, or even if its in between downs, the players should hand (or atleast toss, give) the ball to the nearest ref.
or a bounce pass to the ref..
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:52 PM   #8
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Default Re: horrible goal line rule change

I honestly think they should have just kept the rule the same. I mean, I understand why they changed it in all, but to me I liked it alot better the way it was. And it's agreed there will be more coaches challenging calls and possibly the refs eyesight...

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Old 03-30-2007, 09:02 PM   #9
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I dont care if players spike the ball after a play, it shows emotion.

and I see no reason the change the goalline rule

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Default Re: horrible goal line rule change

can some one eplain this rule in laymans terms please
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