2010 Rule changes

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  1. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

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    Here are the other 8 rules changes all in one nice little place!


    AJ point's out that our boy Jacoby is responsible for one of these rules.


    And of course the 9th rule change was the much discussed overtime rule.
     
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    I think Demeco got away with one last season just before halftime .. (against the Titans or Colts?)
     
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    It was the Jets when we were getting pummeled.
     
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    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    If this is a new rule how come it was called this way last year in the game?
     
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    Didn't they mark off penalty yardage last year?
     
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    the new part of the rule is that they won't penalize the team.
     
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    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    Yeah that is true. I still think that rule is bunk.
     
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    I think they should get rid of fair catches altogether.
     


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    Blazing Arrow Work'n da grill

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    That would never happen people would get murdered.
     
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    I highly doubt this would ever happen due to the amount of money involved but I have played with the idea of football being discontinued because of the dangers and I am not kidding. Will that happen? I say no but you never know. I am just saying.
     
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    No, guys would just refuse to catch it.

    The XFL had a no-fair catch rule.
     
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    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Which is weird because it isn't a rule change at all. That's why after review we got the ball. This is just restating the same rule.
     
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    No. It's adding that "reasonable opportunity" clause.

    Jacoby had the rights to that ball all the way to the ground. But with this rule change, they could have said that he had his opportunity for the ball and he wasn't going to be able to re-catch it and therefore had lost his opportunity for the ball. So then McCourty could have recovered it from the air.

    With this rule change, we lose that ball.
     
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    I think you are refering to the fair catch rule?

    And the difference is that the tacks not only didn't get the ball, but they were penalized as well. Sweet.

    I remember thinking holy sh!t, we actually got a big fat breaky break. And then there was also that Jacoby Jones catch fumble/bobble thing that got called a catch as well.
     
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    CloakNNNdagger Site Contributor

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    I haven't seen this posted before:

    League green lights return of video noise messages

     
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    Yeah, but they had to give the receiving team a 5 yard cushion to catch it IIRC. The CFL does that, too. The punter is allowed to pick it up when nobody catches it, though.
     
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    But in the XFL, if the punt travelled 25 yards or greater, the punting team could go for the ball if it hit the ground...........and would essentially take possession and be able to advance the ball.........So there was great disincentive to not catch the ball.

    BTW, until the mid 1920's (before pussification), the NFL had the exact same rule...........except the ball only had to travel 20 yards. :juggle:
     
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