Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by Wolf, Sep 4, 2010.
HWWNBN would have probably used the umpire to hide behind.
I still remember "him" pegging the ump in the forehead with a laser across the middle. Might have been the first game.
I don't see this effecting the Texans at all...
Owen Daniels if healthy can beat LBers (and if he can't we have TEs who can)and just about all of Houston's receivers (TEs and WRs) can make catches with players draped all over them...in Andre's case, he can still make the catch and run up field with players draped all over him
As far as Graham getting called for a pick.......well, Houston's receivers have been called for a pick even before the new rule change. Anybody remember that game changing call that went against KW in the Jags game awhile back?
yes, but they're used to having a referee draped on them too.
I think the new placement will be good for the game. How many times have we seen a defender rubbed off on a the ump or some other unintentional, and at times, game-changing interference? Besides, these are usually old guys with no preotection at all from some pretty large men with a full head of steam. Anything that pisses Manning off is pretty OK in my book.
Also the Colts aren't worried about not having "the pick".....that's not why they're bitching about the rule.
It's their no huddle offense that they're trying to protect. That's a much bigger blow to their offense.
If this rule had been in place last year, we would have not gotten burned after the infamous Dunta Robinson tackle celebration when Manning quick-snapped it and threw the long ball.
I expect to see Manning out there with a cattle prod.
I'm perfectly OK with teams using umps as a pick. When the umps get in the way of the Texans, they don't nullify the play, so hey, if you can get in our way, then we can make you get in the way of the other guys. All's fair in love and war. If you don't like it, move (which they have, so it's all good).
As for the quick snap, that's BS, IMO. And I know they're reverting back to their normal spot on the field after a certain time on the clock, so then you can quick snap - or use them as a pick.
They rarely snap the ball quickly, normally going through Manning over the top motioning and signaling. Do the handful of times a game that they really snap early in the count matter? Of course, because threat of the quick snap is as important as the quick snap , but the pre-season game very conscious attempt to highlight the rule versus run the offense at the normal pace.
I love this rule, it gives me time to celebrate a hit
I think they (The Colts) would tell you that while they rarely snap the ball quickly, the possibility that they could inhibits or prevents the defensive team from making situational substitutions. The extra time provided before even the possibility of a snap could change that.
I think the biggest issue with this is in the two minute drill when teams need to line up quickly and stop the clock .... having to wait on the officials to get in position 12 yards away could cost a team valuable seconds - and potentially change the outcome of a game.
The rule will not apply to the last 2 minutes of each half. The umps in those 2periods of time will revert to their traditional spot so as not to interfere with the offenses' rhythm in a typical two-minute drill.
So a rule that allows the defense to overcome its own ignorance is a good one?
I think the whole umpire placement is a bunch of nonsense. When the games start for real, teams will learn how to adjust and be just as successful running their offense as they used to.
As for Indy, the Colts no huddle is not necessarily a quick offense so I don't think it will be as big of factor as some are making it out to be.
Absolutely 100% correct.
Thanks for clarifying that ....
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