No more Tuck Rule!?

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  1. gwallaia

    gwallaia Moderator Staff Member

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    Please be true.

    A proposal from the NFL's competition committee suggests the NFL abandon the infamous "tuck rule," which gained popularity during a New England Patriots playoff win over the Oakland Raiders in January 2002.

    Under the proposed rule change, a quarterback who loses control of the football when bringing it back to his body after a pump fake will be deemed to have fumbled. Under the current rule, such a play would result in an incompletion.


    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9053231/nfl-competition-committee-looking-tuck-rule
     
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    All for it.
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    It's a proposal, might pass, might not. I hope it does, it helps defenses, which is something this league really needs right now.
     
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    "Gained popularity"?!?
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    WTH are they talking about??
    Gained infamy is more like it. I guess when your office is down the street from Patriot-ville that's the only viewpoint you can see.
     
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    Better late than never I guess...:facepalm:
     
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    Or as in Brady's case, a QB that brings the ball back to his body, puts both hands on it, is then stripped of the ball, will be deemed a fumble also. Oh wait, that's always been a fumble. I guess this will just close the loop hole that allowed Arkansas dairy farmer and KC Chief fan Walt Coleman to throw that game.
     
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    Brady is about to retire in a few tears so this will gain traction
     
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    Could've beaten Indy if this rule was removed before the season.
     
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    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    I see what you did there bro.
     
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