There are many awful NFL rules. The sliding one might be worst.

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/sh...ful-NFL-rules-The-sliding-one-?urn=nfl-282167
     
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    When I was watching the game, I actually assumed that the play is dead as soon as the slide begins, since hitting the QB is off-limits. That just made sense to me at the time. I was quite surprised when the spot was overturned.
     
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    So....no more sliding. Cut out wordage and the lawyering of rules. You want to be down without taking a hit? Take a knee. Hard to get the spot of a kneel wrong. You want health, take a knee and give up the chance at a few more yards. You want glory, you want that first down, take your medicine like a big boy.
     
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    Hey, here's a thought... what exactly constitutes a "sliding motion"? At what point does the slide begin? Would be legal, for instance, to jump first?

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    1. Sign a world class long-jumper as a free agent.
    2. Promote him to starting QB.
    3. Put him in shotgun formation, have him run at the LoS, and "jump slide" every play.
    4a. Gain at least 7 yards per carry.
    4b. Someone touches him in mid-air, 15-yard penalty.
    5. ???
    6. Profit!!!
     
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    Dude, every f'ing post you make is funnier than the previous.
     
  6. SrslySirius

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    Honestly, I'm only half joking this time. Does anyone have front office connections? Let's do this.
     
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    no lie. can you subscribe to a user? I don't want to miss a post.
     
  8. Thorn

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    now that's just damn funny. LOL
     


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    I can totally see the ridiculouslness of this rule. Thats insane.

    On this particular play, however, I dont think it would made a difference. You can see from the picture that there wasn't a single one of our players within a huge distance from him. He could have easily gotten another yard and then slid with no ill effects
     
  10. HuttoKarl

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    BUT he didn't.
     
  11. Hardcore Texan

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    I could have sworn that was the rule! I was yelling at the TV and telling my wife it's where the slide starts. Did they change the rule or am I hallucinating altogether?
     
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    they must have... Or changed it for Manning only. Even the announcer said it was where he started the slide. And it was clear from the marks on the turf where he started. A yard & 1/2 back from where they ruled it.
     
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    I thought the same thing as y'all when they challenged the calling. I think it's pure BS that a QB can start to act like he's going to slide, but then milk it for another couple of yards without fear of getting hit. I think this rule does more to reinforce the 'skirts' perspective than cracking down on helmet-to-helmet hits. I've never liked this rule.
     
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    Frankly, I think they should have to just stop and fall down. You can't stop soon enough, you should've stopped sooner. Defender has a right to hit you if you are making forward progress. End of story.
     
  15. El Tejano

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    I was more pissed off that possibly the slowest QB in all of football ran for like 12 yards on us. Oh btw Matt, you might want to see what Manning did. It was a 3rd down play and he did what he had to do to keep the offense on the field. He doesn't do it all the time, just when the defense gives him that and when it's necessary to keep his offense on the field.
     
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    As a Texan fan, my least favorite NFL rule is the one that seem to lock out 8-8 teams from the playoffs in favor of 11 and 12 win teams every year. ABSURD!
     
  17. GNTLEWOLF

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    if the Texans don't start playing better...you might not have to worry about an 8-8 team getting locked out of the play-offs this year.
     
  18. hradhak

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    I think Pollard should have just come up and punched Manning in the crotch at the end of the play. That alone would have won us the game. So he gets suspended. He's doing a lot more with that crotch punch than he is on the field ...
     
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    Manning getting knocked out against us and Pollard being suspended for a game?...

    wow, that sounds like 2 wins for us! good thinking.
     

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