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If that ever happened it should be a 1 year suspension for the offending player and an automatic touchdown.

 
If they were going to consider that as an option, they should have put 20 guys on the field for the free kick. Obviously that would have resulterd in a re-kick with no time on the clock, but at that point they could have just kicked a 5 yard punt and recovered it (as SF could not run another play).

 
If they were going to consider that as an option, they should have put 20 guys on the field for the free kick. Obviously that would have resulterd in a re-kick with no time on the clock, but at that point they could have just kicked a 5 yard punt and recovered it (as SF could not run another play).
not if SF fair caught it.link

and :lol: when one of the linemen asks why can't Flacco do it. pretty funny story

 
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If they were going to consider that as an option, they should have put 20 guys on the field for the free kick. Obviously that would have resulterd in a re-kick with no time on the clock, but at that point they could have just kicked a 5 yard punt and recovered it (as SF could not run another play).
not if SF fair caught it.link

and :lol: when one of the linemen asks why can't Flacco do it. pretty funny story
I'm not sure what the official rules are, but I believe the kicking team can elect to kick or punt. Sure, the Niners could have called for a fair catch even on a kickoff, but I believe if the Ravens kicked an onside kick a live ball that either side can recover. If they kicked an onside kick I believe that once the ball hits the ground it voids the fair catch. If the Ravens simply kicked the ball into the ground that would have ended the game (assuming there was no time on the clock) unless the 49ers ran the onside kick back for a TD.
 
Woody Hayes surely would have tackled the Clemson dude on his INT, had he not been forced out of bounds on the OSU sidelines. Instead he totally loses what was left of his mind and punches him.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEVJyf0ft3I Woody c'mon. :lmao:

 
No clue whether Flacco was serious or joking.But I'd probably place a modest bet that 75% of NFL players aren't certain of the rules that govern a play like that.

 
If they were going to consider that as an option, they should have put 20 guys on the field for the free kick. Obviously that would have resulterd in a re-kick with no time on the clock, but at that point they could have just kicked a 5 yard punt and recovered it (as SF could not run another play).
not if SF fair caught it.link

and :lol: when one of the linemen asks why can't Flacco do it. pretty funny story
I did double check. A fair catch cannot occur on any kick that hits the ground.So had the Ravens done what I proposed earlier (send out 20 guys on the free kick), after the initial kick they would have been flagged for too many men on the field (but the time would have run out). On the subsequent re-kick with no time on the clock, all they would have needed to do was kick the ball into the ground and fall on it and the game would be over.

 
Everyone here is lying if they say they wouldn't be thinking the same exact thing.

 
remember when Bill Cowher almost clotheslined that Jax guy?
Cowher Nearly Made TackleSeptember 24, 1997|Daily News Wire ServicesPittsburgh coach Bill Cowher admitted yesterday he considered tackling Jacksonville's Chris Hudson as he raced downfield to score on a game-ending blocked field goal Monday night.Hudson scooped up the loose ball after the Jaguars' Clyde Simmons blocked Norm Johnson's potential game-winning field goal with six seconds to play in Jacksonville's 30-21 victory.As Hudson ran by the Steelers' bench, an angry Cowher clenched his hands as if he were about to step onto the field, but held himself back.
 
remember when Bill Cowher almost clotheslined that Jax guy?
Considering that was the last game I ever bet on a point spread, yes. I had Pittsburgh + 3 1/2, and as Pittsburgh lined up to attempt that FG, I literally turned to my brother said, "Well, the only way I can lose now is if Jacksonville blocks this field goal and returns it for a touchdown." :shock: :shock: :lmao: :lmao:
 
No clue whether Flacco was serious or joking.But I'd probably place a modest bet that 75% of NFL players aren't certain of the rules that govern a play like that.
99%When a bunch of guys don't even know simple rules like what happens at the end of overtime, 99% don't know an obscure rule like this.
 
What is the rule? Any reason why this wouldn't be a good strategy?What punishment could Gooddell levy that would not be worth a SB championship? Assuming you didn't mind that asterisk for the rest of your life.

 
What is the rule? Any reason why this wouldn't be a good strategy?What punishment could Gooddell levy that would not be worth a SB championship? Assuming you didn't mind that asterisk for the rest of your life.
The rule quoted in the article basically says that it's up to the refs. They can level whatever punishment they want in terms of yardage, or even award a score. Yes, that's right. They could have awarded the 9ers the winning TD if they thought the penalty was egregious enough."Palpably Unfair Act. A player or substitute shall not interfere with play by any act which is palpably unfair. Penalty: For a palpably unfair act: Offender may be disqualified. The Referee, after consulting his crew, enforces any such distance penalty as they consider equitable and irrespective of any other specified code penalty. The Referee may award a score."So, basically, don't #### around with this rule. It's such an affront to the game that the refs can award a TD to the other team.
 
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remember when Bill Cowher almost clotheslined that Jax guy?
Considering that was the last game I ever bet on a point spread, yes. I had Pittsburgh + 3 1/2, and as Pittsburgh lined up to attempt that FG, I literally turned to my brother said, "Well, the only way I can lose now is if Jacksonville blocks this field goal and returns it for a touchdown." :shock: :shock: :lmao: :lmao:
I had a huge reverse on Pitt and the over, cost me big time. Told my buddy who had the same thing "Barring a miracle we got this." I do not even think they announced the final score because the game was running late they just said "good night from Jacksonville everybody." I just kept saying did he score did he score? Had to turn on Sportscenter to get the final. Ahh the joy of gambling.
 
If they were going to consider that as an option, they should have put 20 guys on the field for the free kick. Obviously that would have resulterd in a re-kick with no time on the clock, but at that point they could have just kicked a 5 yard punt and recovered it (as SF could not run another play).
not if SF fair caught it.link

and :lol: when one of the linemen asks why can't Flacco do it. pretty funny story
I did double check. A fair catch cannot occur on any kick that hits the ground.So had the Ravens done what I proposed earlier (send out 20 guys on the free kick), after the initial kick they would have been flagged for too many men on the field (but the time would have run out). On the subsequent re-kick with no time on the clock, all they would have needed to do was kick the ball into the ground and fall on it and the game would be over.
A free kick still needs to travel 10 yards before the kicking team touches it, or it would be a penalty, and the receiving team would get 1 untimed down.
 
So had the Ravens done what I proposed earlier (send out 20 guys on the free kick), after the initial kick they would have been flagged for too many men on the field (but the time would have run out). On the subsequent re-kick with no time on the clock, all they would have needed to do was kick the ball into the ground and fall on it and the game would be over.
It would be a dead ball foul for illegal participation, just like when 12 men break the huddle. All they would have done is back up 5 yards and still had to kick.
 
The best option would have been on the punt. You run around like the punter did to run the clock down. As the defenders close in heave a lateral pass deep and high into the air out of the end zone. Still a safety but runs the clock out.

 
Speaking of tricky free kicks, Belichick in 2003 was trailing the Broncos by a point with 3 minutes left. The Patriots had the ball, 4th down at their own 1. Instead of punting, he took the safety. He trailed by 3, but it gave his kicker plenty of room to do a free kick. They pinned the Broncos at their own 15, made them go 3 and out, and got the ball back with great field position. They scored a winning TD.

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The best option would have been on the punt. You run around like the punter did to run the clock down. As the defenders close in heave a lateral pass deep and high into the air out of the end zone. Still a safety but runs the clock out.
Optimal.
 
So had the Ravens done what I proposed earlier (send out 20 guys on the free kick), after the initial kick they would have been flagged for too many men on the field (but the time would have run out). On the subsequent re-kick with no time on the clock, all they would have needed to do was kick the ball into the ground and fall on it and the game would be over.
It would be a dead ball foul for illegal participation, just like when 12 men break the huddle. All they would have done is back up 5 yards and still had to kick.
The point was that if they did get to the point with no time on the clock, they could have implemented an onside kick. Once the ball hit the ground, that would eliminate the option of a fair catch and a free kick FG attempt by SF. Whether BAL recovered the ball or not wouldn't matter. There could be no additional play if the ball hit the ground and travelled 10 yards. BAL couldn't lose unless SF got a miracle TD return and the game would end on the onside kick.
 
So had the Ravens done what I proposed earlier (send out 20 guys on the free kick), after the initial kick they would have been flagged for too many men on the field (but the time would have run out). On the subsequent re-kick with no time on the clock, all they would have needed to do was kick the ball into the ground and fall on it and the game would be over.
It would be a dead ball foul for illegal participation, just like when 12 men break the huddle. All they would have done is back up 5 yards and still had to kick.
The point was that if they did get to the point with no time on the clock, they could have implemented an onside kick. Once the ball hit the ground, that would eliminate the option of a fair catch and a free kick FG attempt by SF. Whether BAL recovered the ball or not wouldn't matter. There could be no additional play if the ball hit the ground and travelled 10 yards. BAL couldn't lose unless SF got a miracle TD return and the game would end on the onside kick.
Doesn't matter. It is a dead ball foul called before the play starts. It's like a false start, not like defensive offsides. If the ref sees too many men on the field he is supposed to blow the whistle when the start of the play is imminent. With 20 men on the field it would be obvious there are too many. So the kick never happens, you don't drain any time off the clock, and you give up 5 yards in field position. The best you could do is maybe put a 12th man out there and hope the ref doesn't spot it in time before the snap, in which case the play would happen, time drained, and the penalty would be assessed if it was noticed by replay review.

 
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The best option would have been on the punt. You run around like the punter did to run the clock down. As the defenders close in heave a lateral pass deep and high into the air out of the end zone. Still a safety but runs the clock out.
That's a great plan if you have a punter you trust to pull it off.
 
The best option would have been on the punt. You run around like the punter did to run the clock down. As the defenders close in heave a lateral pass deep and high into the air out of the end zone. Still a safety but runs the clock out.
That's a great plan if you have a punter you trust to pull it off.
Right, imagine if he throws it slightly forward instead of backward and the play is blown dead with 1 second left. Suddenly it's an incomplete pass and the other team gets the ball at the previous line of scrimmage.
 

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