RE: [patriotzip] Re: More rules changes
- ***** Yes, I forgot to mention my pleasure at seeing that Instant Replay is now permanent. It's not a "change", as such; but it's good to know that it will apparently be more structured and consistent, at least in terms of equipment!
Dogs have masters ... Cats have staff!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of RandyZ. Pierce
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 6:12 PM
Subject: Re: [patriotzip] Re: More rules changes
Tampa Bay withdrew their proposal for a greater scope
of plays being under the scope of Instant Replay.
Expect it back next year in a more defined manner -
without having muddied the Instant replay permanence
vote of this year.
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From: "George" <patswingr@yahoo. com>
To: <patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 12:13 AM
Subject: RE: [patriotzip] Re: More rules changes
***** The one I saw proposed earlier (I thought by
Tampa Bay) that I wanted
was to make PI reviewable. No mention of that in your
summary, Randy. I take
it that means it, like the 15-yard option, is OUT. Too
bad. I would like to
have seen at least ONE of those rules in to temper the
runaway PI situation.
I'll bet Polian was happy about this, and the
retention of the 'special
emphasis' on illegal holding!
***** I don't like the penalty for spiking the ball in
the field of play at
all. A spike is, IMO, no big deal. If they want to
penalize, go after the
sack dances, and other elaborate "celebrations" in the
field of play. The
"First Down" signal is OK, IMO, because it is NOT
directed at a player, as
is the sack dance. The latter should be classified as
"taunting", and be hit
with a 15-yard Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty.
***** Roster thing is OK with me.
***** You're right about the OL rule. If the ball
deflects off an OL, it
should be considered a live ball for anyone, including
an OL, to catch.
Dogs have masters ... Cats have staff!
From: patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com
[mailto:patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com] On
Behalf Of RandyZ. Pierce
Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:58 AM
To: patriots@bosco. net; Rich Carreiro
Cc: patriotzip@yahoogro ups.com
Subject: [patriotzip] Re: More rules changes
Rich C posted the newest Reiss' Rules Notes and I had
a fairly strong desire for more information on one of
* Players will now be penalized 5 yards for spiking
the ball in the
field of play. Owners voted in favor of that, 26-5,
I'm ok with this - keep the game flow going and
celebrate the touchdowns. There are times when a key
first down is worthy of celebration and I generally
prefer fewer rules on this topic than more rules but
ultimtely it doesn't impact me too much one way or
another. I still hold out hope of Troy Brown giving
us his patented (not Patten-ted - different free
agent) First down signal - if only he could have done
that on our last offensive series last year.
* The Bears' proposal to expand game-day rosters from
45 to 47 was
Belichick gave me the first good reason I've ever
heard why 53 becomes 45 on gameday. He claims that
this prevents teams from being 'forced' to move
players to Injured Reserve as the week to week roster
has some room to carry them.
* A penalty for illegal touching will no longer be
called when the
quarterback hits an offensive lineman with a pass,
lineman makes an attempt to catch the ball.
***** Here is the one that got my attention. I like
the notion that when a QB drops back if he dings his
lineman in the head there isn't an illegal touching
but let's carry this through a bit. The ball hits
Light in the head and pops into the air - has the act
of it hitting him without him trying to catch it now
still changed the nature of the play such as to make
the tipped ball fair for everyone? I'd hate to see
the ball bounce straight up and have the lineman
unable to make the play to bat it down or catch it for
fear of invoking the rule on the second part of the
play. I presume this is taken into consideration?