2015 NFL & College Football Thread

Chacarita Juniors

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The only good news coming from the Chargers camp is that Ken Whisenhunt is back as offensive coordinator after his short-lived stint with the Titans.

The Chargers will play at least one more season here. The Clippers already left San Diego and the possibility of another team leaving is not something I want to think about. :(

The Rams are now the Los Angeles Rams. This I do like.
 

Bobby

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I don't think they'll stay :(. There's no way Spanos is going to fund a stadium and the city keeps saying no.
 

Mandieta6

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Let's say Team A is winning by at least one score. The opposing team has the ball in the redzone and Team A wants to run as much clock as possible. Could Team A continually commit a pass interference on every play, thus ensuring the clock keeps running down for a few seconds at a time while being assured of an automatic penalty that will just keep the other team at the goalline? Or, once the other team decides to run instead, commit a different penalty (unnecessary roughness, facemask, holding, etc)? They'd need to make sure they don't concede, but could it work as a security blanket?
 

Bobby

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Probably declared a palpably unfair act, "any illegal action that the officials deem has clearly and indisputably deprived a team of a score".

Punishment is left up to the referee (the head of the officiating crew). It can be anything, including awarding a score or declaring a forfeiture.
 

Back Door Skip

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I don't think I can recall an instance where a team attempted to do that, but basically even if the clock were to run out they'd keep awarding the offense extra snaps without the clock running. Like a last second pass interference that puts the ball at the one yard line and it becomes an untimed down, and if on that play there's a penalty, they'd move it up half that distance and have another untimed down. Theoretically, as far as I know anyway, they can't award the offense the score, but if they were to commit so many penalties that the ball would be on the one yard inch line it would be an advantage for the offense to just get the ball in.
 

Mandieta6

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Yeah, but if they were 2 scores down like the Pats today? You make the penalties and figure you try to stop them on the goal-line, if you fail, you've milked the clock and leave them with an onside and hail mary.

Seems like you could milk a minute off the clock without being too blatant about it.
 

Bobby

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You also have to consider that for DPI to even be a possibility the team has to pass. On the goal line they'd probably just run the power back out of a big set or sneak.
 

Mandieta6

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True, but think Malcolm Butler. If you're at the 15 yard line, you could get successive penalties and only reach the goalline after like 4 plays in a situation in which you don't want to run the ball because you need to preserve clock. Surely a team can stack the box and play man on the receivers and if it's a pass you just shove the fuck out of them until the play's dead.
 

Bobby

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It's a very, very specific situation. Like Skip said, I can't actually recall an instance of it.

I suppose, if the officials didn't wise up and declare PUA, yes, you could do it. But it's so specific. The offense would audible and send and end or a back out wide to stretch your coverage, all sorts of things could happen.
 

Back Door Skip

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It's gotta suck to be the Packers offense after scoring in a hail mary to watch your defense give up the game in two plays basically.
 

Mandieta6

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21-31, about 6 minutes left in this match so Seattle really needs a 3 and out. They score on another Wilson scramble on a broken play. Has he earned the title of best improviser over Rodgers and Roethlisberger yet?

#MiracleWatch
 

Mandieta6

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This game is a pretty good reflection for Seattle's season. Start off horribly, Wilson kicks ass in the second half.
 


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