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Jim Harbaugh making his mark on the NFL rule book

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Posted: 02/21/2013 5:53 AM

Jim Harbaugh making his mark on the NFL rule book 


In a league that loves to name its rules - the Rooney Rule and the Tuck Rule come immediately to mind - the NFL could be getting another not-so-official namesake rule, the Jim Harbaugh rule. Harbaugh is a coach with a personality so boisterous that it can't always be contained to the sidelines, and the NFL wants to put a stop to it.

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Posted: 02/22/2013 4:10 PM

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Ron Rivera, Mike Smith are a couple other coaches who tend to invade the playing field and get into refs faces.
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Posted: 02/23/2013 10:14 PM

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while they are at it, they should get rid of the stupid 5-yard bump penalty, the tuck rule and the helmet-to-helmet shots.

why bother making it a rule when they don't call it. Crabtree was hit right in the face in front of the ref and no call was made.

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Posted: 02/24/2013 5:12 AM

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i always have said they should have a 5 yard and a 15 yard personal foul. to me it's so frustrating when a guy pushes someone after the whistle and gets a 15 yard penalty, for example. i guess that would then make it difficult to differentiate between a 5 and 15 yard personal foul. but to me, i know the difference when i see it!

lol- just so tired of borderline 'personal fouls' being an automatic 1st down AND 15 yards. that's a lot of yardage for some of those infractions which are very minor or perhaps not even worthy of a flag at all. or maybe the emphasis should just be to not throw the flag unless it's a dangerous hit and stop calling the other stuff altogether. noidea

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Posted: 02/24/2013 8:38 PM

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what i hate is when an illegal contact penalty is made and the QB didn't even look that way

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Posted: 02/25/2013 3:25 PM

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I maybe in the minority here, but given how difficult the pass interference call has become for officials, I have never liked the NFL's rule of marking the penalty at the spot of the foul. It assumes that the receiver would've made the catch if there had been no contact. Well, receivers drop a lot of balls...even ones that are right in their chest with no one around. The pass interference calls often come on plays where the catch is going to be challenging no matter if there is contact or not. We also see PI calls all the time where the pass is simply uncatchable...it's hard for the official to keep an eye on the contact and to keep an eye on the pass at the same time. It strikes me as wrong to award a guy a 55 yard penalty on a bomb he may or may not have caught.

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Posted: 02/26/2013 8:26 AM

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Illegal Contact has nothing to do with the direction the Quarterback is looking.  That's why it's called Illegal Contact instead of Pass Interference.  Illegal Contact means that you've impeded the receivers ability to run their route by creating contact passed the 5 yard marker.  There is no stipulation that the QB must look your direction for you to be illegally contacted.
Stokes83 wrote: what i hate is when an illegal contact penalty is made and the QB didn't even look that way
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Posted: 02/27/2013 4:29 PM

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plannb23 wrote: Illegal Contact has nothing to do with the direction the Quarterback is looking.  That's why it's called Illegal Contact instead of Pass Interference.  Illegal Contact means that you've impeded the receivers ability to run their route by creating contact passed the 5 yard marker.  There is no stipulation that the QB must look your direction for you to be illegally contacted.
Stokes83 wrote: what i hate is when an illegal contact penalty is made and the QB didn't even look that way
Offensive holding isn't always called because it happened away from the location of the football, such as being on the other side of the field. This is what Stokes is talking about I think. There's D-holding penalties that are never seen on replay and happened on the other side of the field from where the play landed. More leeway for the refs and they are pressed to make calls because there's no hiding with all the video tech the NFL and networks apply now.
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Posted: 02/28/2013 12:41 PM

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Stokes83 wrote: while they are at it, they should get rid of the stupid 5-yard bump penalty, the tuck rule and the helmet-to-helmet shots.

why bother making it a rule when they don't call it. Crabtree was hit right in the face in front of the ref and no call was made.

Stop whining    crabtree initiated the contact
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