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Need ruling on NFL FG attempts

Discussion in 'NFL Discussions' started by fvre4mvp, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. fvre4mvp

    fvre4mvp Cheesehead

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    On saturday in the colts vs ravens game vinitiari kicked that 51 yarder that hit the bottom crossbar and bounced in. Me and my friends were discussing this scenario and we want definitve NFL ruling. Before the kick you have someone who is tall 6'3 & up and could jump 38" and up in the endzone. The kick is like the vinitiari one is it legal to have that player jump and knock the ball down right before it reaches the goalpost. I know you can't go out of bounds before you jump or it's a penalty but other than that I need and NFL ruling on this.
     
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    rabidgopher04 Cheesehead

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    Basically you want to know if it is legal to block a field goal from the goal post, right?
     
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    fvre4mvp Cheesehead

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    Yeah pretty much.
     
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    Wow........i never even THOUGHT of that. Why SHOULDN'T you be able to! The ball is in the field of play.
    Maybe someone can find a ruling on that. You'd think that if it WAS legal, why wouldn't all teams put a tall guy back there on ALL long FG's. Then let him jump and try to knock it down. At the worst, it might bring a penalty of 5 yards, and if it makes a guy kick it again, why not go for the block at the goalposts?
     
  5. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    If you're still in bounds I can't see why not. It'd be a rare time that the person would actually time the leap perfect enough to block it.

    :shrug:
     
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    It is legal......they used to do it before they moved the posts back
     
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    I am pretty sure that it is NOT legal. I heard a discussion on it when Hester ran back the 108 yard field goal. I think that the rule was changed in the 80's or something like that.
     
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    Interesting question.

    I found the following :

    Link
     
  9. fvre4mvp

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    Thank you!!!
     
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    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    So much for that theory.

    Good question, I really didn't think it was against the rules to jump an block it.
     
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    Well, that sucks. I would think it would be fair game just like a pass.
     
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    Seems like a dumb rule! I mean.....then WHY is it legal to try to block it at all?
     
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    This actually used to be legal in rugby but teams usta take two guys and hoist a third man into the air like u would at a lineout to block low kicks creeping over the crossbar. They eventually brought in a rule change to ban it.
     
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    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    haha thats awesome ... 'CHUCK THE MIDGET!'
     
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    NOT politically correct Zero!!!
    It SHOULD say "Charles the little person!" :rotflmao:
     
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    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    Got me there

    haha thats awesome ... 'CHUCK THE VERTICALLY CHALLENGED!'
     
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    THROW THUSLY INTO THE AIR THE ONE OF SMALL STATURE!!! :thumbsup:
     
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    The rule was created after a guy actually blocked a field goal at the crossbar. I'm thinking this happened around 1970, and that the guy's name was something like R.C. Haynes and he played for the Baltimore Colts. But I just did some google searches and couldn't come up with anything. I read about this in a book I had about pro football when I was a kid.
     
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    Is it political correct to say "little person porn" instead of "midget porn"? Does this mean Philtration has to chuck half of his collection?
     
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    I distinctly remember growing up, seeing guys at the goal post jumping up and trying to block kicks
     
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    1st thing to go is your memory
     
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    No, it means Philtration has to charles half of his collection.
     
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    Only half?? you sure bout that???
     
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    They had goal posts WAAAAAAY back then???? :thumbsup:
     
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    I remember seeing it done by a Kansas City Chief back in the 70's.

    You can't run up to the line of scrimmage attempting to block it. You cannot use any player as a launching pad by jumping on/from them.

    Really the only way to do it is traditional pressure up the middle.


    Didn't Cole have one recently?
     

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