Re: 12 men on field RULE CHANGE
posted at 2/7/2012 6:50 PM EST
In Response to 12 men on field RULE CHANGE
[QUOTE]They need to adjust this rule to have time elapsed on the play put back on the clock, if not all the time at least in final 2:00 minutes of the half. The Giants are happy to give up 5 yards in that situation for :10 off the clock and the benefit of having an extra defender on that play. Apologies if this is a duplicate thread.
Posted by Thesemenarecowards[/QUOTE]
Suggest you read the rules. This is NOT a "dead ball" penalty. Play continues. But, for the sale of discussion, we'll play it out your way. Same game, same situation, Brady completes he pass and it's a go ahead TD. But, wait! Here comes the penalty flag. By rulwe, the score comes off the board, the ball is advanced 5 yards, the down stays the same, and the time is out back on teh clock.
Sunday night, as this happens, go ahead and tell the world that this is the greatest call in the world, because that's what the rules call for. And Monday morning you're on this board telling everyone that the refs and the NFL FINALLY have it right, even when the Pats lose.
As it is, it's a free play for the offense. As we saw with the the fumble that wasn't (it would have been over ruled via replay) that was mute because of the Patriot's own 12 men on the field penalty. If the Pat scored, they turn down teh penalty and keep the points. Your way, no possible score allowed, the time is put back on the clock, and the penalty is marched off. Your way, there is no possibility of scoring, when the D is caught off guard and confused. Which would you rather have: the points, or the time back on the clock and 5 more yards?