Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Duff Man, Oct 3, 2013.
A stupid ? but can you snap the ball before the OL are lined up properly and just take a penalty?
Edit: Or do the referees not whistle until you're lined up properly?
I saw a game this year where the snapped the ball, ran a play, and then the review came in for the previous play. I believe that after the review, they counted the result of the play that the team got in. I don't know if the refs handled that correctly by rule or if they were just winging it after the booth officials called down late and told them they wanted to review the play.
Pretty sure that is against the rules. Once the ball is snapped and a new play has started, the refs can no longer review the previous play.
Had the Buffs snapped the ball a bit more quickly on DD Goodson's catch at OSU then it would have counted.
I've seen refs review a play after the next play was snapped. It happens.
Only if they blow it dead in time. The rules state that once the next play occurs, the previous play is no longer reviewable. Won't say that this hasn't been wiggled around a bit, but I think they have to basically show that they whistled the play dead prior to the snap.
I believe you are correct. The DD review was awful mechanics by the refs. The ball had been snapped with no whistle and the play had started for a couple seconds when it was blown dead.
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One of the reasons oregon does so well. They truly run a up tempo offense. They line up and snap the ball so fast, just like you said Duff. The refs are even in hurry up mode, to get the ball down and the play clock rolling - their offense is usually waiting on the ref.
Kind of like WE did in the last two series v Oregon st. The beavers were running around like headless chickens and getting called for off sides and too many men on the filed. WHY FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT'S GOOD AN HOLY don't we do that all the time? We were snapping the ball with 28 seconds left on the play clock.
*and don't tell me we've run uptempo AT ALL this year. They even had a blurb at the beginning of the OSU game showing that CU was #12 in the Pac 12, and like #100 overall, in the amount of time it takes them to snap the ball this season.
Probably because that was against a 2nd and 3rd team defense
To answer the OP, cause the refs will just blow a play dead if they want to.
To me a true up tempo offense you do everything fast. As soon as the whistle blows you JOG back to the line of scrimmage and get set then snap the ball...that is what wears out a defense, especially the big guys.
To many teams seem to think up tempo means get lined up and go through all your check downs and audibles till the play clock is at 5 then snap the ball. That is great if you are killing the clock. Otherwise you are giving the defense an opportunity to adjust and catch their breath.
Remember the old Earl Campbell days? Man that seemed like eternity...for him to get up and as soon as he got back to his position (forever) then they would snap the ball.
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