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Offensive Pass Interference / Pick Plays

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Hank, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

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    I don't fully understand the rule. At what point can receivers start laying hats on the coverage? Was Oregon's second touchdown a legal play? It seemed that Smith was knocked on his ass before the ball was even in the air.
     
  2. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    You probably understand the rule, it's just that it's rarely enforced. Offenses are designed to "rub" defenders, or "create traffic", or whatever you want to call it. Basically, it's all pick plays, but it has very rarely been enforced.
     
  3. Hank

    Hank Well-Known Member

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    At what point can you lay the guy out? When the ball is in the air? After it has been caught? I don't know the rule.
     
  4. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    After it's been caught. Impeding a defender when the ball is in the air is supposed to be offensive interference...
     
  5. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    And impending a defender 5 yards beyond the line of scrimmage but before the ball is in the air is illegal contact.
     
  6. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    nfl only... there is no illegal contact in college
     
  7. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    hm, wasn't aware of that. Which brings up the question: why don't we see even more pick plays? Or, maybe that's why offensive pass interference isn't called very often on pick plays: in the league, the pick is pretty much always illegal, but in college, the ref has to see if the ball is in the air before he can call it.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    College doesn't differentiate. It's still a penalty. Pass interference on the offense starts when the ball is snapped rather than when the ball is in the air. Pick plays are not legal in college.
     

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