Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by TDbuff, Feb 12, 2014.
Check the rest of Mandel's feed to see the ridiculousness of this proposal.
I love that rule change.
I'm in favor of this or something similar. The current offenses are an exploit of the rules, not some sacred cow. I'm not a big fan of watching teams huddle at the line of scrimmage in formation while an OC surveys the field for 20 seconds or so before relaying the play down from the booth. Too much advantage to the offense.
10 seconds to get off the field seems pretty quick.
10 seconds though? How does that work on the play clock?
10 seconds must elapse between the end of the play before the ball is put down for the snap? Makes some kind of sense, but it would totally **** end of game scenarios.
It would not apply to the last 2 minutes. But if you're down by something achievable with 6 min. to go, this rule would tell you to slow down.
Inside 5 minutes, things can change IMO. Offenses already have a huge advantage with first down stopping the clock.
Yeah, how does it work at the end of a game? Is it suspended for the final 2 minutes or even 5 minutes?
Yeah. Maybe the way to make it work is that it in end-game situations the defense only gets the 10 seconds if the clock stopped on the last play.
I think you'd see a lot less double digit comebacks. 10 seconds is a lot of time, whether it comes off the clock or not. The argument is this whole "hurry-up" problem could be avoided if the refs had control of the game like they should. I mean, take 5 seconds to make sure everyone's set. This is an alarmist reaction from pissed off coaches and annoyed refs.
Funny thing is, this won't change the game that much except for certain teams. IIRC, only a few teams snap the ball faster than 10 seconds on average. The fastest teams might get it up to 7 seconds.
Best way to work it.
It doesn't matter how fast they snap the ball. If the offense is lined up right away the threat exists that they will snap the ball and take a knee as soon as the D tries to sub. There are teams who run no huddle and still use the majority of the play clock just to keep the D from subbing.
My first reaction was negative, but the more I think about it, I like it. So much of the rule book is slanted towards offense, it's about time the defense got a little evening of the field, so to speak.
I should have stood back from this a bit, it won't be that bad at second look. The college football thought makers on twitter were after this rule aggressively.
I thought it was going to give refs too much power over the flow of the game, but 29 second limits will probably be fine. My bad.
I'm not sure this rule change is needed, but I'm OK as long as the ref doesn't place the ball until the center is allowed to snap. I don't like the idea that the center or QB may have to watch the clock early in it's cycle to avoid a penalty.
Regarding the targeting rule, I'm all about player safety, but this rule is too subjective and places too much power in the whimsy of the refs. Even more so than charging vs blocking fouls in hoops. I don't have a solution to offer, just another guy bitching about the problem and not trying to fix it.
I don't see it getting passed judging by the media's reaction.
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**** this rule change and **** Nick Saban. This should be called the Saban rule since clearly the NCAA will bend over backwards for him. Why are they taking a sport that is great and going back in time with rules? I mean why not just get rid of the play clock so Saban can run 2 players per half!
This link should answer most of your questions about this rule change.
Clete Blakeman was just ahead of his time.
Sounds good to me, but I can see this rule getting tweeked after one season
Thanks for the link BNG. I don't like it. Saying its in the name of safety is silly to me. Sure, if there are fewer plays per game there are less chances to get hurt, but then why play at all? If I were to make rule changes, I'd shorten the play clock, not require pauses, and try to get games back to being played in 3 hours.
I would prefer they just be honest and say that they feel the game has gotten to the point where the offense has too much of an advantage, and they're looking to even the playing field.
What are you talking about? College football rules have been slanting in the favor of offense for decades. The scores are simply becoming ridiculous. The sport is NOT as great as it once was, and can get even better with a little something called balance.
Of course you are simply whining because this will have a serious impact on Oregon, so I get it. But just shut up, and get me some more O cheerleader photos...and a sammich.
From edsbs.com, an illustration of the argument for the new clock rule
Yeah, Bielema is trash.. http://www.californiagoldenblogs.co...gus-death-to-support-pace-of-play-rule-change
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