Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cu2x, Dec 16, 2010.
The refs & chain crew need that area. Players and coaches can be there temporarily, but not just camped out.
But should it be legal for a kicking team player to race down the sidelines OUT OF BOUNDS in order to avoid blocks? (which is what the Jets were trying to prevent ... granted... the knee was over the top). I don't think so ... and the league should examine that issue in the off-season.
does anyone actually believe though that the strength and conditioning coach was the guy who thought this whole plan up? he seems like the fall guy to me.
clearly the chain crew takes priority over all other sideline activity...
i agree with this. if you start the play on the field and you exit the field during a play, you are out of the play.
and when you leave the field of play on the opponents sideline it is open season...anything can happen at that point.
Well, now that you mention it, yes, they do. Technically, the teams are required to allow the chain guys free movement along the sideline. On a kickoff, even the chain guys have to move back, though. The refs often use the sideline to run with the play.
i for one appreciate you guys...
[Groundhog Day]This an art- form! You know, I think that most people just think that I hold a camera and point at stuff, but there is a *heck* of a lot more to it than just that![Larry]
I teach you guys stuff that maybe five other guys in the world know and this is my thanks?
I agree. That doesn't seem like the most ethical organization to me.
Steve Tasker, perhaps the greatest gunner in NFL history, had an interesting response to the theory the New York Jets instruct their players to defend their sideline on punt returns:
Tasker was not offended by the idea and essentially said he appreciated it -- even though he handled the role that would be most impacted by the practice.
"No question, you're not supposed to trip someone, but I think this is an overreaction," Tasker told ESPNNewYork.com reporter Rich Cimini. "This isn't stealing signs or illegal taping or somebody sabotaging something. It was just a guy, reacting."
The NFL implemented the so-called Steve Tasker rule, a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty to deter gunners from intentionally running out of bounds to avoid a press.
Dolphins safety Reshad Jones was flagged for the Tasker rule two punts before Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi stuck his knee into Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll, creating a firestorm of controversy.
"You think this is the first time [a trip] ever happened? Come on," Tasker said. "Guys were always giving me extra shoves. You don't want to see someone get hurt, but it's not a big deal. Why wouldn't you give a guy a forearm shiver? Everyone on the sideline is part of a team and they all want to win. Shoot, even the doctors are competitive.
"If [the Jets] are coached to do that, so what? Call a penalty on them. If a gunner is going to use the sideline as a weapon, like I did, why wouldn't you want to form a road block? There's nothing wrong with that as long as it's within the rules."
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