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    09-23-2016, 12:51 PM
    They don't typically drop the bat before making contact. I have actually seen some players do a bat drop only to then find out that the ball stayed...
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    09-21-2016, 03:19 PM
    There's no particular need to drop the ball at all. It's just something that make no sense but just is some sort of fad.
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    09-20-2016, 09:37 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Webb's Technique in Football
    There are a lot of things you wouldn't necessarily teach. Remember Tedford had Rodgers holding the ball at his shoulder for a quicker release? I...
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    09-20-2016, 06:49 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Feel bad for Enwere in Football
    I could imagine botching a knee. Strangely enough I've read about Jim Harbaugh (as QB) kneeling down when he should have spiked the ball. His team...
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    09-20-2016, 11:36 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Feel bad for Enwere in Football
    There are goal-line cameras in use at lots of games. Remember the 2006 Holiday Bowl? A goal line camera was used to determine that Lynch had...
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    09-20-2016, 10:38 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    In the end I don't think it really mattered how he picked it up. The rule is supposed to be about when a loose ball can be recovered despite a...
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    09-20-2016, 09:14 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    This is what Dylan Haines said: http://www.hornsports.com/articles/texas-longhorns-football/charlie-strong-monday-press-conference-recap-r5039 ...
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    09-20-2016, 09:06 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Feel bad for Enwere in Football
    Since this was a replay only rule being applied, the "recovery" would be dead at that spot according to the rule. If I could borrow an expression...
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    09-20-2016, 08:16 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    The rules state that the ball does become dead under a number of circumstances (TD is one) but also that the whistle should be blown. The rule...
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    09-20-2016, 08:05 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    It was created to handle many different situations. The only requirement for the rule to kick in is that the play was somehow considered dead by...
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    09-20-2016, 06:50 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    It was mentioned elsewhere. He was receiving a kickoff, and the play continued to be live. The rule for the Enwere fumble situation was about...
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    09-19-2016, 06:24 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Feel bad for Enwere in Football
    The actual replay rule is that if a dead play is called incorrectly, the only things that replay can do is declare the recovery inconclusive and...
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    09-19-2016, 04:59 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Feel bad for Enwere in Football
    That's basically what the replay rule allows. The other team basically gets once chance even if the play is blown dead before getting to the ball,...
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    09-19-2016, 02:08 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    I think the primary things to understand are that A) the whistle is blown (or TD signaled) partly as a safety measure to keep opponents from...
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    09-19-2016, 12:29 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    There should probably be some sort of clarifying rule about touchdowns being signaled compared to the whistle blowing. It's a different situation,...
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    09-19-2016, 12:18 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    I linked to the rule earlier (12-4d) regarding the possibility of a dead play still resulting in a fumble. It says "immediate continuing action". ...
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    09-19-2016, 10:32 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    Not necessarily. I could see the ball bouncing where a defender just catches it on the bounce but otherwise doesn't try to do anything with it other...
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    09-19-2016, 06:40 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    In that case under the old rules, USC could have challenged it (challenges began in 2006) to try for a completion, but knowing that a fumble couldn't...
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    09-18-2016, 07:13 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    I was checking out a Texas message board, and someone summarized the intent of the replay rule pretty well. It's not supposed to be an unlimited...
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    09-18-2016, 06:31 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    Picking off a pass or picking up a fumble in the endzone and running it out your own endzone is supposed to be equivalent to taking a knee. However,...
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    09-18-2016, 03:57 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    Actually, if they had ruled that the Texas player had recovered, I think it would have been a touchback. This is a replay rule, and is only meant to...
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    09-18-2016, 02:30 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    I think it's a reasonable compromise from the old way it was done, where a dead ball called on the field couldn't be reviewed for a fumble. ...
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    09-18-2016, 01:01 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    The referee at the press conference emphasized that "no immediate recovery" was the key to the replay. I'm not sure this situation is necessary...
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    09-18-2016, 12:39 PM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    I'm not even sure that the rule was necessarily applied correctly. The part about "immediate continuing action" seems to apply to when they decide...
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    09-18-2016, 10:12 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    I looked at the rule again, and it does say that if a fumble and recovery is ruled after replay, it belongs to the recovering team at the point of...
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    09-18-2016, 10:06 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    Sure. However, the instant replay rules still allow for a dead ball call on the field to be overruled if there's a quick attempt to recover the...
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    09-18-2016, 09:42 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    Usually those are recognized immediately as live balls, and defenders are making a beeline to the ball. The rule that's being cited (Rule 12-3d)...
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    09-18-2016, 08:51 AM
    BearClause replied to a thread Refs got it right in Football
    That explanation is incorrect. While the officials did signal touchdown, the ref explained in the postgame press conference that it didn't matter...
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