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(CBS Sports)   The NFL officiating committee wants the Steelers to know that the wacky lateral play they attempted to win the game with would have totally been legal if the receiver had stayed in bounds   (cbssports.com ) divider line 51
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2013-12-11 08:43:48 AM  
So they've got that going for them...
 
2013-12-11 09:32:27 AM  
Have they decided what to do with Jeff Triplett yet?  I swear that man sees things no one else can see.
 
2013-12-11 09:42:31 AM  
That's nice, but I would have liked to see the touchdown stand, mostly because those lateral gadget plays never seem to work.
 
2013-12-11 09:53:00 AM  
Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.
 
2013-12-11 10:39:58 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: That's nice, but I would have liked to see the touchdown stand, mostly because those lateral gadget plays never seem to work.


The saints had one a few years back that they scored on. Of course the kicker missed the PAT that would have tied the game, but the play was cool
 
2013-12-11 10:40:04 AM  
I almost always err on the side of forward pass with those very close laterals. In fact, that's what I called the moment it happened, only to see the Titans running down the field with a bunch of Bills players standing around waiting for a flag.
 
2013-12-11 10:41:59 AM  

Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICK!
 
2013-12-11 10:42:00 AM  
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2013-12-11 10:44:49 AM  
I think they should just do away with teh whole 'can't throw forward once beyond the line of scrimmage, or more than once a play' thing, if they really want the offenses to blow things up.

however, any time it's throwing it forward beyond hte line of scrimmage, the ball is considered 'tipped'.  That way anyone downfield can get mugged without penalty.
 
2013-12-11 10:49:24 AM  
As a Dolphin's fan, I nearly pooped my pants watching that.
 
2013-12-11 10:49:37 AM  

You Are All Sheep: I think they should just do away with teh whole 'can't throw forward once beyond the line of scrimmage, or more than once a play' thing, if they really want the offenses to blow things up.


Right. Because then teams wouldn't just throw the ball as far as possible down the field dang near every posession, hoping to gain posession.
 
2013-12-11 10:55:59 AM  
Salt meet Wound
 
2013-12-11 10:56:24 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: You Are All Sheep: I think they should just do away with the whole 'can't throw forward once beyond the line of scrimmage, or more than once a play' thing, if they really want the offenses to blow things up.

So...would that turn the NFL into rugby or Aussie Rules Football?

 
2013-12-11 11:01:33 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICKS!


Ben has been accused (he did it and paid them off) by two women of rape.
 
2013-12-11 11:05:49 AM  

Pick13: UNC_Samurai: Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICKS!

Ben has been accused (he did it and paid them off) by two women of rape.


One of the reasons I can't really root for the Steelers.  The other is of course that twice in the past 20 years they have been the team to knock the Colts out of the playoffs.
 
2013-12-11 11:15:56 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: That's nice, but I would have liked to see the touchdown stand, mostly because those lateral gadget plays never seem to work.


The biggest problem is that the players don't really know how to run them.  It's not like something you actually practice for -- they don't have nearly enough practice time under the CBA to waste a significant amount of time on a situation that you might encounter once every other season or so.
 
2013-12-11 11:31:14 AM  
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2013-12-11 11:37:38 AM  

Polish Brainiac: Jim from Saint Paul: You Are All Sheep: I think they should just do away with the whole 'can't throw forward once beyond the line of scrimmage, or more than once a play' thing, if they really want the offenses to blow things up.

So...would that turn the NFL into rugby or Aussie Rules Football?


No.  In rugby you are never allowed to throw it forward.  You can kick it forward to pass however.

meanmutton: The biggest problem is that the players don't really know how to run them. It's not like something you actually practice for -- they don't have nearly enough practice time under the CBA to waste a significant amount of time on a situation that you might encounter once every other season or so.


But the benefits would not be a once every other season occurrence.  Laterals don't have to be for emergencies only, they could be for any time you have the ball, are getting tackled or about to be tackled and can safely pass it to a teammate (think option play anywhere on the field if you have a teammate nearby).  Football players are already trained to hustle and follow the ball so many times they're in the correct position already.
 
2013-12-11 11:39:25 AM  

lennavan: Polish Brainiac: Jim from Saint Paul: You Are All Sheep: I think they should just do away with the whole 'can't throw forward once beyond the line of scrimmage, or more than once a play' thing, if they really want the offenses to blow things up.

So...would that turn the NFL into rugby or Aussie Rules Football?

No.  In rugby you are never allowed to throw it forward.  You can kick it forward to pass however.

meanmutton: The biggest problem is that the players don't really know how to run them. It's not like something you actually practice for -- they don't have nearly enough practice time under the CBA to waste a significant amount of time on a situation that you might encounter once every other season or so.

But the benefits would not be a once every other season occurrence.  Laterals don't have to be for emergencies only, they could be for any time you have the ball, are getting tackled or about to be tackled and can safely pass it to a teammate (think option play anywhere on the field if you have a teammate nearby).  Football players are already trained to hustle and follow the ball so many times they're in the correct position already.


So, you're of the 'Ed Reed' school of lateral thought?
 
2013-12-11 11:44:28 AM  

I_C_Weener: Pick13: UNC_Samurai: Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICKS!

Ben has been accused (he did it and paid them off) by two women of rape.

One of the reasons I can't really root for the Steelers.  The other is of course that twice in the past 20 years they have been the team to knock the Colts out of the playoffs.


That was the only time I was happy for the Steelers, beating the colts.
 
2013-12-11 11:47:11 AM  

lennavan: But the benefits would not be a once every other season occurrence. Laterals don't have to be for emergencies only, they could be for any time you have the ball, are getting tackled or about to be tackled and can safely pass it to a teammate (think option play anywhere on the field if you have a teammate nearby). Football players are already trained to hustle and follow the ball so many times they're in the correct position already.


Yeah, it would be interesting to see the football equivalent of a cost/benefit analysis of that style of play. Whether the -EV of increased_fumble_incidences would be sufficiently offset by the +EV of additional_yards_per_play to justify it.
 
2013-12-11 12:01:17 PM  
Football is really exciting when they play rugby.
 
2013-12-11 12:01:58 PM  
Dammit if the Colts won that game like they were supposed to, think of all the Jerome Bettis circle jerking we would have been spared. And he'd be persona non grata in Pittsburgh, too.
 
2013-12-11 12:02:07 PM  
How is it that we've made it this far in this thread without anyone mentioning either Stanford or the tuba player?

/I must be....  old?
 
2013-12-11 12:09:10 PM  
Meanwhile during a game of rugby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZyUtYqZIGI">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=ZZyUtYqZIGI
 
2013-12-11 12:11:30 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICK!


Yes, Ben, we know.
 
2013-12-11 12:26:50 PM  

MayoSlather: As a Dolphin's fan, I nearly pooped my pants watching that.


Seconded.  As soon as the guy got loose down the sidelines, I was all FFFUUUUUUUUUU, but then he went out of bounds, so SUCK IT, PITTSBURGH!!!

Why does Miami have such a hard time keeping leads, dammit?
 
2013-12-11 12:26:51 PM  

fo_sho!: Meanwhile during a game of rugby:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZyUtYqZIGI">http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=ZZyUtYqZIGI


Except according to football rules, they were tackled twice.. so it doesn't work,
 
2013-12-11 12:35:12 PM  

Pick13: UNC_Samurai: Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICKS!

Ben has been accused (he did it and paid them off) by two women of rape.


It isn't funny if you have to explain the joke, you know.
 
2013-12-11 12:37:56 PM  

EyeballKid: [klownsportsdotnet.files.wordpress.com image 576x324]
"Hey, guys, karma isn't real, right?"


The Steelers lost the game, he and his team were punished, and it happened almost two weeks ago now. I think it's time to move on and let it go.
 
2013-12-11 12:45:22 PM  

jedzz: EyeballKid: [klownsportsdotnet.files.wordpress.com image 576x324]
"Hey, guys, karma isn't real, right?"

The Steelers lost the game, he and his team were punished, and it happened almost two weeks ago now. I think it's time to move on and let it go.


Not while it is still funny and sideline catastrophes are still happening to the Steelers every game.
 
2013-12-11 12:51:20 PM  

EyeballKid: [klownsportsdotnet.files.wordpress.com image 576x324]
"Hey, guys, karma isn't real, right?"


I feel like that clown-faced moron needs to be a meme.
 
2013-12-11 12:52:00 PM  

Polish Brainiac: Jim from Saint Paul: You Are All Sheep: I think they should just do away with the whole 'can't throw forward once beyond the line of scrimmage, or more than once a play' thing, if they really want the offenses to blow things up.

So...would that turn the NFL into rugby or Aussie Rules Football?


No forward passes at all in Rugby.
 
2013-12-11 01:02:28 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: MayoSlather: As a Dolphin's fan, I nearly pooped my pants watching that.

Seconded.  As soon as the guy got loose down the sidelines, I was all FFFUUUUUUUUUU, but then he went out of bounds, so SUCK IT, PITTSBURGH!!!

Why does Miami have such a hard time keeping leads, dammit?


Trust me, being the only Dolphins fan sitting in my section at the game I was stunned and bracing myself for the wrath of crap I was gonna get from those around me and the people I was with.

I was sitting there stunned....

I am just glad it went the Dolphins way
 
2013-12-11 01:03:04 PM  

rjakobi: Pick13: UNC_Samurai: Generation_D: Like their quarterback, the Steelers seem to have trouble remembering where the boundaries are.

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE BEN WOULDN'T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER FROM THAT CHICKS!

Ben has been accused (he did it and paid them off) by two women of rape.

It isn't funny if you have to explain the joke, you know.


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2013-12-11 01:08:50 PM  

I_C_Weener: Have they decided what to do with Jeff Triplett yet?  I swear that man sees things no one else can see.


I think the real problem is the he fails to see what everyone else can. His explanation for that review on Sunday was ridiculous. He didn't even look at the beginning of the play? THAT'S YOUR JOB, JACKASS
 
2013-12-11 01:39:16 PM  

Ring of Fire: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: That's nice, but I would have liked to see the touchdown stand, mostly because those lateral gadget plays never seem to work.

The saints had one a few years back that they scored on. Of course the kicker missed the PAT that would have tied the game, but the play was cool


Last game of the season.  Saints make the playoffs if they win.  They score on the miracle TD.  Jon Carney goes to kick the PAT.  Carney had, at that time, the longest active consecutive made PAT streak.
 
2013-12-11 01:51:23 PM  

Shame Us: I_C_Weener: Have they decided what to do with Jeff Triplett yet?  I swear that man sees things no one else can see.

I think the real problem is the he fails to see what everyone else can. His explanation for that review on Sunday was ridiculous. He didn't even look at the beginning of the play? THAT'S YOUR JOB, JACKASS


The transcript from the press conference afterward is pretty hilarious. You can almost see the gears in his head slowly turning as he slowly realizes he might be able to review something other than the goal line. I expect that he might actually have fully realized it by now.
 
2013-12-11 02:05:25 PM  

Dafatone: Ring of Fire: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: That's nice, but I would have liked to see the touchdown stand, mostly because those lateral gadget plays never seem to work.

The saints had one a few years back that they scored on. Of course the kicker missed the PAT that would have tied the game, but the play was cool

Last game of the season.  Saints make the playoffs if they win.  They score on the miracle TD.  Jon Carney goes to kick the PAT.  Carney had, at that time, the longest active consecutive made PAT streak.


Naw, rhe Saints were out of the playoffs anyway that year. It was in 1983 that we screwed ourselves out of the playoffs on the last game of the season with a miracle  (for the Rams) by using the prevent defense vs the Rams. That was the most scarring game I ever watched.
 
2013-12-11 02:58:08 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Salt meet Wound


No kidding. Fining and taking a draft pick weren't enough for the NFL, they've moved on to trolling.
 
2013-12-11 03:31:07 PM  
Am I missing something I don't get it? He clearly stepped out of bounds. Was this supposed to be a controversial call?
 
2013-12-11 03:34:08 PM  
No Seahawk fans jumping in yet?  That (poorly officiated) SB wasn't THAT long ago....
 
2013-12-11 03:44:40 PM  

I_C_Weener: One of the reasons I can't really root for the Steelers. The other is of course that twice in the past 20 years they have been the team to knock the Colts out of the playoffs gifted 2 Superbowls by the zebras.


FTFY
 
2013-12-11 03:45:16 PM  

DupeOfURL: No Seahawk fans jumping in yet?  That (poorly officiated) SB wasn't THAT long ago....


Looks like I was 38 seconds too late
 
2013-12-11 04:06:20 PM  

mikaloyd: Dafatone: Ring of Fire: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: That's nice, but I would have liked to see the touchdown stand, mostly because those lateral gadget plays never seem to work.

The saints had one a few years back that they scored on. Of course the kicker missed the PAT that would have tied the game, but the play was cool

Last game of the season.  Saints make the playoffs if they win.  They score on the miracle TD.  Jon Carney goes to kick the PAT.  Carney had, at that time, the longest active consecutive made PAT streak.

Naw, rhe Saints were out of the playoffs anyway that year. It was in 1983 that we screwed ourselves out of the playoffs on the last game of the season with a miracle  (for the Rams) by using the prevent defense vs the Rams. That was the most scarring game I ever watched.


I looked it up.  Apparently it was the 2nd to last week of the season, and the Saints needed to win their final two games and get some help.  Dallas won that day, which would have knocked the Saints out anyway.  But losing on the missed PAT was what officially ended their chances.
 
2013-12-11 04:11:29 PM  

Dafatone: I looked it up. Apparently it was the 2nd to last week of the season, and the Saints needed to win their final two games and get some help. Dallas won that day, which would have knocked the Saints out anyway. But losing on the missed PAT was what officially ended their chances.


Except for the Dallas already winning thing. It was still a tough loss and a SON OF A BIATCH momentt though and yet another day in the Saints glorious history of anything that can go wrong will.
 
2013-12-11 04:59:42 PM  

DupeOfURL: No Seahawk fans jumping in yet?  That (poorly officiated) SB wasn't THAT long ago....


Not a Seahawk fan yet it inspired this...
 
2013-12-11 06:04:26 PM  
Heres a question about this play that not sure on.

So the play happens.  Ref calls out of bounds.  After review IF it showed he did not step out what would happen?

Touchdown awarded.
Gave Steelers one untimed down.
To bad so sad we called play dead and no time is left game over.
 
2013-12-11 07:07:53 PM  

abhorrent1: Am I missing something I don't get it? He clearly stepped out of bounds. Was this supposed to be a controversial call?


I think the controversy is that the Stealers did something so completely off the wall that no defensive coordinator could predict and plan for and therefore think its cheating. Just look at the people who fight tooth and nail against the no huddle as being unfair on the defense.

Now I'm a heathen who thinks American Football would be improved with more back passing, more time the ball is live and a reduced amount of time (both on and off the clock) the players spend milling about. The players should have a more crucial role in how plays develop and are not just automatons that do only what they are told.
 
2013-12-11 08:09:12 PM  
Roethlisberger's pass to Brown was forward anyway
 
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