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Old 10-21-2019, 10:54 AM
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I think the challenge with "spot of the fumble" is the offense simply knocking the ball out of bounds in any fashion rather than attempting to recover the ball.

For example, if the ball is fumbled at the 1, goes into the end zone, but a player from the offense recovers the ball, then the ball is spotted on the 1.

But when it goes out of bounds, there's no chance for either team to attempt a recovery.

I would agree that it would be nonsense for the other team to get possession
on a fumble out-of-bounds in the regular field of play (and the ball placed at the spot of the fumble to prevent a 1st down from a "fumble forward").
Yeah, the part that is just... weird... is that you fumble at the 1-foot line (like Carr did) and the ball goes straight out of bounds (even slightly forward), you get the ball at the 1-foot line. If the ball goes slightly more forward and out through the end zone, you lose possession - it's a huge variance on a very small difference in a somewhat random result.
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Trubisky shouldn't take another snap in the NFL. Time to call Kaep.
Or maybe time to call more than 7 running plays, just to keep the opposing defense guessing?
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:51 PM
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They shouldn't allow ball spiking as is since it is definitely intentional grounding, maybe make the qb throw it toward an actual receiver instead.
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Can we agree that the rule (interpreted correct by the refs, no complaints) where a fumble through the end zone (by Carr today) gives the ball to the other team (Pack), makes no sense? Like, you're a yard from a TD, and a fumble gives the ball to the other team even when they didn't actually recover it?

Or, if people think this rule makes sense, maybe explain to me why?
Always seemed like a strange rule to me. Maybe loss of down and return ball line of scrimmage from the last play?

Fumble ball out of bounds, keep the ball, fumble ball through end zone give it to the other team. Not sure what the logic was behind that.
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Always seemed like a strange rule to me. Maybe loss of down and return ball line of scrimmage from the last play?

Fumble ball out of bounds, keep the ball, fumble ball through end zone give it to the other team. Not sure what the logic was behind that.
I missed this happening, did they rule it a touchback with a free kick on the next play?
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I missed this happening, did they rule it a touchback with a free kick on the next play?
No free kick. The Packers just start on offense at their own 20.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:09 PM
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With TeddyB playing so well right now, do the Saints trade Brees?

Only half serious because that's what people are asking about the Panthers who's backup is winning but their offense is in the bottom half of the league ranking.
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They shouldn't allow ball spiking as is since it is definitely intentional grounding, maybe make the qb throw it toward an actual receiver instead.
That's what they used to do, game is better IMO since they allowed spiking to stop the clock. Brings back memories of a trick play the Dolphins once did to the Jets where the QB (Marino I think) pretended he was about to spike the ball, defense fell for it and he threw a TD pass.
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With TeddyB playing so well right now, do the Saints trade Brees?

Only half serious because that's what people are asking about the Panthers who's backup is winning but their offense is in the bottom half of the league ranking.
I can't believe Brees at 40 would continue to play for another team. So Saints are in the same situation as NE has been. What do you do when your aging (old) HoF QB, who is still playing well, even better than the back up, has not hinted at retirement but you have a viable replacement, that you don't want to waste on the bench.

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They shouldn't allow ball spiking as is since it is definitely intentional grounding, maybe make the qb throw it toward an actual receiver instead.
Easy solution: declare the center an eligible receiver.
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