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Yes: it is similar to the QB slide rule

September 10, 2019 11:16AM
The rule is that the player with the ball must slide FEET FIRST. This is a declaration of "giving himself up".
Ginn did NOT legally give himself up. He did not slide feet first. He just caught the ball and sat down. If the other player had not touched him, the clock would have kept running.

Of course, that is a pretty arcane rule that one wonders if Ginn or the D had any idea about.

In any case, the Houston D played it about as badly as it could be done, and the Saints were amazingly fortunate. Including the completion of a low percentage 58 yard FG to seal the game.
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  Biggest mistake by the Texan defense that no one is talking about

The Professor529September 10, 2019 08:32AM

  That occurred to me as well...

JamesJM154September 10, 2019 08:52AM

  Re: Biggest mistake by the Texan defense that no one is talking about

PeoriaRa162September 10, 2019 09:01AM

  Re: Biggest mistake by the Texan defense that no one is talking about

den-the-coach132September 10, 2019 09:58AM

  Yes: it is similar to the QB slide rule

RockRam86September 10, 2019 11:16AM

  Good point though offensive player can take a knee as well.

stlramz88September 10, 2019 12:09PM

  Actually.....I posted this last night........

Rampage2K-94September 10, 2019 12:57PM

  And this is what I posted last night

NewMexicoRam90September 10, 2019 01:47PM

  Re: And this is what I posted last night

Rampage2K-60September 10, 2019 02:34PM

  I took my post from the NFL playbook

NewMexicoRam65September 10, 2019 03:00PM

  but can a receiver immediately call the TO himself?

JamesJM76September 10, 2019 03:24PM

  Re: but can a receiver immediately call the TO himself?

Rampage2K-61September 10, 2019 04:22PM

  Yeah, I don't know... and even stranger...

JamesJM72September 10, 2019 04:28PM