23 January 2011

NFL rules i learned today

1. in the final 2 minutes of a half, a fumble cannot be advanced by the offense
2. if the 3rd QB is put into the game before the 4th quarter, the #1 and #2 QBs cannot re-enter the game

i disagree with both, especially the second. where's the harm in freely subbing in your QBs? How does this recent flurry of wildcat formations factor into this? are there any other positions where you have to declare your depthchart at the start of the game? what rules apply to those positions?

1 comment:

pyker said...

The fumble rule is pretty dumb, an overreaction to the old raiders holy roller, still confusing fans after more than 30 years.

The QB rule makes no sense. What bad thing is it trying to prevent? And, as you point out, clearly others on the team can also take snaps without bumping into this rule.