Originally Posted by Coltsfans
I didn't get to watch all that game or any game this year, I was working in North Dakota. I split time between working, Gamecast and radio on my IPod, and trying to catch a few minutes on TV if I could and I obviously missed that play.
That changes everything.
Oh wait, no, no it doesn't.
I've still have never seen it called in any game I've been watching and its still (or was....since they finally had the sense to get rid of it) a horrible rule that was hardly ever called.
It no longer being on the rule books isn't going to lead to more fumble and make teams wish it was still on the books. The only fan base that actually supported that ridiculous rule is Pats fans.........for obvious reasons.
Did you watch the Den-Balt playoff game in which Manning's arm came forward and he trapped it in his crotch, and then the ball hit the ground? . . . that was the tuck rule, but just post tuck and hence fumble . . . had he not trapped it and let it dropped to the ground it would of been an incomplete pass . . ., and btw this is what did happen to romo last year and it was an incomplete pass . . .
Did you watch the first game of the season between Pitt and Indy in which Big Ben hand came forward and he lost control of the ball and it was a fumble . . . ?
All of these are applications of the tuck rule, well really the forward pass rule with the tuck being the end point of the pass and when it become a ball that can be ruled a fumble . . .
I am surprise that you did not see the game live . . . but surely you saw replays . . . and whether you saw it live or on a replay, it does not matter, you had knowledge . . . and even for the strangest reason did not know anything about the game until today, you now have knowledge ot it . . .
Regardless, if this tuck rule was such a evil rare occurance it would of been all over the papers and news after the event in Indy, and unless one is hiding under a rock in SD, one would of gotten wind of the once in a generation event in December in Indy . . .
but is not like that, and but you missing and/or not mentioning it earlier in this thread is evidence that it is not a big event but in the ordinary coarse of the sport and life, that is why is was under your radar and/or forgotten about even tho it was less than 3 months ago . . .
The tuck rule is not as rare and many try to make it out to be . . .