Alright, no more tuck rule arguments

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by sarge, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I have seen two tuck rule calls this season.

    Denver against the Redskins, and just now in the Denver Steeler game.

    Rothlisburger was never even touched by a defender and brought the ball down further then Brady did.

    I don't remember the specifics of the Denver Redskins other then the fact that it was just as bad as Brady's.

    In both cases, they ruled it an incomplete.

    That is the rule, and whether it is a bad rule or not (which I believe it is a bad rule), it has been called consistently.
  2. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks Supporter Supporter

    But what will the trolls have to whine about?
  3. marty

    marty In the Starting Line-Up

    Was happy to see that, was getting sick and tired about that call. Not that this will change everyone but maybe quiet down some of those Faiders!
  4. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    All the morons will continue to claim that they've never seen it called except in the NE-OAK game even though it's called all the time.
  5. Pats Fanatic

    Pats Fanatic Supporter Supporter

    #54 Jersey

    Just curious why do you think that it is a bad rule. The rule is in place so refs would not guess on the QB intent and states at what point an pass is incomplete or a fumble. Is their a better way of doing the rule.
  6. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    I think it's a bad rule. I think it should only be incomplete if the ball leaves the QB's hand while the arm is going forward and due to the force of the QB releasing the football. Even if the arm is going forward if the defender hits the arm and knocks it out without the QB actually releasing it by his own power, I think that should be a fumble.

    But the rules are what they are and the tuck rule in 2001 was ruled correctly.
  7. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

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    very true, good point

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