Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by pats1, Nov 26, 2006.
If that's for real, man, officiating in the NFL has gotten to an all time low. The PI calls in the Patriots - Bears game were really ticky tacky too. Love that alliteration. Seriously, unless I see Ed Hochuli and his crew out there, I have no faith in what's coming.
I remember this rule being applied many years ago. In 1976, when Mike Haynes was a rookie, he was returning a punt in a pre-season game. I think it was in some less than perfect field and he returned the punt to the 5 yard line, and thinking it was a touchdown, spiked the ball. It was ruled an illegal forward pass, and the Patriots were awared the ball after a 5 yard penalty.
I wonder if it is like the tuck rule that ANY forward flip is considered a pass, and any backward flip is a lateral (and thus a fumble)
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