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  1. kptmorgan04

    kptmorgan04 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Sorry if this was posted somewhere in the 700 + posts of the game thread but....

    Why was it when at the end of the 2nd quarter before the 2 minute warning on two seperate occasions, the first with Maroney getting pushed out of bounds and the second with a WR going out of bounds did the clock continue to tick instead of stopping?

    Thanks
     
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    Brownfan80 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I wondered the same thing.
     
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    WV-Colt Rookie

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    rules that were implemented, i believe, last season (might have been this one tho). anyway...the clock only stops when there's something like under 4 min to go in each half. i don't remember the exact way it written. i'll see if i can find it.
     
  4. kptmorgan04

    kptmorgan04 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    thanks I would appreciate it, maybe it is with under two minutes left, because on both occasions it was with I think under 3 minutes going into half time.
     
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    With the exception of the last two minutes of the first half and the last five minutes of the second half, the game clock will be restarted following a kickoff return, a player going out of bounds on a play from scrimmage, or after declined penalties when appropriate on the referee’s signal.
     
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    Pats/Hokies Fan On the Roster

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    Yeah, I thought under the last 5 minutes of each half if the player went out of bounds, the clock stopped.

    When Maroney went out of bounds in the first half there was 2:35 left. Then the Pats decided to let the clock run to the 2 minute warning. That really confused the heck out of us, and I thought I finally got this rule down.
     
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    TomBrady'sGoat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I read on a different board that the clock only stops on out-of-bounds plays with <2 minutes left in the first half and <5 minutes left in the second half. I'm not sure if this is accurate.
     
  8. kptmorgan04

    kptmorgan04 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    thank you, I totally missed that there was a change at all until last night.... that really changes things for a team going into the half with over two minutes to play (if they dont have timeouts etc).... I would prefer it be with under 5 minutes in both the 2nd and 4th quarter, but who am I to judge.
     

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