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New Rules Change

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by GlennW, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. GlennW

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  2. bke1984

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    So it prevents going low on a crackback? Ok, I guess our receivers just have to lay the guy out then
     
  3. AE 87

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    It affects abacks or pulling OL on LBs.
     
  4. B Lifsey

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    Are a-backs considered "in the tackle box"?
     
  5. AE 87

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    In our base formation, yes.
     
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    Yea, but when we are not in our base formation you know the acc refs are not going to notice it and are going to call a penalty on us for a block to low.
     
  7. AE 87

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    It's already illegal for players who don't start in tackle box.
     
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    I don't think it affects pulling linemen. You can't block below the waist towards the initial position of the ball. Pulling linemen are blocking away from the initial position of the ball.
     
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  9. AE 87

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    LBs are also moving from inside out. We have used pulling OL out wide this way.
     
  10. bke1984

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    Yes, but the linemen are still pulling away from the original ball position, not towards it. Maybe I'm just missing it. If you have an example on video id be interested in seeing it.
     
  11. dressedcheeseside

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    Abacks are not typically blocking towards the original position of the ball, either. Low crack backs have been illegal for a long time, this is just another way of defining it.
     
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  12. tech_wreck47

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    What exactly do they mean by original position of the ball?
     
  13. dressedcheeseside

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    Where it's snapped from.
     
  14. AE 87

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    It's not rocket science. If our guy gets wide before the LB, they're turning inside to block them.
     
  15. tech_wreck47

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    So does that even happen often? Maybe I'm just confused and don't understand the rule completely.
     
  16. Frenchise

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    So is blocking towards the center an issue? Or is it really in the position of the ball at snap...aka towards the line of scrimmage/qb at snap? Like you can block inwards and forward(to the goal-line), but not inward and backward(towards your own goal-line)? Otherwise the vector is not getting you closer to ball at snap.
     
  17. Frenchise

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    A WR making a crackback block towards the middle could, depending on whether inside and forward is illegal.
     
  18. takethepoints

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    Every time they try to "clarify" the rules on this the gap for misinterpretation - already wide enough to let in a Mack truck - gets wider. I wish this would stop and let the refs call the game.

    I expect we'll just play the bigger guys out at WR and block as usual.
     
  19. tech_wreck47

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    But it's already a rule you can't block low if you are outside of the tackle box right? I think I get it now, a pulling guards can't cut block back towards the original place of the ball, it would have to be a cut block towards the sideline or straight up field. I might be wrong, someone correct me if so.
     
  20. AE 87

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    The rule acc to OP has nothing to do with WR who could not cut crackback already.~
     

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