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    The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cbi1972 View Post
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    Here is the specific rule.
    I am pretty sure they ignore that rule in the hurry up or no huddle. I don't recall the wideouts that line up outside the hashes coming back in between them before they line up and snap it again.


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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Answers my question cbi. Thanks!

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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy Smith View Post
    I am pretty sure they ignore that rule in the hurry up or no huddle. I don't recall the wideouts that line up outside the hashes coming back in between them before they line up and snap it again.
    Typically they don't substitute, so it doesn't come into play.
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    The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    But it also says team A players who participated in the previous play must be between the 9's between the end of the play and the next snap? Maybe they walk in and out of it on the way back to the LOS. I will make a point to watch for that.


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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffy Smith View Post
    But it also says team A players who participated in the previous play must be between the 9's between the end of the play and the next snap? Maybe they walk in and out of it on the way back to the LOS. I will make a point to watch for that.
    Right. I wasn't reading carefully enough. By rule, they should not be able to stay by the sideline.
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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Which game was it that we had a rec'vr lined up wide open and he kept waving for (Brody Croyle?) to throw him the ball before the d noticed he was all alone?

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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

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    Which game was it that we had a rec'vr lined up wide open and he kept waving for (Brody Croyle?) to throw him the ball before the d noticed he was all alone?
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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Answers my question cbi. Thanks!
    Ummm, how did this answer the question? I thought the scenario you were describing was a player leaving the huddle and heading for the sidelines, as if he is being substituted, but he stops just short of the sidelines. In that case he was inside the 9's, and there was no substitution. Then the rest of the offense breaks huddle and does a quick snap. Seems legal to me, but you couldn't get away with if often.

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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Don't know what made me think of this old play...maybe it was the thread about new twist for the Georgia game.

    Back in the 80's the "Water Bucket" play was a popular trick play. A wide receiver would trot to the sideline, as if he were coming out of the game, but instead he'd stop at the very edge of the playing field on sides. When the play was snapped he'd generally be wide open streaking down the sideline.

    I haven't seen this tried at any level in the last few years. I assume it wouldn't work beyond the high school level (where I saw it used) anyway now days, but I was wondering if this play is still legal?
    I remember we had a play similar to this my freshman year in high school... except it was a fake field goal... We would line up in FG formation and our kicker would run to the sideline yelling for the coach looking for the tee and when he got close to the sideline the ball was snapped and he would streak down the sideline and our holder would hit him wide open... Only downside is... our coach tried it twice in one game... and needless to say, it didn't work the 2nd time...

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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    The wide receiver now also has to be lined up inside the line judge if I'm not mistaken..which kind of eliminates the receivers ability to hide close to the sideline.

    I got burnt as a corner by that play once in high school and it still ticks me off til this day lol...

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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Pretty sure that is right, Sip. LJ has to make a call as to who is "covered up" and not and for the 6 men on LOS determination.
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    Re: The Old "Water Bucket" Play: Still Legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by uaintn View Post
    Pretty sure that is right, Sip. LJ has to make a call as to who is "covered up" and not and for the 6 men on LOS determination.
    That's my thinking as well.

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