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    This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    I decided to make a new thread because it's becoming obvious that folks are posting in threads and not bothering to read any posts above where they're inserting a new post. Like it or not, here's what the NCAA says in its definition: "one who because his physical position and focus of concentration is especially vulnerable to injury." As you can see, it's ridiculous. It can cover any player who happens to be looking in the other direction. (IOW, no crackbacks.) In Shaw's statement, I can't tell if he's saying that Dial led with his helmet (I happen to think he didn't, no matter what Steve says) or if Murray were defenseless because he was off i La-La land...
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    This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    That could be a running back!
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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    My 7 year old playing baseball gets distracted by a bug.... Murray not so much. I agree..ridiculous they would word the rule that way.

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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    So, basically any sack on the QB in the pocket should be a flag...

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    This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    Quote Originally Posted by markenk View Post
    So, basically any sack on the QB in the pocket should be a flag...
    Any blind side sack would fall under that rule


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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    Quote Originally Posted by markenk View Post
    So, basically any sack on the QB in the pocket should be a flag...
    exactly and any blind side hits to the ball carrier. See that's the problem. They keep adding rules that don't make since and are not called the same in every circumstance.

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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    So in addition to studying film on the other teams tendencies, the players are also required to interpret whether the opposing players are paying attention or not? Good Grief!! Let's just wrap them all in bubble wrap.
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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    You can't logically take football to this level and it still be called football. I'm all for player safety, especially doing what we can to protect the head. But at a certain point, risk must be taken. Otherwise, let's stop calling it football and starting calling it tag, you're it.

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    This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonPride View Post
    So in addition to studying film on the other teams tendencies, the players are also required to interpret whether the opposing players are paying attention or not? Good Grief!! Let's just wrap them all in bubble wrap.
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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    AM forgot he was in the middle of a play and got popped. I bet he won't forgot anytime soon........

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    Re: This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    If he was a guard nobody would be talking about it.

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    This is the actual NCAA definition of a "defenseless player..."

    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide7854 View Post
    AM forgot he was in the middle of a play and got popped. I bet he won't forgot anytime soon........
    Haha - he forgot he wasn't wearing the black practice jersey.


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