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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    in case anyone needs a primer on what a blindside block is

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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    I still can't believe he didn't draw a flag...He hit him so hard I felt it in the stands!!!
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    in case anyone needs a primer on what a blindside block is


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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Ols View Post
    I still can't believe he didn't draw a flag...He hit him so hard I felt it in the stands!!!
    Ah the good old days.


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    Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    What does it mean, “There is now no option for stands as a part of a Targeting review”?


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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

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    What does it mean, “There is now no option for stands as a part of a Targeting review”?


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    It’s either confirmed or over turned. Stands means “we don’t know so we ain’t changing the call”.


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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    Quote Originally Posted by superbamashane View Post
    It’s either confirmed or over turned. Stands means “we don’t know so we ain’t changing the call”.


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    On paper this sounds good but, in the end, I think it will just mean that the majority of calls that would normally be called "stand" magically get "confirmed" now.

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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    in case anyone needs a primer on what a blindside block is

    Not only was that play featured heavily in training videos the following year (it should have been a foul for unnecessary roughness but nobody was watching it apparently), but it also added a new kind of defenseless player: a passer after a change of possession. The reason why that matters is there are two kinds of targeting: initiating contact with the crown of the helmet and forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent. The former doesn't apply here and at the time the latter didn't either because he wasn't considered defenseless. The blindside hit was also added to the defenseless category, but the passer any time after a change of possession is considered defenseless even if it's a hit he can clearly see coming. I assume it was just to protect that valuable player even more.

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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    So, with the 5th and subsequent OT, each team just goes for two, with no touchdowns? I mean, they are not giving them credit for the TD, just the 2 points? I ask because it will impact on PPG offense and scoring defense stats.

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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    And cut blocks are still as legal as the forward pass....
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    Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    Quote Originally Posted by uaintn View Post
    And cut blocks are still as legal as the forward pass....
    And they always will be from tackle to tackle as long as the defender isn’t engaged.

    I have a meeting next week to get versed on the specifics of all the rule changes (high school typically follows the same rules as college). I’ll pass along any noticeable differences that didn’t make the headlines.
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    Re: Rule Tweaks for 2019 Season (Targeting, OT Rules, Blindside Blocks)

    Quote Originally Posted by IndyBison View Post
    Not only was that play featured heavily in training videos the following year (it should have been a foul for unnecessary roughness but nobody was watching it apparently), but it also added a new kind of defenseless player: a passer after a change of possession. The reason why that matters is there are two kinds of targeting: initiating contact with the crown of the helmet and forcible contact to the head or neck area of a defenseless opponent. The former doesn't apply here and at the time the latter didn't either because he wasn't considered defenseless. The blindside hit was also added to the defenseless category, but the passer any time after a change of possession is considered defenseless even if it's a hit he can clearly see coming. I assume it was just to protect that valuable player even more.
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