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  1. "Crack back" block is not a term that is found in the rule book. The key to understanding how the blindside block rule works is knowing the definition of "blindside," which simply means the player being blocked can't see the blocker coming. And it doesn't outlaw blindside blocks. It merely declares such blocks are legal only if initiated with open hands. Shouldn't affect blocking back toward the spot of the snap by wide players at all, except in the technique used.
  2. You can be "set" with or without a hand on the ground. You just can't be considered "set" while the hand is going to the ground. "Set" means essentially motionless.
  3. The rule says that all 11players must simultaneously be set for at least a second at the snap, the only exception being a player in legal motion.
  4. Using momentum at the snap is a definite foul for anyone except a player legally in motion. But tempo, while it gives the offense something of an advantage, it's not an unfair one. No different than the advantage created by the offense knowing the snap count and the defense not.
  5. I thought several of those plays were illegal shifts. For a second there, I flashed back to some of Bart Curtis' New Prairie and Mishawaka teams. They frequently pushed the envelope on this. For clarification, the purpose of the rule is to insure that the offensive team does not have momentum at the snap which, in the eyes of the rulesmakers, gives the offense an unfair competitive advantage. The officials aren't looking at stopwatches. In practice, if the entire offense comes to a discernible stop - so that momentum = 0 - it's not going to be a foul, even if the stop is 0.9 seconds.
  6. So, who will I see at North Central on Saturday, at the Annual Clinic of the Indiana Football Officials Association? Really looking forward to it.
  7. I'm open to suggestion. What are your alternatives?
  8. It's a nice "feel good" story and all. But if you are charged with the responsibility of managing the overall health of the sport, you've got to keep in mind that the more teams you allow to participate in the post-season tournament, the less value you have in the regular season games. When everyone participates in the tournament, the regular season becomes a series of exhibition games. Not the best solution for the overall health of the game. So, the question then becomes "what price are you willing to exact in order to get that one "feel good" story every decade or so?"
  9. That's a great example of how you cannot be a good official if your rules knowledge is limited to reading the rule book. There are not only other publications that are very good, but association meetings and clinics play a critical role in explaining and discussing rules like this one, with the goal of increasing the accuracy and consistency of enforcement.
  10. Keep in mind that the rule does not prohibit all contact with a defenseless player. It's a personal foul to make "unnecessary" or "excessive" contact with a defenseless player. And illegal helmet to helmet contact against a defenseless player is not only a personal foul, but may be judged "flagrant" resulting in disqualification. Those are the only fouls where a "defenseless player" is involved. So, a passer in the act of throwing, while defenseless, can still be contacted, so long as the contact is not unnecessary or excessive, or doesn't amount to illegal helmet contact.
  11. Unless, of course, you choose to think rationally about the subject, as opposed to emotionally.
  12. That's a relief!
  13. Griffith is open? When did that happen? Ben Geffert was the Region Coach of the Year in 2016.
  14. Me, too.
  15. Worked many games involving Coach Britton over the years. I rank him in the "elite" category when it comes to coaching skills. And a great guy.