eaglesrule wrote:I think the college rule is HORRIBLE, and would almost be tempted to stop watching.
What reason should the penalty be less than the thing you tried to prevent?
there would be no reason to NOT interfere on any bomb play. I knwo the game can't end on a defensive penalty, but you have a pretty good chance at getting away with the penalty, and if you don't, it is really only 15 yards.
Teams would use the penalty as a strategy -- so it would help the side of the ball the penalty was suppossed to harm.
Plus, on any of the 15 yards plus plays, both sides have had a fair shot at getting position -- if you have to interfere, you probably were beat anyway.
Doesn't make sense to me. It reminds me of how the foul in basketball almost becomes an asset for the defense in many situations. something that started out as a punsihemnt is now a tool to prevent baskets.
I thought the exact same thing about the interference.It's a terrible idea,and the guy who even suggested proposing it should be "interfered" with.Blatantly.As far as what Mercer said about every play being challengable,I totally agree,except that no way it slows down the game if you keep the same amount of challenges.I bet there are alot of coaches that use the flag just because they can,or to get a longer clock stoppage anyway,but they would save them if they knew that contact rule was gone.