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Postby Pete123444 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:34 pm

Mookie4ever_ffc wrote:
Guttpuppy wrote:Here's how it went down...


The Raiders were trailing the San Diego Chargers 20-14. They had the ball on the Charger 23-yard line with only 5 seconds left. Ken Stabler faded back to pass, but was caught by Woodrow Lowe before he could get rid of the ball. In desperation he intentionally fumbled it forward. The ball bounced ahead to FB Pete Banaszak at the 11-yard line. Surrounded by Chargers, Pete decided to kick the ball forward himself rather than try to cover it. It reached Dave Casper at the 5-yard line. Casper kicked it into the end zone and pounced on it, recovering the 23-yard forward fumble for the winning touchdown. The Chargers were furious but the play was legal and stood. It was quickly made illegal, though, following the season, and the rule outlawing it is often called "the Raider rule."

Also, the 5-yard chuck rule was made for Mel Blount's aggressive style of play. :-)

so shouldn't this say:

the Ken Stabler rule -- on fourth down or any down in the final two-minutes of play, if a player fumbles, only the fumbling player can recover and/or advance the ball. Enacted in 1979.

"only the fumbling player can advance the ball" ?
because other offensive players can still recover it, they just can't run with it or kick it forward.

I believe if another offensive player recovers it. It goes back to where it was fumbled.
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Postby CC » Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:36 pm

bagobonez wrote:
Guttpuppy wrote:From some guy on a Steelers board.

the Bronko Nagurski Rule -- forward passing made legal from anywhere behind the line of scrimmage. Enacted in 1933. Prior to this rule change a player had to be 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage to throw a forward pass.

the Deacon Jones Rule -- no head-slapping. Enacted in 1977.

the Deion Sanders rule -- no excessive end zone celebrations.

the Emmitt Smith Rule -- no taking your helmet off on the field of play. Enacted in 1997.

the Eric Williams rule -- no hands to the facemask by offensive linemen.

the Fran Tarkenton rule -- a line judge was added as the sixth official. Enacted in 1965.

the Ken Stabler rule -- on fourth down or any down in the final two-minutes of play, if a player fumbles, only the fumbling player can recover and/or advance the ball. Enacted in 1979.

the Lester Hayes rule -- no "stickum" allowed. Enacted in 1981.

the Lou Groza rule -- no artificial medium to assist in the execution of a kick. Enacted in 1956.

the Mel Renfro rule -- allows a "double touch" by the offense. Enacted in 1978.

the Michael Irvin rule -- no taunting. Another rule, resulting in offensive pass interference, prohibiting WR's to push off CB's, is also often called "the Michael Irvin rule."

the Roy Williams rule -- no horse-collar tackles. Enacted in 2005

Wow. Half of these were made to keep Dallas players from doing what they do best. Imagine that.

Funny how there are no Eagle rules huh?

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Postby bellybrother » Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:03 am

Can we petition for a Terrell Owens rule that says when you leave a bad situation, make out like the savior and all around hero, then alienate your coach, qb and management, that you have to where a sign around your neck next season that says "STUPID" on it?

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Postby agchris02 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:00 am

mtryanks12 wrote:I'm confused here:

the Ken Stabler rule -- on fourth down or any down in the final two-minutes of play, if a player fumbles, only the fumbling player can recover and/or advance the ball. Enacted in 1979.

This means that if you fumble in that situation, nobody else can touch the ball and everyone has to wait for you, the player who fumbled it, to pick it up?? :-? :-? :-]

that applies to offensive players, a defensive player can pick it up and advance it all they want. this prevents intentional fumbles before a tackle, particularly with a slight foward "bump" to another player
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Postby Sixxgunn » Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:41 am

Canadian_Cheesehead wrote:What about the Donte Stallworth rule? It has something to do with not being able to have any contact with an agent and then go back to school. They pulled it out on Marquise Hill last year.

You could say it might have something to do with not having contact with a football either! :-b
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