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Postby nadyhin » Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:12 pm

What wouldve happened
if wen westbrook got to the goal line
he decided to walk around it a bit
n then wen the clock wound down
he jumps in and scores
does he get called for taunting
or is he just playing a legitimate clock run down game
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Re: Is this legal?

Postby Richie Rich » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:36 pm

nadyhin wrote:What wouldve happened
if wen westbrook got to the goal line
he decided to walk around it a bit
n then wen the clock wound down
he jumps in and scores
does he get called for taunting
or is he just playing a legitimate clock run down game


dude i said this to my dad, he could have ran 10 more seconds off min. if he did that...i don't see it as illegal @ all...until the defender gets near you just run to the opposite pylon...then dive in...
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Postby Kellys Heroes » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:04 pm

When you watch the reply.. you can see that slows down and it looks like hes going to do just this.. knowing the NFL... they would of called the officals and took the TD away or fined Westbrook or something stupid...
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Postby SniperShot » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:08 pm

This is the kind of thing I would do in Madden. I doubt it would be allowed. He would probably get a 15 yard penalty and a huge fine next week if he did something like that. But it's very logical and you would think he should do it. He did start running way slower though which was cool. :-b
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Postby FatFoot » Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:01 pm

A couple of things...

When you get the game back like that, so late, you don't expect the Spanish Inquisition--err you don't expect to lose. He COULD have changed direction somewhat and eaten more time, but 10 seconds... I doubt it. But the real factor is that he probably couldn't imagine losing it that deep into the game.
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Postby eaglesrule » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:16 am

it probably would have been only a handful of seconds.

I think the fact is, you can't really figure you are going to get beat on a 62 yard field goal.
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Postby Twisted Sister » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:23 am

Considering most CBs can run the 40 in 4.5 secs or better... he probably could have shaved 2-3 seconds off.

I don't think there is a rule against that... it's not taunting.

I think it is not even realistic to think that a running back is going to slow down in the NFL on the go-ahead score (assuming extra point). Anybody remember Leon Lett (I think) in the Bills vs. Cowboys Superbowl... slowed down and had the ball stripped at the 1 yard line from behind.
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Postby J_rob_the_ Baller » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:29 am

Even if they could call this taunting, I dont think they could take away the TD.
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Postby Flux » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:32 am

No way he should have done that, too much is at stake to try and save 2 seconds.

I do not believe it is illegal, unless you show the ball to the other players or do some kind of dance/celebration before you go in
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Postby dgan » Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:32 am

I think I've actually seen that before, but I couldn't tell you when or who. If he was obviously taking time off the clock and not dancing at the 1 yd line or pointing and laughing, I don't think they would have called taunting.
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