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Intentional Grounding rule

Postby PMax » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:41 pm

I dont happen to have a copy of the NFL rule book on hand, ... what constitutes a pass as 'intentional grounding'?

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Re: Intentional Grounding rule

Postby biju » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:03 pm

I'm not a ref, but I'm pretty sure it is intentionally throwing the ball to an area no eligible receiver is *while* being inside the tackles. Outside the tackles you still need to throw the ball at/to the line of scrimmage for it to be a legal pass. I'm sure I'm missing a crucial element here...

Of course, all standard rules apply here, such as needing to be behind the LOS, can't already have a forward pass on the play, etc. ;-D
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Re: Intentional Grounding rule

Postby JasonSeahorn » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:21 pm

Biju's explanation sounds good enough to me
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Re: Intentional Grounding rule

Postby dgan » Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:37 pm

biju wrote:I'm not a ref, but I'm pretty sure it is intentionally throwing the ball to an area no eligible receiver is *while* being inside the tackles. Outside the tackles you still need to throw the ball at/to the line of scrimmage for it to be a legal pass. I'm sure I'm missing a crucial element here...

Of course, all standard rules apply here, such as needing to be behind the LOS, can't already have a forward pass on the play, etc. ;-D


Small clarification - it is throwing the ball to an area where there is no eligible receiver TO AVOID A SACK. Plus everything else he said. ;-D
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Re: Intentional Grounding rule

Postby biju » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:41 am

dgan wrote:
biju wrote:I'm not a ref, but I'm pretty sure it is intentionally throwing the ball to an area no eligible receiver is *while* being inside the tackles. Outside the tackles you still need to throw the ball at/to the line of scrimmage for it to be a legal pass. I'm sure I'm missing a crucial element here...

Of course, all standard rules apply here, such as needing to be behind the LOS, can't already have a forward pass on the play, etc. ;-D


Small clarification - it is throwing the ball to an area where there is no eligible receiver TO AVOID A SACK. Plus everything else he said. ;-D


There's that crucial element. I'm not sure when I deleted that part of the sentence but when I re-read it I knew I was missing something. ;-D
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