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#1 Rubes

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

Overheard on the sidelines, Joe Flacco told teammates standing with him that they should tackle Ted Ginn Jr if he broke it and was heading for a final TD to win it.

If that happened, what would the refs be able to do, right? Interesting thing is, the refs could actually award a score to the 49ers. I never knew that. The rule:

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Palpably Unfair Act. A player or substitute shall not interfere with play by any act which is palpably unfair. Penalty: For a palpably unfair act: Offender may be disqualified. The Referee, after consulting his crew, enforces any such distance penalty as they consider equitable and irrespective of any other specified code penalty. The Referee may award a score.


Could you imagine this actually happening? The media firestorm would be crazy.

Here's the NFL Films video showing Flacco saying these things. It occurs around the 4:00 mark. I can't quite tell if he's kidding around, but it doesn't seem like it.

Edited by Rubes, 07 February 2013 - 02:23 PM.


#2 KollegeStudnet

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I'm at Cafe Rio and had to step out to view...nice find

Edited by KollegeStudnet, 07 February 2013 - 02:44 PM.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:46 PM

that would have been interesting haha

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

I can't watch the video but I don't see the issue. Flacco told team mates to tackle the 49er with the ball if he was breaking it for a TD. Isn't that football?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

View Postmrags, on 07 February 2013 - 02:49 PM, said:

I can't watch the video but I don't see the issue. Flacco told team mates to tackle the 49er with the ball if he was breaking it for a TD. Isn't that football?

Hahaha, yeah assuming the tackler is one of the guys on who's legally on the field when the play begins!

Flacco was telling guys on the sideline to basically run out and take matters into his own hands...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

This is the only incident of that I know of that actually happened in a game:

http://www.ricefootball.net/tackle.htm

College, not the NFL.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

I think this happened once long ago. I recall some guy running from the bench to stop someone. They do get the TD.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Didn't Cower wanted to do that to San Diego RB Means?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:43 PM

View Postmrags, on 07 February 2013 - 02:49 PM, said:

I can't watch the video but I don't see the issue. Flacco told team mates to tackle the 49er with the ball if he was breaking it for a TD. Isn't that football?

View PosttaC giB ehT, on 07 February 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

Hahaha, yeah assuming the tackler is one of the guys on who's legally on the field when the play begins!

Flacco was telling guys on the sideline to basically run out and take matters into his own hands...

Ah-ha! This thread was fairly confusing until I got this far down.

Edited by DrDareustein, 07 February 2013 - 03:43 PM.


#10 mrags

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

View PostDrDareustein, on 07 February 2013 - 03:43 PM, said:




Ah-ha! This thread was fairly confusing until I got this far down.
lol. Same here. Thanks for clarifying as I can't see the video.

Edited by mrags, 07 February 2013 - 05:44 PM.


#11 Rubes

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

You don't have to watch the video. There's a plain text story linked right there from the very beginning.

#12 Mark Vader

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:06 PM

Flacco sounded dead serious to me.

Good grief, if that had actually happened who knows what the officials would have done.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:34 PM

View PostRubes, on 07 February 2013 - 02:20 PM, said:


...a really good view of why the "no call" was the correct one {at the 2:25 mark}...

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

If Ginn had a clear path to the endzone and a Ravens player came off the sidelines and tackled him, I'd have no problem with the 49'ers being awarded a TD.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:10 PM

It worked well for Woody Hayes!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

View PostDoc, on 07 February 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:

If Ginn had a clear path to the endzone and a Ravens player came off the sidelines and tackled him, I'd have no problem with the 49'ers being awarded a TD.

Sure, but what if he only had one man to beat? In that case, the odds are fairly even that the guy is either going to get past him or get tackled. Imagine the ref getting put into that position, where he gets to decide who wins the Super Bowl based on his determination if the guy would have scored or not...

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:42 AM

as per rules......at the referee's discretion......they could rule the play a "score".....thats right, the refereee could rule touchdown or any amount of extra yardage he saw fit.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

It's funny if he was kidding.  If he's serious, he's not too bright.  Inthis scenario, SF would be awarded the TD no question.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

View PostRubes, on 07 February 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:

Sure, but what if he only had one man to beat? In that case, the odds are fairly even that the guy is either going to get past him or get tackled. Imagine the ref getting put into that position, where he gets to decide who wins the Super Bowl based on his determination if the guy would have scored or not...

Scary thought.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

View PostRubes, on 07 February 2013 - 10:18 PM, said:

Sure, but what if he only had one man to beat? In that case, the odds are fairly even that the guy is either going to get past him or get tackled. Imagine the ref getting put into that position, where he gets to decide who wins the Super Bowl based on his determination if the guy would have scored or not...
I'm assuming Flacco meant if he were running free with no one in his way.  Not that it's likely anyone could come off the sideline and get to him fast enough anyway.