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Trick Pats used to run clock off in 4th qtr

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Interesting - hadn't seen this used.  I suppose Football coaches know this.

 

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Belichick exploited “loophole” in NFL rules to run extra time off the clock

Michael David Smith,ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports 3 hours ago 

With the Patriots leading 33-0 in the fourth quarter on Monday night, they took a delay of game penalty with their punt team on the field. After the Jets declined the penalty, the clock started again, and the Patriots’ punt team waited until they were about to get another delay of game, then false started. The Jets declined the false start penalty, too, the clock started again, and then the Patriots finally punted.

When the Patriots’ third-down play ended, 11:05 remained in the fourth quarter. By the time the Patriots actually punted on fourth down, 9:43 remained. The whole point of the play clock is that teams can’t take more than 40 seconds between plays, but the Patriots, thanks to that running clock after their penalties, took 1 minute, 22 seconds.

 

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Maybe Gase was OK with it.  Probably not, but who knows.

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1 hour ago, Flan said:

Interesting - hadn't seen this used.  I suppose Football coaches know this.

 

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Belichick exploited “loophole” in NFL rules to run extra time off the clock

Michael David Smith,ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports 3 hours ago 

With the Patriots leading 33-0 in the fourth quarter on Monday night, they took a delay of game penalty with their punt team on the field. After the Jets declined the penalty, the clock started again, and the Patriots’ punt team waited until they were about to get another delay of game, then false started. The Jets declined the false start penalty, too, the clock started again, and then the Patriots finally punted.

When the Patriots’ third-down play ended, 11:05 remained in the fourth quarter. By the time the Patriots actually punted on fourth down, 9:43 remained. The whole point of the play clock is that teams can’t take more than 40 seconds between plays, but the Patriots, thanks to that running clock after their penalties, took 1 minute, 22 seconds.

 

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https://www.yahoo.com/sports/belichick-exploited-loophole-nfl-rules-091305795.html

 

A more apropos response for the Jets was to fire off early and run into their punter full speed and knock his ass into the stands.  At that point, who gives a shit, and as they cart the punter off on a gurney sends a nice message not to be an asshole or Brady is next...  Just a thought...  

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this is part of the stupidity that is the NFL hurry up the game so we can fit more commercials into the 3 hour time slot plan they put in place many years ago.   The NFL is basically a running clock for about 53 of the 60 minutes of game time.  The only time the clock stops is after an incomplete pass.    Out of bounds, clock starts, penalty, clock starts.  Nothing stops the clock until the last few minutes of a half and game.   But we got more commercials. 

You want to know why there is so much parity?  There's your answer.  The actual game time has been cut in half from 30 years ago.    The 3rd quarter of the Bills Dolphins game is all you need to know.  There wasnt 2 full possession in one quarter of football.

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2 hours ago, miamibillsnut said:

this is part of the stupidity that is the NFL hurry up the game so we can fit more commercials into the 3 hour time slot plan they put in place many years ago.   The NFL is basically a running clock for about 53 of the 60 minutes of game time.  The only time the clock stops is after an incomplete pass.    Out of bounds, clock starts, penalty, clock starts.  Nothing stops the clock until the last few minutes of a half and game.   But we got more commercials. 

You want to know why there is so much parity?  There's your answer.  The actual game time has been cut in half from 30 years ago.    The 3rd quarter of the Bills Dolphins game is all you need to know.  There wasnt 2 full possession in one quarter of football.

There wasn't 2 full possessions because neither defense could get off the field.  The Bills gave up 2 third down and a 4th down conversion, the Dolphins ran 16 plays.  Fitz had 3 incompletions on the drive and 2 were negated by penalty.  Offensive holding and roughing the passer.  Miami then called a TO with the play clock running out and then ran the fake field goal.

 

Once we got the ball back Josh hit on every pass in the 3rd.

 

There wasn't a whole lot of time for the clock to stop and both teams were controlling the ball.

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That actually violates a league rule and could be costly to them if it was ever enforced.

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I am drawing a blank here.   What if they accepted the first penalty?  Would the clock not have started?

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Thanks for tipping your hand in a game that was already over. I'm sure now teams will be aware of that for the playoffs.

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