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Offline TXMike

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Onside Kick Formation
« on: September 10, 2019, 06:13:56 PM »
The 12:13 mark.  Image attached also. Hmmmmm

Offline Archie

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Re: Onside Kick Formation
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 09:08:16 PM »
That formation is a potentially huge miss. Good thing for the crew that the kicking team did not recover.

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Re: Onside Kick Formation
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 05:36:34 AM »
6.1.2.b -  A player satisfies this rule when one foot is on or beyond the line five yards behind the restraining line. .. Hmmmmm
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Offline Morningrise

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Re: Onside Kick Formation
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 09:37:52 AM »
Preventative officiating!

Letting Team A line up with their feet 6 yards behind the restraining line and not calling it: Bad

Flagging it and taking back a game-changing onside kick miracle because of what is, let's face it, a somewhat technical rule: Also bad

Hollering at them and getting them to comply with the rule before it's kicked: Much better

Also, let's not be too technical about how the rule says "none of the kicker's teammates can EVER be >5 yards back AT ANY TIME before the kick." If they're lined up like this and you warn them and they move up, let them, I don't care if the RFP already happened. Likewise, when a team breaks a huddle before a normal everyday kickoff, and they spread out to their positions, if one of them takes an arcing route to his position and he happens to travel to the A-29 along the way, I got nothing as long as he comes to a stop and it's not part of his actual run-up.