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|1 year 16 weeks ago||These types of plays are why||
These types of plays are why mechanics were changed. The Umpire (the guys signalling a turnover) does not do this now in modern mechanics. He signals a "punch" (TD) or drops a blue bean bag (loose ball) to the wing, HE does NOT determine the outcome of the play. The wings have complete authority to signal TD, Spot (one hand up) or start sorting out possesion with the Umpires help.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||This is correct. My crew||
This is correct. My crew always does this unless it's a scrimmage kick inside the 5, then an exact spot is preferred.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I'm an official, so take it||
I'm an official, so take it easy on me. So, the concept is what we all know. The spot of the ball is the most forward portion of the ball when the player becomes down. So sometimes you have a fast whistle and the ball is spotted as soon as the pile moves backward. Other times you have a slow whistle and the ball comes out "after" momentum is stopped.
In your case you refer to officials mis-identifing the spot. Sometimes this is very hard as you have other responsibilites at the same time. The wing official is moving downfield to cover the deep reciever, the ball is dumped to the flat, now the offical has to work back to this spot after running his ass of to get downfield..so, not making excuses, but sometimes it's hard to get the correct spot.
On a scrimmage or free kick, I ALWAYS spot the ball on yard marker (no factional spots), so we start a series on a marker, unless the ball is inside the 5..then an exact spot is preferred.
Many Umpires do this on a first down as well. Also, the wing is encouraged to spot the ball in an unambiguos psoition if it is close. So, let's say the wing determines the runner made the first down, he is ENCOURAGED to spot the ball as foward as possible to eliminate controversy and if the runner is short, spot it well short, unfortunately this sometimes looks really bad on TV. The rule of thumb is, if he earned it, give it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Directv channel 639 SNYHD||
Directv channel 639 SNYHD (Fox Sports Net package)
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Man, I have learned that I am||
Man, I have learned that I am way too old, or I should not read this in the early morning at work. I have no idea what I just read and I have no interest in trying again.
Maybe later, 3 drinks in?
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Hey, I work your games for||
Hey, I work your games for Gulf Coast Officals Assoc. I will seek you out for a Mgo fist bump next Riverview game.
I had your Freshman 2 weeks in a row, they are bad..not bad, but seem disorganized. I could have thrown a delay of game on every single play.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Do you live in FishHawk? I||
Do you live in FishHawk? I do, moved in in June. I have a daughter at Newsome. Maybe Beers and the game on any given Sat?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Hey. I lived in TC for 10||
Hey. I lived in TC for 10 years. Worked at Munson. IT dept.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||48, class of '92 LSA Computer||
48, class of '92 LSA Computer Science. Live in Tampa. FL High School football official. Right handed. 9 handicap. Wife is MSU alum ... But hey she is a Dr. So there is that.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Spent many days at Ft.||
Spent many days at Ft. Custer, ironically located near Climax.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||I agree with your point on||
I agree with your point on youth leagues. I guess I was think more of school related programs, Middle School and non-Varsity levels in High Schools.
I don't think the poeple who pay the insurance premiums care if the players are using proper form tackling techniques.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||My short sightedness on my||
My short sightedness on my blog name has neccessited a change to TampaJake.
I shall change my name again everytime I move...I guess.