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by Andibald
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

The XFL has been testing a running play clock. So the spotter is necessary for that purpose. There is a stall and delay between the next play happening in the NFL, because of the time lost in spotting the football. The idea is not just for the time on the clock, it's for eliminating the stall time ...
by Andibald
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

The league's test with ball spotting have proven otherwise. It's been timed with and without. College football has a similar setup. It may not seem like much, but time is lost and the next play is stalled when the ball isn't spotted immediately. Seconds are lost, and over the course of a game, it a...
by Andibald
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

In order for the 25 second play clock to work. The ball needs to be spotted quickly after every play. It's probably not a bad idea, to have a referee who has a former playing background, assume this role. The NFL just recently hired former player Nate Jones to their officiating crew. The headset co...
by Andibald
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

From wikipedia: In all levels of Canadian football, the offensive team must run a play within 20 seconds of the referee whistling the play in ; in amateur American football, teams have 25 seconds from the time the ball is declared ready for play.In the NFL, teams have 40 seconds timed from the end o...
by Andibald
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

In order for the 25 second play clock to work. The ball needs to be spotted quickly after every play. It's probably not a bad idea, to have a referee who has a former playing background, assume this role. The NFL just recently hired former player Nate Jones to their officiating crew. The headset co...
by Andibald
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

The one-foot-in-bounds rule is simply obvious. The NFL is the only one that doesn't use that rule. But the play clock... even with the radios, I don't see 25 seconds being a practical length for a clock. Some people may recall the AAF wanted to go with 30, and even that turned out to be too short t...
by Andibald
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock
Replies: 23
Views: 398

Re: The one foot in bounds rule and the 25 second play clock

I would go with one foot. I agree it's easier to officiate, but even more importantly, it's an easy way to tilt the scales in favor of the offense. The XFL effectively gets to decide ahead of time if X% of the pass attempts will be ruled complete or incomplete, and completions make for better telev...
by Andibald
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: XFL General Discussion
Topic: XFL to have tier-one quarterbacks allocated and not a part of the draft process?
Replies: 40
Views: 678

Re: XFL to have tier-one quarterbacks allocated and not a part of the draft process

If they're smart, they'll tell each coach they have an $X roster spot for a quarterback and let them recruit whoever they can. No draft, no allocation. Exactly correct! Allocation is a bad word and should not be used...even if that's what it may technically be. Free agent signing, exempt from the d...
by Andibald
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Seattle XFL
Topic: Seattle Team Names?
Replies: 192
Views: 9061

Re: Seattle Team Names?

Looking forward to "Seattle ________ Day!" next spring after winning the XFL Championship.

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by Andibald
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Houston XFL
Topic: Houston Oiler Type Team Names
Replies: 20
Views: 1729

Re: Houston Oiler Type Team Names

How about, "Bubblin Crude", "Black Gold" or "Texas Tea" ? :)