Sunday, November 01, 2009

Rules

At one point in the game - on the lone Miami TD drive - Bess appeared
to fumble, but the ref ruled him down. Miami hurried to the line
before a challenge could be made.

Seems simple enough. But what really happened?

By ruling the play dead, and saying it was not a fumble, the ref "blew
the whistle" and play stopped. Anything that happened after that was
for naught.

So if the Jets had challenged it, the best they could hope for was
that it was indeed a fumble; but with no change of possession.

In other words, Miami hurrying to the line really only helped with
momentum because the jets were momentarily confused.

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Dolphins Ranter DeleteReply

I think they changed that rule after the Denver/SD game fiasco last year.