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The NFL should get rid of the holding call


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#1 Pastor Troy

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:05 PM

i hate it when a big play is called back for holding ...jeez the point is to prevent a player from getting to the QB....so u should do anything to prevent that ...

#2 CharGP02A

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

Honestly, I think holding should only be a 5 yard penalty. It's ridiculous that it's 10 yards.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

Pass Interference shoud be allowed as well. The point is to prevent a reception.

Get rid of delay of game as well. If I have a 4th quarter lead, I want to run the clock out, even if there's 14 minutes left.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Sounds like a reasonable idea.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

I say ditch all penalties. and play shirts vs skins from now on

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:01 PM

Let's get rid of helmets, those pads and cups too.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

They should just let both teams put all of their players on the field for each play.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

Let's get rid of helmets, those pads and cups too.

I'd keep the cup with Suh playing

#9 Rodney_Zero

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

Let the Cheerleaders cheer naked too

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

The most annoying call is the 5 yard defensive holding which results in a first down. You have 3rd and 17 and the ref calls defensive holding, normally a late call too. The bail out ref call for other bad calls.

#11 Rodney_Zero

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:01 PM

Let the coaches drink beer on the sidelines too

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Honestly, I think holding should only be a 5 yard penalty. It's ridiculous that it's 10 yards.


Look how many players get called for holding penalties knowing the cost. Now imagine only a 5 yd penalty.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:40 AM

So....we're playing rugby now?

Sweet.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

Pass Interference shoud be allowed as well. The point is to prevent a reception.

Get rid of delay of game as well. If I have a 4th quarter lead, I want to run the clock out, even if there's 14 minutes left.


THey should be able to do this before the guy even gets the ball.... just as long as the ball is going his direction.

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the game should be two hand touch for downs now...
it would greatly benefit our eagles considering all the speed ballz we have and how soft our guys are.

#15 CharGP02A

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

Look how many players get called for holding penalties knowing the cost. Now imagine only a 5 yd penalty.


I don't care if there's gonna be more holding calls if the yardage were less. If there are three holding calls on a drive, that makes it 15 yards. Two holding calls would make it 20 yards with the original rule. That just doesn't seem right to me. So you think a holding call 3x in a row justifies 30 yards worth of penalties?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

I don't care if there's gonna be more holding calls if the yardage were less. If there are three holding calls on a drive, that makes it 15 yards. Two holding calls would make it 20 yards with the original rule. That just doesn't seem right to me. So you think a holding call 3x in a row justifies 30 yards worth of penalties?

so you honestly think that offensive holding should have the same weight as a false start since you get to repeat the down? REALLY?

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

Offensive holding should be 10 yards because often that hold can prevent a guy from getting a sack which 9 times outta 10 is a loss for more then 5 yards

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:46 PM

I say get rid of a lot of rules. Actually it would be better if you just had a smaller team of players on a circle field. Then throw in animals like Lions and Bears and make them fight them with only hand yielding weapons. We'd be all around cheering and chanting for the blood to pour!!!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

i hate it when a big play is called back for holding ...jeez the point is to prevent a player from getting to the QB....so u should do anything to prevent that ...


Or reduce it to 5 yards.

Let the Cheerleaders cheer naked too


Sheet, we don't have any.

#20 Rodney_Zero

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

Or reduce it to 5 yards.



Sheet, we don't have any.

I will trade you the Eagles cheerleaders for a Lombardi trophy, heck, you can have Maclin and Coleman too

#21 GA4M

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:18 PM

I will trade you the Eagles cheerleaders for a Lombardi trophy, heck, you can have Maclin and Coleman too

Sounds like a good deal, sexy lady over a chunk of chrome anytime for me.

#22 Kolbfan4

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

I don't think that there should be automatic first downs on defensive penalties...Other than that..Keep it the way it is!

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 05:50 PM

Let's get rid of helmets, those pads and cups too.

:roll: @ you thinking the majority of players wear cups.

I don't think that there should be automatic first downs on defensive penalties...Other than that..Keep it the way it is!

Well, if holding is 10 yards, it'd be a first down anyway.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:02 PM

I say get rid of a lot of rules. Actually it would be better if you just had a smaller team of players on a circle field. Then throw in animals like Lions and Bears and make them fight them with only hand yielding weapons. We'd be all around cheering and chanting for the blood to pour!!!


And steroids would be mandatory!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:07 AM

i hate it when a big play is called back for holding ...jeez the point is to prevent a player from getting to the QB....so u should do anything to prevent that ...

the reason holding is such a severe penalty is to deter guys from holding, a ref could call holding every play and be justified in doing so, i think they should increase it to a 20 yard a penalty which would definitely deter guys from holding. if there is one thing i hate more than holding penalties its watching guys get away with blatant holding every play.

#26 The_Talon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:09 AM

and why isn't spiking the ball intentional grounding?

On a more serious note, I think in addition to yards, offensive penalties should result in a loss of down. The way the system works now, it's essentially a free play.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

and why isn't spiking the ball intentional grounding?

it's the one exception. If you fake then spike it or drop back then spike it it is still intentional grounding.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

I'm totally against letting QBs intentionally ground the ball once they're out of the poicket, and not call intentional grounding.

So far as I'm concerned, grounding is grounding.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:21 AM

I think players should be allowed to brandish handguns and swords while were at it.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:41 AM

I think players should be allowed to brandish handguns and swords while were at it.

see recent news in Kansas City as to why that's a bad idea