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Old 08-14-2008, 12:31 PM   #1
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Correct call?? re:safety

So yesterday while on defense my CB dove from the 2 yard line backwards to intercept a pass. After he caught the ball he landed in the endzone and the play was called a safety. I seem to remember this happening in an NFL game a few years ago and the rule was changed to be a touchback (especially if it involved momentum and not him willingly running into the endzone). Was this the correct call?
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
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yes, if momentum carried him into the end zone, that's fine, but diving backwards is not momentum
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So yesterday while on defense my CB dove from the 2 yard line backwards to intercept a pass. After he caught the ball he landed in the endzone and the play was called a safety. I seem to remember this happening in an NFL game a few years ago and the rule was changed to be a touchback (especially if it involved momentum and not him willingly running into the endzone). Was this the correct call?
The first game I ever play on NCAA one of the CB's intercepted a ball on the 2 yard line and was tackled into the endzone. It was also called a safety.
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To OP - It should have been a touchback based on how you describe it.

To Andrew - It sounds like the forward progress rule should have been in effect there and been your ball on the 2.
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yes, if momentum carried him into the end zone, that's fine, but diving backwards is not momentum
How is diving backwards NOT momentum? Is he expected to stop in mid air?
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To OP - It should have been a touchback based on how you describe it.

To Andrew - It sounds like the forward progress rule should have been in effect there and been your ball on the 2.
Yeah thats what I thought.
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oh well........i still won. One of those plays that made you stop and think.
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