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Are you aware … -That Gary is not intimidated by any coach -What does that mean !!
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NFHS Experimental Rule In the course of play, should the football helmet become dislodged from any players head, the helmet must be immediately inspected for quality and fit by a coach, equipment manager, or athletic trainer, during which time the player is required to sit out for at least ONE play. If the team does not want the player to sit out, then a time out must be taken. If the affected team has no time outs, the player must sit out for one play.
NFHS Experimental Rule If the helmet is dislodged during the final play of a quarter, the helmet may be refitted during the quarter break. In the official’s judgment, if the helmet was dislodged in a purposeful manner by an opponent and a foul occurred, an official’s time out will occur for the helmet inspection and the team will not be penalized by requiring the player to sit out a play.
Set game clock to run out 3 min. prior Kickoff time. R/U/B will leave the locker 40 min prior to kickoff. R-U will meet the Home coach first. B will set the clock to end 3 min. till Kickoff time. B can then go to the locker. H/L/B will met the R/U 20 min prior to kickoff to discuss any information obtained during the coaches meeting. H – chain crew; L – ball boy crew; B – clock operator; U – check yard lines/ try for point line.
Keys Pre Snap Need to look through defensive formation and anticipate where the rush will come from. At the snap U has G/C/G plus 2 down lineman. R has opposite tackle, unless trips to near side, then take near tackle.
Keys After the snap Read “stretch” play, U will clear the back side. R progresses from C – T – Sidezone at the POA
When is it a hold? Call any major takedown that would embarrass the crew if it were not called. Even if not a takedown, call holding at the POA (point of attack).
Should you call a hold? Did the blocker gain an unfair advantage? Did the defender have his jersey stretched or have to reach out for the runner with one arm? Was their disengagement between the holder and the person who was being held? Was the defender taken in a direction by the hold that was to an undesirable location? Did the defender give up on his pursuit by having a step taken away?
Categories of Holding Takedown Tackle Hook and Restrict Jersey Stretch Twist and Turn
Feet / Beat Look at the whole picture. You can tell when the rusher gets his frame past the blocker. If the blockers hands are in good position (inside the frame), they are OK. When the hands get outside the frame, then they become subject to a foul.
Feet / Beat Look for a demonstration of material restriction: Shoulders get turned. Defender reaches out and the blocker pulls him back. Action should prevent the defender from moving or doing what he wants to.
Double Team Block Must be a takedown. If the defender gets to one side of the double team, then watch the feet to see if the blocker restricts the defender.
“Rip” Move If you do not see how the arms get in that “hooked” position, you can not throw the flag unless the blockers feet stop moving and he makes a separate restricting act.
Blocker Goes to Ground Do not stop officiating when the blocker goes to the ground. Many time the blocker will grab a leg/foot or leg whip an opponent.
Scott Williams & Russell Yurk Pass Interference
Pass Interference Philosophies Defensive players have as much right to the path of the ball as eligible offensive players.
Pass Interference Philosophies Both players have a right to the ball and there must be an “obvious intent to impede” to rule pass interference.
Pass Interference Philosophies There can be no pass interference at or behind the line of scrimmage or if the pass does not cross the neutral zone, but defensive actions such as tackling a receiver can still result in a penalty for defensive holding.
DPI: Timing of Restrictions Restrictions begin when the pass is thrown Restrictions end for the defense once any player touches the pass
DPI: Rule 7-5-10 It is forward-pass interference if: (a) any player of A or B who is beyond the neutral zone interferes with an eligible opponent’s opportunity to move toward, catch or bat the pass; or (b) any player hinders an opponent’s vision without making an attempt to catch, intercept or bat the ball, even though no contact was made.
DPI: Types 6. Cut off Cutting off or “riding” a receiver out of the path of the ball.
DPI: Types 6. Cut off Cutting off or “riding” a receiver out of the path of the ball - If the defender’s head is turned toward the ball, there is no DPI for this action.
DPI: Types 6. Cut off Cutting off or “riding” a receiver out of the path of the ball - If the defender’s head is not turned toward the ball and he is cutting off the receiver’s path to the ball, this is DPI.
OPI: Types 1. Push off Initiating contact with a defender by shoving or pushing off, thus creating separation in an attempt to catch a pass.
OPI: Types 2. Blocking downfield (two different situations)
OPI: Types 2. Blocking downfield (two different situations) Blocks anywhere downfield if the pass has not yet been thrown.
OPI: Types 2. Blocking downfield (two different situations) Blocks anywhere downfield if the pass has not yet been thrown. Blocks in the same half of the field to which the ball has already been thrown.
OPI: Types 3. Contact to prevent an interception
OPI: Types 3. Contact to prevent an interception Contact that would be DPI when preventing the defensive player from intercepting the ball. This includes driving through a defender who has established position on the field.
Rule (7-5-11) It is not forward-pass interference if: (a) unavoidable contact occurs when two or more eligible are making a simultaneous, bona fide attempt to move toward, catch or bat the pass; (b) contact by A is immediately made on a B lineman and the contact does not continue beyond the expanded neutral zone; or (c) contact by B is obviously away from the direction of the pass.
Not DPI/OPI: Philosophies Incidental contact by a defender’s hands, arms, or body when both players are competing or neither player is looking for the ball. If there is any question whether contact is incidental, there is no pass interference.
Not DPI/OPI: Philosophies Inadvertent tangling of the feet when both players are playing the ball or neither is playing the ball.
Not DPI/OPI: Philosophies OPI will not be called on a screen pass where the ball is overthrown behind the line of scrimmage and lands beyond the line of scrimmage and linemen are blocking downfield.
Not DPI/OPI: Philosophies Bang/Bang – When contact is simultaneous or near simultaneous with the ball arriving at the receiver, pass interference will not be called.