>>> I've said this about 10 times but it seems not to have sunk in yet.
>>> NFL officials have very consistantly enforced the following
>>> interpretation of the rules: If a player puts his *whole* foot down
>>> then the entire foot must be in bounds. This is *only* if he puts the
>>> whole foot down. This is a fact. My opinion is that it's a good
>>> interpretation because otherwise you'd have to try to figure out which
>>> part of the foot hit first - impossible in many cases even with IR.
>>> Is this making sense to *anybody*?
>>No cus have you ever seen a WR dragg his toes after a catch? It is a completed
>>pass. Art Monk was in if his heel hit first. In an ideal world he is in and it
>>is a TD, but how does IR pick up on it? It is very hard to be sure. so you
>>HAVE to assume the whole thing hit at once! so he is out. Fact is the only
>>VALID complaint you can raise is "was he pushed". He may have been nudged at
>>the end, but I do not think that Jackson had enough time or force with that
>>nudge to SIGNIFICANTLY affect it. I believe that the IR made a good call with
>>what it had to work with. The call was wrong but the key words are "what it
>>had to work with". The officials on the field made the right call for the
>>wrong reason (thought he never even got close to the line.)
> We seem to be comming to some kind of consensus here except that I
> don't think a WR dragging his toes is relevant. See, when the WR drags
> his toes, no part of his foot hits out of bounds. (If it does, like
true but if they dragg the toes and the toes slide out then it is sorta the
same as if the heel hit then the toes hit out.
> when first he drags a toe then puts the heel down he should and
> probably would be called out of bounds.)
Not if it were dragged...cus then it would definatley be in
> The only other thing I would say is that I don't agree with your idea
> that if it were possible the WR should be called in bounds the
> moment any part of his foot hit inbounds. How much is a part? 50
> percent? 1 percent? 1 molecule? The best rule is the way
> officials currently call it, if *any* part of the foot hits out of
> bounds he's out. That's why Monk was called out of bounds.
> **************** To boldly code what no one has coded before! ****************
Well, if a WR caught the ball and was in air heading towards the sideline
with his front facing the line...he then puts his heels down, they are in.
but momentum carries him forward and his toes, then fall on the line.
if BOTH heels were in before ANY part hits out...he should be in.
I think if his toes were high enough off that the IR coukld see it then he
would be called in. BUT if it was barely noticeable then it would be ruled out
even if the same thing had happened, now as i said in an IDEAL world (the key
isd ideal) every call would be right. but in OUR world you cannot pick up
on it. well, this is what i think, but i should probably be locked in a psycho