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10-22-2012, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by IdealisticSniper View Post
So can we get the replacement refs back? Bucs just got totally screwed on that garbage illegal touching penalty. You are allowed to come back in bounds and make a catch if you are pushed out of bounds which Williams clearly was.

Its only a penalty if you go out of bounds on your own.

The rules applied were correct as far as I could tell, though it is a big confusing. Because Freeman was out of the pocket, that made the push out of bounds legal.

That said, I think it is garbage. If a defender pushes you out, you have a right to return and be the first to touch the ball. If you go out on your own, you're screwed. That makes things so simple and easy, which means the NFL will never implement it.

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