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confused about how "holding" is interpreted

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by studegator, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. studegator

    studegator All American

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    While watching the game saturday, I started keying in on line play, stopping, then replaying plays. The left offensive tackle for Ga would almost always grap the defensive tackles shoulder pads and control him with a fistful of pad.
    Why is this different than putting arms around a defensive player?
     
  2. antny

    antny GC Hall of Fame

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    To cater to the casual fan offense is king and the rules of "blocking" have changed to facilitate points....
     
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  3. antny

    antny GC Hall of Fame

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    With that said, tackling a linemen from behind while desperately trying to make a play when you have been beaten should be called even under these rules....it was not.

    Look for it. 74 tackling a rear leg of 88 early on in the game
     
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  4. believer

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    88 was held on just about every play
     
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  5. GatorTodd

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    You can generally get away with holding onto another player if you keep your hands within the shoulders/pads. It is when you hold outside of that is when it typically gets called.
     
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  6. studegator

    studegator All American

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    This is what I dont get. How an offensive lineman can have two clinched fists of shoulder pad and that 's not considered holding----
    Does this mean that the same offensive line player can grab a defensive player by the thoat andnot be called for holding as long as its "inside" the shoulders?
     
  7. gators8

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    The refs obviously don't know how to call holding either, unless you are bama, lsu, or uga....then they know not to call it for sure.
     
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  8. grant1

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    Our DL needs to get stronger to break some wrists when they grab our jerseys
     
  9. GatorSean

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    Holding = legal
    Pulling = illegal
     
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  11. partdopy

    partdopy All American

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    A lot of this, but also you can't call holding on every play, or have the officiating personnel needed to do it.
     
  12. gatorknights

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    I'm trying not to sound sour grapes here, but as a former wrestler and football player, at times I was wondering if I was watching a football game or or a wrestling match. Unless grabbing jerseys and shoulder pads is now allowed. If it is I didn't get the memo about this.
     
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  13. Rkb75

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    This is easy. No holding on pass blocking in the SEC absent a takedown
     
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  14. antny

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    I can probably find at least 5 takedowns in recent weeks that were not called just off the top of my head
     
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  15. BJ1888

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    No, that's a personal foul for illegal hands to the face ("No player shall continuously contact an opponent’s face, helmet (including the face mask) or neck with hand(s) or arm(s) (Exception: By or against the runner).")

    A legal block must be "inside the frame of the opponent’s body" unless the opponent turns his back on the blocker. "Frame of the Body" is defined as "The frame of a player’s body is at the shoulders or below other than the back." A block above the frame of the body is a foul.
     
  16. staticgator

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    Yes. This is the way it's always been. It's the job of the pass rusher to not let the blocker gets his hands on him and either use speed to go around the blocker or use power to go straight through him. If our players can't do that, they're not good enough.