Thread: Game delay
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Old Wed Jan 14, 2004, 11:49am
davidw davidw is offline
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Re: Delay

Originally posted by DJ
Back in the golden olden days the team that was behind had to force the action. If the team that was ahead had one person out past the 26ft line(or was it 28 ft?) the defense had to have one, if the team that was ahead had two people out then the defense had to have two, but if the team that was ahead had three out the defense only had to have two. You would count to five seconds and then give a visual signal and say to the team that was behind, "defense play ball" ...

I believe the actual time limit for which we had to count to before giving the command was 10 seconds, and as I recall we were supposed to point in the direction the offending team needed to move (towards the offensive player with the ball) and say "play ball!" Anyway, if my memory serves me, that's what I recall.
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