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Old Mon Nov 05, 2001, 07:33pm
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Nobody uses this but if a team was going to They would have to notify the officials so they would not flag the attempt or blow it dead becasue the ball hits the ground Correct??
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Old Tue Nov 06, 2001, 04:05am
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It would probably be a good idea to notify the officials before the game that you may try a drop kick. I highly doubt that any officials ever saw this done, and might whistle it.

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Old Tue Nov 06, 2001, 10:01am
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No. There's no requirement to notify the officials prior to a drop kick. There's no reason to blow it dead, simply because it hits the ground. If it's a foul, such as the ball rolling on the ground when it's kicked, then you flag it. If the kick is legal, then there's no foul, no flag.

Would it be a good idea to notify the officials? Yes. Prior to the game, the R asks the head coach, "Coach, do you run any unusual plays that you want to tell us about?" But he doesn't have to tell you about it.
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Old Tue Nov 06, 2001, 07:07pm
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I never stated it was required. Only that it would be wise. As far as whistles, newer officials tend to blow them at the wierdest times.

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Old Tue Nov 06, 2001, 08:51pm
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I wasn't addressing your post, Bob. I was addressing the original post where he asked, "They would have to notify the officials...Correct?" Thyen I agreed with you that it would be a good idea to cover it when the coaches have their pregame confernece.

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Old Tue Nov 06, 2001, 09:38pm
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I just think it would be a good idea to tell the official I know its not required but with some new officials might not no what to call. Thanks for your responses!!!
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Old Sun Nov 11, 2001, 09:27pm
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I never stated it was required. Only that it would be wise. As far as whistles, newer officials tend to blow them at the wierdest times.

Bob
Bob,

Even some of us older ones blow them at weird times too.
My first game at back judge in 4 years was 4 weeks ago. After the first series, K punts. R Signals for a fair catch, with the ball still some 30 feet in the air. My pea brain says, "Son, if you aren't going to do anything with it, I will just blow it dead now." And I did. Everyone there thought I had lost my mind. Including me. We handled the inadvertent whistle correctly, and the game flowed very well from there. But, I am sure to hear about this one for many years to come.

Name withheld to protect the guilty. LOL.
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