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Forum: Football Mon Feb 14, 2011, 05:21pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,879
Posted By Ed Hickland
If he did not make initial contact with his...

If he did not make initial contact with his helmet consider this. During and after making contact his arms are at his side. How can you make contact with your shoulders with your arms at your side?
Forum: Football Tue Oct 05, 2010, 08:47pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By Ed Hickland
Quickly think in your mind if you were a captain...

Quickly think in your mind if you were a captain what would be your choice and if the answer is obvious present it to the captain.

Usually, the tricky options are a penalty by the offense on...
Forum: Football Thu Mar 04, 2010, 02:09pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
Al, I'm not looking for a set answer, I am asking...

Al, I'm not looking for a set answer, I am asking for consideration of various circumstances we may encounter. The rule is there, we must deal with it the same as officials in all the other sports....
Forum: Football Thu Mar 04, 2010, 01:46pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
You may think it is stupid but take ajmc's...

You may think it is stupid but take ajmc's answer. You don't have medical personnel to rely on a many lower level games, in fact, sending a player out in circumstances where medical personnel are...
Forum: Football Thu Mar 04, 2010, 01:08pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
You did not answer the question posed? Let...

You did not answer the question posed?

Let me restate and add some clarity. Player vomits. This is one of the signs of a concussion. It is a lower level game with no medical personnel...
Forum: Football Thu Mar 04, 2010, 11:40am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
Al, understand you read the dictionary, however,...

Al, understand you read the dictionary, however, look up the second definition of "primary" that means the first in a series. By that I mean the official becomes the first to note the symptoms as...
Forum: Football Wed Mar 03, 2010, 10:06pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
Good find. A player vomits, is it a concussion,...

Good find. A player vomits, is it a concussion, or, did he eat too much, or, could be heat related. You would have no idea that 2 pound burger he ate upset his stomach but it could be a concussion...
Forum: Football Wed Mar 03, 2010, 06:47pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
Al, you are missing the point Rut, myself and...

Al, you are missing the point Rut, myself and others are stressing. Officials becoming the primary examiner of player condition, is something we are ill prepared. I would ask if you know the...
Forum: Football Wed Mar 03, 2010, 11:24am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,769
Posted By Ed Hickland
Not sure what this rambling response is...

Not sure what this rambling response is attempting but the fact unlike what the author states is that even medical professionals are unsure of concussions and treatment. The obvious is when the...
Forum: Football Mon Feb 08, 2010, 11:14pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,142
Posted By Ed Hickland
It was not a block in the back. Best I could...

It was not a block in the back. Best I could tell from the video Manning was moving toward sideline as Porter was directing blocking. Porter seeing the blocking moved toward middle of the field...
Forum: Football Tue Feb 02, 2010, 09:17pm
Replies: 81
Views: 12,016
Posted By Ed Hickland
The black pants in football take some getting...

The black pants in football take some getting used to but they give a better appearance than shorts.

If New York were to approve them (that will probably occur in the next millenium) I would wear...
Forum: Football Mon Jan 18, 2010, 09:39am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By Ed Hickland
It's obvious you have no clue! Do you...

It's obvious you have no clue!

Do you honestly think Walt Anderson as he officiates a game with the Cowboys is thinking about where he grew up, went to school and now lives and that he ought to...
Forum: Football Sun Jan 17, 2010, 09:17pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ed Hickland
Take a look at this video and you will see the...

Take a look at this video and you will see the NFL never felt they could guarantee the TV game clock to be used in a review. Apparently the fact an actual shot of the clock was available was not...
Forum: Football Sun Jan 17, 2010, 07:20pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By Ed Hickland
For the playoffs, the networks have a camera...

For the playoffs, the networks have a camera pointing directly at the game clock. If there are situations at the end of the half or the game where the clock is a factor it can be reviewed.
Forum: Football Wed Dec 02, 2009, 10:44pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,828
Posted By Ed Hickland
Unfortunately, so many places including here on...

Unfortunately, so many places including here on Long Island utilize the popularity system of rating similar to Indiana largely for two reasons; 1) it is simple, and 2) the educators who own the...
Forum: Football Wed Dec 02, 2009, 08:49pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,096
Posted By Ed Hickland
Chances are no NFL official was confused by your...

Chances are no NFL official was confused by your rhetoric, or, for that matter anyone on officialforum.com
Forum: Football Tue Dec 01, 2009, 05:00pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,828
Posted By Ed Hickland
#53 was in the backfield and it appears there was...

#53 was in the backfield and it appears there was only 4 players numbered 50-79 on the line.

Was #80 straddling the ball because if he was that is a violation of 7-1-1, feet must be behind the...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 01, 2009, 04:24pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,828
Posted By Ed Hickland
I saw that little twitch of his left leg and...

I saw that little twitch of his left leg and wondered what that was all about.

Agree with staying at the pylon, it would give a better view. How about a quick glance to see the ball coming in...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 01, 2009, 03:32pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,828
Posted By Ed Hickland
Take a look at the official's cap and you will...

Take a look at the official's cap and you will see the bill follow the ball. The official should be focusing more on the players in his area. Remember PIs occur before the ball arrives and if you...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 01, 2009, 02:55pm
Replies: 75
Views: 6,828
Posted By Ed Hickland
Well Alf, opinions are what spectator have,...

Well Alf, opinions are what spectator have, officials use judgment; therefore, the statement you used which is my signature BTW ***-backwards, "it's your opinion and my judgment and since my judgment...
Forum: Football Tue Dec 01, 2009, 11:48am
Replies: 75
Views: 6,828
Posted By Ed Hickland
Correct interpretation of the force-out rule. ...

Correct interpretation of the force-out rule.

While I sit in a very comfortable chair watching the video several times and the official had to make the call in real-time.

However, the...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 10, 2009, 01:08am
Replies: 19
Views: 11,946
Posted By Ed Hickland
Pittsburg-Denver on the Pit fumble Referee Don...

Pittsburg-Denver on the Pit fumble Referee Don Carey bagged the spot where possession was gained that was different from the spot where possession was lost.
Forum: Football Tue Nov 10, 2009, 12:59am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,149
Posted By Ed Hickland
When A possesses the ball in B's end zone it is a...

When A possesses the ball in B's end zone it is a touchdown and the ball is dead. Period.
Forum: Football Mon Nov 09, 2009, 01:45pm
Replies: 19
Views: 11,946
Posted By Ed Hickland
Believe the bean bag on an interception in the...

Believe the bean bag on an interception in the NFL is simply for statistical purposes. Also, you will see the drive start marker in NFL.
Forum: Football Tue Oct 27, 2009, 09:11pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,702
Posted By Ed Hickland
Al, I'm in NY, albeit LI, and I never heard...

Al,

I'm in NY, albeit LI, and I never heard that interpretation. It's at the end of 15 start the 3 minute immediately.
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