FanPost

Intentional Grounding?


Hi Vikings fans! (and assorted others)...here's a random tangent.

Simply, I hate the intentional grounding foul call.

Reasonably speaking, I think any quarterback, in any situation should be able to throw the ball away anywhere, in order to avoid a sack, or loss of yards. The result is an incompletion,  and we're onto the next play.  Currently, it's an entirely subjective enforcement based on whether there was a reciever in the area.  (whether he has a chance to catch the ball or not, isn't quite defineable) If not, it's a 10 yard penalty, and a loss of down.

But, as the rules stand, shouldn't spiking the ball be enforced just as intentional grounding is?  

I'm a fan of spiking the ball to stop the clock, but you can't have it both ways.  Every spike you see in any game should - according to the rules, be ruled intentional grounding, loss of down and a ten yard penalty, but it's never called.  Why? Because it's a spike! 

Yeah, and it's intentional grounding. 

In fact there's no better description of intentional grounding, than throwing the ball into the ground to stop the clock.  It's INTENTIONAL!  THEY CHOSE TO DO IT!

You can keep one, but not the other.

 

(Also, yelling "grounding" at the bar during a last minute drive, is a great conversation starter.) 


This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a <em>community</em>, that view is no less important.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker