Complicated Rules

November 18th, 2015
Dallass partisans are screaming foul on the game-winning run by Jameis.

Dallass partisans are screaming foul on the game-winning run by Jameis.

Let’s just say the Bucs should not be scared of the Beagles in Philadelphia on Sunday.

The Bucs gave away a game against Redskins on the road. They should have beat the Giants but for tons of dropped passes. And of course, the Bucs beat the Cowpokes, so the big, bad NFC East doesn’t look so menacing now, does it?

In the win over Dallass, of course, the game-winner was the run by America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. However, on the play before, Jameis used his Chico’s Bail Bonds certificate after fumbling on the goal line when Dallass was called for a holding penalty that gave the Bucs the ball back at the half-foot line.

Dallass argued that the ball should have been placed at the four due to the holding call, which is supposed to be marked from the point of infraction.

NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira explains in this FOX Sports video the complicated rule which allowed the ball to be placed at the half-foot line. It will have you dizzy if you haven’t had your morning caffeine yet.

13 Responses to “Complicated Rules”

  1. MadMax Says:

    Perfectly explained. And that bootleg TD on the next play couldve also been ran from the 2yd line…..4yd line? the D wouldve had a spy on him.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    Please, let’s not play “they should have won” game…….it’s what losers do…..wins are earned and they did earn it last Sunday…..they are taking the first step to recovery, the can now beat the bad teams, unlike in the opener….

  3. Brandon Says:

    MadMax Says:
    November 18th, 2015 at 5:26 am
    Perfectly explained. And that bootleg TD on the next play couldve also been ran from the 2yd line…..4yd line? the D wouldve had a spy on him


    Don’t want to ruin your moment, but why would the D suddenly put a spy on a QB that almost never runs and isn’t particularly mobile?

  4. JAB83 Says:

    Simply put… They should have a 3 game minum win streak going… And if the D keeps playing the way they have the last two games…. They should have an 8 game winning streak to finish out the season!!!!

    Which means Joe will be buying me lunch 😉

  5. Defense Rules Says:

    @Tom Edrington … I agree Tom. I can’t remember ever being at an NFL game where the team who scored the most points didn’t win, or the team that gave up the most points didn’t lose. You are what the final score says you are.

    Our Bucs are 4-5 and are playing much better football right now for the most part. We’re not SB-ready yet, but it’s coming together nicely. They’ve got a good opportunity to beat the Eagles, but that game’s no pushover. Especially since we’re playing in the Eagles’ nest.

  6. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    Nice homage to the Bad News Bears, Joe.
    Bucs got screwed on the Cowboy’s penalty to end the first half, refs let the clock run when they should’ve added more time on the game clock to have another shot at the end zone.
    Alas, the Bucs settled for 3 with only a few tics left.

  7. Espo Says:

    He actually runs pretty often near the goal line, if you watch this team, that we’re talking about.

  8. Rrsrq Says:

    I think they make stuff up to make sure they are always right, imho, nevertheless, it went in our favor

  9. No_bucs_given Says:

    I just don’t understand why were considered to be playing great D vs dallas vs Matt Cassell. We weren’t good, they just suck.

  10. Tom Edrington Says:


    What you need to understand is that you have to beat the teams “that suck”……they lost to one in the opener and not having that happen again is progress…….before you can be a decent team, you have to beat the teams that suck…….just ask the Bengals……look what happened to them……even teams that suck can rise up and bite you in the butt….

  11. CalBucsFan Says:

    Nice explanation of the interference call by Pereira. I hold my breath every time a flag is thrown because it seems more often than not it’s against the Bucs, we’ve all seen a drive end or field goal range evaporate on a hanky throw all too often. Nice that this time the flag gave the Bucs new life, rather than another dagger to the heart.

  12. Buccfan37 Says:

    Looking at the Bucs two losses to the NFC East shows how close the Bucs were to sweeping that division like Atlanta did. The Eagles game will be close also. They are a solid 7 1/2 point favorite, I’d be highly likely to take the Bucs and those points if betting.

  13. MadMax Says:


    When was our last TD scored from a Jameis pass? Any competent DC would pay enough attention to know this.

    He runs it in when hes that close. Look, I love it, but we NEED to address the WR position in the draft….hopefully 1st round. Then go all D after that. Give Jameis his weapons ASAP, he already has the tools.