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    Default Re: Forward Passes

    I have no problem with re-writing the law to make sure the momentum rule is clearly what matters.
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    Default Re: Forward Passes

    Except please do not use the word momentum - it does not mean what you think it means.
    And do not mention the direction of the players hands - as that still begs the question do you mean relative to the body or the grass.
    If you mean that a pass should not increase the component of the balls velocity towards the dead ball line then state that.

    Personally I would rewrite it so it clearly said any throw that initially lands or touches a player closer to opponents dead ball line than it was released is a forward pass.

    But if you can come up with a wording that unambiguous and means what you want and does not make a physicist squirm I would be happy.

    At the end of the day, Derek Robinson summed it up best - "All that matters is the referee's eye. That is where the important trigonometry takes place."



    But provided it clearly states what

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post

    Personally I would rewrite it so it clearly said any throw that initially lands or touches a player closer to opponents dead ball line than it was released is a forward pass.
    but that would mean you couldn't easily pass the ball while running at speed .. the game would have to slow down

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    I'm going to try this:

    What is to stop players, for example, from trying to put spin on a pass so it goes backwards out of the hands but forward thereafter

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    damn you, laws of physics
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I'm going to try this:




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    Default Re: Forward Passes

    Try running up to a line and passing the ball so it lands behind the line.
    It it not that hard.

    The hard part is getting it into the receivers hands - they need to be deep enough to read the number of the passer's shirt and possibly deeper.
    Actually isn't that where we coach juniors to be.

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    Default Re: Forward Passes

    it's time to watch this again --

    Last edited by crossref; 1 Week Ago at 23:11.

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    *groan*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post
    Personally I would rewrite it so it clearly said any throw that initially lands or touches a player closer to opponents dead ball line than it was released is a forward pass.
    That's fine. But one day you are going to have to explain why you called a forward pass to a pass that was made directly back over a forward running player's head - because the forward force (CF running speed) exceeded the backward force (CF pass speed). See 1 minute 32 seconds into the above linked video.

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