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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I heard them talking about taking 10 seconds off or something like that. Under a minute or under 2 min? I only caught part of it as the people with me were yelling at the refs, but if you guys ...

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Old 08-26-2012, 01:17 AM   #1
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What is that 10 second rule?

I heard them talking about taking 10 seconds off or something like that. Under a minute or under 2 min? I only caught part of it as the people with me were yelling at the refs, but if you guys know what I am talking about let me know.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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Re: What is that 10 second rule?

After the 2 minute warning, when there is an offensive penalty while the clock is running, there is an automatic 10 second run off unless the offense wants to use a time out.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:24 AM   #3
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After the 2 minute warning, when there is an offensive penalty while the clock is running, there is an automatic 10 second run off unless the offense wants to use a time out.
when did this start? Has it been going on without me noticing it all these years or is it just something that they usually don't talk about and I miss but these refs had to mention it because they didn't know what the hell was going on?
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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Re: What is that 10 second rule?

Several years ago. I think the point was to stop teams from commiting a foul to stop the clock. Something like running a play and seeing the last couple of seconds run off before you can line up and spike the ball, so you have one of your players commit a personal foul to stop the clock. They added a new rule two years ago (thanks to our win over Miami) that also forces a 10 second run off when you lose a review.
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when did this start?
Has been going on for years, just doesn't happen to often
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #6
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Re: What is that 10 second rule?

Err, umm... if you pick it up and eat it before 10 seconds, it's OK?

(...just kidding).
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:37 AM   #7
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Re: What is that 10 second rule?

Well, Stealth beat me to that one ...
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #8
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Re: What is that 10 second rule?

Yeah, if the ref's nachos or beer fall on the turf they have like ten seconds to lick'em up or a coin toss determines which team gets penalized for messing the up the field. They have to blame someone else as it's certainly not their fault they're so freakin' sloppy.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #9
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Re: What is that 10 second rule?

It has been around 6-7 years I think. I was at the Pitt-Atl game awhile ago and it came into play: Pitt driving at end of regulation with 7-8 seconds to go. Wideout flinched, procedure called, on to overtime.
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If she doesn't spit with in 10s its technically a swallow.
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