No “forward laterals.” suppose you’re running with the ball, and you want to pass to a teammate to run with it instead, like in rugby. It has to be someone behind you. To keep teams from finding a way around this, the quarterback can’t throw once he crosses the line of scrimmage. It is an example of live- Soccer rules.
No more than eleven players on the field, offense or defense.
It does not permit knocking down a receiver until after he makes contact with the football. He has got to advance five yards before you can even touch him. Otherwise, it’s called “pass interference.” There’s also “offensive pass interference.” The receiver can’t brutalize the guy covering him or try anything funny if his opponent gets a beat on the incoming pass like trip him.
If you catch the ball and fall with it, you can get back up and keep going IF no one on the defense touches you.
You can bring him down from behind with a horse-collar tackle, but you can’t hold onto to their mask while you’re doing it. Expect to be called for “face-masking” whenever you touch it, whether he’s a receiver or the guy covering you.
More Soccer Rules
Holding calls result in a ten-yard penalty. But a lineman who repeatedly holds — just my opinion — is one to keep around. The guy’s determined to have his quarterback be safe. My fucking friends would just let you guys get me and be like, “what? I was following the rules, I wanted to save your life but I couldn’t because it would have been ten yards don’t blame me it’s the rules you have to follow the regulations Pete is always going his own way when’s he going to grow up and realize there are rules.
Here’s the most important one, and a rule you will your ass kicked for violating, as the players will police the game to prevent you from doing this even if the officials don’t see it — “chop-blocking.” If a defensive player is going up against an offensive lineman, a second defensive player can’t come in and try to tackle down that lineman below the waist.
These previous two are “personal fouls” and will net you a fifteen-yard loss.
Points To Keep In Mind
Say you’re a ball carrier, and you’re trying to dive for a first down or the goal line. If the ball gets to the goal line BEFORE the knee drops, it’s a touchdown. If your knee hits the ground first, it’s 1st and goal from the one. But the good news is…just a tiny edge of the ball, and a small corner of the goal line is all you need for a score. IF you keep those knees in the air.
NO hitting the quarterback after the whistle. Not since the early 1990s. The pipe means the play has concluded. I have to leave him alone. Even if he’s asking for it, you’ll get him next time, big guy.