Weekly Bull 11/4/13
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! The SDCFOA golf tournament to benefit the SD Youth Football Fund has received status to qualify up to three foursomes in the Randy Jones Invitational Golf Tournament. 36 qualifiers from the Randy Jones event will move on to the first-ever City-Wide Amateur Team Championship in early February at Torrey Pines on February 8-9. The winner of that event will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Pebble Beach and a $10,000 award to the charity of their choice. The Sycuan event will also include a $1 million hole-in-one contest. Only a few spots remain open for this year’s SDCFOA golf tournament. Contact Ed Blick ASAP to reserve a spot.
The Stress of Coaching – Welcome back Coach Carroll, we missed you on the sideline helping us with our calls! But seriously, two NFL head coaches have suffered possible stress related illnesses, and we all remember Urban Myer’s bout with stress. My father developed ulcers coaching in high school. This is a stressful, emotional game and we need to take care of ourselves for our teams, the game, and our families and loved ones!
Momentum and the Goal Line – Last week I introduced the concept of touchback vs safety. The basic question being: Who put the ball in the end zone? If it was the kickers (punt) or passer (interception) and the player is down in the end zone it is a touchback. BUT, if the player clearly possesses the ball in the field of play and then he runs the ball back into the end zone and is tackled or downed there, safety. When in doubt it is a touchback.
But there is also a momentum rule! When a defensive player intercepts a forward pass, or catches a punt, between the 5 yard line and the goal line, and his original momentum carries him into the end zone, where the player is tackled or is down, the ball belongs to the defense at the spot where the pass was intercepted or the punt was caught. These are all judgment calls but can be easy if you let the play finish and you – don’t panic – and think of these three options.
Categories of DPI – To help with these critical calls we’ve borrowed the following 7 categories of DPI from the NFL and NCAA:
Not Playing the Ball and Early Contact
Playing Through the Back of a Receiver
Grabbing and Restricting a Receiver’s Arm or Body
Extending an Arm Across the Body – Arm Bar
Cutting Off or Riding the Receiver Out of the Path of the Ball
Hooking and Restricting a Receiver in an Attempt To Prevent a Catch or Get to the Ball
Face-Guarding is the Only Non-Contact Dpi and Must be a Prolonged and Obvious Act